Assessment of the Child in Primary Care - 2 day course

Venue: Online London

Next course dates available

  • 24th - 25th April 2024
  • 14th - 15th May 2024

For nurses, doctors and allied professionals working in a primary care setting who need to develop and enhance their head to toe assessment skills of a presenting child (not neonates).

The 2-day programme will cover common presentations, why children are different and the process of exclusion in making diagnosis as children often present with non-specific symptoms with both serious and non-serious illness.


  • Different parameters for ages

  • Recognition of a sick child

  • Paediatric history taking

  • Introduction to paediatric physical assessment

  • Examination of the lungs

  • Cardiovascular assessment

  • Abdominal examination

  • Neurological examination

  • ENT examination & emergencies

  • Eye examination

  • Putting it altogether

  • Non-accidental injury guidelines

  • Acute pain in children



  • To discuss the format for physical examination and history taking.

  • To explain the skills needed and knowledge underpinning physical examination.

  • To demonstrate beginner level skills in the examination of 4 main systems of respiratory, cardiovascular, abdominal and neurological examination.



How to apply for funding and apply for this course

Please complete the MS Form available at the following link: HWE Training Hub Funding Request Form (

The Training Hub will review and approve the course funding - however, it is your responsibility to book your place on the course you wish to attend. We will review and respond to applications in order of the course date (soonest courses first) and date received. If you have any questions, please contact us at:

Once the Training Hub has approved your funding request, we will contact you with instructions on how to book your place on the course. When you have booked, please send us your booking confirmation to complete the process. Your booking confirmation must be received by the Training Hub within 1 week of your funding approval. If your booking confirmation is not received within a week of your request for funding being approved, your approval will no longer be valid and you will need to complete a new funding request form, via the MS Forms link. We will notify you if we have withdrawn your funding request.

(The short timeline is due to courses frequently becoming unavailable due to popularity.)

Course booking link

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