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Simulation in Medical and Healthcare Education PG Cert

Simulation in Medical and Healthcare Education PG Cert

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Study mode

Part time


1 year

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

Postgraduate Certificate

Subject areas

Health Studies Health Care / Medicine Teaching / Training

Course type


Course Summary


Combine your passions for health and education with our Higher Education Academy (HEA) accredited PG Cert focusing on simulation in medical and healthcare education. Equip yourself to become a leader of the future in this specialised field.

Simulation-based education in health professions is growing. This PGCert will give you the opportunity to study those principles specific to teaching and learning using simulation, irrespective of the resources available. A broader holistic view of education, exploring curriculum design and the socio-cultural context of education, completes the programme. You’ll benefit from the inter-disciplinary nature of the course, attracting applicants from across the range of healthcare professions including medicine, nursing, midwifery and paramedicine. By both participating in and facilitating sessions in our high fidelity simulation suite, in the School of Medicine, you’ll develop an appreciation of all the elements that contribute to successful simulation based learning. You’ll engage in personal reflective activities, as well as attend formal teaching, giving you the theory underpinning the practice. On completion of the PGCert you may wish to continue your studies and progress to the full Masters Award in Medical and Healthcare Education.

How you'll be assessed

Your assessment will be constructively aligned with your teaching practice. You’ll be both formatively and summatively assessed in each module through; lesson plans, teaching observations, reflective essays and poster presentations.


This PGCert will give you the tools to implement simulation based learning in your workplace. It’ll help your career path in education alongside clinical practice, enhancing your role in your team and enabling you to make a real difference.


Developed for those involved in, or interested in, developing and leading simulation-based learning within medical and healthcare education. Delivered using blended learning, you'll be encouraged to critically explore the evidence base behind the use of simulation in medical education, before attending 2 workshops based in our state-of-the-art Simulation Suite here at Anglia Ruskin University, Chelmsford Campus. During these workshops you'll experience simulation sessions as both a learner and facilitator, allowing you to see how the theoretical concepts behind simulation are applied in practice. You'll be supported through the design and development of a simulation-based learning activity for your specific context and, in a final follow-up workshop, you'll lead a session with your fellow students acting as co-facilitators and learners. Assessment for this module consists of the design and development of the participant-led simulation session, including; a session plan with a rationale for the learning theories chosen to underpin the design and justification for its need within their sphere of practice; an observation of the delivery of the participants planned session, with peer and tutor feedback; a critical evaluation and reflection on the design and delivery of their simulation-based learning activity, highlighting the learning you've taken from this process and recommendations for your future development within this field.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK/ international students

This course is open to UK and EU students only.

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Candidates will require a minimum of three years' post-professional registration/experience and a minimum of a 2:2 degree honours. Students must be registered practitioners in the field of health or social care. It is anticipated therefore that students undertaking the course will currently be employed in professional practice and will be engaged in facilitating teaching and learning as part of their professional role. Non-graduates with extensive relevant practical and continuing professional development experience will be offered the opportunity to complete the Non-Graduate Entry Profile in accordance with the University regulations with guidance from the Pathway leader/Programme leader.