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Medical Education PGCert

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Part time | Newcastle University | 12 months | SEP

Study mode

Part time


12 months

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

Postgraduate Certificate

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.

By the end of the Postgraduate Certificate (PGCert), you will be able to:

design and deliver educational interventions
select the most appropriate educational strategies or methods for specified contexts
relate educational issues in clinical practice to a wider educational context
critically appraise theory, ‘evidence’ and empirical data as well as your own practice
take a strategic approach to your educational needs and plan to address these
explain and justify the decisions made when designing methods for investigating medical education
use medical education theories and principles to inform educational practice.


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 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: up to 20 credits (for the Teaching and Learning in the Classroom module) for students studying to PGCert level.

University information

Newcastle University is a world-leading university, advancing knowledge, providing creative solutions and solving global problems. The university is a founding member of the prestigious Russell Group, one of 24 leading research-intensive UK universities. In recent years, Newcastle University has developed a presence in two similarly vibrant and globally-connected locations – Singapore and Malaysia. These provide both a global identity and...more

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