Acute Medicine (Online)

Diploma MSc

Postgraduate Diploma Online
12 months
3900 GBP/year
3900 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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The Acute Medicine (Online) Postgraduate Diploma at Diploma MSc provides you with the opportunity to shape the future of this rapidly evolving, multidisciplinary speciality. 


Course Overview

Diploma MSc is a collaborative partner of the University of South Wales and on successful completion of this course, you will receive a Postgraduate Diploma in Acute Medicine (Online).

Acute medicine is a rapidly evolving specialty that functions as the bedrock of hospital-based medicine and emergency care. Since many registered healthcare professionals are exposed to acute medicine within their daily work routines, there is an increasing demand for tailored postgraduate education. Our course caters for this demand, enabling you to develop a systematic understanding of evidence-based, protocol-delivered practice that is pivotal in optimising acute care.

Unlike a practical course in acute medicine, our theoretical course aims to enhance the existing knowledge of healthcare professionals, and provides an in-depth understanding of relevant guidance and protocols in acute medicine. These can be implemented when addressing complex issues in patient management, directly benefiting patient care.

Programme Structure

Modules include:

  • Respiratory and Cardiovascular Emergencies
  •  Diabetes and Endocrine Emergencies
  •  Gastroenterological Emergencies
  •  Acute Presentations with Infection and Sepsis
  • Acute Neurological Disorders and Stroke
  • Acute Renal, Metabolic and Toxicological Emergencies

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines




120 alternative credits


  • Self-paced
  • Individual work/assignments (with online group discussions), Online group works/assignments

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
First Class

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Since our courses are conducted entirely online, they are accessible to both UK and international registered healthcare professionals.
  • To secure your place on the course, applicants will typically hold a first degree or equivalent in a relevant professional healthcare field, such as a medical or nursing degree. Registered healthcare professionals without these recognised qualifications will be considered on an individual basis and a wide range of prior experience may be taken into account.
  • In some cases, applicants may be asked to submit a piece of work for assessment in order to confirm that they are able to work comfortably at postgraduate level and demonstrate the requisite clinical and professional knowledge.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    3900 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3900 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    3900 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 3900 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.


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Acute Medicine (Online)
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