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Study mode

Part time

Duration

1 year

Start date

SEP-23

Key information
DATA SOURCE : IDP Connect

Qualification type

Postgraduate Certificate

Subject areas

Health Education Health Care / Medicine Teaching / Training

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

KEY AREAS OF STUDY

  • Professional identity as a teacher
  • Learning and teaching in medical education
  • Pedagogical practice in medical education
  • Advanced communication skills and strategies in medical education
  • Medical education research

COURSE OVERVIEW

The course aims to promote knowledge of learning and teaching theories in a medical and health context and to facilitate a reflective awareness of the student’s own teaching and learning practice, ensuring that the teacher is also a learner.

Students gain an overview of medical education theory and practice in a supportive environment, which helps to develop confidence in teaching. The course has been designed using an interprofessional framework and participants are encouraged to share their teaching experiences and to transcend professional barriers in their learning.

The Academy of Medical Educators (AoME) has fully accredited the course and successful completion now entitles participants to Membership of the Academy of Medical Educators (MAcadMEd).

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

This course provides health professionals with a firm base and accredited professional standards to underpin their role as medical and clinical educators.

Modules

Learning and Teaching in Medical Education (20 Credits)
Pedagogical Practice in medical Education (20 Credits)
Advanced Communication Skills and Strategies in Medical Education (20 Credits)

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (per year)

3,168

International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

To be confirmed

Entry requirements

The PGCert course is open to post-registration doctors, nurses, midwives and other health practitioners who contribute to the education of medical students and/or doctors. A first degree is not essential but evidence of ability to study at Masters level and a current teaching commitment are desirable or: Successful completion of at least three years’ basic medical science at a UK medical school (having gained at least 360 credits) with a guaranteed place to continue medical studies on completion of the MSc. The course forms one of two validated routes for entry to the PGDip or MSc in Clinical Education, the other being via the PGCert in Simulation in Clinical Practice.