The aim of this module is to explore and develop knowledge and understanding of the principles associated with caring for the child or young person with healthcare needs. The student will be guided to develop knowledge and understanding of physiology and pathophysiology that can be applied in the assessment of a child or young person and the recognition of actual and potential health problems. Through the use of skills simulation and underpinning lectures and seminars the student will have the opportunity to examine and develop their capabilities in medicines administration, engaging the child or young person and family members in the healthcare process and recognising mental health issues and the appropriate actions to take.
Module learning outcomes
By the end of the module, students will be able to:
Apply developmental physiology and pathophysiology associated with altered health states.
Demonstrate the systematic assessment of the child or young person; identifying actual and potential health problems or signs of deterioration.
Implement developmentally appropriate strategies to engage the child or young person in the effective management of their healthcare needs.
Utilise the concept of family centred care in their interactions with the child and young person.
Show, through their understanding of pharmacology and numeracy, competence in the administration of medicines.
To demonstrate knowledge of history taking, problem solving and physical examination.