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PGDIP Health Professions Education

PGDIP Health Professions Education

Key information

Qualification type

Postgraduate Diploma

Subject areas

Health Education Education Studies

Course type


Course Summary

Welcome to Hull York Medical School, where we not only deliver exceptional medical education, but also train others to do so too using the latest pedagogical evidence-based practice.

Who is this programme for?

Our Health Professions Education programmes are designed for professionals from all health backgrounds who are interested in teaching, assessment, course design and educational research.

The programme will equip you with the skills and knowledge to deliver exceptional teaching and learning, and undertake rigorous research – so you can inspire and lead in your area of practice and ultimately improve health outcomes.

We have students from disciplines and specialities including (but not limited to): medicine, dentistry, nursing, general practice, midwifery, radiography, physiotherapy, dieticians, physician associates and pharmacy as well as other health profession related roles including ward and GP practice managers, technicians, academics and researchers.

Healthcare professionals and intercalating medicine students who wish to study at a distance or with a mix of onsite face-to-face contact will find our distance and blended programmes ideal. These programmes mean that you can work and study at any time of day and thus have maximum flexibility.


Teaching experience and the associated skills and knowledge you will develop on this programme are increasingly in demand by employers. Our Certificate is accredited by the Higher Education Authority (HEA), meaning that on successfully completing the Certificate you can apply for recognition as a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy - a status recognised by professional bodies as an indicator of teaching scholarship.

Many of our graduates from the Certificate go on to study the Diploma and Masters programmes, and forge exciting careers as educators, researchers, practitioners and clinicians. We hope their stories will inspire you to take this next step on your career path. The programme is also an excellent stepping stone for pursuing a PhD in the field.

Different course options

Study mode



1 year

Start date



This module will provide you with the tools and framework to reconsider the ideologies, theories and concepts underpinning current clinical teaching to develop a more explicit approach to the teaching of clinical reasoning in health professions education. You will learn how to critically examine key discourses and ideologies shaping clinical reasoning teaching and learning, and develop innovative, approaches to teaching based on best practice and current evidence.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Applicants to the full-time MSc must hold a relevant undergraduate degree or its equivalent. Students must have access to an appropriate level of teaching activity (we recommend around 18 hours which should ideally consist of a few separate events) during the year of the programme.