Frequently asked questions

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. 

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 programmes are offered in English only. The porogramme 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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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