Internal Medicine

Programme structure

The full Internal Medicine programme is a part-time 3-year Online Masters. However, the programme is flexible and allows you to exit after each consecutive year for qualifications at Certificate, Diploma and Master’s. Within each year you will have options to choose what you study and how you study. The programme is split into 10- or 20-credit core modules and 10-credit elective modules. Each year of your programme will contribute 60-credits towards your awards.

About our programme

For an in-depth overview of the Internal Medicine programme please visit our programmes Virtual Learning Environment (called LEARN). Here you will have guest access and will be able to view core courses, electives, timetables and the handbook for the current year.

Internal Medicines Guest LEARN Site

Year 1

60-credits: Certificate requires 60-credits in total

Core courses combined with optional courses contribute to the 60-credits required for completion of year 1. Within year 1 we offer Science of Medicine (IMED11003) which is specifically designed to prepare students to take the MRCP exams or similar certifications.

Year 2

60-credits: Diploma requires 120-credits gained from year 1 and 2 credits

Year 2 has two core courses but there is a wider selection of electives available. The electives include courses from the MSc Internal Medicine programme and other programmes at the University of Edinburgh including both MSc Pain Management and MSc Surgical Sciences.

Year 3

60-credits: Masters requires in total 180-credits gained from year 1, 2 and 3

Year 3 has two different options for study; taught or dissertation. The options allow students to either develop as a researcher or widen their knowledge in the field.

  • Dissertation - you will undertake a research project that will be the basis of your Masters dissertation for 60-credits

Or

  • Taught - A fully taught Year 3, containing both core courses and electives for 60-credits.

 

What will the courses on the programme cover?

We have a wide choice of subjects from within our core and elective courses. To keep up to date with current research and practice we are continually developing our programme and so the availability of courses may change. Please view below an example of previous core courses and electives.

Core courses

Acute Medicine and Clinical Decision Making, Clinical Skills Principles, Introductory and Generic Skills, Imaging in Medicine, Principles of Laboratory Medicine, Principles of Clinical Pharmacology, MSc Dissertation, Science of Medicine

Elective courses

Cardiology, Diabetes and Endocrinology, Gastroenterology, Haematology, Neurology, Oncology, Palliative Care and Pain Management, Renal, Respiratory, Stroke (Cerebrovascular Medicine)

Please note: Elective modules run once a year and only if there are at least three students interested. It may not be possible to have all of your preferred choices due to timetabling and student quotas.

Timetable

The programme timetable is organised into courses that follow the University's semester pattern. You will know in advance from the beginning of each term when your tutorials will be and you can keep track using the calendar in the Virtual Classroom. Please note all sessions are recorded and available for students to access within the online Internal Medicine LEARN site.

For an in-depth overview of the Internal Medicine programme please visit our programmes Virtual Learning Environment (called LEARN). Here you will have guest access and will be able to view core courses, electives, timetables and the handbook for the current year.

 

Internal Medicine Guest LEARN Site

 

Royal College of Physicians Edinburgh

University semester dates