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Caring for Children and Young People with a Cardiac Condition

Module code PCH3818 (level 6)
PCH4818 (level 7)
Start date TBC
FeesSee Fees and funding section further down the page
Module leader Nicholette Potter


Delivered by Great Ormond Street Hospital Learning Academy, this 15-credit module is an interesting and exciting opportunity for cardiac practitioners to further develop their knowledge, and competence in relation to children’s and young person’s cardiac care. This module enables learners to contribute to their development and improvement of specialist clinical knowledge within children’s cardiac care. The module has been designed specifically to allow each practitioner to define their learning relative to their own area of practice and expertise within children’s cardiac care, for example, the ICU or Outpatients.

This module can be taken as part of a Masters, Postgraduate Diploma, Postgraduate Certificate or Graduate Certificate in Paediatrics and 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 the completion of peer presentations.

For the summative assessment, learners will be expected to demonstrate achievement of the learning outcomes through completing a viva voce regarding paediatric cardiac care.

Teaching dates

This module will involve a mixture of online and face to face days.

Dates: TBC

Assessment date: TBC

Provisional feedback: TBC

Academic board: TBC

Entry requirements

To undertake this module, you must hold a current healthcare-specific professional registration and currently be working with paediatric cardiac 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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