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Internal Medicine (Online Distance Learning) MSc, PgCert, PgDip

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MSc Internal Medicine (Online Distance Learning) - 3 Years (Part-time)
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PgCert Internal Medicine (Online Distance Learning) - 1 Year (Part-time)
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PgDip Internal Medicine (Online Distance Learning) - 2 Years (Part-time)
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Fees & costs information

Where available, individual programme fees are linked above. For details information on fee status, policies and payment see:

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Contact information
Colin Barrie (Programme Organiser)
Phone: +44 (0)131 242 9402
Email: c.barrie@ed.ac.uk
Programme Team
Email: internal.medicine@ed.ac.uk
Address: The Chancellor's Building, Room 315
49 Little France Crescent
Little France
Edinburgh
EH16 4SB

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.

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.

International qualifications

Check whether your international qualifications meet our general entry requirements:

English language requirements

If English is not your first language, you must have one of the following qualifications as evidence of your spoken and written English.

IELTS minimum score
  • IELTS Academic module: 6.5 (with at least 6.0 in each section)
Other accepted tests and scores
  • TOEFL-iBT: 92 (with at least 20 in all sections)
  • PTE: 61 (with no score lower than 56 in each of the 'Communicative Skills' sections - 'Enabling Skills' section scores are not considered)
  • CPE: Grade B; CAE: Grade A

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How to apply

You must submit a reference with your application.

The application deadline for the next intake is:

Programme start date Application deadline
14 September 2015 24 August 2015

We strongly recommend you submit your completed application as early as possible, particularly if you are also applying for funding or will require a visa. We may consider late applications if we have places available.

Supporting documentation must be uploaded together with your application. You should have all this documentation ready before you start the process. If you do not upload these documents, this will delay the application process.

Find out more about the general application process for postgraduate programmes:

Programme description

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.

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

Further programme information

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.

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.

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