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Medical Education (PgDip)

Key information

Qualification type

Postgraduate Diploma

Subject areas

Health Care / Medicine Teaching / Training Education Studies

Course type


Course Summary

The Postgraduate Diploma in Medical Education programme is committed to promoting excellence in learning and teaching for health professionals. It is for all medical, dental and other health professionals who aim to professionalise the role of the clinician as teacher.

This course recognises the diverse, complex and challenging contexts of both those new to educator roles and responsibilities and those with considerable years of experience. The overall aim of the course is to develop a community of educators committed to promote improvements in both ‘what’ and ‘how’ we teach future healthcare professionals.

The course is highly practical and aims to model best practice in learning and teaching and draws upon a wide range of innovative approaches to learner support and development. A comprehensive series of face-to-face modules will enable you to contribute to critical dialogues that promote deeper insights into educational theory and principles applied to clinical practice. This allows ample time to reflect on your own practice and to share experience and new insights with colleagues.

Different course options

Full time | Cardiff University | 1 year | 23-SEP-20

Study mode

Full time


1 year

Start date



The module aims to provide an understanding of the major educational theories and learning and teaching strategies underlying the practice of clinical education and to establish an effective and supportive learning environment for the MSc/Postgraduate Diploma/Certificate in Medical Education programme. Understanding a variety of learning theories gives teachers the opportunity to plan effective educational experiences for the diverse teaching situations and learners they may encounter. Exploring a range of teaching methods, their quality and appropriateness to different teaching settings, and their relationship to theory is also necessary in order to develop and refine teachers’ practical teaching skills. In this module we will introduce you to some of the theories, skills and teaching methods that form the foundation of the programme and underpin clinical education.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

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Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

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Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Please refer the University website for Specific Entry Requirements.