Medical Science

​Professional training programmes provide specialist knowledge and skills for independent practice, but there is widespread recognition of the need for generic transferable skills to enable healthcare professionals to thrive within the challenging modern healthcare environment. Each of the Medical Science pathways detailed below have been designed to develop knowledge and skills that can be applied to benefit patient care through, for example, leading service reviews and quality improvement projects, provision of medical education, or clinical research activities. Within the challenge of a master's level course, candidates will develop knowledge and skills of critical analysis that can be applied to evidence-based healthcare provision, improve their communication skills and use of relevant literature, and develop independent theories and reflection. The dissertation module within the full Masters programme​ has been designed to act as a useful precursor for those wishing to continue their studies by pursuing a higher research degree.

Anatomical Sciences

This award has been designed to facilitate the learning of the generic skills and knowledge essential to successful higher clinical practice and careers in academic medicine, by applying the principles of the scientific method to studies in both anatomical research and clinically-applied anatomy. This approach allows students to integrate recent advances in molecular genetics, cell biology, microscopy, imaging, and computer simulation, to
biological and clinical problems concerning the human body.

Clinical Audit

The one year, part-time postgraduate certificate offers an exciting opportunity for those working within clinical audit to pursue a taught postgraduate qualification. The overall aims of the course
are to improve the quality and effectiveness of clinical audit
projects and programmes, enhance the value of clinical audit at individual, team, and organisation level, and to support the professional development of those working in clinical audit—whether at clinical or non-clinical level.

Frailty and Integrated Care

The aim of the course is to help primary and community care clinicians to develop skills that will motivate, empower, and enable them to enhance their contribution to the delivery of high quality and effective integrated care, for older people living with frailty in our communities.

GP Induction and Refresher Scheme

The emphasis of this course is to stretch participants—to develop further scholarly knowledge and competence, over and above the important clinical and professional teaching within the Foundation Programme. This course aims to build on and augment this teaching.

Leadership and Management

For those in clinical practice, an appreciation of leadership and management skills in the healthcare setting is increasingly important. This part-time postgraduate certificate is focused on developing the knowledge, skills, and values, which will enable you to practice more confidently and to become an effective clinical leader. The three modules of the certificate have been designed specifically to enable you to think creatively and to challenge how healthcare services are currently delivered.

Medical Science

This award has been designed to facilitate the learning of the generic skills and knowledge essential to successful higher clinical practice. These areas include an understanding of medical education, an ability to appraise research and assess clinical effectiveness, an appreciation of medical ethics, and management and leadership skills in the health care setting.


Paediatric Respiratory Medicine

This course allows students to learn how to provide optimum care for children with acute and chronic respiratory diseases. The modules tackle asthma and allergy, cystic fibrosis, infection and immunity, and non-invasive ventilation and sleep. Taken in combination they cover the breadth of knowledge required to deliver secondary care services for children, and they complement the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health Special Interest module in Paediatric Respiratory Medicine. Delivered by an experienced local faculty with an enthusiasm for teaching and a national and international reputation for paediatric respiratory medicine, this course offers a combination of self-directed, interactive, and practical learning.


This award has been designed to facilitate the learning of the generic skills and knowledge essential to successful higher clinical practice. The emphasis is on stroke care, but also covers areas such as an understanding of leadership for health professionals, evidence-based medicine, healthcare ethics, and clinical research.