Key Facts

Module Title: Promoting Health & Wellbeing in Children & Young People
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Faculty: Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences
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This module will enable students to develop awareness of a range of health and social factors which promote or adversely affect the health and well-being of children and young people. Students will become familiar with the resources available and required to optimise children and young people's health and well-being. This knowledge will underpin the student's own knowledge and practice contributing to improving the health and well-being of all children and young people.

This module aims to:
- provide students with opportunities to consider physical, social and emotional aspects of children's and young people's health, well-being and development
- explore factors which affect these and
- raise awareness of evidence-based practices that contribute to optimising children's and young people's well-being.

For students on BSc (Hons) Nursing Studies, or BSc (Hons) Clinical Practice, programme entry requirements apply
For those undertaking as an elective/freestanding module: health / social care practitioner with a minimum of 6 months experience within a relevant health care setting.


Child and young person's health and well-being / influences:

  • physical
  • emotional
  • social
  • cultural
  • Public health provision affecting child health, well-being and development
  • Stages of normal child development and assessment
  • Recognising and acting on development needs
  • Policy frameworks for provision of child health / young people's health and health surveillance
  • Professional legal and ethical frameworks supporting child health, well being and development
  • Service provision supporting children's / young people's health well being and development
  • Screening in child / young people's health
  • The child / young person at risk and sources of support
  • Safeguarding policies and practice
  • Service user / carer perspectives