Our online Acute Medicine courses are offered in partnership with the University of South Wales, who have a strong reputation for delivering innovative learning. You will receive your transcript from the University of South Wales.
Acute medicine is a rapidly evolving specialty and as many generalist healthcare professionals undertake acute medicine as part of their daily routines, there is a demand for tailored education, particularly at Masters level.
You will develop a systematic understanding of evidence-based, protocol delivered practice, which is crucial in optimising acute care.
Like other specialties, acute medicine is multi-disciplinary, particularly with the event of physician assistants and specialist nurse practitioners. This course is therefore aimed at the multi-disciplinary team, covering the major spectrum of disease areas that would present acutely.
This is a theoretical course that aims to supplement the education of existing healthcare professionals, as opposed to a practical course in acute medicine.
A distinctive aspect of our courses is that they allow you to study at post-graduate level without release from work. With no lectures or webinars at set times, you can fit your studies flexibly around your personal and professional commitments.
Who are our acute medicine courses for?
You will typically be a doctor, nurse, physiotherapist, occupational therapist, pharmacist or radiographer. On completion you will be able to progress in your career as well as directly improve patient care.
You may apply for the MSc in Acute Medicine as a two-year course, firstly completing the Postgraduate Diploma (120 credits), followed by the MSc (60 credits).
Why do the course?
On completion of the acute medicine postgraduate course, you will have:
Why study with Diploma MSc?
The online course lasts one calendar year and is a part-time distance learning course. It consists of 6 modules per year, each of 6 weeks duration.
Module 1 - Respiratory and Cardiovascular Emergencies
Module 2 - Diabetes and Endocrine Emergencies
Module 3 - Gastroenterological Emergencies
Module 4 - Acute Presentations with Infection and Sepsis
Module 5 - Acute Neurological Disorders and Stroke
Module 6 - Acute Renal, Metabolic and Toxicological Emergencies
The Acute Medicine MSc course provides a progression route for the Postgraduate Diploma course in Acute Medicine.
The MSc in Acute Medicine runs over 1 calendar year. Starting with an initial 12-week online module to develop skills in critical appraisal and knowledge of research methodologies, you will produce a 1,500 word proposal. This will inform your subsequent 10,500 word professional project.
Home based students have the option to do an Independent Prescribing module, enabling eligible nurses and pharmacists to become an Independent Prescriber as part of their Acute Medicine MSc.
On completion of the Acute Medicine Masters, you will have:
Module 1 - Research Methods and Critical Appraisal in Acute Medicine: Acute Medicine
Module 2 - Professional Project
The University of South Wales Civil & Structural Engineering MSc is a taught postgraduate course offering full-time and part-time pathways.
Students complete a sequence of optional and compulsory modules, plus a final dissertation, before graduating with the 180 credit Master of Science degree.
This degree is your opportunity to establish or consolidate your career as a civil or structural design engineer. The course is accredited for the Further Learning Programme (formerly ‘Matching Sections’) at Chartered Engineer (CEng) level by the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE), the Institution of Structural Engineers (IStructE), the Chartered Institution of Highways and Transportation (CIHT), and the Institute of Highway Engineers (IHE).
There is also an opportunity for working professionals to progress towards CEng status through a tailor-made route. This will help you accelerate to the remaining steps of CEng status by working with your employer in the process. This is a unique feature of a Masters course and significantly reduces the period required to achieve Chartered status.
To provide the latest specialist knowledge and technical competence, all design-related modules are taught in accordance with the new structural Eurocodes. As well as developing your analytical and problem-solving skills, tuition covers project planning and contract management. The course is also underpinned by research into areas such as the use of novel and sustainable environmentally-friendly materials, geotechnics and structural modelling.
You will study the following modules:
- Advanced Civil Engineering Materials
- Integrative Project Planning and Management
- Geo-environmental Engineering
- Advanced Structural Analysis and Structural Concrete Design
- Further Advanced Structural Analysis and Steel/Composite Design
Optional modules include:
- Seismic Analysis and Design to Eurocodes*
- Structural Timber and Masonry Design to Eurocodes*
- Further Finite Element Analysis*
- Non-Destructive Testing*
*10 credit module
The course is delivered in three major blocks that offer an intensive but flexible learning pattern, with two entry opportunities for applicants each year – February and September. You will learn through lectures, tutorials and seminars, as well as guest lectures and seminars with prominent industry experts. You will complete a research project using our excellent laboratory facilities and a dissertation on a chosen topic of interest.
On completion of this course, you will be able to develop a career as a structural engineer, technical manager, or research and development manager. These roles can be with leading international consultancies, contractors, national and local consulting companies, as well as international research and government organisations.
Some modules are assessed through coursework, others by a combination of design projects and a formal examination. If you want to continue working in industry, you can apply to study individual modules as short courses on a day-release or block-delivery basis.
The University of South Wales has excellent facilities, and is committed to investment and refurbishment. We’ve just completed a £130m investment programme in new buildings and facilities, including significant investment in the Faculty of Computing, Engineering and Science. The University has also announced a further investment of £28m ensure that you’re using equipment and software that is state-of-the-art and industry-standard, we continually evaluate our labs and teaching spaces and regularly re-fit and re-equip them. A recent refurbishment of a number of our Civil and Mechanical Engineering labs is part of this programme of continuous enhancement of our facilities.
The MSc Civil and Structural Engineering is accredited as meeting the requirements for Further Learning for a Chartered Engineer (CEng) for candidates who have already acquired an Accredited CEng (Partial) BEng (Hons) undergraduate first degree*. See http://www.jbm.org.uk for further information.
