These are the core courses that will be available to you on the programme.
|1||Fundamentals in Paediatric Emergency Medicine 1||Core||20|
|Fundamentals in Paediatric Emergency Medicine 2||Core||20|
|Fundamentals in Paediatric Emergency Medicine 3||Core||20|
|Surgical Emergencies & Trauma/ Anaesthesia & Sedation||Option PEM||20|
|Additional Topics in Paediatric Emergency Medicine||Option PEM||20|
|Paediatric Critical Care 1||Option PCCM||20|
|Paediatric Critical Care 2||Option PCCM||20|
|3||Management Issues in Paediatric Emergency Medicine||Core||20|
|Written reflective element for the MSc in Paediatric Emergency Medicine||Core||40|
Certificate and diploma level courses
Year one provides the basis for recognition of generic emergency situations in children. Basic physiology, pathophysiology and elements of therapy are introduced. The year finishes with an exploration of ethical issues, child protection and paediatric resuscitation.
In year two, for the diploma level, students will follow a common core course in Paediatric Medical Emergencies which will develop experience in disease management and critical appraisal. Having completed this course students have the option of embarking on further emergency medicine studies (surgical specialties, trauma) and a self-selected component (Additional Topics); or choosing to develop skills in Paediatric Critical Care Medicine. This latter option is designed to increase knowledge and expertise for those who wish to work (or are working in) paediatric high dependency, paediatric transport medicine, or who aspire to a later career in paediatric intensive care.
Masters level option
There are 2 components to be completed at Masters level:
- The Written Reflective Element (WRE)
- Management Issues
For the WRE students can either choose from a list of suggested topics, or propose a topic relevant to any aspect of Paediatric Emergency or Critical Care Medicine.
Previous topics have included areas such as major incident management in children, triage in developing nations, toxicology (organophosphate poisoning), injury prevention and sepsis.
These will be supervised reflective assignments, and include a written element that is appropriate for the subject. Proposals for alternative topics may be considered, provided they fall within Paediatric Emergency or Critical Care Medicine globally, and a suitable reflective component can be agreed.
For Management Issues students will work in groups to answer problems common to the management of paediatric emergency or critical care medicine departments.