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Advanced Clinical Practice (Paediatrics)

Advanced Clinical Practice (Paediatrics)

Key information

Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Pediatrics Children's Nursing Paramedical Services / Supplementary Medicine Health Studies

Course type


Course Summary

This course is aimed at those working in advanced clinical practice roles.

It offers healthcare practitioners from a range of backgrounds the opportunity to advance their practice through a tailored selection of units, each designed to give you the in-depth knowledge and skills required to autonomously manage complexities in individual patient care, as well as lead and support the transformation of healthcare services through research informed practice and leadership.


The course aims to give you an advanced level of integrated clinical knowledge and develop cutting-edge skills to help you excel as an advanced practitioner and clinical leader in your field. The highly structured academic programme will run in parallel with a work-based programme of learning.

The aims of the course are to:

  • Provide a flexible, multi-professional programme of clinically relevant postgraduate study to develop your skills as an advanced clinical practitioner in a paediatric settings
  • Advance your clinical practice and service delivery through enhancement of critical thinking and synthesis of a range of sources of evidence relevant to clinical practice, to inform decision making at an individual, team and/or organisational level;
  • Enable you to work individually and collaboratively to meet the learning and development needs of practitioners across a range of professions;
  • Ensure you can meet the changing needs of children and young people, and the people who care for them, by critically evaluating current practice.

Different course options

Study mode

Part time day


36 months

Start date



This unit aligns with the key principles of safe and effective prescribing practice delivered in the accompanying unit Clinical assessment, diagnosis and prescribing practice. This unit engages the learner in a series of activities, learning exercises and reflective materials to provide them with an in-depth understanding of the legal, ethical, professional issues related to prescribing to support them in developing as competent prescribers. Students will be supported in evaluating their professional responsibility and accountability associated with prescribing. Prescribing in the wider context of the multi-disciplinary team will be reviewed, alongside responsibilities related to prescribing in a public-health context.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (credit)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (credit)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

We require a health professional qualification relevant to nursing or current registration with the relevant professional, statutory or equivalent regulatory body. You must also hold a relevant honours first degree (Lower Second or above, or equivalent) from an approved higher education institution or evidence of previous advanced study, research or professional experience that the University accepts as qualifying you for entry. Part-time students whose unit(s) have practical components also need written support from their employer to attend and complete any practice requirements.