O que eu aprenderei?

Child Life specialists are members of pediatric interdisciplinary health care teams whose primary focus is on the developmental and emotional needs of children and their families. The program is designed to meet the learning needs for Canadian and international students as well as the healthcare system’s need for certified child life specialists with Master’s level training. The program includes a stream for Child Life specialists already in the field that wish to upgrade their qualifications to a Master’s degree.

Stream 1

Child Life specialists are members of pediatric interdisciplinary health care teams whose primary focus is on the developmental and emotional needs of children and their families. The program is designed to meet the learning needs for Canadian and international students as well as the healthcare system’s need for certified child life specialists with Master’s level training. Stream 1 of this program is only offered full-time and provides academic and clinical training (2 internships) to prepare students with knowledge, clinical skills, and professional behaviours to practice as entry level child life specialists.

The program will be highly accessible through a blended delivery of online (both real-time and asynchronous sessions) and in-class formats in addition to clinical internships. Learners will be provided with opportunities for self-directed learning, guided instruction as well as hands on application of theory to practice throughout the curriculum.

Stream 2

Stream 2 of this program provides child life specialists or practicing health professionals with advanced practice skills in pediatric psychosocial care. This stream is offered as a full or part-time course-based Master's degree (no internships required). Students will be provided with opportunities to learn about pediatric psychosocial assessment and interventions, critically examine ethical issues, and apply theoretical knowledge and patient and family-centered care principles to diverse pediatric clinical settings. Students will also understand the foundations of clinical research, engage in critical reflection, and incorporate the appraisal of evidence to improve reasoning and clinical decision-making skills, and explore methods of implementation into practice.

The program will be highly accessible through a blended delivery of online courses and two mandatory in-person residency periods (one week each) held on campus.

De qual departamento farei parte?

Faculty of Humanities

Opções de estudo

Online/a distância com algumas horas presenciais (2 YEARS (STREAM 1), 1-4 YEARS (STREAM 2))

Valores
Level 1, 2 and 3: CAN $5,698.74 per term, Level 4 and 5: CAN $5,587 per term
Data de início

Esperado Janeiro, Setembro 2021

Localização

Faculty of Humanities

1280 Main Street West,

HAMILTON,

Ontario (ON),

L8S 4L9, Canada

Requisitos de admissão

Para estudantes do(s)/da Brasil

Other English Language Requirements: 550 on the paper-based TOEFL test or 213 on the computer-based TOEFL test.

Para estudantes internacionais

Student must have: Honours Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent; B+ (B- for Engineering) minimum average, based on a full year equivalent of final year courses (3rd/4th level) relevant to the program.

Language Requirements

Applicants are required to submit evidence of their proficiency in the English language as part of their application. The most common evidence is a score on one of the following exams:

TOEFL: minimum score of 92 (internet based), 237 (computer based) or 580 (paper based), minimum of 20 per band; for the Faculty of Engineering a minimum score of 88 (internet based) or 213 on the (computer based) or 550 (paper based)

IELTS (Academic): minimum overall score of 6.5, with at least 5.5 in each section

CAEL: minimum overall score of 70, with at least 60 per band

MELAB: minimum score of 85

PTE Academic: minimum score of 63; for the Faculty of Engineering a minimum score of 70

York University course: YUELI Level 6 with a minimum final grade of B

University of Toronto course: Academic Level 60 with a minimum final grade of B

Os requisitos para o IELTS podem variar de acordo com o curso que você escolher.

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