Please note: there may be some adjustments to the teaching arrangements published in the course catalogue for 2020-21. Given current circumstances related to the Covid-19 pandemic it is anticipated that some usual arrangements for teaching on campus will be modified to ensure the safety and wellbeing of students and staff on campus; further adjustments may also be necessary, or beneficial, during the course of the academic year as national requirements relating to management of the pandemic are revised.

Paediatric Truama MED5580

  • Academic Session: 2022-23
  • School: School of Medicine Dentistry and Nursing
  • Credits: 10
  • Level: Level 5 (SCQF level 11)
  • Typically Offered: Either Semester 1 or Semester 2
  • Available to Visiting Students: No
  • Available to Erasmus Students: No
  • Taught Wholly by Distance Learning: Yes

Short Description

This course will explore the specific considerations of paediatric trauma and will provide the student with knowledge and skills to enhance their ability to deliver care.


A variety of teaching methods will be scheduled during the module that will include lectures and tutorials contextualised around the management of paediatric trauma. 

Requirements of Entry


Excluded Courses





Summative assessment will be carried out 3 methods.

1. Written Multiple choice question examination (40%)

2. 1000 - 1500 word essay (40%) 

3. Forum posts on case-based discussions (10%)

Course Aims

This course will introduce the student to the concept of paediatric trauma and specifically managing trauma in the paediatric population.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

By the end of this course students will be able to:


1. Critically evaluate a range of key elements of paediatric care 

2. Undertake critical evaluation of an aspect of paediatric trauma care

3. Demonstrate an understanding of the critical considerations unique to paediatric population

Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits

Students must submit at least 75% by weight of the components (including examinations) of the course's summative assessment.