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Medical Education Practice PGCert

Medical Education Practice PGCert

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Study mode

Part time


2 years

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

Postgraduate Certificate

Subject areas

Health Education Health Care / Medicine Teaching / Training Medical Sciences

Course type


Course Summary

About This Course

This course has been designed to meet the local, regional and national needs in developing the knowledge, skills and competencies of clinical educators and learning facilitators working in health and related clinical services. It will provide a framework in which clinical educators can critically review and develop theoretical perspectives and practical skills in facilitating their students / trainees experience.

During the course students will systematically and creatively analyse the complexities of clinical education using techniques which build on their own experience. The course will involve active and reflective learning and ensure the integration of contemporary theory and practice.

The course will help prepare clinicians to assume leadership positions in clinical education in their own profession and cooperate in developing multi professional aspects of clinical education.

Course Content

What will you study on this course?

This programme will equip clinical educators with a greater breadth and depth of knowledge and understanding of medical education including:

An in-depth knowledge and understanding of specific issues at the forefront of theory and practice in medical education.
A critical understanding of the requirement of clinical performance assessments and appraisal for fitness to practice.
A critical understanding of the standard setting processes.
A critical understanding of the basic tenets of good adult pedagogy.
A practical understanding of the methods used to facilitate learning.
The ability to appraise the goals of assessment and the impact of assessment on student learning.
The ability to evaluate the relevance, validity and reliability of assessment methodologies.
The ability to critically review and reflect on contemporary adult learning and medical education literature relating to the application of simulation teaching technology and apply this to own simulation practice experience.
Reviewing ethical issues relating to teaching and learning facilitation in a clinical context.


This course will improve employability and enhance career progression for clinicians including advancement onto the consultant grade.


Teaching and Technology - Core
Clinical Performance Assessment - Core
Clinical Teaching Evaluation - Core
Clinical Performance Assessment - Core
Teaching and Technology - Core
Clinical Teaching Evaluation - Core

Tuition fees

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Entry requirements

Applicants to this course should normally be qualified clinicians, with some experience of, or access to, supervising and / or teaching in their daily work. A degree, degree level qualification, or professional qualification supplemented by relevant experience will normally form part of the applicants profile.

University information

Located on the beautiful North Wales coast between the mountains and the sea, Bangor University has a rich academic history and delivers a superb student experience, making it a unique higher education institution in the UK. A welcoming academic community with around 10,000 students, Bangor University has a renowned reputation for excellent student support, offering a diverse range of courses spanning subject areas within the arts and...more

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