Biological basis of child health

Nursing Children and Young People's 15-part anatomy and physiology CPD series examines the associated conditions children’s nurses will encounter in practice.
 
Each system of the body is considered and every article is accompanied by a CPD multiple-choice questionnaire to test your knowledge, that can be added to your revalidation portfolio as evidence of personal CPD.
 
Lead author Kate Davies, a senior lecturer and advanced nurse practitioner, put the series together with colleagues in practice and academia, and all the articles are evidence-based and peer-reviewed.


Biological basis of child health 13: structure and functions of the skin, and common children’s skin conditions

Structure and functions of the skin, and common children’s skin conditions

The 13th in our series on the biological basis of child health, focuses on the skin

Biological basis of child health 12: the endocrine system and common childhood endocrinopathies

The endocrine system and common childhood endocrinopathies

The 12th in our biological basis of child health series focuses on the endocrine system

Biological basis of child health 11: anatomy, physiology and development of the senses

Biological basis of child health 11: anatomy, physiology and development of the senses

This article, the 11th in the Biological basis of child health series, focuses on the senses

Blood disorders

Function and formation of blood and common blood disorders in children

Brush up on the composition, formation and function of blood, as well as blood disorders

Biological basis of child health 9: development of the liver and clinical features of childhood liver disease

Biological basis of child health 9: development of the liver and clinical features of...

Ninth in our series on the biological basis of child health

Biological basis of child health 8: development of the gastrointestinal system and associated childhood conditions

Biological basis of child health 8: development of the gastrointestinal system and...

Eighth in our series on the biological basis of child health

Biological basis of child health 7: growth, development and the reproductive system

Biological basis of child health 7: growth, development and the reproductive system

Understanding childhood growth and development is crucial for children’s nurses

Biological basis of child health 6: development of the skeletal system and orthopaedic conditions

Biological basis of child health 6: skeletal system and orthopaedic conditions

An overview of the development of the skeletal system before and after birth

Biological basis of child health 5: development of the respiratory system and elements of respiratory assessment

Biological basis of child health 5: development of the respiratory system and elements...

Development of the respiratory system and conditions that can occur in infants and children

Biological basis of child health 4: an overview of the central nervous system and principles of neurological assessment

Biological basis of child health 4: an overview of the central nervous system and...

This article is the fourth in a series on the biological basis of child health

Biological basis of child health 3: development of the cardiovascular system and congenital heart defects

Biological basis of child health 3: development of the cardiovascular system and...

Cardiovascular system development during gestation and how congenital heart defects arise

Embryo

Biological basis of child health 2: fertilisation, prenatal development and birth

The period from fertilisation to birth is crucial in the development of an individual

Biological basis of child health 1: understanding the cell and genetics

An introduction to cell biology and genetics for children’s nurses