Core Module Information
Module title: Perspectives on vulnerability in childhood

SCQF level: 09:
SCQF credit value: 20.00
ECTS credit value: 10

Module code: CHN09113
Module leader: Debbie McGirr
School School of Health & Social Care
Subject area group: Nursing


Description of module content:

You will develop an understanding of the concept of vulnerability as it applies to infants, children and young people, taking into account a wide range of factors influencing physical, emotional, social and psychological development and welfare. You will demonstrate the application of knowledge and skills required in order to respond safely and effectively to children who are vulnerable. Fundamental to the module is appreciation of the need to work in partnership with children, young people, carer’s and professionals.

Concepts of vulnerability, adversity and resilience
Vulnerability and resilience in relation to infants, children, young people and families
Legislation & policies relevant to support of vulnerable families
Working in partnership with children, young people and families
Child protection
Health of young people
Mental health
Children with disability or complex needs
Inter-professional approaches to supporting vulnerable children
Emergency care of children

Learning Outcomes for module:

LO1: Critically reflect on factors which may contribute to increased vulnerability in infants, children and young people.
LO2: Determine ways in which individuals from statutory and voluntary agencies can respond to specific situations that reflect increased vulnerability in infants, children and young people.
LO3: Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of key policies and evaluate their impact on professional practice.
LO4: Illustrate, with reference to the recognition and care of a vulnerable infant, child or young person, the principles of effective partnership working in an interdisciplinary service user and carer environment
LO5: Utilise a problem solving approach to the management of the infant, child or young person in an emergency context.

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