High-Dependency Care of the Acutely Ill Child

Continuing Professional Development (short course)

Chelmsford, Cambridge

12 weeks

Module code: MOD001843

Module level: 6

Module credits: 30 credits


Recognise when an infant, child or young person is acutely ill or potentially seriously unwell. Understand the physiology and pathophysiology of acute paediatric illness. Learn to care for those with high-dependency Level 1 & Level 2 care needs.

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Full description

Who should attend?

This course is suitable for anyone in the interdisciplinary team who wishes to study the assessment of the acutely unwell child and interventions to support the child.


Cambridge - Full, closed for applications

All days 9am-4pm
11, 12, 25 and 26 September 2017
9 and 10 October 2017
13 and 14 November 2017
Exam: December 2017 TBC


All days 10am-4pm
8, 9, 22 and 23 January 2018
5 and 6 February 2018
5, 6 and 12 March 2018
Exam: March 2018 TBC

Where you'll study

Your faculty

The Faculty of Health, Social Care & Education is the largest provider of health, social care and education courses in the East of England, with over 6,000 students from more than 20 countries.

With 95% of our students finding full-time employment within six months of graduating, you can be sure that our courses have been designed with your career in mind. We’ve been educating nurses, midwives and social workers for over 25 years.

At the cutting edge of research, we offer a range of internationally recognised undergraduate and postgraduate degree courses taught by friendly, supportive and experienced staff. With over 150 research students across our three doctoral programmes (PhD; DProf and EdD), we provide the multi-disciplinary perspective and potential for academic debate that reflects our position as a leader in practitioner-focused and practice-led research studies.

Designed to enhance your learning experience, our facilities include state-of-the-art simulated skills laboratories that mirror real-life clinical situations and UK hospital wards. Our students also benefit from our Early Childhood Research and Resource Centre; a space in which they can experiment with equipment and play activities.

You’ll study in an exciting, modern faculty which has strong links with regional, national and international organisations, including healthcare trusts, social services, local and regional authorities, schools and academic institutions.

Your enthusiasm. Our passion. Your best foot forward.

Where can I study?

Tindal Building on our Chelmsford campus

Our striking, modern campus sits by the riverside in Chelmsford's University and Innovation Quarter.

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Lord Ashcroft Building on our Cambridge campus

Our campus is close to the centre of Cambridge, often described as the perfect student city.

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Fees & funding

Course fees

30 Credits (Level 6)


Funding for CPD

Please ask your manager or Education Lead about available funding before you apply.

Contact details

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Jo Outteridge
01223 695325

CPD Admissions Team
01245 686868

Entry requirements

This course is suitable for anyone in the interdisciplinary team who wishes to study the assessment of the acutely unwell child and interventions to support the child.

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