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  • Tuition Fee:
  • Local: $ 4.97k / Year
  • Foreign: $ 13.7k / Year
  • Languages of instruction:
  • English


    We designed this course for health professionals who specialise in paediatrics.

    It is for health professional working across different settings, including:

    * the acute sector
    * child development centres
    * schools-based services
    * specialised regional units.

    You work towards an MSc in advancing paediatric practice in physiotherapy, occupational therapy or nursing.

    An interprofessional team deliver the course. The taught sessions are generic but supplemented by student-directed learning in your field.

    We designed the assignments for each module to allow you to explore how you can apply your learning to clinical practice in your own discipline and in your chosen sub speciality of paediatrics.

    You explore and develop:

    * evidence-based practice
    * advanced clinical decision making
    * ethical and socially inclusive practice.

    The course enhances professional and academic development. It develops the essential skills required for graduates to follow careers in research, lecturing and the emerging clinical specialist and consultant in your discipline.

    Postgraduate certificate core modules

    * integrated paediatric practice
    * research methods for practice
    * measuring health outcomes

    Postgraduate diploma core modules

    Postgraduate certificate plus

    * ethical issues in clinical practice
    * disability and inclusive practice
    * exploring clinical practice or evaluating practice


    * pain management
    * understanding core stability
    * cognitive and perceptual processes in child development

    You can also choose options from any of our health and social care modules. These may be physiotherapy related or generic.


    Postgraduate diploma plus

    * dissertation


    Accreditation of previous certificated learning

    We may award credit for previous certificated study that you may have taken at an earlier period.

    Accreditation of prior experiential learning

    We may award credit for previous professional experience.

    UK requirements for international applications

    Universities in the United Kingdom use a centralized system of undergraduate application: University and College Admissions Service (UCAS). It is used by both domestic and international students. Students have to register on the UCAS website before applying to the university. They will find all the necessary information about the application process on this website. Some graduate courses also require registration on this website, but in most cases students have to apply directly to the university. Some universities also accept undergraduate application through Common App (the information about it could be found on universities' websites).

    Both undergraduate and graduate students may receive three types of responses from the university. The first one, “unconditional offer” means that you already reached all requirements and may be admitted to the university. The second one, “conditional offer” makes your admission possible if you fulfill some criteria – for example, have good grades on final exams. The third one, “unsuccessful application” means that you, unfortunately, could not be admitted to the university of you choice.

    All universities require personal statement, which should include the reasons to study in the UK and the information about personal and professional goals of the student and a transcript, which includes grades received in high school or in the previous university.


    You must normally * have a degree or equivalent professional qualification, and be registered with the Health Professions Council or Nursing and Midwifery Council * have at least 1000 hours of post qualification clinical practice relevant to paediatric careYou also need to satisfy the admissions team of your ability to complete the course by demonstrating * a commitment to working in a multidisciplinary team within paediatric care and rehabilitation * specialist subject knowledge and understanding relating to your normal area of practice using an evidence-based approach to healthcare delivery * an ability to reflect on and demonstrate learning from your own experiences in professional practice * understanding of the perspectives of the service user and their carers * effective verbal and non verbal communication skills showing engagement with the healthcare delivery team * good written skills * the ability to apply reflective and analytical skills to your/others work * basic skills in information technology * self-motivation to complete independent study at postgraduate levelInternational studentsYou must have an IELTS score of 6.5 or equivalent. English Language Requirements IELTS band: 6 CAE score: (read more) Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) is part of the Cambridge English suite and is targeted at a high level (IETLS 6.5-8.0). It is an international English language exam set at the right level for academic and professional success. Developed by Cambridge English Language Assessment - part of the University of Cambridge - it helps you stand out from the crowd as a high achiever. 75 (Grade B) IMPORTANT NOTE: Since April 2014 the ETS tests (including TOEFL and TOEIC) are no longer accepted for Tier 4 visa applications to the United Kingdom. The university might still accept these tests to admit you to the university, but if you require a Tier 4 visa to enter the UK and begin your degree programme, these tests will not be sufficient to obtain your Visa. The IELTS test is most widely accepted by universities and is also accepted for Tier 4 visas to the UK- learn more.
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