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Core Principles of Paediatrics in Primary Care and the Acute Sector


This course is designed to give you advanced knowledge and skills in assessing and treating children and young people in the primary and acute sector.

Who the course is aimed at 

Advanced Practitioners, Urgent Care Practitioners, Out of Hours Practitioners, Paramedics, Practice Nurses, GP's, GP trainees. 

Benefits of taking the course to the individual, the organisation and the patient

The course is designed to provide participants with the confidence to safely manage those children and young people who present to primary care and the acute sector. Gaining the confidence to recognise what is normal, what is not normal but which is safe to manage without referral and what is abnormal and must be referred, will decrease inappropriate referrals to secondary care and ensure that those referrals which are made, are to the appropriate service.

What you learn 

You will be enabled to develop the expertise for diagnostic management and decision making when caring for children and young people.

General areas covered

Assessing children, altered physiological conditions, stages of development, safeguarding and prescribing medicines for children.

Skills gained for the workplace

Reflection skills will be enhanced by studying on this course as will your ability to work within the multi-disciplinary team.

Unique or interesting features

This course is mainly delivered by Dr Edward Snelson, ED consultant at Sheffield Childrens' Hospital and by some of his colleagues.

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Fees and Funding

Indicative price



This module attracts Learning Beyond Registration/Specialist Skills and Post Registration Development (LBR/SSPRD) funding by the following schemes:

East Midlands ACP
SSPRD Yorkshire and the Humber

How to apply

To apply for a self-funded place, please complete and return the application form below:

PG Application Form (PDF 985 KB)

To apply for a Learning Beyond Registration/Specialist Skills and Post Registration Development (LBR/SSPRD) funded place, please complete and return the relevant application form below:

Further information and LBR/SSPRD online application form

Further details

For further information please contact the module leader Julie Hoskin –    or the student experience team:

(0114) 225 2373

Entry requirements

The entry requirements for this module are as follows

• Relevant professional qualification
• Relevant work experience
• Relevant workplace opportunities and organisational support

(The above must be evidenced in the applicants application form)

International students must have reliable internet access and supply IELTS scores of 6.5 minimum.


Delivery method

University Based Learning

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Provisional timetable

This module in planned to commence delivery in September 2016 and will comprise of 5 compulsory study days and one Objective Structured Clinical Examination day as follows:

Wednesday 21st September, Tuesday 4th October, Wednesday 19th October, Wednesday 2nd November, Tuesday 15th November 2016. The OSCE day will be confirmed once the module starts.

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Module assessment is made up of one or more assessment tasks. The assessment task(s) for this module are:

• Case Study
• Osce

Level and credits

Successful completion of this module will earn you 30 level 7 credits