Paediatric Emergency Medicine (Online Distance Learning), Postgraduate Certificate

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
  • Tuition Fee
    4335 GBP/year
    Tuition fee
    4335 GBP/year
    Tuition fee
  • English
    Language
University rank #27 (WUR) Online
This programme is aimed at high-calibre graduates in medicine involved in the management of clinical emergencies in children.

About

It is ideal for trainees in paediatrics and emergency medicine, and also highly relevant for anaesthetists who wish to develop skills in paediatric anaesthesia or paediatric intensive care.

It will also help primary care practitioners who work in remote and rural areas without paediatric support.

The programme is designed to give you the educational background you need to manage medical emergencies in children, throughout the world.

The final year of the programme can be tailored to your circumstances and career goals.

Career opportunities

This programme has been designed to help you achieve a successful career in paediatric emergency medicine with a high quality qualification and the latest understanding and knowledge.

Accreditation

Their courses are accredited by:

  • The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA)
  • The Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS)
  • The European Association of Establishments for Veterinary Education (EAEVE)
  • The Australasian Veterinary Boards Council (AVBC)
  • The last evaluation was in 2015.

In 2014/15, 93% of our students who sat the North American Veterinary Licensing Examination (NAVLE) achieved a pass. A total of 56 of the 60 candidates.

The degree of Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine and Surgery (BVM&S) is the equivalent of the North American Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) and has the same standing worldwide.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Medical Emergencies
  • Surgical Emergencies & Trauma/Anaesthesia & Sedation
  • Additional Topics in Paediatric Emergency Medicine

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity
    • Full-time duration 12 months
    Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
    • Intensity Flexible
    • 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
Check if you match the admission requirements

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

    StudyPortals Tip: The UK government has confirmed new English-language testing requirements for visa and immigration purposes. Learn more

  • Minimum required score (Grade A):

    200

    The CAE test – or the Cambridge Advanced English – is an exam for applicants who wish to get a Certificate in Advanced English. To receive the Advanced certificate, test-takers must score between 142 and 210 on the Cambridge English: Advanced test. Read more about CAE.

    Note: degree programmes and applications may require a more specific minimum score for admission.

  • Minimum required score:

    92

    The TOEFL – or Test Of English as a Foreign Language – offers an internet-based test (iBT). The final, overall iBT score ranges between 0 and 120, and includes a scaled average from the four components (reading, listening, speaking, and writing). Read more about TOEFL (iBT).

Academic Requirements

A medical degree (MBChB or equivalent) plus one year of clinical experience.

International qualifications

Check whether your international qualifications meet our general entry requirements:

Entry requirements by country

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

UKVI list of majority English speaking countries

  • 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

Getting a Student Visa

This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa! (Unless that chair you're sitting on is in a foreign country...)

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    4335 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4335 GBP per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    4335 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4335 GBP per year and a duration of 24 months.
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Funding

  • Online Learning Scholarships
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