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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 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: 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

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 four 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

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 four 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-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

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