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Ms Carole Davies

Email: carole.davies@ucl.ac.uk

Tel: +44 (0)20 7905 2107

Fees and funding

UK/EU 2013/14:

£8,250 (FT)

Overseas 2013/14:

£21,000 (FT)

Full details of funding opportunities can be found on the UCL Scholarships website

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Prospectus Entry

Child Health

Key facts

Research Assessment Rating

70% rated 4* (world-leading) or 3* (internationally excellent)
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The programme information on this page relates to 2013 entry. 2014 content to appear here shortly. 

Paediatrics and Child Health: Paediatric Gastroenterology MSc

This comprehensive programme is intended for professionals specialising in Paediatrics and Child Health and is based at the Institute of Child Health, which sits in a unique position in UK paediatrics because of its strong links to Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children and UCL.

Degree summary

What will I learn?

Students on this pathway gain an understanding of the principles and practice of paediatric gastroenterology in greater depth, particularly genetics, molecular pathophysiology and new developments which are not taught in any of their clinical programmes. They also gain an understanding of evidence-based paediatrics, and of the impact of molecular genetics on diagnosis and management of the child and family.

Why should I study this degree at UCL?

The UCL Institute of Child Health has a very close relationship with the Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children and much of its research and teaching is carried out on a joint basis.

Great Ormond Street Hospital is the largest paediatric hospital in the UK with 21 medical, 11 surgical and eight diagnostic specialties, plus eight paramedical and other clinical support services.

Graduate students benefit from excellent facilities in both laboratory and non-laboratory subjects. The Institute of Child Health is also engaged in research in population health sciences in the UK and overseas activity.

See subject website for more information:

Degree structure

Availability: Full-time 1 year (flexible 2-5 years)

Students undertake modules to the value of 180 credits. The programme consists of four core modules (60 credits), four optional modules (60 credits) and a research dissertation (60 credits)

A Postgraduate Diploma (120 credits, full-time 1 year, flexible 2-5 years) is offered.

A Postgraduate Certificate (60 credits, full-time 1 year, flexible 1-2 years) is offered.

Core Modules

  • Evidence-based Child Health
  • Research Methodology and Statistics
  • Principles and Practice in Paediatric Gastroenterology
  • Investigations and Management in Paediatric Gastroenterology

Options

  • Specialist Paediatrics I
  • Specialist Paediatrics II
  • Epidemiology for Child Health
  • Leadership and Professional Development
  • Molecular and Genetic Basis of Paediatrics
  • Teaching and Learning in Medical Education
  • Immunisation and Communicable Diseases
  • Healthy Child Programme 0–18 years
  • Disability
  • Safeguarding Children and Children in Society
  • Nutrition, Growth and Physical Activity

Dissertation/report

All MSc studednts undertake an independent research project which culminates in a dissertation of 10,000 words.

Teaching and Learning

The programme is delivered through a combination of lectures, seminars, tutorials and research project supervision. Assessment is through a combination of unseen examination, class-based tests, (including an MCQ test), appraisals, essays, personal portfolio, oral presentations, the research proposal, and the dissertation and viva.

Further details available on subject website:

Entry and application

Entry requirements

Normally a minimum of an upper second-class UK Bachelor's degree or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard. 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 several years' specialist experience of working in hospitals, community child health or public health services for children and families.

For overseas equivalencies see the relevant country page.

How to apply

You may choose to apply online or download application materials; for details visit www.ucl.ac.uk/gradapps

The deadline for applications is 2 August 2013. Students are advised to apply as early as possible due to competition for places. Students applying for scholarship funding (particularly overseas applicants) should take note of application deadlines.

Who can apply?

The programme is intended for professionals specialising in paediatrics and child health. The pathway in Advanced Paediatrics is particularly suitable for doctors in training who wish to specialise in research and evidence-based practice in paediatrics.

What are we looking for?

When we assess your application we would like to learn:

  • why you want to study Paediatrics and Child Health at graduate level
  • why you want to study Paediatrics and Child Health at UCL
  • what particularly attracts you to this programme
  • how your academic and professional background meets the demands of this programme
  • where you would like to go professionally with your degree
Together with essential academic requirements, the personal statement is your opportunity to illustrate whether your reasons for applying to this programme match what the programme will deliver.

Career

The programme provides an ideal foundation for further doctoral research in this field and/or a career in research and evidence-based practice in paediatrics.

Find out more about London graduates' careers by visiting the Careers Group (University of London) website:


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