Key Facts

Module Title: NUR-30168: Caring for Children and Young People in Health Care Settings
Mode of Study:Trimester 1/January
Contact Details:Contact School of Nursing and Midwifery - 01782 679559
Faculty: Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences
Fees: Click for details

This stand alone module is designed to meet the needs of health care professionals such as Nurses and ODPs who provide care for CYP outside designated Children's Services for example adult outpatient departments, walk in centres, emergency departments, theatres, recovery areas, respite care facilities, GP surgeries and other settings. Written to incorporate best practice guidelines, this module will enable practitioners to develop a critical, analytical approach to the delivery of care centred around the needs of CYP. Potential students should have successfully completed level 5 study within the past 3 years.

This module may be undertaken as a stand alone elective module within the BSc (Hons) award.

This module aims to develop clinicians who can recognise and respond appropriately to the health care needs of CYP presenting in a variety of health care settings. To develop a critical, analytical clinician who has enhanced knowledge to further develop existing skills relating to organisation, management and decision making in the delivery of evidence based health care with CYP and their families.

Students that successfully complete the module will able to:

  • Examine normal growth and development in CYP and demonstrate application of this knowledge in promoting and optimising their health and well being.
  • Discuss political and professional issues that impact and structure health care for CYP in different health care settings.
  • Use evidence-based information from a range of relevant sources and patient-reported outcomes measures to critically discuss factors that impact on communication with CYP in the context of healthcare.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the skills and knowledge required to work in effective collaboration across interdisciplinary teams to optimise care delivery for CYP in a variety of healthcare settings.


Current and active Professional Registration with relevant Professional Body.

Successful completion of level 5 study within last 3 years.

This module will utilise a range of blended learning approaches to include; lead lectures, tutor led tutorials, student led tutorials, problem solving scenarios, case study presentations, small group work, experiential learning and KLE based activities such as child development and physiology workbooks, and other useful learning materials.

An overview of normal growth in CYP from conception to adolescence
Key aspects of physical, social and cognitive development across the age range
The evidence base and current research underpinning communication with CYP and their families in a range of health care settings
Cultural competence and inclusivity; marginalised groups , inequalities in health and how these influence CYP's potential for healthy lives
Utilisation of assessment frameworks and documentation to ensure safe, effective and timely referrals across agencies to protect children
Ethical, legal and professional issues relating to the care of CYP across health care settings to include consent, child protection and standards for care delivery
Contemporary issues and key political priorities influencing the care of CYP locally, nationally and internationally including listening to CYP, involvement and enablement of CYP in decision making, and the development of child centred services

Assessment Type: Assignment
  Assessment Marking Scheme: Assessment rule 40%
  Brief Description: 2,500 word essay
  Contribution to the module mark: 100% Qualifying Mark: 40
  Apply For Exemption from Anonymous Assessment: No
  Optional Detailed Description of Assessment: This essay will allow the student to focus on their area of practice, utilising evidence based information to critically discuss the need for effective communication across professional groups, and with CYP and their families in order to optimise the health and well being of CYP.