Taught course

Advanced Paediatric and Neonatal Practice

Liverpool John Moores University · Faculty of Education, Health and Community

Entry requirements

​BA/BSc (Hons) in relevant field (2.2 or above) or evidence of potential to study at masters level

Registration as a health professional (nursing, allied health or medicine) or Physician Associate
  • Evidence of organisational support with protected study and placement time
  • Evidence of relevant workplace opportunities for clinical placements and evidence of relevant supervision and mentoring
  • International students require an IELTS score of 6.5 (with 5.5 in each component)

Months of entry


Course content

The MSc in Advanced Paediatric and Neonatal Practice from LJMU develops advanced practitioners to work in an NHS that is currently facing unprecedented challenges.

  • ​Develop as an autonomous, reflective advanced practitioner in neonatal, acute paediatric or paediatric ambulatory care
  • Use advanced levels of knowledge systematically to respond to complex challenges
  • Enjoy a dynamic learning environment enabling you to meet challenges flexibly and creatively to become a proficient practitioner
  • Gain skills to assess, diagnose and manage the variety of minor injuries, illnesses and paediatric emergencies that commonly present in neonatal, acute paediatric or paediatric ambulatory care settings

The course runs part-time over two years. You will need: the support of your seconding employer to enable you to attend taught sessions one day a week and two days of supervised practice with the support of an appropriately qualified mentor.

​The programme follows a blended learning approach. This combines traditional teaching methods with opportunities for face-toface sessions and access to online learning facilities. This is consolidated with classroom-based discussion and critical reflection on case studies led by experienced clinicians. You may choose to attend or actively participate in several sessions on your computer at home or work in real time, or by catch up by accessing web-based recordings at a time which is convenient to you.

In year one you will complete clinically focussed modules, reflect on your practice and professional development and achieve the competencies required of an Advanced Paediatric and Neonatal Practitioner.

In year two you will advance your research skills and knowledge base to synthesise your learning and will complete a dissertation based on a research project you have developed and implemented. This will add to the knowledge base informing your professional practice.

Information for international students

International applicants are required to demonstrate equivalent qualifications to the standard requirements for entry when applying for courses at LJMU.

Students must also demonstrate a proficiency in communicating through English, for example via an IELTS tests or equivalent.
Please note: UK visa restrictions mean that international students are only permitted to study on a full-time basis.
Please contact LJMU’s International Team for more information and advice.

Fees and funding

Please see the course page for more information.

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months

Course contact details

Course Enquiries
0151 231 5090