FAQs

Things we get asked about...frequently

Do I need to have any prior coding experience?

You do not need any prior coding experience. Two of the instructors had no prior experience to coding before they joined the first cohort of this course over two years ago. You need to be familiar with navigating a computer in general and not feel scared or challenged by learning new things!

Is this course only for doctors?

This course designed for all healthcare professionals from any background. We have had Pharmacists and Physician Associates on this course previously, so anyone is welcome to participate.

Is this course only for healthcare professionals in the UK?

No, this course is open to any healthcare professional from across the globe and we welcome our colleagues from abroad. Depending on which country you are based in, we are willing to consider financial concessions, please feel free to discuss this with us. There will have to be some consideration around time zones, however, if there is sufficient interest, we may hold a separate session.

Do I have to pay for this course?

Yes, there is a course fee. The course provides you with comprehensive notes, offline learning, infographics, online teaching time as well as a mentor who will help you throughout the duration of the course.

Fees are as follows:

  • Consultants or equivalent grade = £900
  • Junior Doctors and Allied Health Professionals = £600
  • Students from any clinical speciality = £300

Most of our previous course delegates that are F2 and above had successfully obtained funding through study budget. Get in touch with your local trust/postgraduate department to find out more about this.

Early bird registration and payment will reduce the price by £100 for the first two groups and by £50 for students

Are there any financial concessions available for the course?

The price of the course is already streamlined to allow concessions for different groups of professionals and we will entertain concessions for delegates from certain countries.

In particular for doctors in the UK, you are eligible to apply for study budget funding and Foundation Year 2 doctors can apply for aspirational funding, which has already been granted to previous delegates.

Can I pay for the course in instalments?

Yes, we are happy to facilitate payment for the course in three instalments. However, you will need to sign a contract which confirms that you will pay for the whole course whether you decide to complete it or not.

Is this course taught online?

Yes, this course is taught completely online. We use Zoom as the teaching platform, which has proved to be an effective teaching medium. We also use Google Classroom to share materials with delegates as well as using Telegram as a means of regular communication

What happens if I miss a session?

Every session is recorded and is usually uploaded within 24 hours of the class finishing. There are also notes for each week, which the online session goes through, so you can catch up with the video and notes. If you have any trouble with understanding the video and notes, each delegate is assigned a mentor, who they can catch up with at a mutually convenient time if they have any questions. We are also healthcare professionals who work shift-patterns, so we can relate to your needs.

What is the work commitment to the course like?

Learning a computer language is in many ways similar to learning a human language, it needs patience, persistence and practice. You should be aiming to dedicate approximately 30 minutes per day outside of the weekly session. If you pre-read the course notes, practice the exercises and really immerse yourself in the course, you should find it straightforward and not too onerous.

Are there any CPD points for attending the course?

We are currently in the process of gaining CPD accreditation for the course. Currently all delegates are provided with a certificate confirming their successful completion of the course.

What type of computer do I need to do the course?

You can use either a Windows of a Mac computer for the course. The newer the machine, the better it will perform, but PCs which are even 8-9 years old can still be used. Please feel free to contact us should you have any further questions on course@codemed.co.uk