Online Acute Medicine Courses

Our online Acute Medicine courses are offered in conjunction with our partner, the University of South Wales, who have developed a strong reputation for delivering innovative learning. With rapid growth within this specialty, the Acute Medicine course has been designed to improve the knowledge of healthcare professionals who assist in the delivery of care to acutely ill patients.

Acute medicine is the bedrock of hospital-based medicine and emergency care. In 1998, the Royal College of Physicians published a joint report emphasising the importance of appropriate care for patients with acute medical problems. This is a rapidly evolving specialty, and with many generalist healthcare professionals undertaking acute medicine as part of their daily routines, our course answers the demand for further tailored education (particularly at Masters Level). A distinctive aspect of our course is that it allows healthcare professionals to study at post-graduate level without release from work. With no lectures or webinars at set times, students can fit their studies flexibly around their personal and professional commitments.

The primary aims of the course are to equip students with a systematic understanding of acute medicine, skills in critical appraisal and application of knowledge for direct patient benefit. In addition to this, students will benefit from being taught life-long learning and advanced problem-solving skills that they can apply to clinical practice in acute medicine.

Applicants taking our courses in Acute Medicine will typically be doctors, nurses, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, pharmacists and radiographers. For healthcare professionals who successfully complete a qualification, career progression would likely be facilitated, as well as the direct opportunity to improve patient care.

Students may apply for the MSc in Acute Medicine as a two-year course, firstly completing the Postgraduate Diploma (120 credits), followed by the MSc (60 credits).


Meet the Course Director

Dr Farhad Umer Huwez M.B.Ch.B ( Mosul) PhD (Glasgow), MRCPI, MRCP (UK) , FRCP (Glasgow), FRCP

Current post: Professor of Geriatrics New Vision University/ Evgeni Mikeladze St, Tbilisi 0159, Georgia.

A credited author of five published books, Dr Huwez has led and contributed to Stroke Services in Basildon, Community Services in Thurrock, and Memory Services in Southend, where he introduced the Pre-clinic Imaging concept, dramatically reducing workload by 40-50% in the clinics. He has had work published in over 40 peer-reviewed journals.

Membership of professional bodies:

  • Fellow Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow
  • Fellow of the Royal College of Physician of London
  • Member of the British Association of Stroke Physicians
  • Member of the World Stroke Organization
  • Member of the British Medical association (BMA)
  • Previously Member of the Working Group on Electro-cardiology and Electrophysiology of the European Cardiac Society

Subject Courses

Postgraduate Diploma in Acute Medicine

Diploma MSc is a collaborative partner of the University of South Wales. On successful completion of this course, you will receive a University of South Wales Postgraduate Diploma.

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MSc in Acute Medicine

The MSc runs over 1 calendar year. Starting with an initial 12 week online module to develop skills in critical appraisal and knowledge of research methodologies, the students then begin the professional project module which consists of a 1,500 word proposal and 10,500 word professional project.

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Application Deadline | 5th February 2021 |