This course is suitable for healthcare professionals working in general practice and primary care settings who see and treat children.


This course will develop your knowledge and confidence in seeing and treating children who present with minor ailments.


Develop your skills in history taking and documentation

Understand that children are not little adults and require a more focussed assessment specific to their development

Develop clinical decision-making skills in assessing and treating a range of ailments.

Use a structured approach in assessing different body systems.

Recognise limitations of practice, red flags and when to seek advice or refer.


Learning Unit 1 : General

History taking and Documentation

Physical Examination of the child

Managing pyrexia and pain in children

Learning Unit 2 : Abdominal And Genitourinary

Abdominal Pain in children including diarrhoea, vomiting and nausea.

Managing UTI’s in children

Diabetes in children

​Learning Unit 3: Dermatology

Clinical decision-making in rashes and skin conditions in children

Recognising and management of meningococcal diseases in children.

Managing Atopic eczema. 

Learning Unit 4:Head, Eyes, Ears, Nose, Throat (HEENT)

Assessment of pain in children

Common ENT problems. 

Diagnosis and management of otitis media , externa and glue ear.

Learning Unit 5 :Respiratory

Respiratory conditions. Asthma management in children.



CPD Hours : 20


Dr Jai Ghanapathy : Paediatric Consultant Hillingdon

Dr Charles Stewart, Emergency Paeds Consultant, Chelsea and Westminster Hosp

Jeshni Amblum-Almér:  ANP Lecturer


  1. Pre-course workbook
  2. Skills Portfolio/Competency Document
  3. Audio files
  4. Short burst videos on specific topics
  5. Expert lecturers with extensive experience in paediatrics

ZOOM webinar session - Managing the Sick Child

ZOOM webinar – Managing the Sick Child – 7 and 14 December 2020

Course Materials

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