This online programme will give you a comprehensive understanding of the processes, investigation procedures and treatment options for common diseases you encounter in general medical practice.
The programme is mostly for early postgraduate doctors.
It complements the learning you need to achieve membership of the Royal College of Physicians and it may also be suitable for doctors in other specialties, or nurse consultants and other paramedical specialists with extensive clinical experience.
We cover basic physiology, pathophysiology, therapy and clinical management, as well as clinical skills, generic skills (including writing and research methods) law, ethics and prescribing ability.
Problem-based learning through clinical case scenarios will be used to enhance knowledge and clinical decision-making. We use a variety of e-learning resources and platforms, including a virtual classroom with online tutorials and lectures, online interactive resources and virtual patients.
This programme is made up of compulsory and optional courses.
Science of Medicine
Imaging in Medicine
Acute Medicine and Clinical Decision-Making
Clinical Skills (Communication, Examination and Medical Procedures)
Introductory Skills (IT Skills, Research/Literature Evaluation and Writing Skills)
Clinical Education and Teaching
Palliative Care and Pain Management
Our online learning technology is fully interactive, award-winning and enables you to communicate with our highly qualified teaching staff from the comfort of your own home or workplace. Students not only have access to Edinburgh’s excellent resources, but also become part of a supportive online community, bringing together students and tutors from around the world.
This programme is designed to help medical professionals gain the next step in their medical career, with a highly regarded qualification and first-rate expertise.
The Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh is offering some scholarships to enable talented doctors to undertake this programme. Further info: http://www.rcpe.ac.uk/education-support/rcpe-uk-and-international-scholarships
The minimum entry requirement is a UK 2:1 undergraduate degree, or its international equivalent, in medicine or a clinically relevant subject, plus work experience in a clinical context. Applicants who fall below these requirements but have relevant work experience may be considered on a case-by-case basis. You may be admitted to Certificate level only in the first instance. The deadline for applications for 2015 entry is 24 August 2015.