Course Structure


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 2014 there are five 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: Gastroenterology (G) - Principles and Practice and Investigations and Management in Paediatric Gastroenterology
  • 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: Gastroenterology (G) - Evidence-based Child Health, Principles and Practice and Investigations and Management in Paediatric Gastroenterology
  • 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: Gastroenterology (G) - Evidence-based Child Health, Principles and Practice and Investigations and Management in Paediatric Gastroenterology
  • PG-Cert in Paediatrics andChild 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)

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