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.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.More informationCollapse allCourse aimsTo discuss normal physiology in children and how it may be altered by serious disease.To indicate the main causes of serious illness in childrenTo identify the epidemiological background to serious illness in children in different parts of the worldTo define the main principles of management in childhood serious illness Who should attend?This course will benefit paediatricians, GPs, nurses, therapists, and other healthcare professionals involved in Child Health.