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  • Qualification

    Postgraduate Diploma

  • Location

    Run at the client site in the region of United Kingdom

  • Study mode

    Distance / Online

  • Start date

    20-SEP-21

  • Duration

    24 months

Course summary

Health care across the world faces major challenges due to the increasing demands of ageing populations and the rise in long-term chronic conditions affecting physical and mental health. Strong and effective primary care (also known as family medicine or community medicine) is a key part of the solution. This programme will equip you with the knowledge and skills required to make a difference to primary health care wherever you are in the world.

WHY THIS PROGRAMME

  • A unique programme to enable students to identify and implement strategies to enhance quality in primary care globally.
  • Elevate the delivery of patient care: you will acquire skills to propose, develop and implement sustainable strategies, helping to address rising rates of chronic illness and complex care needs.
  • Delivered online, you can follow a flexible curriculum. Study full-time or part-time, and work towards the full MSc degree or a postgraduate diploma or certificate.
  • Our interdisciplinary team has expertise in health inequalities, long-term physical and mental health conditions, including: multimorbidity, treatment burden, polypharmacy, migrant health
  • Sessions are led by University experts alongside contributions from internationally renowned guest speakers.
  • Students come from a wide range of primary care, family, community, and internal medicine disciplines, including: doctors, nurses, pharmacists, podiatrists, managers
  • those working in health care management and health policy
  • Thanks to the multidisciplinary nature of the programme, you will benefit from sharing your interests and experiences with students from other health-related disciplines.
  • By the end of the programme you will have all the skills you need to critically appraise evidence and apply a population approach to your work.
  • As part of your research project (MSc students), you will also have the opportunity to explore novel ideas or particular areas of interest that you have, with clear academic supervision.

CAREER PROSPECTS

Graduates will have the capacity to take a lead role in primary health care and family medicine quality and development, whether in Scotland, the UK or internationally. Post-award opportunities include:

  • progression of career within healthcare or management setting
  • leadership roles in primary care teams
  • secondment to positions within government
  • teaching positions
  • further study.

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University of Glasgow

  • University League Table

    19th

  • Campus address

    University of Glasgow, The Fraser Building, 65 Hillhead Street, Glasgow, Glasgow, City Of, G12 8QQ, Scotland

A wide range of international scholarships are available including International Excellence scholarships and postgraduate awards.
Meet students from across the university with over 250 clubs and societies available – ranging from international student societies to the Harry Potter society.
Pre-sessional English language provision available prior to starting university, and English language support options throughout the duration of study.

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    1st out of 35 2

  • Entry standards

    / Max 239
    233 96%

    3rd

  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    100 100%

    1st

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.10 82%

    17th

    3

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