Emotional Development

Offered By

Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health

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30 minutes
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Course Information

Target Audience
Course Structure

Why should I take this course?

This micro skills course from the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health looks at the process of emotional development with a description of the basic emotions, when they first appear, and what they mean. We will look at how infants learn to discriminate between emotions and develop secondary emotions. We will describe the importance of parenting in emotional development. We will look at higher-order processes such as empathy and the child becoming aware and understanding their own thinking (metacognition). We will also look at gender differences in emotional development, particularly during adolescence. The session ends with an overview of environmental and genetic factors that can affect emotional development.

Are the programs accredited for continuous professional development (CPD) or continuing medical education (CME)?

Our courses have been developed and are delivered by Talisium's global network of content providers including universities and various professional bodies whose work underpins CPD for healthcare professionals.
Certificates of completion will be available and can be downloaded once a course has been completed. These can be used as evidence of learning for training and CPD purposes. You will need to check with your governing body about CPD standards and requirements.
Unless otherwise stated, certificates issued through Talisium are not qualifications of any formal assessment.

Do I need any prior qualifications or experience?

Our courses and programs have been designed to meet the needs of a broad range of trainees and qualified healthcare professionals. For most courses, we do not ask that you hold certain qualifications or meet certain criteria.
Some courses are aligned to specialist medical curricula so there is a certain level of medical knowledge required in these cases. On the whole, however, the courses and programs are accessible to a broad audience of learners.

Validate your learning

Each participant receives a certificate upon course completion.

What you can expect

A 30 minute eLearning course containing interactive content and activities. 

This course is ideal for

All health professionals.

Here is what you will cover in
this course 

Describe the key stages of emotional development from birth to adolescence

Describe normal variations in emotional growth, and the main contributions to this variation

Describe key gender differences in emotional development

Recognise how adversity in its many forms can affect emotional development

Recognise when behaviour seen in children and young people is a likely cause for greater concern and extra professional input

This session uses self assessments that help you check what you have learnt. You do not have to use them and your answers are not seen by anyone else