About this course
This programme is designed for qualified doctors who are training for General Practice as GP Registrars. This certificate is taught alongside the Mid-Wessex Day Release Course and offers students the opportunity to earn 60 CATS points, which can be used towards future routes of study.
The programme centres upon the management and delivery of Primary Health Care, and emphasises the need for skills in practice management. There are two self-funded residential modules, one of which covers Finance and Practice Management, and another that covers the Management of Change. The programme also aims to nurture the personal development of the individual student; it provides the GP Registrar with a student forum to reflect on the realities of life in General Practice, and to develop the interpersonal and management skills needed for working as part of a practice team. This is encouraged by working in cohesive small groups. The current and proposed programme leads to an award through the nationally defined end-point of the nMRCGP (Membership of the Royal College of General Practitioners) examination.
he proposed postgraduate certification of the programme is intended to develop further the established success of the Mid-Wessex Day Release Course. It aims to enable the students to take the credits on to programmes of further study, through the CATs scheme. CATS points are particularly relevant to those students who wish to become Educational Supervisors and GP Trainers.
Entry requirements: Qualified doctor on the General Medical Council list; General Practice Specialist Trainee Level 3
If English is not your first language: IELTS 6.5 (including 6.5 in academic writing) or a TOEFL score of 575 (paper-based) or 232 (computer-based) or equivalent
Start dates: September
Application process: UKPASS (full-time applicants only) or Direct Entry Application Form (part-time applicants only)
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