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Medical Education PGDip

Key information

Qualification type

Postgraduate Diploma

Subject areas

Health Care / Medicine Teaching / Training Health Education

Course type


Course Summary

Our course allows medical educators to enhance their educational practice, skills and knowledge. You will gain expertise in effective medical education in the context of your practice. You will also develop a scholarly approach through evaluating established practice and educational initiatives.

The course is flexible and practice-based. It will suit health professionals and those involved or interested in medical education. Through advancing your skills and knowledge you will enhance your contribution to educational practice. You will also extend your ability to contribute to medical education as a discipline.

You will learn to:

engage in academic debate about educational research and practice (PGDip, MMedEd)
show advanced knowledge in specific areas of special interest or professional relevance (PGDip, MMedEd)
contest and contribute to the body of knowledge about medical education (MMedEd)
identify practical and robust design solutions to selected research questions (MMedEd).


The course is accredited by the Higher Education Academy (HEA).

Different course options

Part time | Newcastle University | 12 months | 28-SEP-20

Study mode

Part time


12 months

Start date



This module is focused on teaching methods and strategies used in classroom delivery as well as the learning theories that underpin those methods. The module draws heavily from cognitivist and constructionist learning theories. In practical terms, the module will cover the different teaching methods used for group-based activities and lesson planning for structured sessions within a classroom environment.

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

An undergraduate degree, or equivalent qualification, in a healthcare profession or relevant discipline. If you are applying for the PGDip you must have completed the PGCert in Medical or Clinical Education. If you are applying for part time study you must be working in a role that involves medical education for the duration of the course. If you are an intercalating medical student applying for the MMedEd you must have: completed your third or fourth undergraduate year passed all assignments on first attempt We will consider relevant prior-accredited learning (RPL) for exemption from certain modules: 60 credits for students studying the PGDip or MMedEd If you have a PGCert from another institution and want to apply for RPL please contact the School of Medical Education.