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Children & Young People with Continuing Care Needs - HEA00112I

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  • Department: Health Sciences
  • Module co-ordinator: Miss Kate Rudd
  • Credit value: 10 credits
  • Credit level: I
  • Academic year of delivery: 2018-19
    • See module specification for other years: 2019-20

Module will run

Occurrence Teaching cycle
C Summer Term 2018-19 to Summer Vacation 2018-19

Module aims

The aim of this module is for the student to understand and analyse the continuing healthcare of children and young people as they grow and develop. Health promotion and education for all children and young people will be examined and how the children's nurse plays a part in this. Building on this the student will explore the care needs of children with long term/life-long health problems, the organisation of care, the context in which is delivered and the different agents and agencies involved and how these interact; leading to transition from children's health services.

Module learning outcomes

By the end of the module, students will be able to:

  1. Debate health promotion strategies for children and young people and their families.
  2. Appraise interagency care delivery and the systems established to manage the continuing health needs of children and young people.
  3. Consider the nursing role in delivering care in the home or preferred environment.
  4. Examine the continuing health needs of children and young people and strategies for transition from children's services to adult services.
  5. Demonstrate awareness of common mental health issues for the child or young person and the resources and referral routes available.


Task Length % of module mark
Report - 1500 words
N/A 100

Special assessment rules



Task Length % of module mark
Report - 1500 words
N/A 100

Module feedback

Written feedback for summative assessment is provided on the standard proforma, within the timescale specified in the programme handbook.

Indicative reading

  • Batshaw, M.L., Pellegrino, L. and Roizen, N.J. (Eds.). (2007). Children with disabilities. 6th edn. Baltimore, MD: Brookes Publishing Co.
  • Betz, C.L. and Nehring, W.M. (Eds.). (2007). Promoting health care transitions for adolescents with special health care needs and disabilities. Baltimore, MD: Brookes Publishing Co.
  • Oberlander, T.F. and Symons, F.J. (Eds.). (2006). Pain in children and adults with developmental disabilities. Baltimore, MD: Brookes Publishing Co.
  • Hayman, L.L., Mahon, M.M. and Turner, J.R. (Eds.). (2002). Chronic illness in children: an evidence-based approach. New York: Springer.
  • Moyse, K. (Ed.). (2009). Promoting health in children and young people: the role of the nurse. Chichester: Wiley-Blackwell.
  • Valentine, F. and Lowes, L. (2007). Nursing care of children and young people with chronic illness. Oxford: Blackwell Publishers.

The information on this page is indicative of the module that is currently on offer. The University is constantly exploring ways to enhance and improve its degree programmes and therefore reserves the right to make variations to the content and method of delivery of modules, and to discontinue modules, if such action is reasonably considered to be necessary by the University. Where appropriate, the University will notify and consult with affected students in advance about any changes that are required in line with the University's policy on the Approval of Modifications to Existing Taught Programmes of Study.

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