Child Public Health and Social Paediatrics

What topics are covered by the course?

Techniques and resources for child public health practice, concepts and definitions in public health and health promotion practice, social paediatrics - definitions and scope and vulnerable children and their needs. Case studies in child public health and social paediatrics (including obesity prevention, promotion of immunisation, promotion of emotional health, injury prevention approaches service design for looked after children, recognition of domestic violence, and mitigating the health consequences of poverty and disadvantage will be the mainstay of this course.

Who should attend?

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

What will I be able to do on completion?

To be able to:

Describe how child health has changed in the past 100 years in UK and worldwide; describe a determinants framework of child health which can be used both in clinical practice and epidemiological research; appreciate the value of Children’s Rights and give examples of their use in advocacy and service provision; compare and contrast diagnosis in clinical and child public health practice; list the main techniques used in child public health practice; describe the various levels of safeguarding; formulate plans in relation to different social paediatric case scenarios.

How will I be assessed?

Optional assessment will consist of a “child public health and social paediatrics in practice” 2000 word essay reinforcing how the student has applied scientific principles to a specific case or campaign in their own practice.

Will be held at St Mary's Campus, Imperial College London

Guide Price: £395

Delivery: Classroom
Category: Health & Medical »
Duration: 2 days
Qualification: RCPCH accreditation being sought.

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