University of Central Lancashire

University of Central Lancashire

Child Health

The course covers the following subject areas: developing practical research skills; facilitation of critical thinking / reflection in and on practice; leadership, change, management, innovation and interprofessional education; quality assurance; collaborative working across professional and organisational boundaries.

Entry requirements

Bachelor's degree with Honours at lower 2nd or above. Equivalent learning from other study or experience may serve to meet this requirement. Must be a registered nurse or midwife who works with children and young people across a variety of health and social care settings. Applications from all candidates will be considered on their merits and in the light of the nature and scope of the programme or work proposed. Informal enquiries are welcomed and will normally be followed by an initial advisory interview.

Course modules

Year 1: Introduction to postgraduate research; thinking children; shaping the future for child health care practice. Year 2 (choose 3 optional modules): Writing and presentation skills; solution focused interventions; advanced research methods; the safeguarding of children in multi-disciplinary environments; care of the child with cancer; leadership in practice; multi-professional support of learning and assessing in practice; assessing and responding to the critically ill child. Year 3: Either a triple dissertation or a double dissertation and single compulsory module: Practice improvement through change.

Assessment methods

Assessment is through: Written assignments in the form of essays and scholarly papers, reflective accounts; storyboards; 360 degrees; feedback; oral presentations; objective structured clinical examinations; portfolios; dissertation.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 500 per Module (England) 3 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 500 per Module (Northern Ireland) 3 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 500 per Module (Scotland) 3 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 GBP 500 per Module (Wales) 3 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Preston Campus Preston PR1 2HE North West

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