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Caring for Children and Young People in the Recovery Room

Module code PCH3803 (level 6)
PCH4803 (level 7)
Start date February 2024
Fees See Fees and funding further down the page
Module leader

Gabrielle Simpson


Delivered by Great Ormond Street Hospital Learning Academy, the aim of this 15-credit module is to build on the recovery practitioner’s knowledge and critical reasoning skills of the child and young person’s post-operative care. This will allow practitioners to enhance their practice based on current evidence-based care. By undertaking this module, practitioners will create a safer environment for children, young people and their families and have a positive impact on their recovery journey.

This module can be taken as part of a Masters, Postgraduate Diploma, Postgraduate Certificate or Graduate Certificate in Paediatrics and Child Healthcare Practice. You can find more information on our MSc Paediatrics & Child Healthcare Practice page.


Active learning will allow practitioners 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 take the form of reflective accounts and group feedback.

For the summative assessment, learners will be expected to submit a 2500-word essay based on an episode of care.

Teaching dates

Dates: 19/02/2024, 04/03/2024, 18/03/2024, 26/03/2024, 09/04/2024, 29/04/2024

Assessment date: 29/05/2024

Provisional feedback: TBC

Academic board: TBC

Entry requirements

To undertake this module, you must hold a current healthcare-specific professional registration and be currently working with children and young people within the recovery unit.

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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