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February 2018 (dates to be confirmed)

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This short course will cover the presentation, recognition, diagnosis, management and outcome of the conditions which most commonly cause life-threatening illness in children of all ages. It will develop knowledge of the epidemiology, pathophysiology and therapeutic principles of serious illness in childhood and provide experience of the skills and techniques required to diagnose, monitor and treat these conditions.

Examples of illness covered in the modules include: Infection, Haematology, Trauma, Respiratory, Renal, Anaphylaxis, Surgical conditions, cardiology, neurology, and neonatology. Current research themes with a potential impact on diagnosis and treatment will be explored.

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Course aims

  • To discuss normal physiology in children and how it may be altered by serious disease.
  • To indicate the main causes of serious illness in children
  • To identify the epidemiological background to serious illness in children in different parts of the world
  • To define the main principles of management in childhood serious illness    

Who should attend?

This course will benefit paediatricians, GPs, nurses, therapists, and other healthcare professionals involved in Child Health.

Course structure

The course consists of lectures.

Optional assessment

Participants have the option of completing an assessment component and on completion will be provided with an official Imperial College London transcript of results. Details of the assessment and deadline for submission will be given during the course. Please note that there is an additional assessment fee payable in full prior to submission date. Please contact us for further information.

Comments from past participants

"Very useful for early years of training."

"Good lectures, well organised."

"Good range of topics."