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MSc Advanced Paediatric and Neonatal Practice

Liverpool John Moores University

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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    Liverpool John Moores University

  • Study mode

    Part time

  • Start date

    SEP

  • Duration

    2 years

Course summary

About this course

Our MSc Advanced Paediatric and Neonatal Practice postgraduate degree develops nurses and Allied Health professionals to work as Advanced Practitioners in the NHS.

  • ?Three specialist pathways to choose from: Neonatal, Acute Paediatric Care or Ambulatory Care
  • Use advanced levels of knowledge to systematically 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
  • Delivered in partnership with Kids Health Matters

?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 course covers all elements of advanced practice; values based care, autonomous practice, critical thinking, high levels of decision-making and problem solving; reflection and improving practice; leadership, facilitating learning, research and developments.

You will also explore the pathogenesis of neonatal and paediatric disease processes; integration of the clinical manifestations of disease to the relevant pathophysiological mechanisms; and the subsequent relationships to assessment, diagnosis and management.

Over the course of your studies you will develop advanced clinical reasoning, critical thinking and creative problem solving skills in the assessment and management of illness and health in neonates or children and young people.

You will explore, critically review, consolidate, extend and apply a systematic and coherent body of knowledge relating to paediatric advanced practice and the assessment and management of child health and illness in a variety of settings. On completion of the course you will recognise the boundaries of advanced professional roles and be able to articulate the legal and ethical frameworks in which the Advanced Practitioner.

By undertaking the course alongside intensively mentored clinical experience delivered with our partner Kids Health Matters, you will develop your confidence and competence as you progress towards the role of Advanced Paediatric and Neonatal Practitioner.

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.

The MSc provides a very challenging, but equally rewarding and well supported learning experience which equips you with the knowledge, skills and experience that you will continue to build on as your career progresses.

Assessment

How learning is monitored on your programme

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.

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University information

Liverpool John Moores University

  • University League Table

    73rd

  • Campus address

    Liverpool John Moores University, Egerton Court (Headquarters), 2 Rodney Street, Liverpool, Liverpool, L1 2UA, England

A globally respected university with staff and students from over 100 countries.
Access to a superb careers programme, developed in partnership with FTSE 100 companies and leading businesses.
All LJMU international students are guaranteed place in high-quality, university-approved accommodation within the heart of the city.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    34th out of 77 14

  • Entry standards

    / Max 201
    140 67%

    14th

    8
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    97.0 97%

    38th

    23
  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.91 78%

    59th

    33

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