Taught course

Medical Science (Paediatric Respiratory Medicine)

Keele University · School of Medicine

Entry requirements

This programme is intended for medical graduates who intend to work either as a respiratory paediatrician or as a general paediatrician with a special interest in paediatric respiratory medicine. Individual modules are available to other health professionals, as short courses or as part of other Masters programmes within the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences.

Months of entry


Course content

Respiratory illnesses affect all children. Almost every child in the UK attends their GP in the first 5 years of life with a respiratory infection. 1 in 10 children have some chronic respiratory condition of which asthma is the most common. Despite the commonness of respiratory disorders, the presence of good evidenced-based guidelines care and outcomes vary widely. Provision of care is even more varied for rarer conditions and where there have been recent important advances in technology. There is a pressing need to facilitate training in primary, secondary and tertiary care to ensure that children achieve the best possible health outcomes.

This course allows students to learn how to provide optimum care for children with acute and chronic respiratory diseases.

Each of the four modules has been designed to complement clinical experience and accelerate learning and professional development. The modules tackle asthma and allergy, cystic fibrosis, infection and immunity and non-invasive ventilation and sleep. Taken in combination they cover the breadth of knowledge required to deliver secondary care services for children and they complement the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health Special Interest module in Paediatric Respiratory Medicine.

Delivered by an experienced local faculty with an enthusiasm for teaching and national and international reputation for paediatric respiratory medicine this course offers a combination of self-directed, interactive and practical learning.

Fees and funding

Please see the funding page for more information.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MMedSci
    part time
    60 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • PGDip
    part time
    48 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • PGCert
    part time
    36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Mrs Sophie Gibbons
01782 734933