This programme is aimed at high-calibre graduates in medicine involved in the management of clinical emergencies in children.
It is ideal for trainees in paediatrics and emergency medicine, and also highly relevant for anaesthetists who wish to develop skills in paediatric anaesthesia or paediatric intensive care.
It will also help primary care practitioners who work in remote and rural areas without paediatric support.
In the Diploma Year, students also have the opportunity to choose courses in Paediatric Critical Care Medicine, designed to bridge the gap between resuscitation in the Emergency Department and admission to the Paediatric Critical Care Unit (including high dependency and intensive care).
The programme is designed to give you the educational background you need to manage medical emergencies in children, throughout the world. The final year of the programme can be tailored to your circumstances and career goals.
Our online learning technology is fully interactive, award-winning and enables you to communicate with our highly qualified teaching staff from the comfort of your own home or workplace.
Our online students not only have access to Edinburgh’s excellent resources but also become part of a supportive online community, bringing together students and tutors from around the world.
You may choose to study to a postgraduate certificate, postgraduate diploma or MSc level.
Year 1: Certificate courses:
You will study a wide range of specialities in Fundamentals in Paediatric Medicine.
Year 2: Diploma courses:
Medical Emergencies; Surgical Emergencies & Trauma/Anaesthesia & Sedation; Paediatric Critical Care Medicine; Additional Topics in Paediatric Emergency Medicine.
Year 3: Masters courses include:
Management Issues in Paediatric Emergency Medicine. You will also undertake a written reflective element from a number of suggested topics.
This programme has been designed to help you achieve a successful career in paediatric emergency medicine with a high-quality qualification and the latest understanding and knowledge.
A medical degree (MBChB or equivalent) plus one year of postgraduate clinical experience e.g. FY1 in the UK, or equivalent elsewhere. You must have an ongoing commitment to the clinical care of children, and be actively attending to children in emergency situations.
You must include details of all of your experience working with ill and/or injured children in acute settings in your application. Please ask your referee to confirm this experience in the reference they supply.
English language requirements
All applicants must have one of the following qualifications as evidence of their English language ability:
- an undergraduate or masters degree, that was taught and assessed in English in a majority English speaking country as defined by UK Visas and Immigration
- IELTS Academic: total 6.5 (at least 6.0 in each module)
- TOEFL-iBT: total 92 (at least 20 in each module)
- PTE(A): total 61 (at least 56 in each of the "Communicative Skills" sections; the "Enabling Skills" sections are not considered)
- CAE and CPE: total 176 (at least 169 in each module)
- Trinity ISE: ISE II with distinctions in all four components
Degrees taught and assessed in English must be no more than three years old at the beginning of your degree programme. Language tests must be no more than two years old at the beginning of your degree programme.
Scholarships and funding
The University of Edinburgh offers a small number of scholarships to outstanding candidates. These are very competitive.
UK government postgraduate loans
UK nationals, those with settled status, and some EU nationals not resident in the UK could be eligible for a postgraduate loan towards fees - and in some cases living costs.
About the School
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