The course is designed to provide participants with an advanced and comprehensive understanding of the theoretical and practical issues surrounding medical care within the relevant medical field of choice. The postgraduate face–to-face specialty modules will cover the most up-to- date and novel aspects of clinical care and, by successfully completing one of them, you will gain an in depth understanding of innovative care for patients in the selected field of medical expertise.
The programme is available in eight different medical specialties:
- Children’s Health
- Women’s Health
- Clinical Neuroscience
- Affective Disorder
- Addiction Studies
- Development Psychology and Psychopathology
The programme fosters the intellectual skills of participants through:
Critical assimilation and appraisal of the research literature pertaining to the medical specialty of choice.
Production of original pieces of written work that explain, review and evaluate primary research literature and using this evaluation to develop ideas and hypotheses.
Understanding research governance and demonstrate compliance with research regulations.
Understanding and applying scientific and clinical study design and statistical analysis principles.
Recognising the ethical issues of investigations and appreciating the need for ethical standards and professional codes of conduct.
Thinking critically about their own work/ research to input into the synthesis and design of future hypotheses and experiments.
Using subject knowledge and understanding to explore and solve familiar and unfamiliar problems.
Collecting, interpreting and analysing data with a critical understanding of the appropriate contexts.
Understanding and development of clinical leadership skills through developing self- awareness: being aware of one’s own values, principles and assumptions and by being able to learn from experiences.
The course is delivered through a combination of face-to-face and online lectures, seminars and group tutorials. Two out of the three compulsory modules, Research Skills and Clinical Leadership, are delivered fully online.
Participants will also be expected to undertake independent study.
Typically, one credit equates to 10 hours of work.
Assessment methods will depend on the medical specialty and the modules selected (where more than one available).
Participants will be assessed through a combination of coursework, essays, oral presentations and written exams.
The primary method of assessment for this course is coursework and written exams, however, this may vary depending on the participant’s selection of the specialty module.
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