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MSc Children and Young People’s Healthcare Practice (with PgDip and PgCert options) | 5063 | Level 7 | Credits 180 | 2020/21
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MSc Children and Young People’s Healthcare Practice (with PgDip and PgCert options) | 5063 | Level 7 | Credits 180 | 2020/21
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Please see individual modules for start dates, and read the information provided on this page on how to undertake this award pathway.

  • WHS_7_824 - Caring for Children and Young People with Life-Limiting Conditions
  • HCN_7_003 - Caring for children and young people with a cardiac condition
  • WHS_7_818 - Care of the Child with Cardiac and Respiratory Compromise (PICU)
  • HCN_7_008 - Foundations in Neonatal Care
  • HCN_7_009 - Mental Health awareness in children and young people
  • HCN_7_025 - Principles of Managing Children’s and Young People’s Pain
  • HCN_7_022 - Principles of Children and Young People's Neuroscience Care - Acute Care
  • HCN_7_023 - Principles of Children and Young People’s Neuroscience Care – Long term Management
  • HCN_7_012 - Principles of Caring for a Neonate, Child or Young Person Undergoing Surgery Level 7
  • HCN_7_011 - Principles of care for children and young people with Diabetes Level 7
  • HCN_7_016 - The principles of managing clinical trials – becoming an effective practitioner Level 7
  • HCN_7_004 - Caring for Children and Young People with a Renal Condition
  • HCN_7_013 - Protecting and Safeguarding Children and Young People
  • WHS_7_819 - Nursing Interventions for the Child in Paediatric Intensive Care
  • WHS_7_823 - Advanced Clinical Skills in Paediatric Ventilator Management
  • TAR_7_011 - Research in Health and Social Care
  • TAR_7_010 - Dissertation (60 Credit module)
  • HCN_7_015 - Recognising and Prioritising Care of the Deteriorating Child or Young Person
  • HCN_7_020 - Introduction to Childhood Cancer
  • HCN_7_005 - Caring for children and young people within a high dependency unit (GOSH)
  • HCN_7_026 - Continuing Care in Childhood Cancer
  • HCN_7_001 - Principles of care for the child and young person in endocrinology
  • HCN_7_007 - Foundations in Children and Young People’s Development
Description

Please note, this pathway is completed on a modular basis and you cannot apply for this as a full course. Instead, you need to apply for individual modules. Please see the last section at the bottom of this page for further information on how to apply.

The care of children and young people in hospital and community demands that healthcare professionals have the skills, knowledge and competence to understand the needs of children from infancy to young adulthood. Healthcare professionals working with children in hospital or community must be able to apply a holistic approach to care, taking into consideration physical, psychological, cognitive and emotional needs across the age ranges whilst relating to their developmental stages.  It is implicit that the care of children and young people is practised within a philosophy of child and young person focused and family-centred care recognising that, when possible, the child, young person, parents and carers are equal partners in care. Children and young people have the right to be included and informed about decisions made about their care, appropriate to their age and stage of development. Health care professionals must therefore incorporate this in to the delivery of care. This partnership working enables children and young people to reach their full potential and encourages the development of autonomy in care and decision making.

The MSc Children and Young People’s Healthcare Practice is designed for healthcare professionals who are currently practising at an advanced academic and professional level. In order to expand their knowledge base, competence and practice through a generic range of relevant modules. The framework award generally focuses on more theoretical and less practice-based modules. The part-time course allows students to explore and evaluate their current practice and initiate change as necessary. It remains flexible, allowing a wide choice of modules and therefore can be tailored to individual practice needs.  This allows students to build a highly relevant, challenging and stimulating course of study to fit their practice needs. The modules of study for the Pg. Certificate and the Pg. Diploma may be taken in any order however for the full MSc the student must successfully complete the 60 credit dissertation as their last module. Some students may wish to follow a slow pathway and may take up to 6 years to complete the course.

