Advances in medical care and technology now mean that many more children are living with complex health care needs and life limiting illness. This MSc offers a taught programme of study that sets out to nurture emerging and innovative professionals working and caring for children and young people with complex health needs and supporting families. It will meet the increasing demand for a postgraduate qualification in Caring for Children and Young People with Complex Health Needs, explicitly focused on interdisciplinary learning and research, delivered flexibly through a blended format of online and face-to-face learning.
The aim of the programme is to provide high-level knowledge and skills training and education to those tasked with working together in caring for children and young people with complex health needs in a hospital and community setting. This Masters degree will be of value to those working with and for children, including health care professionals, allied-health professionals, as well as public officials, NGOs, social workers and support providers.
The MSc in Caring for Children with Complex Health Needs, is felxible and designed to meet the needs of local and international professionals. The programmes is delivered via a blended format of online and face-to-face learning and there are several exit points for this course.
The MSc programme includes two short compulsory modules, which run across four programmes that relate to childhood studies in the University, and three core modules. Further optional modules will enable students to choose a range of substantive health-related modules and provides the opportunity to choose modules from the associated programmes in the Schools of Education, Psychology and Sociology, Social Policy & Social Work. Students will also undertake their own research in the dissertation module.