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Family Medicine (Online Learning), MFM

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
University rank #20 (QS) ,
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. This Family Medicine (Online Distance Learning) programme is offered by The University of Edinburgh.

About

Strengthening family medicine has been recognized 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. 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 University of Edinburgh provides high quality postgraduate medical education in 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. The  Family Medicine (Online Distance Learning) programme offered by The University of Edinburgh 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.

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

The degree is awarded by the University of Edinburgh and is taught in partnership with the Christian Medical College, Vellore, India. Experienced members of the International Christian Medical and Dental Association (ICMDA) are also involved in delivering teaching and supervising students.

Programme Structure

Year One (Certificate)

All students take the following compulsory courses:

  • Foundations of Family Medicine (20 credits)
  • Applied Principles of Family Medicine (20 credits)
  • Professionalism in Family Practice (20 credits)

Year Two (Diploma)

All students take the following compulsory courses:

  • Family Medicine Approach to Child and Maternal Health (20 credits)
  • Family Medicine Approach to NCDs (20 credits)
  • Family Medicine Approach to Complex Needs (20 Credits)
Year Three (Masters)

All students take the compulsory written reflective element of 10,000-15,000 words.

Online teaching is complemented by a two week period of face-to-face teaching in both the certificate and diploma year. This builds on the online content and provides practical clinical training. This is currently delivered in four sites across the world: India, Nigeria, Uganda and Egypt.  

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Part-time
    • Average part-time duration 24 months
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Part-time variant
      Flexible
    • Duration description
      2-6 years
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    Blended

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    92

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General Requirements

A medical degree (MBChB) or its international equivalent) is required.

We may also consider applicants who are in a profession allied to medicine or have relevant work experience in a clinical context. Please contact the programme team to check before you apply.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    6150 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6150 GBP per year and a duration of 24 months.
  • EU/EEA

    6150 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6150 GBP per year and a duration of 24 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
  • MFM 3 years: £4,100
  • MFM 6 years PT intermittent: 10 credits £685; 20 credits £1,370

Living costs for Edinburgh

  • 725 - 1170 GBP/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

  • Online Learning Scholarships

The University of Edinburgh offers a small number of scholarships to outstanding candidates. These are very competitive. 

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