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Internal Medicine (MSc/PgCert/PgDip)


Course Description

Programme description

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.

Online learning

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.

Programme structure

This programme is made up of compulsory and optional courses.

Compulsory courses
Clinical Pharmacology
Science of Medicine
Laboratory 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)
Research Methods
Optional courses
Cardiology
Dermatology
Neurology
Clinical Genetics
Translational Medicine
Clinical Education and Teaching
Medical Ethics
Palliative Care and Pain Management

Career opportunities

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.

Visit the Internal Medicine (MSc/PgCert/PgDip) page on the University of Edinburgh website for more details!

Entry Requirements

An undergraduate degree, with an excellent or very good classification (equivalent to first or upper second class honours in the UK), 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.

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