The Faculty of Pre-Hospital Care

Programme Structure

The programme is designed to be completed in the time frames indicated below; studied part time, with exit points as follows:

  • Stage 1, Postgraduate Certificate in Remote and Offshore Medicine - minimum of 18 months, maximum of 3 years
  • Stage 2, Postgraduate Diploma in Remote and Offshore Medicine - minimum of 3 years, maximum of 5 years

For both Certificate and Diploma, Module C01 must be taken first, the remainder can be taken in any order depending on module availability.

Certificate

Certificate Level – equivalent to 60 credits

Students wishing to exit the programme at certificate level must complete 6 modules in total:

  • Module 1: Health and Wellbeing of the Remote Worker
  • Module 10: Evidence and Research in Remote Medicine
  • Three additional modules from the compulsory list below
  • One module from the optional list below

Students who initially opt to study at certificate level have the option to continue studying to Diploma level after successful completion of the 6 modules.

Diploma

Diploma Level – equivalent to 120 credits

Students wishing to exit the programme at Diploma level must complete 12 modules in total:

  • Ten compulsory modules
  • Two modules from the optional list below

All modules are modelled on being at Postgraduate Level, Scottish Qualification Framework level 11, equivalent to 10 credits, approximately 100 hours of student learning each (approx. 3 months).

Compulsory Optional Modules
C01     Health and Wellbeing of the Remote Worker O01     Tactical Medicine
C02     Occupational Health O02     Expedition and Wilderness Medicine
C03     Introduction to Communication and the Consultation O03    Learning and Teaching
C04     Telemedicine O04     Humanitarian and Disaster Medicine
C05     Dive Medicine  
C06     Tropical Medicine  
C07     Aeromedicine  
C08     Trauma and Medical Emergencies  
C09     Incident and Response Planning  
C10     Evidence and Research in Remote Medicine  

 

There is a compulsory two-day student residential at the end of the taught component in Edinburgh which all students must attend to be awarded the Diploma. This is not a requirement for Certificate students.


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