This degree aims to build on this momentum for strengthening primary care by developing competent Family Physicians who are empowered to become leaders and advocates for the future of the profession.
The degree is awarded by the University of Edinburgh and is taught in partnership with the Christian Medical College, Vellore, India. Expert clinical members of the International Christian Medical and Dental Association (ICMDA) are also involved in delivering teaching and supervising students.
The programme will equip students with the skills to become expert family medicine doctors, doctors who resolve more and refer less, whose presence will improve the quality of patient care by providing continuity and an understanding of the family and community context.
The programme will equip students with the skills to become expert Family Physicians whose approach will provide continuous, coordinated, comprehensive and cost-effective care build around an understanding of the patient in the context of the family and the community.
This programme provides high-quality postgraduate medical education in Family Medicine through an online distance learning format. Students are from a variety of countries across the world, each bringing their unique experiences to create a vibrant global learning community. The programme will give doctors the essential medical knowledge and management skills for the common presenting health issues and explore management within the context of the principles, processes, and practices of Family Medicine.
The programme is aimed to provide doctors with the knowledge, skills and attitudes to become effective Family Physicians. The course is relevant to doctors of all backgrounds and experience from early career doctors to those established in other specialities.
The course provides a high quality Masters level qualification in Family Medicine and builds on the skills already gained by the student in their post graduate clinical training. It is not a recognised vocational training course and cannot be used for direct entry to clinical practice as a Family Physician.
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A medical degree (MBChB or equivalent). You must be working in India or another low income country and be committed to continue working in poorly resourced areas.
English language requirements
All applicants must have one of the following qualifications as evidence of their English language ability:
This is an online programme. You don’t need a visa to study in this programme.
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