Postgraduate Diploma Programmes offered by Rila Institute of Health Sciences are validated by the University of Plymouth.

We currently offer Postgraduate Diploma Programmes in the following specialities:

  1. Acute Medicine and Urgent Care
  2. Cardiology
  3. Dermatology
  4. Diabetes
  5. ENT
  6. Family Medicine
  7. Geriatric Medicine
  8. Minor Surgery
  9. Rheumatology & Musculoskeletal Medicine
  10. Ophthalmology
  11. Urology

We hope that you will have a stimulating and successful time in working through your chosen postgraduate programme.

Rila aims to offer you the opportunity to build on your existing knowledge, skills and experience, so as to enable you to develop mastery in the clinical and service aspects in your chosen subject area.

The value of our programmes lies within the commitment of our students and the teaching team so as to improve and enhance clinical care in the Primary and Secondary Care setting.

Checklist of what to know and by when:

The Postgraduate Diploma Programmes are offered on a part-time basis over one academic year (approximately 9 months).

This is a work-based qualification which enables you, through the Rila blended learning delivery, to continue in your usual employment activities. Blended learning includes:

  • Face to face introductory workshop and lectures (1 day).
  • Participation in ELearning which includes reading, knowledge/skills with assessments (online).
  • Mini examination (online).
  • A series of specialist facilitated face to face webinars (online).
  • A series of case facilitated problems (online).
  • A series of video clips and practical sessions with assessments (online).

There will be a final summative assessment/examination session that covers the whole of the programme of study by way of the written examination paper.

Final qualification:

This is a Postgraduate Diploma award from University of Plymouth School of Medicine and Dentistry, United Kingdom, which is 120 Level 7 Masters credits and is a formal internationally recognised qualification.

Short Courses
Rila Institute of Health Sciences offer a number of short courses designed for GPs and Nurses, such as Certification in The Management of the Altered Airway (Tracheostomy & Laryngectomy) and Stroke Management

If you have any questions, then upon your request, our enrolment advisor will contact you with help and/or assistance with your application.

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