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Education for Clinical Contexts PGCert

Key information

Qualification type

Postgraduate Certificate

Subject areas

Health Education Health Care / Medicine Teaching / Training

Course type


Course Summary

The Postgraduate Certificate in Education for Clinical Contexts has been specifically designed for doctors, dentists, senior nurses, allied health professionals and academics, involved in undergraduate or postgraduate teaching of clinicians. It aims to attract committed educators working in and around clinical contexts, who seek to both improve teaching and learning and to understand more fully the educational potential of their working environment. The part time format of this programme, over one year, allows you to maintain the other clinical and teaching commitments that you may have.

Through engaging with this programme you will: engage with like-minded colleagues in a deep analysis of the nature and dynamics of teaching and learning in clinical education, drawing on a wide range of educational theories; understand the important relationship between high quality education, effective team working and good patient care; gain a deep understanding of how to evaluate and improve curriculum; become an active researcher of clinical education in order to develop teaching and learning opportunities for students; develop and hone skills as a leader and innovator in clinical education in their workplace setting; be prepared to take up career opportunities in clinical education, including educational leadership roles in their local setting and beyond. You will be assessed via coursework that engage you in researching and developing clinical education in your own setting. Module leaders will offer you guidance and support in the researching and writing of your coursework assignments. All assignments are written essays, although some modules also have some assessed presentations.

Different course options

Study mode

Part time


1 year

Start date



Clinical curriculum evaluation and development (15 Credits) - Core
Innovative practices and theories in clinical education (15 Credits) - Core
Teaching and learning for clinical contexts (30 Credits) - Core

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 will normally have a medical / health professional undergraduate degree equivalent to UK second-class honours from a recognised academic institution. Applicants will also have at least one year of experience in practice as a clinical educator to enroll on the programme. This includes experience includes teaching in the clinical context.

University information

Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) is a leading UK and International university and is a member of the prestigious Russell Group of Universities. Its history goes back to 1785, when it was originally four different colleges which have merged over the years. The University was born in London, and has five campuses in the city, but has expanded to include campuses in China, Malta and Paris. It has 26,000 students and 4,500 members of staff,...more

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