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Advanced Clinical Practice (Paediatrics) MMedSci

Advanced Clinical Practice (Paediatrics) MMedSci

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Study mode

Part time


3 years

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

MMedSci - Master of Medical Science

Subject areas

Pediatrics Paramedical Services / Supplementary Medicine Health Studies Nursing

Course type


Course Summary

Paediatric Advanced Clinical Practitioners will learn the skills, knowledge and behaviour to become clinical leaders of paediatric practice and play a pioneering role in multidisciplinary teams.

Course description

This course is for experienced, registered health and care practitioners delivering advanced clinical practice, who wish to learn advanced skills in the management of episodes of care for their client group. It can be studied either as a standard masters degree or via an apprenticeship route.

Paediatric Advanced Clinical Practitioners (ACPs) work with babies, children, young people (CYP) from 0 to 18 years of age and their families in a range of settings across primary and secondary care. Paediatric ACPs can undertake acute or ongoing assessment of health and social needs, manage children with complex needs and act as senior decision makers.

The course encompasses the four pillars of advanced practice: clinical practice, leadership and management, education and research. On successful completion of the programme, you’ll demonstrate the core advanced practice capabilities and paediatric clinical competence. The course includes a clinical leadership module, which ensures that service design, delivery and patient safety remain at the forefront of your clinical working.

As an ACP, you’ll be a dynamic practitioner making advanced decisions about practice, leadership and management. The programme content is delivered by a range of expert practitioners and experienced academics. A dynamic combination of underpinning knowledge and supervised clinical practice will ensure that you have the capabilities to work as an Advanced Clinical Practitioner on successful completion of the programme.

Please see our University website for the most up-to-date course information.


Final module of the year which builds knowledge and competence in the clinical management of common episodes of care.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (per year)


International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

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Entry requirements

You will have a minimum 2:2 undergraduate honours degree in nursing or midwifery which is regulated by the Nursing and Midwifery Council A minimum of a grade C in GCSE English Language and Maths or equivalent, Be a qualified UK registered healthcare professional, working in the pathway specific area for a minimum of two years,Hold a current relevant employment contract in the pathway specific setting for the duration of the programme for a minimum of 30 hours per week, Be able to provide evidence of support from a manager and a lead consultant/general practitioner.