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The Edge Hill University Medical School will develop a new generation of doctors who understand the needs of the local communities and can respond to, and drive forward, new models of care.

The Medical School has been training much-needed additional doctors for the North West since 2020.

In addition, the University’s Postgraduate Medical Institute houses well-established educational programmes and programmatic research involving external stakeholders and delivers work-based postgraduate medical leadership throughout the region.

Courses

Postgraduate

Advanced Clinical Practice

MSc

Devise evidence-based strategies which underpin practice as you become a highly effective leader with the skills and knowledge required to assess the development needs of yourself and others.

Course Length:
2-4.5 years
Location:
Edge Hill University

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Clinical Education

MA

Join a multi-professional programme for doctors, dentists, nurses and allied health professionals that systematically and creatively analyses the complexities of clinical education through active and reflective learning.

Course Length:
2-5 years
Location:
Edge Hill University

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Integrated Palliative & End of Life Care

PGCert

Join a programme for frontline healthcare staff which enables you to deliver palliative and end-of-life care for people with advanced, progressive and terminal illnesses, immersing you in an interactive virtual community of fictional patients.

Course Length:
1 year, 18 months
Location:
Edge Hill University, Terence Burgess Education Centre, Southport

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Integrated Palliative & End of Life Care

MSc

Join a programme for frontline healthcare staff which enables you to deliver palliative and end-of-life care, engages you in research-led service improvements, and immerses you in an interactive virtual community of fictional patients.

Course Length:
1 year, 2.25-4.5 years
Location:
Edge Hill University, Terence Burgess Education Centre, Southport

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Leadership Development

MSc

Become a leader and act as an effective change agent within health and social care on a programme which enables you to specialise in clinical leadership, leadership and management, or medical leadership and management.

Course Length:
2-4 years
Location:
Edge Hill University

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Medical Leadership

PGCert

Develop awareness of your leadership qualities and discover how to lead others through the change process effectively, while also being prepared for consultant interviews and the transition to a consultant role.

Course Length:
12-18 months
Location:
Edge Hill University

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Medicine

MMed

Develop an evidence-based approach and advance your clinical practice in your specialist area of medicine on a programme for qualified, experienced doctors who are registered with the General Medical Council.

Course Length:
2-3 years
Location:
Edge Hill University, Wrightington Hospital

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Physician Associate Studies

MSc

Ready to become a physician associate? Want to help with the diagnosis, management and care of patients? Undertake clinical training so you can work across the full range of medical specialities. Study with us and get started.

Course Length:
2 years
Location:
Edge Hill University

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Surgery

MCh

Develop an evidence-based approach and advance your clinical practice in your specialist area of surgical expertise on a programme for experienced, qualified doctors who are registered with the General Medical Council.

Course Length:
2-3 years
Location:
Edge Hill University, Wrightington Hospital

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Surgical Care Practice

MSc

Develop core and specialist surgical skills, tailoring the course to your specific area of experience and work-based learning requirements, on a programme approved by the Royal College of Surgeons.

Course Length:
2 years
Location:
St James, Manchester

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Teaching and Learning in Clinical Practice

PGCert

Reflect upon and share your experience of teaching, supporting and assessing learning within a clinical context, developing the knowledge base to make critical judgments within a clinical setting.

Course Length:
18 months – 3 years
Location:
Edge Hill University, Online study

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Workplace-based Postgraduate Medical Education

PGCert

Evidence meeting the General Medical Council’s criteria for the clinical and educational supervision of postgraduate trainees while also gaining accreditation with Health Education England North West as a Clinical or Educational Supervisor.

Course Length:
18 months – 5 years
Location:
Edge Hill University, Online study

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Facilities

Part of the Faculty of Health Social Care and Medicine, the Medical School has access to a fantastic multi-million-pound facility, the Clinical Skills and Simulation Centre.

As a student, you can use our facilities to learn necessary skills for your chosen course and take part in a range of simulation scenarios. These scenarios are designed to replicate real-world conditions and enable you to safely practice situations that you might be confronted with on placement or when qualified.

The centre is equipped with wards, patient consultation rooms, theatres, ultrasound scanners, and state-of-the-art patient simulators – all to support students with practicing their skills in a safe space.

Employability

Voluntary organisation placement

Edge Hill University Medical School has an ethos of social accountability and community engagement, with the aim of showing students that health and social care does not just take place in NHS premises.

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Things you should know

Compliments and Concerns

If you have a concern about the behaviour or wellbeing of a physician associate or medical student or member of staff you can use the link below to report it. We do not accept anonymous reports. We also welcome any compliments you may have for our students or staff. Your feedback is invaluable.

Raising concerns portal

Widening participation

In accordance with the Medical Schools Council Selecting for Excellence Report, Edge Hill University Medical School is committed to enabling fair access to our courses. The Medical School runs several Widening Participation activities with the aim of supporting students from diverse backgrounds to apply for and study medicine.

Find out more about Widening Participation

Join our team

Supporting Edge Hill University Medical School

We are looking for enthusiastic doctors, physician associates and other health care professionals in the North West of England to join our team and support us to develop our students with the knowledge, skills and confidence they need for professional success.

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Get in touch

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We want to hear from you

If you have any course enquiries or general queries, please get in touch.

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