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  • Tuition Fee:
  • Local: $ 8.55k / Year
  • Foreign: $ 14k / Year
  • Languages of instruction:
  • English


    This new programme specification (PS) is designed for prospective students, enrolled students, academic staff and potential employers. It provides a concise summary of the main features of the programme and the intended learning outcomes that a typical student might reasonably be expected to achieve and demonstrate if he/she takes full advantage of the learning opportunities that are provided. More detailed information on the teaching, learning and assessment methods, learning outcomes and content for each module can be found in Definitive Module Documents (DMDs) and Module Guides.

    The MSc. Clinical Medicine has been designed to meet the needs of overseas doctors from a variety of clinical backgrounds and varying seniority from early stages of postgraduate development to those wanting to re-evaluate their career choices. It provides the opportunity for doctors with general post qualification experience to develop their knowledge and expertise by studying specialist modules as part of a broader master's programme that aims to enhance career development and increase promotion opportunities.

    In recent years, changes in postgraduate medical training has emphasised the need for medical practice based on more effective teamwork, a multi-disciplinary approach and flexible training pathways tailored to meet service and personal development needs. This makes formal career development for doctors increasingly important and is not readily available in the overseas markets that this programme is targeting.

    In the current climate, doctors need to develop new attributes including the ability to foster clinical innovation, and have improved clinical, strategic and professional skills to improve health outcomes and provide safe and effective practice.(Good Medical Practice 2008) This programme has been specifically designed to facilitate development of these advanced skills and to improve confidence of practitioners who need to enhance their diagnostic and clinical decision making skills (Turner 2007)

    Additionally this programme aims to:
    * Develop and enhance the existing knowledge, skills and expertise of doctors with general post qualification experience in order to practice differently and more confidently
    * To explore different ways of providing safe and effective clinical practice and effective patient management

    Students are supported by;
    * A postgraduate programme tutor
    * Guided student-centred learning through the use of Studynet
    * A state of the art medical simulation centre
    * A student centre providing advice on finance, legal issues, university regulations etc
    * Student representation on programmer committees
    * A designated programme administrator
    * An extensive Learning Resources Centre, incorporating IT facilities, free access to health databases and extensive digital and print collections of medical and healthcare books and journals
    * Office f the Dean of Students, incorporating chaplaincy, counseling and nursery provision
    * Medical Centre
    * A faulty based disabled student co-ordinator
    * An equal opportunities officer
    * The Student's Union
    * An international office overseas student centre
    * Overseas orientation

    Compulsory Modules
    Module Title
    * Improving Clinical Practice-Diagnosis and Decision Making
    * Evidence Based Practice(Classroom learning and Distance learning)
    * Health Disciplines Project
    * Service Improvement Project

    Optional Modules
    Module Titles
    * Medical Emergencies and Human Error-Managing Risk and Improving Services
    * Diagnostic Dilemmas in Child Health and Medical Practice
    * Challenges in Child Development, Recognition, Diagnosis and Care
    * Chronic Skin Conditions
    * Clinical practice in action (additional fee of £500)
    * Therapeutics of Skin Disease
    * Skin Integrity and Tissue Repair
    * Enhanced Skin Integrity Skills
    * Contemporary Mental Health Interventions
    * Developing Skills and Competencies in Psychiatric Practice
    * Foundation Skills in Psychiatric Practice
    * Leadership in Practice
    * Business Skills for Clinicians
    * Health and Medical Education in the Workplace
    * Health and Medical Simulation-Delivery and Design

    The award of an MSc requires 180 credit points passed at level M; 90 credits will be taken from compulsory modules. Students will take 90 credits from optional modules

    UK requirements for international applications

    Universities in the United Kingdom use a centralized system of undergraduate application: University and College Admissions Service (UCAS). It is used by both domestic and international students. Students have to register on the UCAS website before applying to the university. They will find all the necessary information about the application process on this website. Some graduate courses also require registration on this website, but in most cases students have to apply directly to the university. Some universities also accept undergraduate application through Common App (the information about it could be found on universities' websites).

    Both undergraduate and graduate students may receive three types of responses from the university. The first one, “unconditional offer” means that you already reached all requirements and may be admitted to the university. The second one, “conditional offer” makes your admission possible if you fulfill some criteria – for example, have good grades on final exams. The third one, “unsuccessful application” means that you, unfortunately, could not be admitted to the university of you choice.

    All universities require personal statement, which should include the reasons to study in the UK and the information about personal and professional goals of the student and a transcript, which includes grades received in high school or in the previous university.


    The normal entry requirements for the programme are: * A Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery degree or equivalent * Registration with the General Medical Council or for overseas students with the medical council in the country of originThe programme is subject to the University's Principles, Policies, Regulations and Procedures for the Admission of Students to Undergraduate and Taught Postgraduate Programmes and will take account of University policy and guidelines for assessing accredited prior certificated learning (APCL) and accredited prior experiential learning (APEL).

    No scholarships are available to students undertaking this course.

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