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Study mode

Distance without attendance


1 year

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

Postgraduate Certificate

Subject areas

Health Care / Medicine Teaching / Training Health Education

Course type


Course Summary

Course outline

This distance learning course is designed for health and social care practitioners and educators who are involved in teaching/supervision, in some capacity, within their working role.

Medical Education is a crucial and ever-changing dimension of healthcare practice. Professionals need to ensure that their knowledge and skills are up to date to ensure they are equipped to meet the needs of patients or service users. Teaching is a vital tool to ensure knowledge and skills are maintained. The course is thus designed to encourage personal reflection, and evaluation of your own teaching practices within the workplace, which in turn can help you to facilitate the learning of others.

The course also encourages critical enquiry, analysis, and debate, as well as the sharing of ideas across professional boundaries. Students on this award are from a variety of health/social care backgrounds and are encouraged to draw upon their experience and knowledge throughout the course process. This helps students to apply academic models and theories to their own practice, ensuring that academic content is clearly integrated with the practical craft of teaching delivery.


A variety of assessment methods are used throughout the course. All the assessment methods used are commensurate with University regulations for Master’s level work and are designed to verify that learning outcomes have been achieved.


The Medical Education course can assist with your career progression by offering valuable evidence of professional development relating to teaching and learning in healthcare. The course develops lifelong learning skills that can enhance your professional practice and career prospects. The course will also be very valuable for practitioners who are seeking to extend the educational aspect of their role or pursue a formal position in an educational setting.


A variety of teaching methods will be utilised to include lead lectures, delivered through podcasts, and self directed PowerPoint presentations as well as more interactive activities such as identification of your learning style, formative quizzes, article critique, and online discussion forums.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

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International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

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Entry requirements

A degree from a UK Higher Education Institute, or international equivalent, in Medicine, Nursing, or another relevant health or social care subject. Applicants with a Diploma of Higher Education, complemented by strong recent evidence of Continuing Professional Development (CPD), will be considered. If necessary, applicants will be invited to take part in a short informal interview via Microsoft Teams or telephone.