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All iheed programmes are flexible and designed with your busy clinical practice in mind. This means you can balance your work, personal life and study. There is an online evening class for one hour each week. Other than that, You can fit your study schedule around your other work, life and home commitments – and study online anytime and anywhere you like.

You will study on our state-of-the-art online platform that provides a high level of tutor and student interaction both in online classes and discussion forums. Programme content is a dynamic mix of rich, engaging case studies, videos, multi-media tools and access to the extensive library and research resources.

One evening per week you will share real life case studies and learn from the experience of your tutor and fellow students (15 per group) in a 1-hour online class.

These online classes provide a highly interactive environment to discuss the practical application of specific programme content and provide you with practical insights from leading experts to help you deliver better care to your patients. Over the course of the week, further moderated case discussions continue in your online forum for approximately another hour and is followed by a completion of a short reflective journal.

The average commitment from students is in the region of 10 – 15 hours per week on a postgraduate diploma or 3 – 4 hours per week on a short programme. Aside from the scheduled online class, the remainder of learning can take place at a time that fits around your busy clinical schedule.

Yes. The programme content is built for mobile and works seamlessly across all Apple and Android devices.

Yes. You will be part of  an exciting online class of 15 students who will meet each week to discuss cases and share experiences. You will also participate in online discussion forums. Our students give each other lots of peer support.

Yes. To maximise your student experience and to achieve the best education results for you, we limit the number of students on each programme.

To apply for your place on a programme, all you have to is to fill out the online application form, and when requested send in proof of eligibility (confirmation of your previous degree/other qualifications).

Each postgraduate diploma has a blend of continuous assessments throughout modules and end-of-semester exams. There are generally two exams per year and a continuous assessment submission at the end of each module.

There are no summative assessment for the iheed short programmes, however, to obtain a certificate of completion/CME points, participants will be required to complete in-course quizzes and the reflective exercise at the end of course.

Generally, there are two attempts allowed at each assessment/exam within the postgraduate diplomas.

Our Postgraduate Diplomas are accredited by our world-leading partner universities. The qualification is internationally recognised and has the same validity and credibility as any other qualification awarded by our partner university on campus. The programmes are accredited locally both for CME recognition and with your healthcare employer for professional career progression. 

Absolutely. Many of our students completing programmes have not undertaken formal education for some years due to busy clinical commitments nor are they particularly good with technology. The key to success is understanding how much time you will be able to commit to your studies and mapping out a weekly study plan. The rest is easy. Our mentor, tutors and support staff will be with you every step of the way to maximise your experience and ensure success. 

iheed has an extremely supportive mentor network. Each student is assigned a Mentor who understands the challenges of part-time education and busy clinical practice. If you find you are struggling, seek advice from your Mentor who will outline the range of supports available to ensure your success.

We pride ourselves on providing outstanding student support. Our Student Support team are available to respond to all student queries. You can contact them, as well as your Tutor, Mentor and the Programme Support team, via messaging, email or phone.

To study a postgraduate program with iheed, you must hold a medical or health-related science degree granted by a recognised university or training body. You must be working in a healthcare environment throughout the duration of the program and show evidence of proficiency in English language.

The programmes are aimed at all healthcare professionals, including Residents, Consultants, Family Physicians, Nurses, Pharmacists and all other ancillary healthcare professionals and healthcare management staff.

The programmes are offered in English only. The programme content, assessments and exams require students to construct coherent arguments in English. Therefore, students need to have oral and written fluency in English. Students must demonstrate and IELTS of 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in each band or alternatively prove that their former education was conducted via the medium of English.

Yes, a basic broadband connection is required. Tests show a 5mb connection is sufficient. Your computer will require a webcam to participate in online tutorials.

Why study online with iheed

Learn from world-leading medical institutions
Learn from world-leading medical institutions

Learning from leading medical experts, you’ll have access to the most comprehensive and current clinical education.

Gain a fully accredited qualification
Gain a fully accredited qualification

Our postgraduate programmes provide both specialist knowledge and a pathway to career advancement.

Become a healthcare Leader
Become a healthcare Leader

You'll graduate with a specialist qualification that is highly regarded across the globe, and develop a proactive, patient-centric approach to primary care.

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