10 February - 14 March 2025 (Online)
Live online sessions: 10, 18, 26 February & 7, 14 March 2025

Course details

  • Duration: 5 weeks
  • Live online sessions: 
    - 10 Feb 2025: 8.00 - 9.00am (tbc)
    - 18 Feb 2025: 8.00 - 9.00am (tbc)
    - 26 Feb 2025: 8.00 - 9.00am (tbc)
    - 7 Mar 2025: 8.00 - 9.00am (tbc)
    - 14 Mar 2025: 8.00 - 9.00am (tbc)
  • Fees:
    - £495
  • Venue: Online
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This course will provide you with a critical appreciation of aspects of management of seriously unwell children following their acute presentation and initial care. This will include the stabilisation of the child for safe transportation and application of evidence-based medicine and leadership in critical care. You will investigate and appraise the delivery of paediatric critical care including the long term physical and psychological consequences.

Topics covered will include:

  • "The Golden Hour" – the initial resuscitation and stabilisation of paediatric critical care patients using a systems-based approach
  • "The Critical Care Continuum" – an evidence-based approach to the management of common critical care pathologies
  • "The Consequences We Reap" – a holistic review of the economical, psychological and physical sequelae of critical care for patients, their carers and staff

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 Applied Paediatrics course and as stand-alone CPD accredited programmes for all healthcare professionals.

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For delegates who have successfully completed the course, the learning outcomes will be:

  • Formulate an evidence-based plan for the stabilisation of a critically unwell child and subsequent stabilisation prior to transportation
  • Critique the management of specific clinical presentations to formulate a clear evidence-based approach to their future management
  • Critically appraise the long-term consequences and impacts of critical care

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

This fully online course is run over 5 consecutive weeks and participants will have access to asynchronous and synchronous sessions. Participants are expected to conduct ~ 7 hours per week of guided and self-directed asynchronous learning, which also incorporates group work online. There are also planned synchronous sessions during the course to discuss ideas, present group and individual work and to facilitate further learning.

The Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) hosts guidance and support with resources and tasks that you can study at your own pace within the suggested parameters. The VLE supports your academic journey and helps you to connect with other students for networking, community building and active co-construction of your learning.

Evidence of sufficient participation will be required to obtain a course certificate.

Live online sessions 
The course consists of several synchronous sessions on a video-conferencing platform held on the following dates (UK times)*: 

  • Monday, 10 February 2025: 8.00 - 9.00am (tbc)
  • Tuesday, 18 February 2025: 8.00 - 9.00am (tbc)
  • Wednesday, 26 February 2025: 8.00 - 9.00am (tbc)
  • Friday, 7 March 2025: 8.00 - 9.00am (tbc)
  • Friday, 14 March 2025: 8.00 - 9.00am (tbc)

*Dates and times may be subject to change.

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.