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.
- 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
- Clinical Genetics
- Translational Medicine
- Clinical Education and Teaching
- Medical Ethics
- Palliative Care and Pain Management
A medical degree (MBChB or equivalent) or a UK 2:1 honours degree, or its international equivalent, in a clinically relevant subject. You must have work experience in a clinical context.
We may also consider your application if you have other relevant work experience; please contact us to check before you apply. You may be admitted to certificate level only in the first instance.
Please visit our programme website for the most up to date fees.