We are delighted to offer this new set of educational initiatives that are designed to be applicable to students with a wide range of background skills in Paediatrics & Child Health who require a detailed understanding of core research methodologies, critical evaluation, evidence-based approaches and the scientific basis of childhood disease. The Postgraduate Certificate (PGCert), Diploma (PGDip) and the Masters (MSc) in Paediatrics and Child Health are all new courses that have been developed as part of the Clinical Specialties Programme within Brighton and Sussex Medical School. The courses are designed for part-time or full-time study to meet the educational development needs of healthcare professionals working with children and young people. Please note that these courses will be offered on a part-time basis only in 2016/17. The academic standard is the same for each of the three awards (PGCert, PGDip and MSc) as they are all taught at Postgraduate (M) level. The difference lies in the number of modules taken and, for the MSc, the completion of a dissertation. Successful completion of the Certificate, Diploma and MSc require 60, 120 and 180 credits, respectively (one module is worth 20 credits). The course has been designed as a multidisciplinary module framework and it is intended that students will share their occupational experiences, thereby enhancing multidisciplinary working and in doing so promote successful inter- professional practice
The specific aims of the course are: • To provide an advanced level of clinical knowledge blended within the organisational/service delivery context of paediatric care • To foster an environment in which occupational experiences are shared and a wider understanding of multidisciplinary paediatric and child health issues are gained • To provide an opportunity to learn from ‘hands on’ practitioners working within paediatrics and child health • To provide comprehensive knowledge and understanding of research methods used in health and social care • To enhance competence in critically evaluating and communicating research evidence • To provide an opportunity to plan and execute a rigorous research project in an area of paediatrics and child health or related subspecialty.
Applicants with a Medical degree should normally have 3-5 years' postgraduate experience. Applicants from other disciplines should have a corresponding level of training and experience in their field. Students are normally expected to be in clinical practice throughout the course. From 2017/18, applications will be welcomed from International students with appropriate qualifications and experience. Students for whom English is not a first language must demonstrate an acceptable standard of comprehension and communication in the English Language (IELTS: minimum overall score of 7.0 and 7.0 for the writing element). Claims for the Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) will be considered.
Recipient: Brighton & Sussex Medical School
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