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SAS Online Courses

SAS Online Courses

Below are some examples of previously supported online/distance-learning courses supported by the SAS Development Fund. These are provided as suggestions, and applicants are welcome to identify and apply for learning opportunities relevant to them, whether or not it matches a previously supported activity.

Awards: Some courses offer the opportunity to complete three different levels of qualification, with exit points at each stage. Depending on how far you progress your learning, you’d first complete the Postgraduate Certificate (PGCert), followed by the Postgraduate Diploma (PGDip) and finally, the Masters (MSc). Please see course pages for specific information relating to that programme.

Course

Institution

Qualification Type/Other Levels Available

Clinical Education

University of Aberdeen

PgCert, PgDip, MSc (Part Time)

The programme provides an exploration and analysis of underlying educational theory with its practical application to the design, delivery and evaluation of teaching, assessment and educational leadership and management in the context of the clinical environment..

Medical Education

University of Dundee

PgCert, PgDip, MSc (Part Time)

This course teaches Medical Education towards helping shape healthcare provision and practice. Students start with two core modules, Teaching & Learning in Medical Education and Principles of Assessment in Medical Education, then choose a range of optional modules to gain a qualification that fits their goals.

Clinical Education

University of Edinburgh

PgCert, PgDip, MSc, PgProfDev

This programme is aimed at those with an educational role in relation to healthcare professionals, including doctors and dental practitioners.

The course aims to help students reflect upon and share thoughts about practice, increase understanding of how to apply educational theories and evidence from the literature, and learn to deliver, develop and research high-quality clinical education in their own disciplines.

This programme is affiliated with NHS Education for Scotland and the University's Global Health Academy.

Upon completion of the Postgraduate Certificate, and by meeting qualifying criteria, graduates will be eligible to apply for Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy.

Health Professions Education

University of Glasgow

PgCert, PgDip, MSc

Our online MSc Health Professions Education programme is designed for professionals working in clinical roles who are looking for a teaching, management or research-based career in health education. 

Quality Improvement

University of Dundee

MSc

Students on this course will develop knowledge and understanding of quality improvement and patient safety, and will be encouraged to critically analyse a range of tools and approaches associated with quality improvement and patient safety, and to reflect on their application to service delivery. It will also improve ability to influence and lead on these activities in practice.



 

Course

Institution

Qualification Type

Practical Dermatology

Cardiff University

PG Diploma

The PgDip is 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 students to successfully manage dermatological problems in patients.

Pain Management

Cardiff University

PgCert, PgDip, MSc

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.

Medical Toxicology

Cardiff University

PgCert, PgDip, MSc

This one year full-time distance learning course is designed for doctors, pharmacists and other scientists who wish to develop a broad understanding of the principles underlying medical toxicology. It is particularly designed for those in Accident & Emergency Medicine or Acute Medicine.

Introduction to Dermoscopy Course

Cardiff University

n/a

This 12-week online course is designed specifically for doctors who are involved in the care of dermatology patients with skin lesions, and who are interested in the management of benign and malignant skin lesions, or who wish to learn about dermoscopy to improve their skill in the diagnosis of melanoma.

Forensic Mental Health

University of West of Scotland

PgCert, PgDip, MSc

The programme is designed for those who are currently, or who are looking to be employed in a forensic setting—such as a secure hospital, community-based service for mentally disordered offenders, the Scottish Prison Service or Police Scotland. It is suitable for professionals with backgrounds in psychiatry. Graduates will be equipped with the confidence to excel in any forensic mental health setting.

Palliative Care

University of Glasgow

PgCert, PgDip, MSc

This programme is for professionals caring for patients with life-threatening or incurable illness. Students will expand, enhance and develop their knowledge through reviewing a broad range of published literature related to Palliative Care. There is a focus on non-malignant disease, frailty and multi-morbidity to reflect the changing patient demographic. Students’ expertise will be enhanced by projects that will take place in their own clinical environment.

ChM Urology

University of Edinburgh

ChM (Urology)

This programme is delivered by the University in partnership with the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, and leads to the award of Master of Surgery (ChM). It runs alongside clinical training and complements in-the-workplace training. Based on the UK Intercollegiate Surgical Curriculum, it offers trainees in Urology the opportunity to study topics relevant to the specialty and supports preparation for final professional exit exams such as FRCS and FEBU, and to improve evidence-based knowledge and clinical practice.

Critical Care

Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh

PgCert, PgDip, MSc

The MSc Critical Care is an online learning course, completed part-time over three years. It is delivered by the University of Edinburgh, in partnership with the College. Students will learn the essentials of the clinical management of critically unwell adults, whilst developing expertise in accessing, interpreting, and integrating the findings of clinical research into clinical care. The course is for doctors seeking to develop as independent practitioners and future leaders of healthcare change

Internal Medicine

Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh

PgCert, PgDip, MSc

The MSc Internal Medicine is an online learning course, completed part-time over three years. It is delivered by the University of Edinburgh, in partnership with the College. The clinical curriculum complements the syllabus for MRCP (UK). It includes modules to advance patient management, to give practical experience in literature review, and preparation for future audit, research and publication. The course is primarily for doctors early in their careers.

Paediatric Neurodisability

British Academy of Childhood Disability

Diploma

This course complements the RCPCH Paediatric Neurodisability Level 3 Training Programme. Upon successful completion of the course, participants are awarded a Diploma from the British Academy of Childhood Disability. All four core modules are relevant to practice and include material prepared by experts, recommended reading and exercises based on the text. Students will also take part in four residentials, each related to one of the four modules.

 

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