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
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.
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.