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Medicine

Looking to progress your career and improve patient care? Find out how you can deepen your understanding and enhance your skills, with our postgraduate taught courses.

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Welcome

Welcome to our Virtual Open Day

Let our Postgraduate Taught Director, Professor Ann Taylor, welcome you to our virtual open day.

Our world is changing at a rapid pace, and with it the needs of patients across a wide range of medical disciplines. It is more important than ever for medical professionals to develop their clinical skills across their career, to innovate within working practices and to deepen their knowledge base to deliver better patient care. This Virtual Open Day allows you to explore the wide range of highly vocational courses on offer here at Cardiff, as well as connecting you with our academic staff to ask any questions you may have on the course structure or content.
Professor Ann Taylor Postgraduate Taught Director

Why study with us?

Postgraduate Study at Cardiff University School of Medicine

Find out why our staff and students recommend choosing Cardiff as the next step in your medical education.

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Established expertise

We are one of the largest providers of medically related postgraduate taught courses in the UK.

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Study worldwide

Many of our courses are part or fully distance learning, allowing you to benefit from our expertise wherever you are based.

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Vocational skills

Our programmes aim to enhance the careers and knowledge base of existing healthcare professionals and others in related fields

How we are adapting to COVID-19

As a provider of distance-learning postgraduate taught courses, we are experts in delivering learning experiences globally, with students from many different locations undertaking their postgraduate study with us.

The pandemic requires flexibility from all medical schools. As an innovative Medicine programme, we have always risen to a challenge and are doing so now.

We are optimistic but practical, so are planning for multiple scenarios. Whether you are considering distance learning with us or one of our blended or face-to-face courses, we can promise you that you will meet your learning outcomes across the length of your course.

Your safety is paramount and we work closely with Welsh government and the NHS to ensure this. We also know this situation will change over time, so we're prepared for our plans to change too. We will keep you up-to-date with any changes and ensure that you get the full learning experience, adapted if necessary to ensure the safety of our students and staff.

An introduction to our range of programmes

Find out more about each of our taught postgraduate programs. View a full list of our programmes.

This is an interprofessional, distance learning course, intended for healthcare professionals who want to specialise in the field of surgical and perioperative care.

Advanced Surgical Practice

This is an interprofessional, distance learning course, intended for healthcare professionals who want to specialise in the field of surgical and perioperative care.

This course offers professionals, from a range of health and social care settings, the opportunity to explore the complex health and social needs of older people living in today’s society.

Ageing Health and Disease

This course offers professionals, from a range of health and social care settings, the opportunity to explore the complex health and social needs of older people living in today’s society.

The aim of this programme is to provide individuals with a platform to explore, analyse and interpret contemporary biological data. This course offers Master’s level instruction in Bioinformatics with a focus on genomic bioinformatics.

Bioinformatics

The aim of this programme is to provide individuals with a platform to explore, analyse and interpret contemporary biological data. This course offers Master’s level instruction in Bioinformatics with a focus on genomic bioinformatics.

Designed for doctors with at least one year of general medical experience, this MSc offers a structured education in dermatology and gives a firm grounding in the fundamentals of clinical and scientific dermatology.

Clinical Dermatology

Designed for doctors with at least one year of general medical experience, this MSc offers a structured education in dermatology and gives a firm grounding in the fundamentals of clinical and scientific dermatology.

This is an interprofessional, e-Learning programme, intended for healthcare professionals wishing to specialise in acute care or critical care, and those who teach within such settings.

Critical Care

This is an interprofessional, e-Learning programme, intended for healthcare professionals wishing to specialise in acute care or critical care, and those who teach within such settings.

These distance learning programmes in Diabetes have been established to equip healthcare professionals who have a special interest in diabetes with a sound knowledge of diabetes and diabetes-related issues as they present in practice.

Diabetes

These distance learning programmes in Diabetes have been established to equip healthcare professionals who have a special interest in diabetes with a sound knowledge of diabetes and diabetes-related issues as they present in practice.

During this MSc programme, you will be given a thorough grounding in human genomics, genetics, genetic analysis and bioinformatics, in communication and counselling skills, and in the skills required for you to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team providing genetic and genomic counselling for families.

Genetic and Genomic Counselling

During this MSc programme, you will be given a thorough grounding in human genomics, genetics, genetic analysis and bioinformatics, in communication and counselling skills, and in the skills required for you to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team providing genetic and genomic counselling for families.

Our Medical Education programmes are committed to promoting excellence in learning and teaching for health professionals. They are for all medical, dental and other health professionals who aim to professionalise the role of the clinician as teacher.

Medical Education

Our Medical Education programmes are committed to promoting excellence in learning and teaching for health professionals. They are for all medical, dental and other health professionals who aim to professionalise the role of the clinician as teacher.

Our Medical Toxicology programmes are designed for doctors, pharmacists and other scientists who wish to develop a broad understanding of the principles underlying medical toxicology.

Medical Toxicology

Our Medical Toxicology programmes are designed for doctors, pharmacists and other scientists who wish to develop a broad understanding of the principles underlying medical toxicology.

These programmes provide a highly marketable academic qualification for hospital practitioners and trainees, nursing, paramedical and other professionals who are involved in the multidisciplinary care of neonates and very young children.

