Maternal and Child Health

UCAS codes

  • Not applicable -

Course contact

Mandy Allen, Programme Lead
mandy.allen@uws.ac.uk
01698 283100 Ext 8478

Qualifications and durations

PG Cert, PG Dip and MSc

The programme is delivered on a flexible basis and can be taken either full time (approximately 18 months) or on a part time basis (3 years).

Campus

Start date(s)

  • September 2016
MSc Maternal and Child Health (Advanced Paediatric Practice)
MSc Maternal and Child Health (Advanced Neonatal Practice)
Candidates must be registered on the appropriate part of the NMC professional register, or equivalent regulating body in other countries, or a registered allied health professional on the HCPC register.

All applicants should normally possess a degree or equivalent (Accreditation of Prior Learning/Prior Experiential Learning will be considered).
These programmes enables nurses, midwives and allied health professionals to undertake postgraduate education at SCQF Level 11 within their own specialty, in order to further develop their knowledge, skills and competence to enable them to function in an advanced practice role. Undertaking this programme prepares the student to gain skills and knowledge within the 4 domains of advanced practice which incorporate: clinical skills; leadership; research and development and facilitated learning. This is a multi-professional programme which promotes interdisciplinary learning, and allows each student to contextualise their learning and development to the area of practice in which they work.

Full Time Option
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Year 1
Trimester 1 - Physiology and Pathophysiology in Infants and Children module and Research Methods in Health and Social Care module
Trimester 2 – Independent Prescribing module and Advanced Decision Making module
Trimester 3 – Work Based Learning module and an option module

Year 2
Research and Enquiry Dissertation module

Part Time Option
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Year 1

Trimester 1 – Physiology and Pathophysiology in Infants and Children module
Trimester 2 – Advanced Decision Making module
Trimester 3 – Work Based Learning module
(Students can opt to exit with a PG Certificate in Maternal and Child Health)


Year 2
Trimester 1 – Research Methods in Health and Social Care module
Trimester 2 – Independent Prescribing module
Trimester 3 – Option module

Year 3
Research and Enquiry Dissertation module
This will be undertaken in their normal place of work with the support of a clinical mentor.
"’The mix of academic and clinical skills has enabled me to progress in my training towards becoming an advanced paediatric nurse practitioner. This has helped me to develop professionally to attain advanced clinical skills in examination, decision-making and prescribing in clinical practice. Developing the advanced skills through this programme has improved my clinical, research, leadership and teaching skills in clinical practice."
Judith Taylor, Advanced Paediatric nurse practitioner (previous student).