Upon completion of the course candidates will:
- have a broader knowledge and understanding of each area of study
- have transferable skills in computer literacy including IT for communication, statistical analysis, library and database access
- have knowledge of the principles of epidemiological and clinical research
- have knowledge and understanding of teamwork and professional relationships, the structure of the NHS and professional development within the health service
- have skills to design and conduct research and to critically evaluate published work
- have the ability to develop life-long learning strategies through completion of a portfolio of reflective practice and a portfolio of self-directed learning
- have an understanding of the principles and practice of evidence-based paediatrics
- have an understanding of the impact of molecular genetics on diagnosis and management of the child and the family
- have awareness of current and future developments in paediatric medicine and child health.
- be able to assess the need for child health services and planning of services on the basis of available evidence and their evaluation.
- understand the rationale and organisation of preventive child health services
- understand the relationship between social conditions and health.
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