Postgraduate study


Find out more and register for the Medicine sessions at the Online Learning Open Day on 31 May 2017.

Global Health & Infectious Diseases


Start time End time Session title
12:00 13:00 Global Health & Infectious Diseases 
18:00 19:00 Global Health & Infectious Diseases (repeat)
Host: Dr Jenna Fyfe, Deputy Programme Director
Format: Text-based question and answer session.


Tropical disease

This programme aims to address the challenges posed by infectious diseases in the 21st Century by offering you courses in surveillance, prevention and control of infectious diseases, as well as evaluating how they impact public health.

This is a professional postgraduate qualification for biomedical, medical, public health, and veterinary personnel with an interest in global health and infectious diseases.

The programme draws upon the parallels that exist between these diseases, learning from the challenges that exist and aiming to connect individuals to lay the foundations for a global community of practice. Our aim is to provide advanced qualifications for biomedical, medical, public health, and veterinary personnel. The course is designed to instruct students in the practice of formulating and implementing strategies and programmes aimed at renewing and strengthening scientific knowledge development and building human capital.

The session will look to cover the following:

  • Why study this programme?
  • Who is it for?
  • Admissions requirements
  • Career opportunities
  • Courses taught
  • Resources


MFM Family Medicine


Start time End time Session title
11:00 12:00 MFM Family Medicine 
Hosts: Professor David Weller and Dr Liz Grant, Programme Co-Directors and Dr Robin Ramsey, Programme Coordinator
Format: The Programme Team will give a presentation introducing the programme followed by a text-based question and answer session.


Close-up of young girl

The programme will give doctors a comprehensive understanding of the principles, processes, and practices of Family Medicine, and the essential medical knowledge and management skills for the most common presenting health issues.

It is based on the competencies identified by the World Association of Family Medicine, the key components being:

  • an understanding of health promotion, prevention, diagnosis, treatment and care within a District hospital/health centre/Community setting;
  • skills in leadership and management of primary health care teams; and
  • an understanding of continuity and contextualisation of care of the individual, the family and the community

The Programme Team's presentation will cover the following:

  • Why study Family Medicine?
  • Unique features – partnership with CMC and ICMDA
  • Programme structure
  • Programme staff and students
  • Career opportunities

More information can be found on the Family Medicine programme website.


Stem Cells and Translational Neurology


Start time End time Session title
13:00 14:00

Stem Cells and Translational Neurology – Talk to the Programme Co-Director

Host: Dr David Hampton, Teaching & Support Lead in Regenerative Neurology
Format: A presentation detailing the programme design and components followed by Q&A session.


Stem cells in culture

This unique programme will offer students real-world perspectives from patients, carers, scientists and a range of health care professionals including world-leading experts on the impact of neurological diseases. 

This programme offers cutting edge translational neuroscience focused on stem cells, neurodegenerative diseases, regeneration and models (both animal and cell). Furthermore the inclusion of patients and importantly their carers and the real-life impacts of these diseases on individuals will be a common thread running throughout this programme making it truly unique and exceptionally novel.

This session will highlight the following:

  • What the programme is about
  • Courses offered
  • Who it is for/admissions requirements
  • Flexibility of the programme
  • Q&A session

More information about can be found on the Stem Cells and Translational Neurology programme website.


Clinical Education


Start time End time Session title
10:00 12:00 Clinical Education
18:00 19:00 Clinical Education (repeat)
Host: Dr Derek Jones, Programme Coordinator
Format: An opportunity for potential students to meet programme staff and get a feel for how the programme runs and the technology used.

Please note these sessions will be hosted in Adobe Connect, rather than Collaborate Ultra. Instructions on how to use this system will be provided to you upon registration. 


Photo of a doctor looking at a brain scan on a tablet computer

Current students have a primary degree in a health-related discipline and current educational responsibilities. All continue to work during their studies.

Students can graduate after a year with a PG Certificate (and also accreditation as a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy), after two years with a PG Diploma and after three years with a Masters degree.

Successful completion of the programme can be used by Healthcare Professionals to demonstrate their commitment to teaching.

The first two years of the programme consists of three taught courses. The third year is a 15,000 word d


Each week there is a recorded lecture or selected reading followed by the opportunity to discuss this with programme staff at the weekly real time tutorials. These tutorials are a major strength of the programme and allow individuals from different professional and geographical backgrounds to come together and share their experiences.

More information can be found on the Clinical Education programme website and on Youtube.


Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases


Start time End time Session title
08:00 09:00 Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases
14:00 15:00 Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases 
20:00 21:00 Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases (repeat of earlier sessions)
Host: Dr Medhat Khattar, Teaching Fellow
Format: A text-based question and answer session.


Infectious diseases

Aimed at junior doctors currently undergoing, or about to undertake, specialty training in an infection discipline, this programme is open to trainees in the UK and worldwide.

This degree will also be attractive to those who have completed their training but wish to fulfill continuing medical education requirements or those who wish obtain a formal qualification in Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases.

The programme is aligned with JRCPTB and RCPath training in infection disciplines: Combined Infection Training and Higher Specialty Training in Infectious Diseases, Medical Microbiology and Medical Virology.

This programme is designed to support trainees/specialists in preparation for FRCPath Part 1/Diploma in Infection, Infection Specialty end of training assessments and hospital-based practice.

Programme participants will have access to key texts and research bases and will have direct contact with leading clinicians and clinical scientists, providing a repository of information on infection disciplines that can be accessed at any time.

The session will highlight the following:

  • Who is CMID for?
  • Programme structure and courses
  • Types of assignments
  • Available support throughout study programme

More information can be found on the Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases programme website. 


Clinical Trials


Start time End time Session title
17:00 18:00 Clinical Trials
Host: Michelle Evans, Programme Lead
Format: A presentation followed by a short Q&A.


Clinical trials

This is the first online programme encompassing the complete methodology of clinical trials. Through our virtual learning environment you can engage with peers from around the world and gain a broad perspective on the discipline. You will also learn about the latest developments through video lectures, podcasts and readings.

This programme is ideal for health professionals who wish to gain a postgraduate qualif

ication without taking a break from their work commitments. You can study from home, part-time, and select modules suited to your career aspirations. 

This session will highlight the following:

  • Why study this programme?
  • Who is it for?
  • Courses taught
  • Career opportunities

For more information visit the MSc Clinical Trials programme website. 


Student services and admissions sessions

You may also be interested in joining some of our general student services and admissions sessions.

Start time End time Session title
09:00 10:00 Online distance learning: what is it like to study online? 
09:30 10:30 Careers Service: support for postgraduates (repeated at 17:00)
10:00 11:00 How to pay your tuition fees
11:00 12:00 Ask our students panel session
12:00 12:30 English Language Education – supporting international students
13:00 14:00 Applying: how to make an effective postgraduate application
15:00 16:00 Admissions: applying to the College of Medicine & Veterinary Medicine
17:00 18:00 Careers Service: support for postgraduates (repeat of 09:30 session)
18:00 19:00 Ask our students panel session


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