Liverpool John Moores University

Liverpool John Moores University

Advanced Paediatric and Neonatal Practice

LJMU's Advanced Paediatric and Neonatal Practice MSc develops Advanced Practitioners to work in the NHS. - ?Develop as an autonomous, reflective advanced practitioner in neonatal, acute paediatric or paediatric ambulatory care - Use advanced levels of knowledge to systematically to respond to complex challenges - Enjoy a dynamic learning environment enabling you to meet challenges flexibly and creatively to become a proficient practitioner - Gain skills to assess, diagnose and manage the variety of minor injuries, illnesses and paediatric emergencies that commonly present in neonatal, acute paediatric or paediatric ambulatory care settings ?Advanced Practitioners are registered healthcare professionals who have taken on additional intensive training and mentorship to enable them to extend their role in the assessment, treatment and care of neonates, infants, children and young people. They may work in accident and emergency departments, walk-in centres, acute hospital settings or specialist units. The programme is unique in providing an advanced practice programme specifically focused on the needs of those working in this area. It has three specialist pathways to choose from: Neonatal, Acute Paediatric Care and Ambulatory Care.

Entry requirements

MSc: You will need: a minimum 2:2 honours degree or evidence of potential to study at Masters level and registration as a health professional (nursing, allied health or medicine) or Physician Associate evidence of organisational support with protected study and placement time evidence of relevant workplace opportunities for clinical placements evidence of relevant supervision and mentoring Additional information: IELTS 6.5 (minimum 5.5 in each component) RPL is accepted on this programme If you have any specific queries, please contact Please note: All international qualifications are subject to a qualification equivalency check via NARIC. View country specific entry requirements: Contact LJMU's International Admissions Team ( for guidance on visa information. Further information is also available from our international web pages:

Course modules

Your programme is made up of a number of core modules which are part of the course framework. Some programmes also have optional modules that can be selected to enhance your learning in certain areas and many feature a dissertation, extended report or research project to demonstrate your advanced learning. Core Modules Advanced Neonatal and Paediatric Physiology and Assessment (20 credits) Research for Paediatric Advanced Practitioners (20 credits) Optional Modules Ambulatory Paediatrics 1: Common Problems in Infants and Young Children (20 credits) Ambulatory Paediatrics 2: Common Problems in School-Age Children and Adolescents (20 credits) Ambulatory Paediatric Emergencies (20 credits) Acute Paediatric Care 1 (20 credits) Acute Paediatric Care 2 (20 credits) Acute Paediatric Care 3 (20 credits) Foundations of Neonatal Care (20 credits) Acute Neonatal Care (20 credits) Complex Neonatal Care (20 credits)

Assessment methods

To cater for the wide-ranging content of our courses and the varied learning preferences of our students, we offer a range of assessment methods on each programme. Assessment techniques vary from module to module to reflect relevant assessment approaches and the key learning points of each topic. On this programme you will be assessed via: multiple choice exams, clinical consultation write-ups, clinical practice assessments, observed structured clinical examinations, directly observed procedural skills, clinical evaluations and reflections, case-based discussions, poster presentations and the research project.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Part-time September 2019 9,000 per Year 1 (Wales) 2 Years
MSc Part-time September 2019 9,000 per Year 1 (EU) 2 Years
MSc Part-time September 2019 9,000 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 2 Years
MSc Part-time September 2019 9,000 per Year 1 (England) 2 Years
MSc Part-time September 2019 9,000 per Year 1 (Scotland) 2 Years

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