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MSc Clinical Medicine (Speciality Medicine)

The MSc Clinical Medicine (Speciality Medicine) has been developed by practicing NHS Consultants and Health Academics in consultation with NHS Trust Partners. The course is designed for Medical Doctors and other Healthcare Professionals who are looking to develop and refine their clinical, leadership and research skills and develop understanding of effective teamwork and best practice. The MSc Clinical Medicine (Speciality Medicine) aims to enhance innovation, leadership, teaching, learning and research skills, thereby, facilitating personal and professional development and strengthening participants’ ability to bring about positive change, solve problems effectively, and ensure patient safety. 

The Speciality Masters will be differentiated from the other Masters routes by its structure, by the advanced declaration of the chosen speciality, a demonstration of a deepening understanding of subspecialty medicine within modules 7HW068 (Specialist Practise 1) and 7HW069 (Specialist Practise 2) and a deeper focus on a specific aspect of the declared speciality within the Masters dissertation in module 7HW015. The title of the award will be determined by the sub-speciality area of medicine chosen to explore within modules 7HW068 and 7HW069. This will be negotiated with the student at the outset of the course by completion of module 7WB005. 

This course has a strong emphasis on the evaluation and development of both clinical practice, research, and encourages participants to reflect critically on workplace experiences and learning. For participants, the course aims to provide a clear framework, which supports CPD, recognition of prior learning, and work based learning. 

The course aims to provide a route for Doctors who wish to take a different speciality, to change medical career routes and for doctors seeking further accreditation of subspecialty expertise.