The University of Edinburgh
Paediatric Emergency Medicine (Online Learning) PgDip
The University of Edinburgh

Course modalities offered

Key Course Facts

Course Description

Our programme has been designed to provide the educational background required for clinicians managing medical emergencies in children.

Paediatric Emergency Medicine (PEM) is a rapidly expanding specialty. It has its roots in Emergency Medicine and Paediatrics but also has close affiliations with Paediatric Surgical Specialties, Paediatric Critical Care, Primary Care and Public Health.

From quite a diverse background, PEM has now developed into a specialty in its own right and there is a great need for extra PEM training on a UK, European and worldwide basis.

Prospective students will often be working full time in professional roles and require flexibility in their approach to study.

Our programme is therefore delivered as a part-time, online, MSc programme.

You will have the option of graduating after one, two or three years with a postgraduate certificate, postgraduate diploma, or MSc respectively.

Learning outcomes The key learning outcomes of the programme are:

  • understand the physiology and pathology behind critical illness and injury in children

  • develop critical and analytical skills

  • develop scientific writing and presentation skills

  • prepare clinicians for the ever-changing and expanding medical and scientific knowledge base

Educational aims The educational aims of the programme are to produce graduates:

  • with a deep understanding of the principles and practice of the management of paediatric emergencies

  • who can improve outcomes for patients based on this understanding

We aim to create a stimulating learning environment using ‘problem based learning’.

This approach can be broken down into three main principles:

  • the reapplication of existing knowledge via the problem-based approach

  • learning within a real world context

  • communication of information

Entry Requirements / Admissions

Do you not fulfill the minimum requirements in terms of UCAS score, A levels, or English language requirements?
Get advice on which foundation courses are best for you to still be able to join Paediatric Emergency Medicine (Online Learning), PgDip.

Entry requirements for individual programmes vary, so please check the details for the specific programme you wish to apply for on our website. You will also need to meet the University’s language requirements.

Visa Requirements for International Students

Visa requirement

All international students (including citizens from EU countries) intending to study this or any other academic programme for more than 6 months in the UK require a Student Visa.

International students younger than 18 years require a special Child Student Visa. Exceptions from this general rule may apply to holders of other UK work visas, British National Overseas visa, family member visa and recognised refugees or asylum seekers.

Permission to work while studying

University of Edinburgh is listed by the UK government as an institution licensed to sponsor migrant students.

Student visa holders from licensed institutions are entitled to work during their full-time bachelor's, master's or Phd studies for
- 20h/week during the term
- Full-time outside term time (e.g. vacations, work placements, once course ended)

After completion of a bachelor's or master's programme of at least 12 months Student Visa holders of licensed institutions can convert their visa into a Graduate Visa which entitles graduates to work for 2 years in the UK.

Costs

Average student cost of living in UK

Rent £518
Water, gas electricity, internet (at home) £50
Supermarket shopping £81
Clothing £35
Eating out £33
Alcohol £27
Takeaways / food deliveries £30
Going out / entertainment (excl.alcohol, food) £24
Holidays and weekend trips £78
Transport within city £17
Self-care / sports £20
Stationary / books £13
Mobile phone / internet £13
Cable TV / streaming £7
Insurance £51
Other £95
  
Average student cost of living £1092

London costs approx 34% more than average, mainly due to rent being 67% higher than average of other cities. For students staying in student halls, costs of water, gas, electricity, wifi are generally included in the rental. Students in smaller cities where accommodation is in walking/biking distance transport costs tend to be significantly smaller.

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About The University of Edinburgh

The University of Edinburgh is located in the Scottish city of the same name, and is one of the oldest universities in the entire United Kingdom, having opened in the year 1583. The university enjoys a strong reputation for its contributions to international research efforts, which is reflected in their inclusion in the Russell Group, Universitas 21, and Una Europa. Edinburgh offers its residents a historic yet modern city, with a lively nightlife scene, reliable public transport, and friendly locals.

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