Paediatric Infection (Online)

This short course synthesises core scientific knowledge with practical clinical scenarios to encourage a deeper understanding of infectious diseases in neonates and children, and to help you to develop your own framework to address any clinical infection problem.
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Fee £400.00

RCPCH has approved this activity for CPD in accordance with the current RCPCH CPD Guidelines

About this course:

The course will encompass the common and important pathogens causing infections in children, the host and pathogen factors that contribute to the severity and spread of infection, and the ways in which medical interventions, health systems, and societal factors can influence the outcomes of infections.

Throughout the course you will be helped to develop confidence in accessing and critically evaluating relevant basic science and clinical research literature. You will also be encouraged to critically appraise the basis of your own clinical practice, from cognitive biases to the evidence base for the guidelines employed in your day-to-day work, and to consider the consequences of each practice for individual patients and for public health.

The course is run online over 5 consecutive weeks. The course is a blend of guided self-directed learning and synchronous live online sessions. Work will include group sessions, individual efforts, and presentations as well as interactive discussions.

Topics covered:

Causes of infection in children and neonates, Overview of the immune system and immunodeficiency, Interactions between host and pathogen, Severe infection and sepsis, Infection in the immunocompromised, Common infection scenarios and approaches, Non-infectious inflammation, Supportive care for severe infection, Infection prevention and control, Vaccination, Cognitive bias in infectious disease, Antimicrobial susceptibility, resistance and stewardship, Emerging infections, Future challenges and solutions

Target audience:

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

For more information:

Please contact Eva Moreno by email: