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Implementing Strategies to Manage Children’s Pain

Level 6, 30 credits

Course aim

This CPD course will help you develop your knowledge and understanding so you can systematically develop and evaluate evidence-based strategies to manage children’s pain and where appropriate make sustained changes in your working environment to ensure consistent implementation of improvements in the management of children’s pain.

Course length

10 weeks


This course is delivered via part-time study.

Course content
  • Philosophical, theoretical and rights-based approaches to the management of pain in children and young people
  • Physiological, pharmacological and psychological approaches
  • Assessing children and young people's Pain (including children with complex conditions and disabilities)
  • Procedural pain, preparation and therapeutic interventions, including play
  • Examining the evidence-base and evaluating effectiveness
  • Acute pain management in children and young people
  • Patient and nurse-controlled analgesia
  • Chronic pain management in children and young people
  • Pain management in the palliative care context
  • Inter-professional perspectives
  • Evaluating the effectiveness of pain management
  • Reflection on, and evaluation of practice and implementing change

2,500-3,000 word case study relating to the management of children’s pain in your current area of practice.

Entry requirements

Professional registration and/ or current practice in a relevant field.

CPD award

If you successfully complete this 30 credit CPD course, you may be eligible to apply for Recognition of Prior Learning within the BSc (Hons) Health and Social Care Development award framework.

How to apply

If the CPD course you are applying for is funded by NHS North West, please apply through the CPD apply system. You can contact your Trust Training Lead for further advice on this process.

If you are funding the course yourself, please apply using the online application form selecting undergraduate from the Level of Entry/Mode of Study drop down.

Please note, some courses can’t be self-funded. Please contact the Faculty Admissions Team for a current list of these courses.

Further information

Faculty Admissions Team
Faculty of Education, Health and Community
Liverpool John Moores University
79 Tithebarn Street
Liverpool L2 2ER

T: 0151 231 5829

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