* It should be noted that candidates completing the MSc who hold an underpinning accredited IEng degree or a non-accredited bachelor degree will need to apply for an academic assessment to determine whether they will meet the educational base for CEng registration.
Apply directly to the University if you are applying for a part-time, professional or postgraduate course, an Erasmus/Exchange programme, the Legal Practice (part-time) course, to top up your Foundation Degree or HND, or to transfer to USW from another institution.
The following postgraduate funding may be available to study the Civil & Structural Engineering MSc at The University of South Wales.
Full Time (UK / EU): £6,000
Full Time (international): £12,600
Part Time (UK /EU): £670 per 20 credit
Diploma MSc is a leading provider of online Diabetes courses. Working in conjunction with the University of South Wales, Diploma MSc offer 1 year part time Diabetes Diploma courses and Diabetes MSc courses that can be completed entirely online.
With a team of over 40 expert course tutors we deliver online Diabetes courses to the highest standard and at affordable prices.
Studying with Diploma MSc allows you to advance your career in Diabetes in your own time with 24/7 access through our online portal. The Diabetes Diploma course is for individuals who wish to have a greater understanding of the care of people with Diabetes, particularly General Practitioners, Practice Nurses, Diabetes Specialist Nurses, Podiatrists, Pharmacists, Dieticians and Pharmaceutical Representatives.
Health professionals working within a clinical setting, both UK and overseas, with a related Healthcare Science degree (including international qualifications) are eligible to apply for the PG Diploma course.
Applicants should submit copies of the following with their application:
one written reference
English language qualification (IELTS 6.5 or equivalent) please see University of South Wales for further details
Health professionals, both UK and overseas, wishing to further their education who have previously completed a Postgraduate Diploma in Diabetes from the University of South Wales are eligible to apply for this MSc Diabetes course online.
Applicants can also apply for our MSc qualification as a two-year course (undertaking the Postgraduate Diploma in their first year).
Applicants can also enter the MSc programmes if they have completed a Postgraduate Diploma in Diabetes from another UK University, having successfully acquired 120 M level Credits.
Applicants should submit copies of the following with their application:
one written reference
Our Diploma in Diabetes course is accredited by the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) and has been recognised by the International Diabetes Federation.
The online diabetes course is designed to be practical and clinically focused. On completion of the online Diploma in Diabetes, students have:
- a greater understanding of the multidisciplinary approach to the care of people with Diabetes.
- experience of developing local guidelines, patient information literature or care pathways which will be part of their individual and group activities.
- a greater confidence and understanding of the management of people with Diabetes through case studies and discussion.
- improved critical analysis of published data and data interpretation.
- applicants will typically be health professionals who have a day to day exposure to people with Diabetes. They may be part of a team which delivers care, a leader of that team or an individual who treats people with Diabetes.
The Diabetes Diploma course is designed to be relevant to all health professionals who might manage people with Diabetes and is particularly relevant to:
General Practitioners, Practice Nurses, Diabetes Specialist Nurses, Podiatrists, Pharmacists, Dieticians and Pharmaceutical Representatives
The postgraduate Diabetes Diploma course is based on the International Diabetes Federation (IDF) Curriculum for Diabetes health professional education. The online course lasts one calendar year and is a part time distance learning course. It consists of 6 modules per year, each of 6 weeks duration.
Module 1 - Principles of Diabetes
Module 2 - Approaches to Care
Module 3 - Promoting Self Care
Module 4 - Management of Diabetes
Module 5 - Complications (microvascular)
Module 6 - Complications (macrovascular)
Each of the 6 modules has the same assessment format. Due to the online nature of the course, students are expected to login and participate in the course regularly throughout the module (ideally on a daily basis).
Students are split into groups of 10-15 students and are assigned a dedicated expert tutor who:
Facilitates clinical case discussions with the group.
Monitors, assesses and marks each student throughout the module.
Students use the skills gained during the lectures to engage with the different activities (see below).
Clinical case scenarios with case based discussion - 40%
Individual learning portfolio - 10%
Group/individual activity - 20%
Case based examination - 30%
The lecture series are delivered by the faculty and tutors, they are a pre-course organiser, giving students the tools required to undertake the online course such as:
Levels of evidence.
The lectures series give an opportunity to meet face to face with tutors/other students prior to the online course.
Students are not required to attend the lectures, however those who do benefit as they get a "jump start" to the course. Students who are not able to attend, should request a skype/telephone call to orientate them onto the course and are advised to review the lecture slides.
This Diabetes MSc course is accredited by the Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP) and has been recognised by the International Diabetes Federation.
The Diabetes MSc course provides a progression route for the Postgraduate Diabetes Diploma course offered by the University.
The MSc in Diabetes runs over 1 calendar year. Students undertake an initial 12 week online module to develop their skills in critical appraisal and knowledge of research methodologies.
Module 1 - Research Methodologies and Critical Appraisal (compulsory module)
Module 2 - Professional Project or Independent Prescribing Module
Students are expected in the first 8 weeks to interact with their tutor on a weekly basis. Students select a specific project and submit a project summary/proposal (approximately 1500 words).
Once the proposal has been approved, the professional project (10,500 words) itself is then completed through online guidance and supervision offered by the tutor. The student and tutor will interact regularly (weekly) on the dedicated students/tutor discussion area or through any other means of communication deemed appropriate by both parties (telephone/SKYPE/email). Note of any verbal communication with the tutor is recorded in the student's journal by the student.