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The role of distance learning in specialist medical training
  1. H Davies1,
  2. D M B Hall2,
  3. V Harpin1,
  4. C Pullan3
  1. 1Sheffield Children’s Hospital and NHS Trust, Sheffield, UK
  2. 2Institute of General Practice, ScHARR, University of Sheffield, UK
  3. 3Independent Consultant Paediatrician, Nottingham, UK
  1. Correspondence to:
    Prof. D M Hall
    Institute of General Practice, Community Sciences Building, Northern General Hospital, Sheffield S5 7AU, UK;


The Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA) defines distance learning (DL) as “a way of providing higher education that involves the transfer to the student’s location of the materials that form the main basis of study, rather than the student moving to the location of the resource provider”.1

  • distance learning
  • neurodisability
  • postgraduate education
  • specialist registrar

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