Neonatal Medicine

These programmes provide a highly marketable academic qualification for hospital practitioners and trainees, nursing, paramedical and other professionals who are involved in the multidisciplinary care of neonates and very young children.

This is an interprofessional, e-Learning course intended for healthcare professionals who want to specialise in the field of pain management. It is also aimed at educationalists, to provide the appropriate knowledge and expertise on pain, to teach others from various disciplines.

Pain Management

This is an interprofessional, e-Learning course intended for healthcare professionals who want to specialise in the field of pain management. It is also aimed at educationalists, to provide the appropriate knowledge and expertise on pain, to teach others from various disciplines.

These are interprofessional, e-Learning programmes intended for any healthcare professional who has an interest in and/or wants to specialise in the field of pain management in primary and community care.

Pain Management (Primary and Community Care)

These are interprofessional, e-Learning programmes intended for any healthcare professional who has an interest in and/or wants to specialise in the field of pain management in primary and community care.

This multidisciplinary programme is designed for healthcare professionals wishing to advance their knowledge of the management of patients with non-curable and terminal illness.

Palliative Medicine for Health Care Professionals

This multidisciplinary programme is designed for healthcare professionals wishing to advance their knowledge of the management of patients with non-curable and terminal illness.

These programmes are part of a highly interactive, online distance learning programme designed to provide the participant with a sound understanding of skin disease as it presents in practice, and to enable GPs to successfully manage dermatological problems in patients.

Practical Dermatology

These programmes are part of a highly interactive, online distance learning programme designed to provide the participant with a sound understanding of skin disease as it presents in practice, and to enable GPs to successfully manage dermatological problems in patients.

The MSc in Psychiatry at Cardiff University aims to offer students from all backgrounds a well-rounded masters level postgraduate education.

Psychiatry

The MSc in Psychiatry at Cardiff University aims to offer students from all backgrounds a well-rounded masters level postgraduate education.

The Master’s in Public Health programme is multi-disciplinary and trans-professional in both its content and the students it generally attracts. The MPH has been run successfully in Cardiff since 1989 and has a national and international reputation.

Public Health (MPH)

The Master’s in Public Health programme is multi-disciplinary and trans-professional in both its content and the students it generally attracts. The MPH has been run successfully in Cardiff since 1989 and has a national and international reputation.

These programmes are designed for GPs, pharmacists and specialist nurses who wish to further develop their knowledge in the practical management of common therapeutic problems.

Therapeutics

These programmes are designed for GPs, pharmacists and specialist nurses who wish to further develop their knowledge in the practical management of common therapeutic problems.

This programme offers an opportunity to explore and analyse existing and developing theories and concepts that underpin wound healing and tissue repair.

Wound Healing and Tissue Repair

This programme offers an opportunity to explore and analyse existing and developing theories and concepts that underpin wound healing and tissue repair.

Find out more about each of our programmes

CourseQualificationMode
Advanced Surgical PracticeMScPart-time distance learning
Ageing Health and DiseaseMScFull-time, part-time
BioinformaticsMScFull-time, part-time
Bioinformatics and Genetic EpidemiologyMScFull-time, part-time
Clinical DermatologyMScFull-time
Critical CareMScPart-time distance learning
DiabetesPgDip, MScPart-time distance learning
Genetic and Genomic CounsellingMScPart-time distance learning
Medical EducationPgCert, PgDip, MScFull-time, part-time, part-time distance learning
Medical ToxicologyPgCert, PgDip, MScFull-time distance learning, part-time distance learning
Neonatal MedicinePgDip, MScPart-time distance learning
Occupational Health (Policy and Practice)MScPart-time distance learning
Pain ManagementMScPart-time distance learning
Pain Management (Primary and Community Care)PgCert, PgDip, MScPart-time distance learning
Palliative Medicine for Health Care ProfessionalsMScPart-time distance learning
Practical DermatologyPgDip, MScFull-time distance learning, part-time distance learning
PsychiatryMScFull-time distance learning, part-time distance learning
Public HealthMPHFull-time, part-time
TherapeuticsPgCert, PgDip, MScFull-time distance learning, part-time distance learning
Wound Healing and Tissue RepairMScPart-time - distance learning

Flexible, online learning

Find out more about distance learning

Many of our courses allow you to gain a qualification and experience a university education while continuing your employment or other responsibilities.

Discover our range of standalone modules

Balance your professional development with your current commitments and get an introduction to a topic through short, rigorous modules.

Life as a postgraduate taught student at the School of Medicine

Without the programme I wouldn't be able to even dream about a PhD. I was able to enrich myself with the required knowledge for thinking more in-depth. In my clinical practice I definitely have a different view, and more access to evidence-based medicine than before the programme. Difficult topics related to clinical practice are discussed on a higher level and with scientific arguments.
Sandra Liew, Anaesthetic Nurse and Advanced Surgical Practice MSc graduate

Facilities

Find out more about the range of modern clinical and learning facilities available at the School of Medicine

Online taster module

Explore our free, open-access 'Rehabilitation of the Critically Ill’ module designed to help the interprofessional team plan and deliver evidence-based rehabilitation to critically ill patients.

Library services

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Funding your studies

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Guaranteed accommodation

All postgraduate students arriving in September are guaranteed a single occupancy room.

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