Level 3 – Management of the Sudden Unexpected Death of a Child

This micro skills course describes a case of unexpected infant death, with child protection concerns, highlighting the role of the paediatrician and examining the role of other healthcare professionals in a multi-agency environment. The micro skills course also introduces Serious Case Reviews.

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 role of paediatricians and other healthcare professionals in the response to unexpected childhood deaths
  3. Identify possible signs and symptoms of maltreatment in an unexpected child death
  4. Interpret clinical findings in the light of other information available to the multi-agency team
  5. Contribute to learning from a Serious Case Review

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.