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 8: development of the gastrointestinal system and associated childhood conditions

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

Why you should read this article: • To enhance your knowledge of the development of the...

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

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

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