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Child Healthcare in the Pre-Hospital Setting

Child Healthcare in the Pre-Hospital Setting

Level 5, 20 Credits

Course aim

This module is primarily aimed at registered paramedics and is designed to prepare you to deal with a variety of emergency situations involving children.

Course length

The module will be delivered over a 15 week academic semester, commencing in April of each year. 

Course cost

The cost for this CPD module is £40.00 per credit for both CPD apply and self-funded routes.

Course structure

There will be a blended approach to learning, including interactive lectures with some distance learning and online learning activities. The programme will consist of two days of lectures, discussions and distance learning.  Online activities will take place throughout the 15 weeks and you will have regular online support from your module leader.


This 15 week course requires two days attendance at the University.

Course content

During the course, you will explore the treatment of a minor injury or illness within the context of child healthcare in the pre-hospital phase. 

You will also analyse:

  • the vulnerability of children at risk and identify the factors that heighten vulnerability
  • consensual issues involving children
  • specific problems relating to the care of children in the pre-hospital phase

You will be expected to write an extended clinical reflection of 3,000 words relating to a case study from your own practice.

Entry requirements

In order to be eligible for this course, you must:

  • be a registered health care professional
  • have approval from your manager, if employer funded
CPD award

This Continuing Professional Development is stand-alone and is not within a wider award framework.

Study dates

Dates for the coming year will be available shortly.

How to apply

If your CPD course 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 postgraduate online application form

Further information

Further information is available in our CPD courses for healthcare professionals brochure.

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

T: 0151 231 5829
E: Health@ljmu.ac.uk

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