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Child Health MSc - PGDip.

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  • Objectives
    Aims * To complement and supplement the clinical experience acquired in the course of paediatric Specialist Registrar training and by paediatricians working in non-career posts in the community * To develop critical thinking * To provide a framework for peer support and self-directed learning * To provide experience in research (MSc students) Objectives At the end of the programme students will have: * Improved their understanding and knowledge of a spectrum of common and important childhood paediatric problems * Increased their skills in managerial issues * Critically evaluated their personal clinical practice and educational needs * Demonstrated the ability to self-direct their learning * Conducted a research project (MSc students). All students complete the taught course which spans two years and comprises 12 five-day modules and keeping a portfolio. The third year is for research (MSc students only).
  • Entry requirements
    Entry requirements All applicants should be registered with the GMC. Participants must have a minimum of two years full-time or equivalent part-time experience in hospitals or community paediatrics and must maintain a minimum of 16 hours clinical work a week throughout the programme.
  • Academic Title
    Child Health MSc / PGDip.
  • Course description
    To provide formal instruction to complement clinical experience and stimulate original research. The programme is intended for training hospital or community based paediatricians who have obtained membership, and senior staff grade doctors, although candidates with other experience will also be considered.

    School of Medicine
    The School of Medicine is a unitary department headed by the Dean of the School. In addition to its main responsibilities for the delivery of undergraduate and postgraduate medical education the School has a commitment to high quality research which is undertaken under the auspices of three research institutes: Leeds Institute of Molecular Medicine (LIMM), Leeds Institute of Genetics, Health and Therapeutics, and the Institute of Health Sciences and Public Health Research.

    The taught modules available are: Advocacy in Child Health, Child Protection, Childhood Disability, Chronic Illness, Clinical Neuroscience, Communication & Management Skills, Community Paediatrics, Developmental & Behavioural Paediatrics, Evidence-based paediatrics, Growth & Nutrition, Preventive Health and Population Paediatrics, Research Methods & Medical Statistics, Critically ill child (i), Critically ill child (ii), Applied evidence-based paediatrics, Teaching Skills

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