Studying Child Health will enhance your professional knowledge and competencies to cope with the demands and complexities of practice, working within health and social care environments with children, young people and their families. The course will enable practitioners to critically reflect on their clinical competence; expand their clinical capability within the multidisciplinary team, and participate in developing and promoting appropriate practice development to facilitate the delivery of quality care.
The UCLan Child Health course has been developed in close partnership with colleagues from clinical practice, the course outcomes reflect the developmental needs of healthcare practitioners, the service needs of organisations and, most importantly, the desire to improve the quality of care offered and delivered to children and young people accessing healthcare in a variety of settings.
Part-time: From two and up to five years.
School of Nursing
No Partner College
September and January
To read about the course in more depth, please download the course handbook: 2015/16
The degree programme offers students three compulsory modules relating to: Valuing the research process, Safeguarding and welfare of children and a Dissertation or Practice based project. A range of optional modules are available to the student which relate to different areas of child health practice including: caring for children and young people with mental health needs, children with complex care needs, caring for children in emergency departments and in high dependency units.
Together with the course team you will be able to plan an individualised programme utilising your choice of modules from the list below to cover the 2-5 years you have to complete this top-up degree.
You need to complete 60 credits of compulsory modules including Valuing Research (C) and Safeguarding and welfare of children (C) and then completing either a dissertation or a practice based project in the final year of the course. You then choose 60 credits from the choice of optional modules available as listed above.
The modules include a variety of assessment approaches including essays, literature reviews, seminars, case studies, reflective portfolios, OSCE and Viva.
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For details of the standard fee for UK/EU students studying this course please contact the College of Health and Wellbeing.Part time fee of £760 per 20 credit module
If you are interested in applying for this course, our comprehensive How to Apply pages will guide you through the process. Here at UCLan, our aim is to encourage you to develop your potential and we offer a flexible approach to admissions, which reflects our commitment to all those who would benefit from our courses.Individuals working for health and social care organisations should initially discuss their application with their employer as arrangements may be in place for financial and study leave support.
Individuals can purchase this course as an independent student and should obtain an application form from:
School of Health
University of Central Lancashire
Preston PR1 2HE
Tel: 01772 893836/ 3839
Short Form of Course:
Institution Code Name: CLANC
Institution Code: C30
Campus Site: U
University of Central Lancashire, Preston, PR1 2HE, Lancashire, United Kingdom