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5 - 6 February 2020

Course details

  • Duration: 2 days
  • Fees:
    - £395 for doctors
    - £300 nurses and AHPs
  • 10% discount for Imperial College/ICHNT staff
  • Venue: St Mary's Campus
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This short course will cover the presentation, recognition, diagnosis, management and outcome of the conditions which most commonly cause life-threatening illness in children of all ages. It will develop knowledge of the epidemiology, pathophysiology and therapeutic principles of serious illness in childhood and provide experience of the skills and techniques required to diagnose, monitor and treat these conditions.

Examples of illness covered in the modules include: Infection, Haematology, Trauma, Respiratory, Renal, Anaphylaxis, Surgical conditions, cardiology, neurology, and neonatology. Current research themes with a potential impact on diagnosis and treatment will be explored.

The course is part of a range of short courses spread throughout the academic year which are available both to students who are enrolled on the MSc in paediatrics and child health and as stand-alone CPD accredited programmes for all healthcare professionals. The courses are offered in line with level 3 of the RCPCH curriculum.

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Course aims

  • To discuss normal physiology in children and how it may be altered by serious disease.
  • To indicate the main causes of serious illness in children
  • To identify the epidemiological background to serious illness in children in different parts of the world
  • To define the main principles of management in childhood serious illness    

Who should attend?

This course will benefit paediatricians, GPs, nurses, therapists, and other healthcare professionals involved in Child Health.

Course structure

The course consists of lectures.

Comments from past participants

"Very useful for early years of training."

"Good lectures, well organised."

"Good range of topics."