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Paediatrics & Child Health

MSc, PG Diploma & PG Certificate


Programme Directors: Professor Helen Bedford and Professor Paul Winyard

MSc in Paediatrics and Child Health

The MSc programme consists of 8 modules (120 credits) and the research dissertation (60 credits); uniquely, it can be taken as a 1 year full-time course or as flexible/modular study for up to 5 years.

All of the MSc pathways require the modules in Evidence-based Child Health and in Research Methodology and Statistics. From 2016 there are four MSc pathways, with route specific core modules as follows.

  • MSc in Paediatrics and Child Health: Advanced Paediatrics (AP) - one or both of the Specialist Paediatrics modules
  • MSc in Paediatrics and Child Health: Community Child Health (CCH) - Epidemiology for Child Health
  • MSc in Paediatrics and Child Health: Global Child Health (GCH) – Essentials of International Child Health and Concepts and Controversies in Child Health or Health Systems in a Global Context
  • MSc in Paediatrics and Child Health: Molecular and Genomic Paediatrics (MGP) - Molecular Biology of Normal Development and Birth Defects, Molecular and Clinical Aspects of Childhood Cancers and Clinical Genomics, Genetics and Rare Diseases (two out of the three)

Postgraduate Diploma in Paediatrics and Child Health

The Postgraduate Diploma (PG-Dip) consists of 8 modules totalling 120 credits including 4 core modules (60 credits) and 4 optional modules (60 credits). This can be taken as a 1 year full-time course or as flexible/modular study for up to 5 years.

The five PG-Dip pathways require different core modules as follows:

  • PG-Dip in Paediatrics and Child Health: Advanced Paediatrics (AP) - Evidence -based Child Health and one or both of the Specialist Paediatrics modules
  • PG-Dip in Paediatrics and Child Health: Community Child Health (CCH) - Evidence-based Child Health and Epidemiology for Child Health
  • PG-Dip in Paediatrics and Child Health: Global Child Health (GCH) – Evidence-based Child Health, Research Methodology and Statistics, Essentials of International Child Health and Concepts and Controversies in Child Health or Health Systems in a Global Context
  • PG-Dip in Paediatrics and Child Health: Molecular and Genomic Paediatrics (MGP) - Molecular Biology of Normal Development and Birth Defects, Molecular and Clinical Aspects of Childhood Cancers and Clinical Genomics, Genetics and Rare Diseases (two out of the three)

The Research Dissertation is not required for the PG-Dip, but we do hope that all of our students have the enthusiasm and develop the skills to begin their own projects as a result of the course.

Certificate in Paediatrics and Child Health

The Postgraduate Certificate (PG-Cert) is taken over 1-2 years and consists of 4 modules totalling 60 credits.

Core modules for the five PG-Cert pathways are the same as those for the PG-Dip as follows:

  • PG-Cert in Paediatrics and Child Health: Advanced Paediatrics (AP) - Evidence -based Child Health and one or both of the Specialist Paediatrics modules
  • PG-Cert in Paediatrics and Child Health: Community Child Health (CCH) - Evidence-based Child Health and Epidemiology for Child Health
  • PG-Cert in Paediatrics and Child Health: Global Child Health (GCH) – Evidence-based Child Health, Research Methodology and Statistics, Essentials of International Child Health and Concepts and Controversies in Child Health or Health Systems in a Global Context
  • PG-Cert in Paediatrics and Child Health: Molecular and Genomic Paediatrics (MGP) - Molecular Biology of Normal Development and Birth Defects, Molecular and Clinical Aspects of Childhood Cancers and Clinical Genomics, Genetics and Rare Diseases (two out of the three)

Introduction

Our programme is the longest running Paediatric MSc in London, continually improved by student feedback and changing demands within the Health Service and Academic sectors. It offers unique flexibility to tailor the course to your own pace and interests through a wide choice of optional modules over several years.

Teaching takes place at the UCL Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health (ICH) in close collaboration with colleagues from Great Ormond Street Hospital NHS Foundation Trust with lectures from national and international experts across most clinical and research areas.

Study is flexible (lasting up to 5 years) with core modules, and four well established pathways focussing on Advanced Paediatrics, Community Child Health, Gastroenterology or Global Child Health and a new pathway focussing on Molecular and Genomic Paediatrics. 

A new and exciting programme just approved is the MRes in Child Health

It is our aim to:

  • Broaden and consolidate your knowledge of Paediatrics and Child Health
  • Compliment higher professional training and examinations for paediatricians
  • Teach new skills and explore new areas in Paediatrics for associated professionals
  • Promote multidisciplinary understanding and team work
  • Make you research aware at each degree level, with deeper learning at MSc because of the unique opportunity to conduct primary studies supported by UCL's research infrastructure and publish your work
  • Prepare you to be a leader of tomorrow with high-level organisational and management skills plus the ability to incorporate research and evidence-based practice into health services for children

Successfully completing this degree demonstrates commitment and focus, attributes sought by most enlightened employers.

Further module options

Several other postgraduate courses are run locally including Global Health and Development, Advanced Physiotherapy: Cardiorespiratory and Paediatric, Neuropsychology, Cell and Gene Therapy and Child and Adolescent Mental Health. Diverse modules are already shared with these programmes to promote multidisciplinary training, but we also allow you the unique opportunity to take one or two other modules from these courses or other UCL programmes which will count towards your higher degree. This gives you unique flexibility to tailor learning to your interests.

Medically qualified applicants should have post qualification experience in paediatrics or child health. Non-medically qualified applicants should have a first degree in a related subject and specialist experience of working in hospitals, community child health or public health services for children and families. Applicants, whose first language is not English, must meet the 'Good level: Overall grade of 7.0 with a minimum of 6.5 in each of the subtests' as specified in University College London’s language requirements.


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For a breakdown of fees, please consult UCL's fee schedule