Hospitalist Medicine MSc

Hospitalist Medicine MSc

School of Medicine


Post- graduate




Preston, Westlakes or Burnley

Contact UCLan

Course Enquiries
University of Central Lancashire
Preston, PR1 2HE, UK.

Tel: +44 (0)1772 892400

  • Duration:

    Full-time 2 years

  • Level:


  • Mode:


  • Delivery:

    Mixed Mode, Full-time

  • Campus:

    Preston, Westlakes or Burnley

  • Start Date:

    October (Westlakes), September (Preston/Burnley)

  • Award Type:


Why study this programme?

This course is the first of its kind and recognises the growing need for additional clinical experts in providing ward-based patient care. It provides career and professional development and thus the increasing confidence and better patient care which additional knowledge and training provides. 

It is delivered in the real world setting of the modern NHS so students are able to fully understand their future role.

Entry Requirements

  • Must hold PGDip/Masters in Physician Associate studies qualification or relevant professional qualification e.g. Nurse practitioner/Advanced Nurse Practitioner and at least two years post higher qualification clinical experience.
  • Be actively engaged in or access clinical experience in a ward setting in order to support learning within the programme.
  • Have sufficient competency in English language (IELTS Level 7 or equivalent)
  • Be in good standing with their registering body and pass appropriate DBS and occupational health checks as required by their employing authority.
  • Have the support of their employing NHS Trust to enable them to undertake the ward based learning and assessment activities.

All suitable applicants will be interviewed.  Interview procedures and decisions regarding applications will be conducted within the University’s policies on equal opportunities and admissions.



Programme at a Glance

Year 1

  • Hospitalist Medicine 1 (120 credits)

Year 2

  • Hospitalist Medicine 2 (120 credits)

Further Information

Small class size in a state of the art teaching facility with access to anatomy models and latest interactive training models.

Achieve a post graduate qualification whilst being in employment and further developing your career.


There will be a varied menu of assessment methods used to reflect the experiential nature and learning outcomes of this course.  Examples are:

  • Case study presentations
  • Case based discussions
  •  Practical demonstrations
  • Written assessments
  • Project
  • Portfolio submissions

Prof Gershan Davis is Professor in Cardiovascular Medicine, University of Central Lancashire/Consultant Cardiologist, North Cumbria University Hospitals NHS Trust.  He is a Fellow of Royal College of Physicians (UK); Fellow of European Society of Cardiology; Fellow of Royal Australasian College of Physicians; Fellow of American College of Cardiology and Fellow of Higher Education Academy.  He was previously Consultant Cardiologist, Director of CATH Lab and Lead for Cardiac CT, Aintree University Hospital, Liverpool and Hon Senior Lecturer in Medicine, University of Liverpool.  Before joining UCLan he was the Third Year Undergraduate Lead for Liverpool University Students at Aintree University Hospital; taught Cardiology to undergraduate and postgraduate students and undertook postgraduate supervision for MD, MRes and MSc students and was examiner for University of Liverpool undergraduate and final year medical students.

His research interests include molecular aspects of obesity and obesity-related arrhythmia and medical education.

Dr Iwan Fletcher is a GP at Seascale Health Centre and Academic Fellow in Rural Medicine, University of Central Lancashire. Throughout his medical career, he has been actively involved in teaching and mentoring colleagues, medical students, allied health professionals and work experience students. This has included teaching practical skills for medical students completing a wilderness medicine module; supervising and assessing a group of Third Year medical students through their essential junior rotation in Psychiatry and helping to organise and teach on a number of sixth form summer schools.

His research interests include inpatient antipsychotic prescribing and Hepatitis B surveillance.

Dr Catherine Rollinson is a GP at Seascale Health Centre and Academic Fellow in Rural Medicine, University of Central Lancashire.  Throughout her medical career, she has been actively involved in teaching medical students and peers.

Her research interests are focussed on pharmacology, in particular hormone resistance associated with obesity.

How to Apply

Our Postgraduate section has more information around applying including visiting UCLan and the support available.

If you want to continue and apply now, you can apply for many of the postgraduate UCLan courses using our Online Application System.

For other postgraduate courses you can apply directly to UCLan by downloading a Postgraduate Application Form (.pdf 190KB) please also see our Postgraduate Application Guidance Notes (.pdf 158KB).


For detailed information about studying this course at UCLan, please see the course handbook for your year of entry:

For information on possible changes to course information, see our Important Information.


Apply now or see further information about postgraduate study and research. International students should visit our international pages.

Contact Us

Tel: +44 (0)1772 892400


Fees 2020/21

Full-time: £9,250 per year (UK/EU)

Further information:

For 2019/20 fees please refer to our fees page.

DBS Checks

This course will involve you working with vulnerable groups of individuals, including children. In order to ensure that the University offers places on their programmes to suitable candidates you will all be required to obtain a satisfactory Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service clearance (formerly termed CRB). We will be able to guide you through this process once you have been offered a conditional place of study at the University of Central Lancashire.

It is important to note that should your Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check prove to be unsatisfactory for the purpose of the course you have applied to, your offer of a place for that course may be withdrawn. If you have already enrolled on a course and your DBS check subsequently discloses a criminal conviction, you may be required to withdraw from the course even if you have already started. If you are aware that your DBS check will disclose a previous conviction, please contact the course leader for advice as not all convictions may preclude you from continuing with the course.

Industry Links

Close working with NHS, exposure to clinical research trials some Industry sponsored.

Professional Accreditation

Royal College of Surgeons
Centre accredited by the Royal College of Surgeons


On successful completion of the MSc Hospitalist Medicine students may wish to progress to PhD or DProf study.

Utilising your CPD training as Clinical Professionals