The programme has been designed to be applicable to students with a wide range of background skills in paediatrics and child health who require a detailed understanding of core research methodologies, critical evaluation, evidence-based approaches and the scientific basis of childhood disease.
A key feature of the programme is its multi-professional nature. This is considered essential for professional practice in paediatrics and child health. The uniqueness of this programme is its emphasis not only on the clinical aspects of paediatric care but also the provision of care which will be imbued within the clinical modules.
There is also the opportunity to plan and execute a rigorous research project in an area of paediatrics and child health or related suspeciality (ie neonatology).
KEY AREAS OF STUDY
• Acute and emergency paediatrics • Management of long-term conditions in children • Developmental paediatrics • Research methods and critical appraisal • Leadership and change management in clinical services • Communication, learning and teaching in health and social care
Most modules are assessed by 3,000 word written assignments which are centred on case studies or a relevant topic agreed between the student and the module leader. Some modules include interactive role play and poster presentations as part of the assessment.
The MSc is also assessed by a 12,000 word dissertation (80% weighting) and poster presentation (20% weighting).
MDM158 Acute & Emergency Paediatrics (20 credits) MDM159 Management of Long Term Conditions in Children (20 credits) MDM160 Developmental Paediatrics (20 credits)
PGCert modules PLUS MDM10 Research Methods and Critical Appraisal (20 credits) MDM110 Leadership and Change Management in Clinical Services (20 credits) MDM122 Communication, Learning and Teaching in Health and Social Care (20 credits)
PGDip modules PLUS MDM164 Dissertation (60 credits)
This course is intended to provide advanced expert education for professionals working in paediatrics and child health.
The course content has been carefully designed to train students to be high achieving consultants and clinical leaders of the future by providing a blend of clinical knowledge with learning in the three key professional domains of research, leadership and communication and learning, along with the development of research and publishing skills. A key feature of the course is intended to be its multi-professional nature.