The Faculty of Pre-Hospital Care

Programme Overview

Providing clinical care in remote locations has its own unique challenges and requires specialist knowledge and skills. This course, delivered online at a distance, provides an opportunity for practising remote health professionals to gain a postgraduate qualification in this emerging specialty.

Key Information
Study Level:
Postgraduate Diploma / Certificate / CPD
Study Type:
Distance learning, part-time
Start Dates:
March, September
Diploma - minimum of 3 years, maximum of 5 years / Certificate - minimum of 18 months, maximum of 3 years / CPD - 3 months per module
Time Commitment:
Each module is approximately 100 hours of student learning over a period of 3 months

The fees for the 2019 academic year are as follows:

  • Pay Per Module - £566
  • Diploma Pre-Paid - £6,762
  • Certificate Pre-Paid - £3,381

Programme Aims

The main aim of the programme is to provide health professionals working in remote, and in some instances potentially hazardous locations, the knowledge and skills to operate effectively in this environment using an evidence based approach.

To this end, students taking this programme will expect to:

  • Acquire and apply theoretical knowledge underpinning effective evidence based clinical care in remote environments
  • Explain and incorporate into clinical care the effects of specific physical environments on the health and well-being of remote workers

This programme is aimed at health professionals working in remote and offshore locations internationally. It is intended that students can study part time, online while working.



The College is an ELCAS Approved Learning Provider in the MoD Enhanced Learning Credit (ELC) Scheme for both the Postgraduate Certificate and Diploma programmes in Remote and Offshore Medicine. This means that service men and women in the armed forces will be able to apply for funding towards the cost of these programmes. Full details of the scheme can be found here:


Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine (ACRRM)

The RCSEd DipROM Programme has also been accredited by the ACRRM (Australian College of Rural and Remote Medicine) for the 2017 - 2019 triennium. The Programme has been awarded 30 Core Points on the ACRRM PDP points framework. Full details available at:



Upcoming System Maintenance & Network Disruption

Due to essential systems maintenance and upgrades there will be intermittent interruptions to some on-line services on Saturday 27th of February. There will be further interruption to some core services on Wednesday 2nd and Thursday 3rd of March.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused.