Master Clinical MD in General Internal Medicine

University of Buckingham

Application deadline: As we run multiple entry points throughout the year, we keep our application deadlines open
Tuition fee:
  • € 26,200 / Year (EEA)
  • € 26,200 / Year (Non-EEA)
Start date: June  2014, August  2014, January  2015
Languages:
  • English
Location:
Delivery mode: On Campus
Educational variant: Full-time

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Detailed theory teaching and clinical training is given in all sub-specialities of General Internal Medicine with emphasis on clinically relevant, state-of-the-art and topical issues. The following medical sub-specialities will be comprehensively covered in a structured way over 2 or 3 years for the University of Buckingham Clinical MD programmes:

* Cardiology
* Respiratory Medicine
* Gastroenterology
* Infectious Diseases
* Emergency Medicine
* Diabetes and Endocrinology
* Critical Care including ITU
* Nephrology
* Radiology
* Neurology
* Dermatology
* Haematology & Oncology
* Medical Opthalmology
* Rheumatology
* Medical Statistics
* Ethics and Law in Medicine
* Audit and Dissertation (module taught at Buckingham)

The entire curriculum will be taught over 8 terms (for the 2-year MD) or 12 terms (for the 3-year MD) of 10 weeks duration each, with one module per term and 4 terms each year. Students taking the combined Research cum Clinical MD programme will take the MSc in Medical Research in the Clore Laboratory in their first year and then follow the 2-year MD programme.

Contents

The total unit value of the Clinical MD curriculum is 360 units. Teaching is delivered over eight courses, each of 45 units:

* Gastroenterology and Nephrology
* Respiratory Medicine and Radiology
* Cardiology and Neurology
* Infectious Diseases, Rheumatology and Dermatology
* Emergency Medicine
* Diabetes and Endocrinology
* Critical Care, Haematology and Oncology
* Innovation in Clinical Medicine and Basic Sciences

One unit is equivalent to 10 hours of study, and a typical course may be broken down as follows:

Total contact hours: 450
Theory lectures: 65 hours
Tutorials: 200 hours
Problem based learning: 135 hours
Private study: 50 hours

For the Innovation in Clinical Medicine course, the breakdown is as follows:

Total contact hours: 450
Theory lectures and tutorials: 100 hours
Short research project: 50 hours
Clinical audit: 50 hours
Dissertation: 200 hours
Private study: 50 hours

Advanced Life Support (ALS)
Included in the MD courses, as an integral part of the Emergency Medicine module, is a comprehensive programme of training in theoretical and practical aspects of cardio-pulmonary resuscitation. All MD fellows are enrolled on a Resuscitation Council approved, 2-day, Advanced Life Support course. This internal course takes place at Ealing Hospital and when successfully completed leads to the award of an internationally recognised ALS provider certificate for all MD fellows. The costs of this course are included in the overall tuition fees for the MD programme.


Clinical placement
Students will be expected to spend one 10-week placement at another UK NHS Trust, including, but not limited to:

* The East and North Herts NHS Trust
* The Aneurin Bevan Health Board
* The Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust

This will provide exposure to a broader clinical experience.

Speciality conferences
During the course of all MD programmes, the teaching plans of individual specialities include attendance at a number of internationally recognised speciality medical conferences within the UK. This affords the MD fellows the opportunity to hear lectures and debates and attend workshops involving internationally renowned speakers on matters of contemporary interest, and to experience the controversies of cutting-edge research in the medical specialities concerned. The registration costs of the conferences are included in the overall tuition fees for all programmes.

Grand Rounds (Ealing Hospital)
At lunch-time each Thursday a Grand Round presentation takes place at Ealing Hospital Postgraduate Centre, in the tradition of all prestigious British postgraduate medical teaching establishments. Consultant staff from medical specialities lead presentations of interesting and unusual clinical cases, followed by a lively session of questions and debate on medical issues raised. Some of the sessions are provided by invited medical speakers of international reputation. Recent advances in medical practice and a wide range of controversial and topical medical issues are discussed with the benefit of authoritative input from senior medical colleagues. This extremely valuable educational resource is part of the routine weekly schedule for all MD fellows.

Teaching and assessment methods
Dedicated teaching fellows and specialist registrars assist module directors and external consultants, many of national and international eminence. The teaching is clinically-oriented and delivered on the medical wards, out-patients, Accident & Emergency department and in the ITU.

Requirements

Applicants to the Clinical MD in General Internal Medicine should have:

* An MBBS or equivalent degree
* Successfully completed one year of internship at a hospital and must supply their Certificate of Completion.
* An IELTS score of 7.0 or equivalent unless all previous training in medicine has been in English. This must be confirmed in one of the academic references.
* Graduated from an internationally recognised medical school (external link).
* Completed their undergraduate training and be fully registered with the Medical Council in their respective countries.

There is no necessity to pass the PLAB test but candidates may find it useful to do so.

English Language Requirements

IELTS band: 7
CAE score: 60 (Grade C)

Funding

Bursaries and scholarships can be a great way of financing your studies, and enabling you to achieve your potential. If you win a scholarship, you receive a discount on your fees and, most important, a scholarship on your CV will make you stand out to future employers.

How many bursaries and scholarships are available?
A number of scholarships and bursaries are awarded annually by the University which vary from partial fee to full-fee awards. These are thanks to the donations received from supporters of the University, including the Audrey Osborn Trust, The Headley Trust, Garfield Weston Foundation, Brunner Family Trust, RM & D Gregory, Eranda Foundation and John Desborough Memorial Bequest.

Applications are now closed for July and September 2012 applicants. We will be considering January and April 2013 applicants from Monday 17 September, the deadline for submission will be Friday 2 November.

The following Scholarships have specific entry criteria and / or deadlines:

* Sir Ray Tindle Scholarships
* The Paul E H Davis Awards Deadline for applications: 31 October 2012 for Exhibitions & flexible for Research Scholarship.

Entry requirements & procedure
It is the Universitys policy to ensure that bursaries and scholarships are awarded to those who might not otherwise have the opportunity to benefit from a University education. In the case of some scholarships, at the request of the donor, academic merit will also be taken into consideration.

All awards are subject to your meeting the Universitys academic entry requirements and abiding by the rules and regulations. To be eligible to apply for a scholarship you will need to have been offered a place to study at Buckingham. In the case of UCAS applications, if you are made an award you will need to select Buckingham as your firm acceptance choice.

Please note: these awards are made to new students only, current students are not eligible to apply.

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