Clinical Medicine MSc

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In Chelmsford

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    12 Months

Become a more effective practitioner and researcher by sharpening your clinical and critical thinking skills in the UK NHS environment. Build the higher-level skills in order to improve standards for your patients and team. Broaden your career opportunities by demonstrating a commitment to your personal and professional development. Challenge accepted practice, suggesting and implementing effective and evidence-based alternatives.

You’ll build your skills in teamwork, best practice and multi-professional working while increasing your understanding of the complexity and global context of modern healthcare. With support from experienced tutors, you’ll explore your own practice while adapting your learning to your own needs and context.

Developed by practising consultants and public-health academics, this course will build on your current abilities as a doctor and enhance your innovation, leadership, and research skills. It will strengthen your ability to bring about positive change, solve problems effectively, and ensure patient safety.

This course has a strong emphasis on the evaluation and development of both clinical practice and research in meeting the needs of all patient groups. You’ll develop your understanding of effective teamwork, best practice, and the multi-professional approach to medicine. You’ll also consider the role of non-technical skills in error causation, and the complexity and global context of modern healthcare.

You’ll be taught and assessed by academic and clinical academic staff. Lectures and seminars will be supported by self-directed study plus structured sessions delivered online and in our Virtual Learning Environment. You’ll be placed in local NHS hospitals as observers. In addition, you’ll advance your clinical skills in our state-of-the-art simulation facilities where you will investigate and resolve clinical scenarios while developing your clinical reasoning and critical thinking skills.



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Chelmsford (Essex)
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Bishop Hall Lane, CM 1sS

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About this course

The course will aim to give clinical knowledge and skills to international medical graduates and to introduce them to the culture and practices of NHS. These qualities will enable the students to be commensurate with the requirements of the GMC. Those international medical graduates who are willing to benefit from a research degree after this course are particularly encouraged to apply.

This course is designed for doctors working in primary or secondary care. You’ll focus on developing your clinical and research skills, strengthening your ability to bring about positive change, solve problems and ensure the highest standards of care and safety for all patient groups.

MBBS or equivalent primary medical degree that is acceptable by the General Medical council, which has been awarded by an institution listed on the Avicenna Directory for Medicine, the World Directory of Medical Schools or on the International Medical Education Directory.
Applicants must have successfully completed at least one year of internship (a 12 month programme that includes a minimum of three months in surgery and three months in medicine) and must supply their Certificate of Completion.
Applicants must be fully registered with the Medical Council in their respective countries.

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  • Clinical Psychology
  • Evaluation
  • Best Practice
  • Leadership
  • Ethics
  • Medicinal Chemistry
  • Simulation
  • Art
  • Global
  • Healthcare
  • Teamwork
  • Clinical management
  • Clinical Pharmacy
  • Clinical Research
  • Clinical Studies
  • NHS Training
  • IT Development
  • Critical Thinking
  • Clinical Chemistry
  • Skills and Training
  • Global health
  • Advanced Medical Skills
  • Clinical Medicine
  • Effective Clinical Practice

Course programme

Core modules
  • Advanced Medical SkillsYou’ll advance your clinical practical and theoretical skills through observational placements at local NHS hospitals, our state-of-the-art clinical simulation suite and skills laboratory and direct interaction with NHS physicians. You’ll learn how to investigate and resolve complex clinical scenarios and further develop your clinical reasoning and critical thinking skills. You’ll actively take part in preparation and presentation of clinical case studies and workshops. You’ll be assessed via objective structured clinical examinations (OSCEs) and multiple choice questions.
  • Effective Clinical PracticeOffering you a competitive advantage for your future career development, this module addresses clinical governance, patient safety and quality improvement by examining avoidable error and enabling you to learn more rational approaches to improving patient outcomes in a complex environment. It considers factors contributing to error such as human factors, dysfunctional teamwork, ineffective decision-making and complexity in modern medicine. This module explores risk management and medico-legal jurisprudence, taking into account ethics, leadership, culture, change, training, finance, communication and education in the management of clinical performance. You will learn strategies for the effective auditing and evaluation of healthcare services to identify development needs. Assessment is via a 6,000-word in-depth case study in a subject of your choice.
  • Global Health - Perspectives and PracticeYou’ll explore how global medicine has changed modern clinical thinking, looking at the ethics, politics and economics of global health practice. You’ll consider the effects of practising in challenging environments, examining patient experiences at a micro level and different healthcare systems at a macro level. You’ll look at changing epidemiology and issues around gender, mental health, migration, conflict, human rights and more. You will be assessed via individual or group interactive presentation workshops.
  • Research StudiesYou’ll develop a critical overview of the main research methodologies in health, social work & social care, policy and professional practice. You’ll cover issues of terminology, methodology, process, governance, ethics, validity, objectivity and generalisability. You’ll critique published studies with different research approaches, and write your own research proposal.
  • Major ProjectYou’ll demonstrate your ability to synthesise learning from other modules and from there to plan, conduct and write up a research or work-based project. You’ll be expected to raise meaningful questions about your specialty and may even work at the current limits of theoretical and/or research understanding, showing how you can use existing knowledge to develop new approaches.

We use a range of assessment methods to enable both you and the university to check your progress during your studies and then to ensure that you meet the required standards when you complete the course.

Although they vary, our assessment strategies are all carefully designed to challenge you so that you expand your critical and creative thinking as well as your problem-solving skills. The assessments will enable you to demonstrate that you can synthesise existing knowledge and accumulate new knowledge, and will evidence the development of your professional practice.

On this course, your assessment methods will include objective structured clinical examinations (OSCEs) and multiple choice questions; a 6,000-word in-depth case study related to your subject specialty; an annotated PowerPoint; a research proposal; a research report; and data analysis.

Please note that you will need to complete all of the above core modules. This course does not have any optional modules. Modules are subject to change and availability.

Additional information

Course feesUK & EU students, 2016/17 (per year) £9,200

International students, 2016-17 (per year) £25,000

Clinical Medicine MSc

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