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Select your programme and preferred start date to begin your application.
Application deadlines apply.
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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.
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.
Check whether your international qualifications meet our general entry requirements:
If English is not your first language, you must have one of the following qualifications as evidence of your spoken and written English:
If you completed a CAE or CPE before January 2015 please contact the Admissions Office for the accepted grades.
Find out more about our language requirements:
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.
Find out more about the general application process for postgraduate programmes:
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.
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.
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.
This article was published on Aug 27, 2014