Acute Medicine Online 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).

Apply now for the Postgraduate Diploma.

Meet the Programme Leader

Dr. Anil Kumar Pura Narayanaswamy

Dr. Anil Kumar Pura Narayanaswamy, MD, DNB (General Medicine) FRCPE, MRCP (Diabetes & Endocrinology) CCT.
Current post: Clinical Director for Acute Medicine, University Hospital of Wales.

  • Consultant Physician in Acute Medicine and Diabetes & Endocrinology
  • Interim Clinical Director- Acute Medicine
  • University Hospital of Wales, Cardiff
  • Honorary Lecturer, Cardiff University
  • Royal College of Physicians Tutor for Cardiff & Vale University Health Board
  • University of South Wales Acute Medicine Programme Leader

Dr. Anil Kumar Pura Narayanaswamy is currently interim Clinical Director for Acute Medicine at the University Hospital of Wales along with lead physician for the diabetes foot services. As an Acute Medical Consultant, he leads the unselected medical take on a rotational basis. He is responsible for ensuring quality and patient-centred care in a safe and friendly working environment.

His current post as a Consultant in Diabetes & Endocrinology is in a busy tertiary hospital. He undertakes regular endocrinology clinics with a special interest in obesity and complex type 2 diabetes.

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Subject Courses

Acute Medicine PgDip

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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Acute Medicine MSc

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

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