Postgraduate health partnership announced

Shaking hands: (left to right) Professor Simon Payne (University of Plymouth) and Georgina Da Cambra (Rila) Behind: (left to right) Professor Ram Dhillon (Rila), Dr Andrew Evenden, Mark Glasson, Dr Veronica Maynard, Dr Adele Hill (all University of Plymouth)

The University of Plymouth has entered into a partnership with leading postgraduate health teaching organisation Rila Institute of Health Sciences, London, to validate and deliver 11 medical programmes.

The programmes include postgraduate diplomas for cardiology, dermatology, diabetes, ENT, family medicine, geriatric medicine, minor surgery, musculoskeletal medicine/rheumatology, ophthalmology, acute medicine and urology. 

The new arrangement adds two new programmes (geriatric medicine and acute medicine) to the Rila offering which had previously been delivered and validated by Middlesex University. The programmes will be delivered remotely and run from Rila’s main hubs in London, India and the United Arab Emirates.

Key involvement from the University of Plymouth has been from Mark Glasson from Academic Partnerships and Dr Adele Hill from Plymouth University Peninsula Schools of Medicine and Dentistry (PUPSMD).

Dr Veronica Maynard, Associate Professor in Postgraduate Clinical Education at PUPSMD, commented: 

“We are delighted to have formed this partnership with Rila Institute of Health Sciences. This is the latest development in our growing postgraduate and CPD portfolio in medicine, dentistry and biomedical sciences and we look forward to working with Rila to extend excellent quality postgraduate study to healthcare professionals nationally and internationally.”
Professor Robert Sneyd, Dean, PUPSMD, added: 

“This is the latest example of our postgraduate offering reaching a wider, international audience. My congratulations go to colleagues who have brokered this new partnership and I too look forward to seeing it develop over the coming years.”