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Caring for Children and Young People with Orthopaedic or Spinal Conditions

Module codePCH3832 (level 6)  
PCH4832 (level 7)
Start date

February 2024

FeesSee Fees and funding section further down the page
Module leader Isabella de George


Delivered by Great Ormond Street Hospital Learning Academy, this 15-credit module will equip learners with the knowledge and understanding to care for children and young people with orthopaedic and spinal conditions. The module is led by an experienced educator and delivered with specialist, expert members of the multi-disciplinary team who utilise extensive experience to support their teaching. The module will promote critical analysis of current research and guidelines which they can implement in their practice to deliver evidence-based care. Critical thinking and sharing of practice between candidates will also be utilised throughout the module to support the development of best practice.

This module can be taken as part of a Masters, Postgraduate Diploma, Postgraduate Certificate or Graduate Certificate in Paediatrics & Child Healthcare Practice. Visit our MSc Paediatrics & Child Healthcare Practice page for more details.


Active learning will allow students to learn via collaboration, cooperation, and peer-based learning. Activities may include interactive lectures, clinical skills demonstration and supervised practice, small group activities, case-based discussions, workshops, practice simulations and tutorials.

Synchronous and asynchronous learning and teaching activities are delivered via a combination of study days and digital strategies at local sites or online using the Virtual Learning Environment.

Clinical skills development and simulation are delivered in fully equipped, state of the art skills labs using a range of low and high-fidelity learning modalities.


Formative assessment will be in the form of a peer presentation and group feedback.

For the summative assessment, learners will be expected to deliver a clinical case presentation.

Teaching dates

Dates: 26/02/2024, 05/03/2024, 13/03/2024, 18/03/2024, 27/03/2024, 28/03/2024

Assessment date: 15/05/2024, 16/05/2024

Provisional feedback: TBC

Academic board: TBC

Entry requirements

To undertake this module, you must hold a current healthcare-specific professional registration and have experience working with paediatric orthopaedic or spinal patients.

Fees and funding

The fees refer to the 2024/25 academic year unless otherwise stated.

Part-time students: £64 per credit*

*Course fees are subject to annual inflation so the total costs for part time study are shown here as a guide.

How to apply

Please apply using our application form. If you have any questions about the module, please contact academic.programmes@gosh.nhs.uk.

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