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SUDIC Course 


(Simulation training to Understand the paediatrician’s Duties, Investigation and Care of Sudden Unexpected Death in Infancy and Childhood)

This is a one day course for senior paediatric trainees (ST4-8) and Consultants. However, if there is space available, then places can be allocated to junior trainees (ST3).​ The aim of this SUDIC course is to give practical experience and training about management of SUDI/C through high fidelity simulation and experiential learning.

The SUDIC SIM Course offers:

  • A full day of immersive, high fidelity simulation of a SUDIC case

  • Highly interactive small group, experiential learning

  • Opportunity to practice and manage the key processes involved in SUDIC investigation:​

    • Unsuccessful resuscitation

    • Difficult communication with acutely bereaved parents and professionals

    • Post mortem examination and investigations

    • Interagency history taking,  home visit and professionals meetings

    • Report writing

    • Confidential safe environment to learn

  • Diverse supportive faculty experienced in SUDIC investigations and simulation:

    • Paediatric Pathologist

    • Senior Detective Police officers experienced in child death investigations

    • Consultant Paediatricians with expertise in SUDIC and safeguarding.

    • Simulation faculty SIM Ward New Cross

  • Course mapped to level 3 generic, paediatric and community competencies

Feedback from previous attendees: “I cannot remember another course when I learned this much in one day”, "I liked the whole day." “Excellent course – would recommend to all trainees”.

Free to West Midland Paediatric Trainees (cost to Consultants and trust grade doctors £150).

Course dates and booking details can be found on Eventbrite.


Places are limited to 10 per course and are very popular. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact the Paediatric Simulation Fellow. 

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