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Postgraduate Diploma in Clinical Medicine

University of Cambridge

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  • Qualification

    Postgraduate Diploma

  • Location

    University of Cambridge

  • Study mode

    Part time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

This one-year course is open to all healthcare staff and includes units on healthcare informatics; advanced clinical leadership and quality improvement; and healthcare law. It is suited for doctors, dentists, nurses and allied health professionals.

The course is taught part-time and is designed to be flexible and accessible to working healthcare professionals contributing towards research and professional development through reinforcement of Good Clinical Practice (GCP).

The PGDip is part of the Clinical Medicine programme and is only open to those who have successfully completed the PgCert in Clinical Research, Education and Leadership (formerly known as the PGCert in Clinical Medicine) at the Institute of Continuing Education, University of Cambridge. (Courses undertaken in other universities will not count as credits towards this PGDip). Students who complete their PGDip in Clinical Medicine may apply to the MSt in Clinical Medicine.

Aims of the programme

Provide professionally relevant teaching and learning informed by research in an integrated clinical and teaching environment. Create an international cohort of consultants, GPs, dentists and other healthcare professionals able to pursue and develop their roles in a rapidly-changing and challenging environment of clinical medicine. Develop the confidence within this cohort to lead service improvement for safe and high quality patient care, with the required knowledge, skills and capability to have a positive personal impact on the work of others in their clinical team and wider service. Develop clinicians with an understanding of teaching, professional development and assessment in the field of clinical medicine. Develop clinicians with an understanding of research methodologies and ethical considerations relevant to clinical medicine. Encourage participants to develop as reflective practitioners with the emotional intelligence, resilience and astuteness required to be effective clinical leaders. Encourage a commitment to intellectual challenge and evidence-based clinical practice informed by the latest conceptual and theoretical knowledge of medical education, research methods, ethics and clinical leadership and governance.

Tuition fees

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(international fees)

£ 9,000per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

University of Cambridge

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  • Campus address

    University of Cambridge, The Old Schools, Trinity Lane, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, CB2 1TN, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    4th out of 35 3

  • Entry standards

    / Max 239
    212 88%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    97.0 97%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.98 80%


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