Become a more effective practitioner and researcher by sharpening your clinical and critical thinking skills in the UK NHS environment.
Build the higher-level skills in order to improve standards for your patients and team. Broaden your career opportunities by demonstrating a commitment to your personal and professional development. Challenge accepted practice, suggesting and implementing effective and evidence-based alternatives.
This course is designed for doctors working in primary or secondary care. You’ll focus on developing your clinical and research skills, strengthening your ability to bring about positive change, solve problems and ensure the highest standards of care and safety for all patient groups.
You’ll build your skills in teamwork, best practice and multi-professional working while increasing your understanding of the complexity and global context of modern healthcare. With support from experienced tutors, you’ll explore your own practice while adapting your learning to your own needs and context.
The course will aim to give clinical knowledge and skills to international medical graduates and to introduce them to the culture and practices of NHS. These qualities will enable the students to be commensurate with the requirements of the GMC. Those international medical graduates who are willing to benefit from a research degree after this course are particularly encouraged to apply.
Developed by practising consultants and public-health academics, this course will build on your current abilities as a doctor and enhance your innovation, leadership, and research skills. It will strengthen your ability to bring about positive change, solve problems effectively, and ensure patient safety.
This course has a strong emphasis on the evaluation and development of both clinical practice and research in meeting the needs of all patient groups. You’ll develop your understanding of effective teamwork, best practice, and the multi-professional approach to medicine. You’ll also consider the role of non-technical skills in error causation, and the complexity and global context of modern healthcare.
You’ll be taught and assessed by academic and clinical academic staff. Lectures and seminars will be supported by self-directed study plus structured sessions delivered online and in our Virtual Learning Environment. You’ll be placed in local NHS hospitals as observers. In addition you’ll advance your clinical skills in our state-of-the-art simulation facilities where you will investigate and resolve clinical scenarios while developing your clinical reasoning and critical thinking skills. You’ll be encouraged to engage in debate and constructive argument. You’ll draw heavily on your own experience, critically balancing academic theory with the latest evidence based practice.
Course Leader: Selim Cellek
Director, Health & Wellbeing Academy: Professor Richard Aspinall
You already have a first medical degree, and you’re registered to practice as a doctor in the UK or in your own country. Now you’re looking to achieve a recognised higher qualification which will enhance your career progression and want to learn more about working in the UK NHS environment.
This course will help you to demonstrate a deeper understanding of how to make health care more effective, and so contribute to enhancing your personal and professional development. It’ll help to widen your career opportunities, whatever you seek to do next, by:
We have developed this course in partnership with clinicians so that it reflects the demands of modern clinical practice. It also helps to meet continuing professional development (CPD) requirement as laid out by the UK’s General Medical Council (GMC).
We use a range of assessment methods to enable both you and the university to check your progress during your studies and then to ensure that you meet the required standards when you complete the course.
Although they vary, our assessment strategies are all carefully designed to challenge you so that you expand your critical and creative thinking as well as your problem-solving skills. The assessments will enable you to demonstrate that you can synthesise existing knowledge and accumulate new knowledge, and will evidence the development of your professional practice.
On this course, your assessment methods will include objective structured clinical examinations (OSCEs) and multiple choice questions; a 6,000-word in-depth case study related to your subject specialty; an annotated PowerPoint; a research proposal; a research report; and data analysis.
Please note that you will need to complete all of the above core modules. This course does not have any optional modules. Modules are subject to change and availability.
The Faculty of Medical Science, opened in 2014, is founded on the strong international reputation of our flagship Postgraduate Medical Institute. Based on our riverside campus in Chelmsford and Young Street campus in Cambridge, we deliver innovative and clinically relevant teaching and research across two departments:
Thanks to our close relationships with the major clinical-care providers in the east of England, there are significant opportunities for collaboration and student placements across a variety of clinical sites.
We offer exciting opportunities for research and education in the allied health professions. We also translate science and epidemiology into health education and primary care, and deliver taught Master’s programmes to qualified medics. We have a flourishing community of PhD and MD(Res) students across all of our research fields.
Our advanced learning facilities include state-of-the-art clinical skills laboratories and simulation suites, which mirror real-life clinical situations. We also have a fantastic, modern library and a wide range of science labs and ICT suites.
The international fees for this course are £25,000 but a scholarship up to the value of £10,000 may be available to students who fulfill the entry requirements and start the course in September 2016.
To find out if you are eligible for this scholarship, please contact our admissions team.
Please note, this scholarship is not the same as the 10K Masters loan for UK/EU students.
You won't need to pay fees until you've accepted an offer to attend, but you must pay your fees up-front, in full or in instalments.How to pay your fees directly
You must pay your fees up-front, in full or in instalments. You will also be asked for a deposit or sponsorship letter/financial guarantee. Details will be in your offer letter.Paying your fees
It’s important to decide how to fund your course before applying. Use our funding guide for postgraduate students to learn more about the following:
We've a number of scholarships, as well as some fee discounts for early payment.
Important additional notes
Our published entry requirements are a guide only and our decision will be based on your overall suitability for the course as well as whether you meet the minimum entry requirements. Other equivalent qualifications may be accepted for entry to this course, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
If English is not your first language, you'll need to make sure you meet our English language requirements for postgraduate courses.
We welcome applications from international and EU students, and accept a range of international qualifications.
If you don't meet our English language requirements, we offer a range of courses which could help you achieve the level required for entry.
Full-time, part-time postgraduate ()
January 2018, September 2017
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