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Diagnostics and Clinical Management in Children and Young People

Module code PCH4102 (level 7)
Start date January 2024
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Module leader

Module leader: Fiona Lynch

Clinical Expert: Mirjana Cvetkovic


This module aims to build upon previously acquired knowledge, skills and behaviours in holistic assessment, anatomy, and physiology to develop an evidence-based approach to diagnostic and clinical management processes, recognising their increasing levels of independent practice and accountability.

This module can be taken standalone or as part of either of these full courses:


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:

  1. 1000 word case study
  2. Work-based learning portfolio.

For the summative assessment, learners will:

  1. Produce a 1000-word clinical guideline relevant to clinical area
  2. Present and defence of their produced clinical guideline.

Teaching dates

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

Dates: 23/01/24, 30/01/24, 06/02/24, 13/02/24, 20/02/24, 27/02/24, 05/03/24

Assessment date: TBC (week commencing 22/04/24)

Provisional feedback: TBC

Academic board: TBC

Entry requirements

  • Learners must have completed and passed the “Physical examination and assessment of children and young people” module, or an equivalent
  • Honours degree achieving 2:2 classification or above in a healthcare related subject
  • Current registration as a healthcare professional with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC), Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) or General Pharmaceutical Council (GPhC)
  • A minimum of 3-years full time experience (or equivalent) in the relevant area of practice.

Fees and funding

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

Part-time students: £64 per credit* (15 credits)

*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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