Postgraduate (full-time, part-time)

Women's and Children's Health MSc

Anglia Ruskin University
In Chelmsford (England)

£ 7,100 - (Rs 5,79,476)
VAT incl.

Important information

  • Master
  • Chelmsford (England)
  • Duration:
    1 Year
  • When:
    January 2017

Women and children, both in the UK and around the world, face inequality on a daily basis. These inequalities come from lack of access to healthcare, education, employment opportunities, technological advances, legal support, and social, cultural and political opposition (Marmot, 2010). The World Health Organisation has recognised this and explicitly targeted women and children in three of its Millennium Development Goals; to promote gender equality and empower women; to reduce child mortality; to improve maternal health, alongside wider goals to improve universal access to education and to eradicate poverty that also disproportionately affect women (WHO, 2015).

This course focuses on the health of women and children. During their ‘core’ modules, students will be encourage to explore individual health issues, as well as exploring the global legislation that impacts on women’s and children’s health, and understanding how they can implement and influence policy change. The option modules will allow the student to tailor their learning to their individual practice; whether caring for the critically unwell women, doing a physical assessment of a new-born infant (NIPE), understanding the global impact of responsive parenting or as an effective leader or manager of a service.

Important information
What are the course objectives?

Our course aims to explore the health of women and children from a global public health perspective. Students will explore individual health issues, both physical, psychological and social that commonly affect women and children, and also explore the wider political and societal issues that impact these.

Is this course for me?

This course will utilise a global public health perspective and is aimed at all practitioners who work with women and children, so will appeal to students both in the UK and internationally. It will offer an inter-professional learning opportunity to a range of professionals including Midwives, Children’s Nurses, Health Visitors, Hospital and Community nurses, Family Support Workers, but is also suitable for those who work with women and children in the voluntary sector or education. The course will be taught by a range of experienced lecturers from a variety of clinical backgrounds. Please be aware that this course is aimed at practitioners working in some capacity with women’s and children’s health and does not lead to a registerable qualification with the Nursing and Midwifery Council in the UK.


Where and when

Starts Location
Bishop Hall Lane, CM 1sS, Essex, England
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What you'll learn on the course

Palliative care
Medical Research
Medical services
Child care
Women's Health
Children's Health
Women's and Children's Health
Newborn Infant Physical Examination

Course programme

Modules & assessmentCore modules
  • Global Challenges to Women and Children's Health
  • Research Proposal - Women's and Children's Health
  • Political Power and Policy Drivers affecting Women and Children's Health
  • Postgraduate Major Project
Optional modules
  • Applied Leadership & Management
  • Care of the Critically Unwell Woman
  • Newborn Infant Physical Examination (NIPE)
  • Global Impact of Responsive Parenting

You will have the opportunity to demonstrate your learning in a variety of ways during this course. Assessment will vary between modules, but includes patchwork text, reflective essays, action plans, reports, objective structured clinical examinations (OSCEs), essays, ‘journal style’ articles (to prepare you to publish your work) and a major project on a subject of your choice.

Additional information

Course duration: 1 year (full-time); 2-3 years (part-time) Part-time teaching times: Trimester 1: Wednesday 9am-12pm; Trimester 2: Wednesday 9am-12pm;
Trimester 3: Wednesday 9am-2pm

Course fees: Course feesUK & EU students, 2016/17 (per year) £7,100

International students, 2016/17 (per year) £11,200

UK & EU students, 2016/17 (per year part time) £3,550