MSc Endocrinology (Online Delivery)

Run with our partner, Diploma MSc and delivered entirely online, the MSc Endocrinology is practical and clinically focused. Course content and structure are designed to create professionals with greater confidence and understanding of the management of patients with endocrine disorders, through case studies and discussion. This online Masters course will develop the skills to access information independently and use it to critically assess, evaluate and disseminate evidence that is related to endocrine care.

We help you develop creative, problem-solving approaches to complex clinical situations, and become an important advocate in the delivery of care to people with endocrinology-related problems. It is envisaged that most students will be in endocrine-related posts or aspire to such positions. As such, this Endocrinology qualification has direct relevance to the demands of working roles, so it will assist in your career development and specialisation.

Study Mode
2017
Duration Start Date Campus Campus Code
Part-time 2 Years March On Line 8
Part-time 1 Years March On Line 8
Part-time 1 Years September On Line 8
Part-time 2 Years September On Line 8
Study Mode
2018
Duration Start Date Campus Campus Code
Part-time 1 Years March On Line 8
Part-time 2 Years March On Line 8
Part-time 1 Years September On Line 8
Part-time 2 Years September On Line A

MSc: One-year duration

Students progressing from the PG Diploma course do the one-year MSc consisting of the following modules:

Core

  • Research Methodologies and Critical Appraisal
  • Professional Project
     

MSc: Two-year duration

Students who decide to enrol directly on to the MSc (rather than the PG Dip) will do the two-year version, which consists of the following modules:

Core

  • Disorders of the hypothalamus and pituitary
  • Disorders of the thyroid
  • Disorders of the adrenals
  • Disorders of parathyroids, calcium and bone
  • Reproductive endocrinology
  • Endocrine-related cancer
  • Research Methodologies and Critical Appraisal
  • Professional Project

 

Teaching

At the start of the course, you are encouraged to attend an optional one day residential programme at the University’s Glyntaff campus providing an overview of the course and the study skills required.

Candidates are split into groups of 10-15 students, each group is supervised by a lecturer, who will also facilitate, monitor and assess each student throughout the module.

The Professional project involves writing up to 10,500 words on a practice issue. You will be assigned a supervisor to guide you.

Assessment

You will be assessed across the following components for the first module:

  • Clinical case scenarios, with case-based discussion
  • Individual learning portfolio
  • Group/individual activity
  • Case-based examination

To produce the professional project, students continue to use the online course however much of the work is self directed. Students are expected in the first 8 weeks to interact with their tutor on a weekly basis. Once the proposal has been approved, the professional project is completed through online guidance and supervision offered by the tutor.

Facilities

As part of your online studies you will have access to the Learning Resources Centre materials at the University of South Wales. FINDit is the University’s portal which allows you to search for over 13,000 full-text journal articles, news articles, conference proceedings and approximately 160 databases via one search box- the majority of these materials are accessible online. Interactive study skills modules are available to study via Blackboard to enable you to utilise the library services fully.

Lecturers

The course leader is Dr Atul Kalhan. Dr Atul Kalhan graduated from Delhi University with MBBS and subsequently completed an MD with a thesis on Thyroid dysfunction. Dr Kalhan has also completed two years of lab research on neuroendocrine tumours. 

  • Health professionals with a previous degree or equivalent are eligible to apply for admission to the course.
  • Applicants will typically be health professionals who have regular exposure to people with endocrine disorders.

Fees

The PGDip and MSc Endocrinology courses are run in conjunction with a partner company and do not attract standard university fees. The fees for 2016/17 are £3,780 for the PGDip Endocrinology and a further £3,780 for the MSc Endocrinology, for both home and international students. Further details can be obtained from Katie Lowe at info@diploma-msc.com or by visiting the Diploma MSc website.

All fees are per year. Once you have started your course, your fee will remain the same for each year of study.

August 2016 - July 2017 Fees

  • Part-time UK and EU:  £1260  per 20 credits.

August 2017 - July 2018 Fees

  • Part-time UK and EU: TBC

August 2018 - July 2019 Fees

  • Part-time UK and EU: TBC

Additional Costs

Students have access to a wide range of resources including textbooks, publications, and computers in the University’s library and via online resources. In most cases they are more than sufficient to complete a course of study. Where there are additional costs, either obligatory or optional, these are detailed below. Of course students may choose to purchase their own additional personal resources/tools over and above those listed to support their studies at their own expense. All stationery and printing costs are at a student’s own expense.

Please apply directly to the University for this course.

Admissions statement 

This course provides appropriate post-qualification preparation for roles in endocrine related specialist teams, specialist nursing, practice nursing, and for allied health professionals aiming to provide endocrine-related services in primary care.

Similarly, pharmaceutical companies are keen to support their representatives in postgraduate education and this qualification should be perceived favourably in career progression and specialisation.

Our Careers and Employability Service

As a USW student, you will have access to advice from the Careers and Employability Service throughout your studies and after you graduate.

This includes: one-to-one appointments from faculty based Career Advisers, in person, over the phone or even on Skype and through email via the "Ask a Question" service. We also have extensive online resources for help with considering your career options and presenting yourself well to employers. Resources include psychometric tests, career assessments, a CV builder, interview simulator and application help. Our employer database has over 2,000 registered employers targeting USW students, you can receive weekly email alerts for jobs.

Our Careers service has dedicated teams: A central work experience team to help you find relevant placements; an employability development team which includes an employability programme called Grad Edge; and an Enterprise team focused on new business ideas and entrepreneurship.