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2016/17 Taught Postgraduate Programme Catalogue

PGDip Child Health

Programme code:PGD-CHUCAS code:
Duration:24 Months Method of Attendance: Part Time
Programme manager:Professor Mary Rudolf and Dr Tim Lee Contact

Total credits: 120

Entry requirements:

All applicants must be registered with the GMC and have a minimum of two years full-time (or equivalent part-time) experience in hospital or community paediatrics.

Participants must maintain a minimum of 16 hours clinical work a week throughout the course.

School/Unit responsible for the parenting of students and programme:

Medical Academic Educators Unit (MAEU), Leeds Institute of Medical Education (LIME), School of Medicine

Examination board through which the programme will be considered:

School of Medicine, Postgraduate Programmes Examination Committee

Programme specification:

This part time course will complement and supplement clinical experience gained in the course of your paediatric training – whether in a Specialist Registrar, ST4-6, or Speciality Doctor post. It will help develop your critical thinking, increase your skills in communication and managerial issues, and provide a framework for peer support and self-directed learning. The taught course extends over two academic years and comprises 12 five-day modules.

Teaching takes place on a Wednesday and is principally in seminars, with some formal lectures. All taught modules have one or more assignments which may be summative or formative in nature. Assignment types are varied and include: written essays, clinical examinations, group projects and writing articles for submission to peer reviewed journals. You will also keep a Portfolio of selfdirected learning. At the end of the taught course you will be examined orally on either your Portfolio (PGDip) or your research
proposal (MSc).

In the third year (MSc only) you will undertake and write up an original research project under supervision (based on your 2nd year proposal) in an area relevant to paediatrics and child health. You will be examined orally on this at the end of year 3.

If you wish to take up a career in any aspect of paediatrics and child health, this course will provide you with a broad foundation for your career development and continuing medical education.

Year1 - View timetable

[Learning Outcomes, Transferable (Key) Skills, Assessment]

Compulsory modules:

Candidates will be required to study the following compulsory modules:

CPCH5013MPrivate Study30 credits1 Sep to 31 Aug (24mth), 1 Mar to 28 Feb (24mth)

Optional modules:

Candidates will be required to study 90 credits from the following optional modules:

CPCH5001MGrowth and Nutrition7.5 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
CPCH5002MThe Critically Ill Child I7.5 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
CPCH5003MChild Protection7.5 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
CPCH5004MCommunication and Management Skills7.5 credits1 Feb to 31 Mar (2mth)(adv yr)
CPCH5006MClinical Neuroscience7.5 creditsNot running in 201617
CPCH5007MResearch Methods and Medical Statistics7.5 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
CPCH5008MEvidence Based Paediatrics7.5 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
CPCH5009MDevelopmental and Behavioural Paediatrics7.5 credits 
CPCH5010MThe Critically Ill Child II7.5 creditsNot running in 201617
CPCH5011MChronic Illness7.5 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
CPCH5015MChildhood Disability7.5 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
CPCH5016MCommunity Paediatrics7.5 creditsNot running in 201617
CPCH5100MAdvocacy in Child Health7.5 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
CPCH5101MApplied Evidence-based Paediatrics7.5 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)

Last updated: 08/05/2013


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