The major aims of the course are to equip students with a sound understanding of the management of common medical conditions and to develop skills in evidence-based medicine. Students are given the knowledge and understanding to act as the local therapeutics expert. The course is studied online, with a different aspect studied each fortnight within each 10 week module. Communication with tutors and fellow students is facillitated through online discussion boards.
The course is open to all health-care professionals who prescribe or use drug treatments in their work and who have usually had basic training in pharmacology at undergraduate level (e.g. medical practitioners, pharmacists, and nurses). Applications are very welcome from professionals currently working in other countries.
Modules are as follows: Foundation in clinical therapeutics; safe prescribing in practice; illness in practice (derm, resp, GI and gynae); illness in practice (pain, musculoskeletal and endocrine); cardiovascular therapeutics; illness in practice (psychotherapy, neurology and the eye).
Assessment is entirely by continual assessment of regular written work. There is no final examination.
Majority of students are self-funded, though some obtain awards from trusts and charities.
|Qualification||Study mode||Fee||Course duration|
|PgCert||Online study||£ 3,500 per Academic year (home fees)||1 years|
|PgCert||Online study||£ 4,100 per Academic year (overseas fees)||1 years|
|PgDip||Online study||£ 3,500 per Academic year (home fees)||2 years|
|PgDip||Online study||£ 4,100 per Academic year (overseas fees)||2 years|
|MSc||Online study||£ 3,500 per Academic year (home fees)||3 years|
|MSc||Online study||£ 4,100 per Academic year (overseas fees)||3 years|
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