January 26 2011 (Wednesday) - Distance Based Learning

Today’s talk was on the distance-based learning offered by the University of Greenwich. They offer modules on a range of topics including lung disease, renal disease, blood transfusion, quality issues, near patient testing…..
They also offer a scheme whereby if you complete four modules and a practical or theoretical project in the workplace within six years, then they’ll give you an MSc degree for it. Bearing in mind each module takes three months, obtaining an MSc suddenly becomes a much less painful proposition, both in terms of spreading out the academic effort, and in spreading out the cost.
I’m quite tempted to go for it myself, if it wasn’t for the fact that I can’t really make a case for my needing an MSc degree (and so getting work to pay for it) and the courses aren’t cheap…

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