Level 3 – Fabricated and Induced Illness

This micro skills course will consider approaches to managing a case in which fabricated and induced illness (FII) is suspected. While the micro skills course is based on the perspective of a paediatrician who takes a referral for specialist appraisal of a suspected FII case, it demonstrates that other health professionals including GPs, A&E doctors and nurses, the child and adolescent mental health team, health visitors, school nurses, therapists and dieticians, may be directly involved in this difficult area. Paediatric surgeons, anaesthetists and other specialists may also be involved.

Delivery Mode
Online - Self Paced
Course Duration
30-60 minutes
Course Type
Yes, on completion
Course Code
Content Provider
Royal College of General Practitioners

What will I learn?

  1. By the end of this session you will be able to:
  2. Describe the implications for paediatricians and other health professionals of guidance on factitious/fabricated and induced illness (FII);
  3. Manage or contribute to a complex FII case and contribute to the formulation of appropriate plans to ensure the safety of the child, including the planning of an admission for assessment of FII;
  4. Recognise the stress on the medical and nursing team of working with FII and be able to seek local support and help

Course provided in association with


  • This eLearning session is provided by the Content Providers listed above but it does not in any way constitute a qualification or accreditation from them.
  • Certificates provided at the end of each session are issued by Talisium under licence and cannot be used by students to seek membership, fellowship or any other form of recognition by the Content Provider.
  • This micro skills course may contain references to UK laws, regulations, policies and practice guidelines.
  • You should apply the lessons within the context of your local environment.
  • This micro skills course may contain features that are not optimised for mobile devices.