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Maternal and Child Health: Global Perspectives MSc

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  • Objectives
    The overall aim of this course is to enable midwives, nurses and other professionals to explore issues surrounding the health and social care of women, children and young people, while considering their own unique role in service improvements. It also provides the opportunity to research a specific area of maternal and child healthcare in depth through the masters-level dissertation.
  • Entry requirements
    This interprofessional masters course is ideal for children’s nurses, health visitors, midwives and other practitioners working within maternity and children’s services. Other practitioners working in health and social care might also find the course content of interest, choosing elements applicable to their area of work.
  • Academic Title
    Maternal and Child Health: Global Perspectives MSc
  • Course description
    What will you study?
    The course focuses on global concerns about determinants of maternal and child health, alongside an exploration of the impact of government policies on the provisions of care. It also enables practitioners to enhance their critical and analytical skills through the application of theories and concepts underpinning relevant areas of practice.

    Key areas of study include:

    -determinants of maternal and child health (national and international perspectives);
    -ethical and legal issues relating to maternal and child healthcare;
    -specialist and generic knowledge required for collaborative working in maternity and children’s services; and
    -research methods and critical enquiry.

    Course structure
    Please note that this is an indicative list of modules and is not intended as a definitive list.

    Core modules
    -Determinants of Maternal and Child Health
    -Power, Risk and Organisational Culture
    -Research Methods
    -Research Project Planning and Management
    -Research Project (Dissertation)

    Option modules (choose four)
    -Bio-social Perspectives: Conception to Spontaneous Weaning
    -Child and Adolescent Mental Health
    -Domestic Violence and Abuse
    -Ethics and Law
    -Factors Influencing Children’s and Young People’s Development (international perspectives)
    -Globalisation, Youth and Culture
    -Leading and Managing People in Health Care
    -Managing Information in Health Care
    -Managing Pain in Children
    -Perinatal Mental Health
    -Professional Development and Excellence in Clinical Practice
    -Safeguarding Children
    -Sexual Health and Wellbeing
    -Supervision of Midwives

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