Module details

Module code


Module level

Level 6 and 7

Module credits

20 credits

Next course date

September and January


12 weeks


Derby Campus

Module description

This module has been designed to develop your knowledge of child development across the age span while highlighting the vulnerability of this age group.

It will encourage an exploration of child developmental theories, including the concepts of attachment and resilience. Assessment tools and models of care will be identified and constructively critiqued. Within the present climate of supporting children to meet their full potential there will be supported debate and discussion around proactive practice and safeguarding issues that are pertinent within the multi-agency practice environment.

The teaching includes lectures, group work, activities and case studies and is enhanced through student engagement. 

Who this course is for

This course is aimed at health care professionals such as Health Visitors, School Nurses, Paediatric Nurses, Radiographers, Social Workers, Occupational Therapists.

Learning outcomes

On completion of this course you should be able to:

Entry requirements

You’ll need to be a registered health care professional.

Fees and funding

2019/20 Fees (August 2019 - July 2020)

If this is an LBR (Learning Beyond Registration) course, and you are eligible for LBR funding, the cost is funded by HEEM (Health Education East Midlands) - check the list of LBR courses.

If you are funding your own study, the full cost of this module is £1,000.

For more information on payment options, please contact our Student Records and Fees team by phone on +44 (0)1332 591063 or email at

How to apply

Level 6

LBR applications

Apply directly to the University

Self-funded applications

Level 7

LBR applications

Apply directly to the University

Self-funded applications

Contact us

Learning Beyond Registration (LBR) +44 (0)1332 591992

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Additional information about your studies

Minimum numbers

Please note that this course is subject to minimum numbers in order to run.