Recognition and management of the seriously ill child

This short course will cover the presentation, recognition, diagnosis, management and outcome of the conditions which most commonly cause life-threatening illness in children of all ages. It will develop knowledge of the epidemiology, pathophysiology and therapeutic principles of serious illness in childhood and provide experience of the skills and techniques required to diagnose, monitor and treat these conditions.
Date: -
Time: -

Imperial College London
St Mary's Campus
Norfolk Place
W2 1PG
United Kingdom

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


  • To discuss normal physiology in children and how it may be altered by serious disease.
  • To indicate the main causes of serious illness in children
  • To identify the epidemiological background to serious illness in children in different parts of the world
  • To define the main principles of management in childhood serious illness    

Topics covered

Examples of illness covered in the modules include: Infection, Haematology, Trauma, Respiratory, Renal, Anaphylaxis, Surgical conditions, cardiology, neurology, and neonatology. Current research themes with a potential impact on diagnosis and treatment will be explored.


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

To book or for more information

Please contact Eva Moreno at the Centre for Continuing Professional Development
- email on or phone 020 7594 6885