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Caring for Children and Young People with Acute Neuroscience and Craniofacial Conditions

Module code PCH3830 (level 6)
PCH4830 (level 7)
Start date

March 2024

FeesSee Fees and funding section further down the page
Module leader Katie Lord


Delivered by Great Ormond Street Hospital Learning Academy, this 15-credit module aims to create practitioners with in-depth knowledge and enhance competence in the management of the acute deterioration of children and young people with acute neuroscience and craniofacial conditions. Learners will also develop their clinical expertise by studying current research and practice in common neuroscience and craniofacial conditions. This will ensure effective provision and clinical skills are supported by the evidence-base and in line with professional boundaries to ensure competent practice.

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.


The formative assessment will take the form of a peer reviewed case study presentation.

For the summative assessment, learners will be expected to deliver a clinical case presentation of a child in their care.

Teaching dates

This module may include a mixture of online and face to face teaching days.

Dates: 05/03/2024, 12/03/2024, 28/03/2024, 02/04/2024, 09/04/2024, 16/04/2024

Assessment date: 13/05/2024

Provisional feedback: TBC

Academic board: TBC

Entry requirements

To undertake this module, you must hold a current healthcare-specific professional registration and have at least one years’ experience working in a paediatric neuroscience or craniofacial setting.

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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