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Aims and Learning Outcomes

Develop an holistic and child-centred approach to the practice of child health.

The teaching and learning style is interactive, drawing on both the expertise of the teachers and your experience

Learn to
  • Develop leadership and management skills for the organisation and delivery of child health services within a multidisciplinary and multiagency framework
  • Develop skills in critical appraisal and evidence-based practice of child health
  • Develop an ecological and child-centred approach to the practice of child health
  • Explain and interpret children’s rights, debate the pros and cons of a children’s rights framework, and be able to reflect on their own practice in child health in the light of such rights
  • Critically evaluate child health programmes in the light of the UN convention on the rights of the child, and apply principles of children’s rights in designing and evaluating new programmes
  • Critically appraise published literature on the social, biological and environmental context of child health and demonstrate how an understanding of these contexts affects their own practice in child health
  • Recognise and respond to different aspects of childhood vulnerability and resilience, including issues related to disability, ethnicity and gender
  • Critique recognised theories of child development, and relate these to their own practice in child health
  • Assimilate the learning from this module, combining knowledge of different models of childhood and demonstrate how these relate to a broader understanding of child health

Child Health


Hazel Cann

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