18 - 19 May 2020 (Online course)

Course details

  • Duration: 2 days (Online)
  • Fees:
    - £395 for doctors
    - £300 nurses and AHPs
  • 10% discount for ISSOP / ISSOL members
  • Venue: Online
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This short course will cover the following areas:- Child health in the UK and Europe, measures of health and disease, current important child health problems affecting our children, child health in developing countries -- the majority world and why international child health is important.

Global burden of childhood disease, to include infectious disease, AIDS and HIV, violence, reproductive health, tropical diseases and disability will also be studied. Children's rights and their relevance to child public health, determinants of child health and historical aspects of child public health in the UK will be investigated.

Other aspects will include: techniques and resources for child public health practice, concepts and definitions in public health and health promotion practice, social paediatrics - definitions and scope and vulnerable children and their needs. It will also build on earlier teaching on "disease causation", epidemiological study design and lifecourse epidemiology approaches in the science and evidence base module.

Case studies in child public health and social paediatrics (including obesity prevention, promotion of immunisation, promotion of emotional health, injury prevention approaches service design for looked after children, recognition of domestic violence, and mitigating the health consequences of poverty and disadvantage will be the mainstay of this module.

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  support development of competencies in child public health and social paediatrics in professional curricula.

Learning outcomes

To be able to:

  • Describe how child health has changed in the past 100 years in UK and worldwide
  • Describe a determinants framework of child health which can be used both in clinical practice and epidemiological research
  • Appreciate the value of Children’s Rights and give examples of their use in advocacy and service provision
  • Compare and contrast diagnosis in clinical and child public health practice
  • List the main techniques used in child public health practice
  • Describe the various levels of safeguarding
  • Formulate plans in relation to different social paediatric case scenarios

Who should attend?

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

As the course is a multi-professional programme, students will develop an understanding of how their own individual behaviours, and those of the teams within which they work, can have a significant influence on the quality of care delivered.

Course structure

The courses are designed to deliver flexible learning suited to the demanding lives of healthcare professionals. All comprise of face–to–face teaching including lectures, workshops, and supported by online learning and resources.

Optional assessment

Participants have the option of completing an assessment component and on completion will be provided with an official Imperial College London transcript of results. Details of the assessment and deadline for submission will be given during the course. Please note that there is an additional assessment fee payable in full prior to submission date. Please contact us for further information.

Comments from past participants

"Interesting, useful, well taught and delivered."

"Feel inspired to consider further academic study."

"All the lecturers have been excellent – engaging, informative."