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Ambulatory Care

Duration: 4 months
Attendance mode: Part-time
Award: Module
Not suitable for international students
Start date: View attendance dates
Faculty of Health Studies


This module is designed to enhance and develop specialist knowledge related to ambulatory care of children and young people.

It covers topics including:

  • Concept of ambulatory care to prevent and reduce hospitalisation and readmission to hospital
  • Purpose and function of clinical assessment and observation units
  • National and local policy drivers for ambulatory care, relevant ethical, legal and cultural issues
  • Out of hours services, protocols and care guidelines/ pathways, telemedicine including IV antibiotics in the community
  • Elective day case procedures, investigations including liaison with community adult & children's services
  • Specialist nursing roles

Core content will provide students with the opportunity to acquire and critique skills and knowledge related to the clinical assessment and care of the child/young person in ambulatory care settings.

Why Bradford?

Bradford has a diverse population with a higher population of children and young people than the national average. There is also a higher than average concentration of young people with complex health needs necessitating long term care which may be provided in a variety of care settings.

Entry requirements

Any health care professional who has contact with patients / clients that transition from one service to another may be eligible to undertake this module and gain 30 credits at level 6 or 7.


The modules for this course can be found in the latest programme specification.

This module is an optional module which forms part of the MSc Professional Healthcare Practice (Children and Young People) programme

It is provided as part of this interdisciplinary Framework within the Faculty of Health Studies. The Framework enables students to create an individualised programme of study that will meet either their needs and/or the employers’ needs for a changing diverse workforce within a modern organisation.

The modules and academic awards are presented in areas representing employment practice or work based or clinical disciplines.

Whilst some students can build their own academic awards by choosing their own menu of module options, other students will opt for a named academic award. The Framework also provides the option for students to move from their chosen named award to another award if their job or personal circumstances change and they need to alter the focus of their studies. The majority of named awards also offer students, the option of choosing at least one module, sometimes more, from across the Faculty module catalogue enabling them to shape their award more specifically to their needs.

Reading lists

All reading lists can be found here.

Learning activities and assessment

Level 7 Essay – Critical analysis of how ambulatory care can be developed from a service perspective to improve and develop care for a local Trust to prevent hospitalisation (4000 words)

Level 6 Essay - Analysis of ambulatory care as a concept to improve and develop care for a child and family to prevent hospitalisation (3000 words)

OSCE - Based around clinical assessment of child/young person. Completion of competency outcomes in practice document

Career support and prospects

Career support

The University is committed to helping students develop and enhance employability and this is an integral part of many programmes. Specialist support is available throughout the course from Career and Employability Services including help to find part-time work while studying, placements, vacation work and graduate vacancies. Students are encouraged to access this support at an early stage and to use the extensive resources on the Careers website.

Discussing options with specialist advisers helps to clarify plans through exploring options and refining skills of job-hunting. In most of our programmes there is direct input by Career Development Advisers into the curriculum or through specially arranged workshops.

Career prospects

Professionals working in either adult or child services will benefit from this module when they work with children or young people who require care in the community or assessment to prevent hospitalisation.

The module will develop knowledge of planning, communication and  relevant guidelines and policy related to ambulatory care.

Fees, Finance and Scholarships

Tuition fees


  • Home/EU: £1,500 (standard 30 credit module fee)


  • Home/EU: £1,545 (standard 30 credit module fee)

Tuition fees are subject to review for students starting their course in subsequent years. See our Fees and Financial Support website for more details.

Financial support

Funding for eligible staff within the region will be reviewed by Health Education England (HEE) in the coming months for the 2017/18 academic year. We advise all applicants to apply as normal for 2017/18 courses and further information will be provided as soon as it is available.

How do I find out more?

Steps to Postgraduate Study

Find out more about studying at a postgraduate level on the official, independent website Steps to Postgraduate Study (link opens in new window).

How to apply

If you wish to apply for a module at the Faculty of Health Studies please download our module application form below:

Return completed forms to the FoHS recruitment team via email.

This is the current course information. Modules and course details may change, subject to the University's programme approval, monitoring and review procedures. The University reserves the right to alter or withdraw courses, services and facilities as described on our website without notice and to amend Ordinances, Regulations, fees and charges at any time. Students should enquire as to the up-to-date position when applying for their course of study.