Family Medicine, Master

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
  • Tuition
    5100
    Tuition (Year)
    5100
    Tuition (Year)
  • English (take IELTS)
    Language
Online
The Director General of the World Health Organisation (WHO) calls Family Medicine Doctors "our rising stars of the future", reflecting WHO’s renewed commitment to build Family Medicine as a primary speciality across all regions. Strengthening Family Medicine has been recognised as a key component of achieving Universal Health Coverage as part of the Sustainable Development Goals to which every country committed at the last United Nations General Assembly.
  • Overview
  • Programme outline
  • Key facts
  • Admission requirements
  • Fees and funding

About

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.

Career opportunities

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.

Accreditation

Mission

As a world-leading centre of academic excellence we aim to:

  • Enhance our position as one of the world’s leading research and teaching universities and to measure our performance against the highest international standards
  • Provide the highest quality learning and teaching environment for the greater wellbeing of our students
  • Produce graduates fully equipped to achieve the highest personal and professional standards
  • Make a significant, sustainable and socially responsible contribution to Scotland, the UK and the world, promoting health and economic and cultural wellbeing.

As a great civic university, Edinburgh especially values its intellectual and economic relationship with the Scottish community that forms its base and provides the foundation from which it will continue to look to the widest international horizons, enriching both itself and Scotland.

Programme Structure

Courses Included:
  • Family Medicine 1: Basic clinical specialties
  • Family Medicine 2: Non-communicable disease
  • Family Medicine 3: Child and Maternal Health
  • Family Medicine 4: Special groups of patients (including mental health, geriatrics and palliative care)
  • Principles and Practice 1: Professionalism and Roles and Responsibilities of the Family Physician
  • Principles and Practice 2: Communication/consultation skills, Health Informatics, Ethics, Leadership and Quality Improvement.
  • Evidence Based Medicine

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Study intensity Part-time
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Duration part-time 24 months
    • Part-time variant
      Flexible
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Online
    • Time flexibility
      Fully structured
    • Attendance
      No Attendance
    • Teacher support
      Continuous support with feedback on request
    • Student interaction
      Online group works/assignments

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Academic Requirements

Admission requirements:

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:

  • an undergraduate or masters degree, that was taught and assessed in English in a majority English speaking country as defined by UK Visas and Immigration
  • IELTS Academic: total 6.5 (at least 6.0 in each module)
  • TOEFL-iBT: total 92 (at least 20 in each module)
  • PTE(A): total 61 (at least 56 in each of the "Communicative Skills" sections; the "Enabling Skills" sections are not considered)
  • CAE and CPE: total 176 (at least 169 in each module)
  • Trinity ISE: ISE II with distinctions in all four components

Tuition Fee Per Year

  • GBP 5100 International
  • GBP 5100 EU/EEA

* part-time tuiton fee

Funding

Scholarships include:

  • Cross-disciplinary awards
  • Edinburgh College of Art
  • Business School
  • School of Divinity
  • School of Economics
  • School of Health in Social Science
  • Animals Asia Scholarship
  • British Heart Foundation in Cardiovascular Design
  • Colt Foundation Fellowships
  • EBRC - Pfizer Scholarship
  • Scottish Power Foundation Scholarships
  • School of Engineering International Masters
  • Informatics International Masters Scholarships
  • The Scottish Universities Physics Alliance Prize PhD Studentships
  • School of Biological Sciences Taught Postgraduate Bursaries
  • School of Mathematics awards
  • The Maudslay Scholarship
  • The Higgs Centre Scholarships
  • Master's Scholarships in High Performance Computing
  • Head of School Scholarships (GeoSciences)

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