The philosophy of the course is based upon the belief that post-qualifying learners working with children and young people in hospitals and community learn more effectively when they are active in the learning process, rather than simply being passive recipients of knowledge. It is recognised that ill children and young people in hospital and community present with complex multi-dimensional needs, some being life limiting or life threatening, and many which persist from birth through to adult life. These needs may impact upon the child's development, choices and family life. It is essential, therefore, for healthcare professionals to work collaboratively with other health and social care professionals to promote health and minimise illness while protecting vulnerable children and their families.

The Department of Children’s Nursing and School of Health and Social Care is proud of the level and variety of support offered to post-qualifying healthcare professionals working with children, the learning style and assessment strategy adopted by the Department is not simply about the recall of factual information, but requires students to demonstrate critical thinking and evaluative skills. For this course, post-qualifying students will be supported in their learning through a variety of means, determined by their previous learning experiences. Other distinctive features of the course include:

  • Enabling the practitioners working with children to acquire a range of advanced transferrable skills that can be adapted to care in any setting (in or out of hospital), recognising that children and young people have varying levels of dependency.
  • Equipping practitioners to care for children and young people with physical and mental health needs as well as public health issues. Evaluating the care and implement change as necessary.
  • A taught programme which is complemented by blended learning support and interactive activities through digital learning and smaller group work sessions. This approach accommodates differing learning styles, providing students with a range of opportunities to achieve and reach their full potential.
  • Opportunity for potential students to claim Accreditation of Prior Learning for suitably qualified and/or experienced applicants.

Venue: LSBU Southwark Campus

 

Entry requirements

  • Current registration on a professional register (NMC or HCPC or equivalent) with a minimum of 6-months' post qualification experience in a relevant area of practice  
  • Student support for studying at Masters level is to be discussed with the pathway advisor. Students who have not previously undertaken study at academic Level 7 (Masters level) are advised to consider the workshop: Preparation for Masters Level Study, which can be found on the CPPD prospectus.
  • Normally applicants need a first degree in a health related field or international equivalent with a classification of 2:2 or above, or
  • Demonstrate successful completion of level 7 academic work, or
  • Senior healthcare professionals with extensive experience with a minimum of 80 credits at level 6 will also be considered

International Students for whom English is not their first language

  • International English Language testing service (IELTS) 7.0, or
  • Meets NMC/HCPC requirements for registration and practice in relation to EU/EAA in relation to English language requirements if appropriate.

 

Course structure

This is an example of a 6 year timeframe for the pathway, it is possible to complete this in a shorter time period: 

Years 1-2

 

Three optional modules from CPPD portfolio (20 credits: level 7). Please see the expandable box at the bottom of this page for the modules that can be undertaken.

Exit on successful completion of these modules will result in the award of Postgraduate Certificate in Children and Young People’s Healthcare Practice (6 credits)

Year 3-4

 

Core modules:

  • TAR_7_011 - Research in Health and Social Care 

Optional modules:

  • Two modules from CPPD portfolio (20 credits: level 7). Please see the expandable box at the bottom of this page for the modules that can be undertaken.

Exit on successful completion of the Postgraduate Certificate plus these modules will result in the award of Postgraduate Diploma in Children and Young People’s Healthcare Practice (120 credits)

Year 5-6

Core modules:

  • TAR_7_010 - Dissertation

Successful completion of all the listed modules in this table will result in the award of MSc Children and Young People’s Healthcare Practice (180 credits)


How to apply

This pathway is completed on a modular basis. Modules can be undertaken in a variety of orders, although some modules may need to be successfully completed before others. You can find out more, and apply for the modules, using the links in the dropdown box below. Please refer to the above table for how to complete this pathway. Additionally, you can contact the pathway leader to discuss this further using the contact details at the top of this page, this is particularly advisable if you decide to take an optional module from the suite of modules available.

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Course Leader
Name: Michelle Dillon
Administrator
Name: Muizzat Ibraimoh
Duration
This pathway can be undertaken over a period of six academic years on a modular basis
Face to Face Teaching
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Learner Hours
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Mode of Delivery
Please see individual modules (20 credit modules comprise a total of 200 hours of study/40 credit modules comprise a total of 400 hours of study/60 credit modules comprise a total of 600 hours of study)
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