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Health Professions Education PgDip

Health Professions Education PgDip

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24 months

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Qualification type

Postgraduate Diploma

Subject areas

Education Studies Health Education

Course type


Course Summary

Delivering necessary training to support you on a journey of professional development in your educator role, our Online Health Professions Education helps you achieve your goals as you help your learners achieve theirs.


  • Our online health professions education programme is designed for professionals working in healthcare roles who are looking for a teaching, management or research-based career in health professions education.
  • Run by the prestigious School of Medicine, Dentistry & Nursing, you would be studying at the heart of a growing network for contemporary educational thinking.
  • With a focus on active, collaborative online learning, we challenge and support you to apply evidence-based methods in your teaching to fellow health professionals.
  • This Health-Professions Education online distance learning programme is especially designed for working professionals wishing to develop specialist skills and to apply these in their professional teaching practice.
  • Our online Health Professions Education programme offers you the flexibility to take one of two routes. We offer a research pathway oriented around the design, conduct and governance of education research. Our secondary route is based on the application of educational theory and evidence to specific contexts.
  • Using practical, collaborative peer learning, we will help you to develop the necessary confidence and specialist skills.


  • Engage in critical debate on the principles, philosophy and evidence-base for various approaches to learning and teaching.
  • Apply core principles and current theories of learning and teaching to the design of a range of learning opportunities/teaching activities.
  • Select appropriate assessment strategies and tools to assess the knowledge, skills and attitudes required of health professionals.
  • Evaluate approaches and models for developing a curriculum, including their relevance to a health professions context.
  • Appraise the impact of technology-enhanced learning & teaching (TELT) on educational.
  • Evaluate the impact of educational and institutional policies on design and delivery of health professions education.


This programme is ideal if you're an ambitious health professional seeking an influential role in the management and delivery of education. Through leading research, world-class faculty and practical, collaborative peer exercises, we will help you to develop the confidence and specialist skills you need to further your career in this field.

It will also provide an ideal grounding for those who decide to pursue doctoral research in health professions education.


In this course, students will learn about various forms of assessment and will be able to select the most appropriate form(s) of assessment to measure acquisition or application of knowledge, skills and/or attitudes relevant to a health professions context. Students will also learn about governance issues in relation to assessment, including standard-setting, grading and quality assurance measures.

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Entry requirements

A medical, dental, or nursing degree from an institution recognised by the University Court; or a recognised degree from another appropriate health profession; ideally be employed in a relevant professional context. Applications will also be considered from individuals with other relevant degree qualifications (such as a BSc in a biomedical science), who are, or aspire to be, employed in the education of health professionals.

University information

The University of Glasgow is one of four ancient universities in Scotland, founded back in 1451. Alumni include seven Nobel Prize winners, Scotland’s First Minister and a Prime Minister, while Albert Einstein gave a lecture on the theory of relativity there back in 1933. The university has over 7,000 postgraduate students from 140 countries around the world, taking up taught and research degrees. Study options vary from Financial Economics...more