College of Medicine & Veterinary Medicine

Ophthalmology and Global eHealth join online portfolio

Ophthalmology and Global eHealth are the latest subjects to be added to the College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine’s portfolio of online distance learning Masters programmes.

Optometrist using slit lamp in clinic.

The College now offers 27 different online distance learning postgraduate programmes, providing flexible learning for working professionals in the fields of medicine, biomedical science, and veterinary medicine.

Interactive eHealth

Global eHealth is an interdisciplinary programme which introduces health informatics in the context of international health systems and global health challenges. eHealth has become a priority area for the international healthcare sector and is attracting considerable global investment.

This interdisciplinary programme introduces eHealth in the context of international health systems and global health challenges, supported by specialist courses covering areas such as public health informatics, telehealthcare and mHealth.

Aimed at a wide audience, including health professionals, policymakers, NGOs, researchers, eHealth vendors and ICT practitioners, this new programme is offered to short course, Certificate, Diploma or Masters level, and is delivered entirely online using a combination of tutorials, multimedia interactive learning materials, peer- to-peer discussion and independent study.

Building on Surgical success

An MSc in Primary Care Ophthalmology and a ChM (Masters of Surgery) in Clinical Ophthalmology are the latest additions to programmes run in collaboration with the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, and build on an already successful suite of surgical programmes that are closely aligned to surgical specialty career paths.

The ChM is designed to support advanced ophthalmology trainees in the UK and internationally through a curriculum which recognises their subspecialist ophthalmic interests in preparation for exit examination and hospital-based practice.

The MSc in Primary Care Ophthalmology is aimed primarily at optometrists, but is also highly relevant for medical and surgical trainees entering specialty training in ophthalmology.

Online learning from the comfort of your home

Our online learning technology is fully interactive, award-winning and enables students to communicate with our highly qualified teaching staff from the comfort of their own home or workplace. Online students not only have remote access to Edinburgh’s excellent resources, but also become part of a supportive online community, bringing together students and tutors from around the world.