University of the West of Scotland

University of the West of Scotland

Maternal and Child Health in Advanced Paediatric Practice

The programme builds on students existing critical enquiry and independent learning skills to foster a challenging learning environment through the use of methodologies such as problem-based learning, which is then contextualised to the students� own clinical environment; graduates of this programme are expected to have a widespread positive influence by developing the quality of client care through enhanced evidence-based practice and have the capacity to become leaders within their sphere of practice.

Entry requirements

All applicants must either be registered nurses on parts 1, 2 or 3 of the NMC professional register; equivalent regulating body in other countries or registered allied health professionals; all applicants should normally possess a degree or equivalent; have a minimum of 2 years' experience in a neonatal/paediatric specialty.

Course modules

Modules include: Physiology and pathophysiology in neonates and paediatrics; advanced neonatal and paediatric decision making; advanced work-based learning (1 and 2); research methods; advanced non-medical prescribing; child protection in context; ambulatory care of infants and children.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
PgDip Full-time - 12 months
PgCert Part-time - 12 months
MSc Full-time £ 3,400 per Academic year (home fees) 24 months
PgDip Part-time - 24 months
MSc Part-time £ 555 per Module (home fees) 36 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Paisley Campus Paisley PA1 2BE Scotland
Hamilton Campus Hamilton ML3 0JB Scotland

Key information

Course Enquiries
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0141 849 4272