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Healthy Child Programme | Training for healthcare professionals

Speciality Classification
Occupational Therapists
Location
Online
Delivery
Online
Provider
eIntegrity
Endorsed By
RCPCH, BDA, CPHVA, Unite, RCGP, RCM, RCN, RCSLT, RCOG, DH

Multi-professional training in child health

The Healthy Child Programme is a high-quality learning resource for healthcare practitioners who care for young children under the age of five. It is ideally suited to health visitors, nurses, midwives, general practitioners, paediatricians, obstetricians, dieticians and speech/language therapists. 

A comprehensive course for health visitors, doctors and nurses globally

The programme covers a wide range of topics, including health promotion, common health issues, positive parenting, development and behaviour, language and safeguarding. The learning content is highly engaging, with animations, videos, case studies and questions to help stimulate reflective thinking and support your learning. There are also links to further recommended reading resources.

Convenient, easy access

Developed in the UK, the programme has been written by a team of authors and editors drawn from across the healthcare professions. Accessible online, the course material can be used in conjunction with the other programmes in the Healthy Child 0-18 Series: the Healthy School Child Programme (5 to 12 years) and the Adolescent Health Programme (13 to 18 years).

Testimonials

This high-quality resource has been developed by leading child health experts in the UK. Accessible online, it is an ideal learning resource for busy healthcare professionals.

Lisa Bayliss-Pratt, Director of Nursing, Health Education England


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Inclusions
Animations
Certificate of completion
Interactive activities
Video
Voice Over
Modules / Topics

Module 1 – Healthy Child Programme Basics

This module introduces you to the Healthy Child Programme and the background and philosophies behind it. This includes:

  • an overview of the preventive child health programme adopted in England
  • screening and developmental surveillance
  • immunisation
  • health promotion
  • parental support
  • leadership, monitoring and quality within the programme.

Module 2 – Communication, Record Keeping and Inter-professional Working

These sessions provide guidance on keeping good records in practice to promote effective communication and inter-professional working. There is also useful information on the Personal Child Health Record.

Module 3 – Family Health

This modules provides resources on the health of the family. Topics include:

  • the role of the father
  • the socio-emotional environment
  • hard-to-reach families
  • child resilience

Module 4 – Safeguarding

This module builds upon existing safeguarding materials, providing additional learning sessions on vulnerable children (including looked-after children) to provide support in this challenging area of practice.

Module 5 – Positive Parenting and Parenting Issues

This module looks at how factors such as attachment and well-being, parenting support and parental relationships affect the health of the child.

Module 6 – Development and Behaviour

Child development in the first five years of life is a critical time for any family. These sessions review early child development and include guidance on dealing with challenges around feeding, sleeping and toileting, as well as common emotional and behavioural problems.

Module 7 – Speech Language and Communication Needs

This module focuses on the development of a child's communication skills. Topics covered include typical and atypical development, bilingualism and social aspects of communication.

Module 8 – Growth and Nutrition

From pre-pregnancy through to adulthood, nutrition plays a vital role in healthy development. Focusing on the first five years of life, this module offers guidance on:

  • nutrition
  • feeding
  • weaning
  • growth and growth charts
  • the social context of food
  • obesity in the early years

Module 9 – Immunisation

These sessions provide guidance for healthcare professionals who work with families, specifically providing advice and information on immunisation.

Module 10 – Health Promotion

This module explores health promotion from the start in pregnancy through to the first five years of life. Topics covered include:

  • smoking
  • obesity
  • mental health
  • substance misuse
  • dental health
  • injury prevention

Module 11 – Screening

Screening forms a key part of the Healthy Child Programme. This module outlines the importance of screening and describes the timeline for screening in the first five years of life.

Module 12 – Health Visiting Model of Practice

This session forms the first stage of developing a model of practice for health professionals and families.

Features

Relevant to all healthcare professionals who work with children globally

Comprehensive training that covers all aspects of child health

Developed by leading child health experts in the UK

Type
Delivery
Title
Healthy Child Programme | Training for healthcare professionals
Location
Provider Type
Education Provider
Price
75.00
Location
Online
Access Duration (in months)
12
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