Keele University

Keele University

Medical Science

This award has been designed to facilitate the learning of the generic skills and knowledge essential to successful higher clinical practice. These areas include an understanding of medical education, ability to appraise research and assess clinical effectiveness, an appreciation of medical ethics and management and leadership skills in the health care setting. Each module consists of a mixture of types of delivery, some online learning and some face-to-face blocks of teaching, utilising a mixture of seminars, group work and short lectures. There are a number of core modules and then a wide range of modules that are optional.

Entry requirements

You will need to be a doctor in active clinical practice to apply for this award. Certain individual modules are open to other health professionals with appropriate experience.

Course modules

Course modules: communication skills for health professionals in clinical practice; strategic management of patients with long-term conditions; contemporary challenges in healthcare ethics and law; medical education; statistics and epidemiology; health informatics; the interface between primary and secondary care; research methods; leadership and management for healthcare professionals; clinical effectiveness; reflective practice; rational prescribing; contemporary mental health issues in primary care; dissertation


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
PgCert Part-time £ 2,640 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
PgDip Part-time £ 2,640 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years
MMedSci Part-time £ 2,640 per Academic year (home fees) 3 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University Hospital North Staffordshire Stoke on Trent ST4 7PA West Midlands

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