Taught course

Advanced Clinical Practice - Paediatric Anaesthesia

The University of Manchester · School of Medical Sciences

Entry requirements

We require you to hold a Fellowship of the Royal College of Anaesthetists (FRCA) or Fellowship of the College of Anaesthetists of Ireland (FCAI) or equivalent.

You should also have relevant ongoing clinical experience involving paediatric anaesthesia, with acute management of ill and injured children essential.

APLS and GCP courses are desirable.

Months of entry


Course content

Our blended learning MSc in Advanced Clinical Practice - Paediatric Anaesthesia is a unique course for anaesthetists and anaesthetic trainees who have an interest in paediatric anaesthesia.

Children and infants present unique challenges to anaesthetists, who are involved not only in the delivery of safe anaesthesia, but also in peri-operative care, acute and chronic pain management and in the resuscitation and stabilisation of the seriously ill or injured child.

This is an academic course that, when combined with clinical experience, will produce anaesthetists who can deliver high quality care in the field of paediatric anaesthesia.

You will develop:

  • the skills required to understand medical literature and research and apply this knowledge as evidence-based practice;
  • the ability to gain a firm grasp of the science, pathophysiology and paediatric medicine underpinning the practice of paediatric anaesthesia;
  • the ability to critically appraise current practice, develop the specialty further, and improve patient care.

We have developed this course in partnership with the Department of Paediatric Anaesthesia at the Royal Manchester Children's Hospital (RMCH), drawing on the hospital's high level of knowledge and expertise to provide you with the breadth and depth of knowledge and understanding expected from paediatric anaesthetists today.

This MSc is suitable if you are a consultant anaesthetist working in either specialist or non-specialist centres and have an interest in paediatric anaesthesia.

Our course would also be suitable for trainees undergoing advanced clinical training in paediatric anaesthesia.

Information for international students

Most international students must demonstrate English proficiency through a secure and approved testing system.

We ask for English language proof from applicants from non-majority English speaking countries (a list of majority English speaking countries, as defined by the UK Home Office, can be found here ).

Specifically, we require a minimum of:

  • IELTS - minimum 6.5 overall with 6.0 in writing, or
  • TOEFL: 90 internet-based (with 22 in each component).

Qualification and course duration


part time
36 months


part time
12 months


part time
24 months

Course contact details

Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health
+44 (0)161 275 5220