7 October -  8 November 2024 (Online)
Live online sessions: 10, 17, 24, 31 October & 7 November 2024

Course details

  • Duration: 5 weeks
  • Live online sessions: 
    - 10 Oct 2024: 10.00am - 12.00pm
    - 17 Oct 2024: 10.00 - 11.00am
    - 24 Oct 2024: 10.00 - 11.00am
    - 31 Oct 2024: 10.00am - 12.00pm
    - 7 Nov 2024: 10.00am - 12.00pm
  • Fees:
    - £495
  • Venue: Online
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This short course focuses on the core knowledge underlying paediatric allergy practice and on training in key skills which will be useful for those with either no previous exposure, or only limited exposure to clinical paediatric allergy.

Topics covered during the course will include:

  • Week 1: Underlying immune processes
  • Week 2: Establishing a diagnosis, skin allergy and respiratory allergy
  • Week 3: Food allergy, Rhinitis and hayfever
  • Week 4: Anaphylaxis and allergy management guidelines
  • Week 5: Drug and vaccine allergy and complex allergy

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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Course aims

  • To explain the immune mechanisms involved in allergic disease
  • To describe and discuss the diagnostic tests available for the presence of allergy
  • To evaluate the most up-to-date treatments for asthma, eczema, rhinitis, food allergy, drug allergy and venom allergy and relate their use to the underlying immune processes.

Learning outcomes

  • To be able to use knowledge and understanding of immune mechanisms, diagnostic tests and allergy treatments in the management of an allergic patient
  • To assess and appraise research methods employed in investigating the processes of allergic diseases
  • To interpret the new research findings and investigate how they can be applied to improving the management of allergic patients

Course structure & delivery

The course is run online over 5 consecutive weeks and it is estimated that you will conduct  7 - 10 hours per week of guided and self-directed learning, which will also incorporate online group work. There are also planned synchronous online sessions during the course to discuss ideas, present group and individual work and to facilitate further learning.

The course adopts an active learning strategy which consists of: ​
  • ​Pre course reading/videos to read/watch with reflective activities to prepare for the course.
  • Online activities such as reading, researching & watching lectures with related tasks to enhance & consolidate your learning​​.
  • Group work and group presentations. 

The learning tasks will cover the cutting edge of paediatric allergy diagnosis, treatment & ongoing care. This is supported by case-based learning and practical guidance. All teaching is delivered by highly experienced paediatric allergy practitioners and educators.

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

Live online sessions

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

  • Thursday, 10 October 2024: 10.00am - 12.00pm
  • Thursday, 17 October 2024: 10.00 - 11.00am
  • Thursday, 24 October 2024: 10.00 - 11.00am
  • Thursday, 31 October 2024: 10.00am - 12.00pm
  • Thursday, 7 November 2024: 10.00am - 12.00pm

*Dates and times may be liable to change.

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.

Comments from past participants

"Excellent – would strongly recommend to do it in your training year"

"Great, informative, gives in-depth insight into some of the concepts relevant to practice which would improve your understanding and rationale to provide a better service"

"Teachers were brilliant – made very dry subjects very interesting – all were very well up to date and current"