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Mental Health and Psychological Development of Children and Young People

Module code PCH3809 (level 6)
PCH4809 (level 7)
Start date

March 2024

Fees See Fees and funding section further down the page
Module leader Kevin Viviers-Hogreve

Delivered by Great Ormond Street Hospital Learning Academy, this 15-credit module aims to enhance the practitioner’s knowledge and understanding of child psychological development theory and the use of evidence-based practice within paediatric mental health care. This module is in-line with NHS England’s aims of enhancing both clinical and non-clinical staffs’ mental health skills within a paediatric setting, equipping them with the necessary attributes to challenge their practice and evaluate their care aligned with evidence-based research.

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 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 take the form of pre-course work, a reflective logbook and engagement in classroom activities.

For the summative assessment, learners will be expected to participate in Reflective classroom discussions and deliver an oral presentation.

Teaching dates

Dates: 01/03/2024, 06/03/2024, 13/03/2024, 20/03/2024, 27/03/2024, 10/04/2024

Assessment date: 24/04/2024, 26/04/2024

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 six months’ experience (post-qualifying) caring for patients with paediatric mental health conditions.

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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