Enhance your career prospects by becoming a well-informed, evidence-based practitioner aware of the bigger picture and able to challenge the status quo and lead developments in your own setting and beyond. This programme prepares you for advanced practitioner roles, teaching and management. A survey of our graduates revealed that their practice was enhanced by increased confidence, the ability to articulate a coherent argument and being better able to fulfil clients’ needs by being guided by research evidence.
As an Advanced Paediatric Dietetic Practitioner you can choose to work in private practice, the commercial sector or for the NHS. You’ll be able to apply for Band 7 and Band 8 roles, working autonomously as an advanced practitioner in a community setting or in acute hospital care. You’ll be competent in complex decision making and contribute to service development through innovation, leadership and research. Your health promotion skills and understanding of the role of diet and nutrition in shaping the health of children will be enhanced.
As an advanced practitioner, you’ll work as a specialist caring for children presenting with a range of conditions including urgent and acute episodes, and long-term chronic conditions. Your work will involve both individualised care and care co-ordination in collaboration with other healthcare professionals. Your work may also contribute to keeping children out of hospital or referring on to other health professionals as appropriate.
Your advanced skills in professional practice will give you the ability and confidence to move your career pathway to a new level.