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Clinical Education (Online Learning) PgProfDev

Clinical Education (Online Learning) PgProfDev

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2 years

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

Professional Development Diploma

Subject areas

Health Care / Medicine Teaching / Training Veterinary Studies / Animal Care Teaching / Training Medicine (General)

Course type


Course Summary

Programme description

Our online Clinical Education programme takes advantage of our world-renowned expertise to enhance your abilities to teach and assess students in a clinical environment.

This is an ideal programme for those with an educational role in relation to healthcare professionals and veterinary practitioners, including doctors, nurses, dental practitioners, clinical psychologists, occupational therapists, those involved with veterinary education or associated scientists (biomedical or social).

Our aim is to help you reflect upon, and share thoughts about, your practice, while increasing your understanding of how to apply educational theories and evidence from the literature. As a result you will learn the knowledge and skills you need to deliver, develop and research high-quality clinical education in your own discipline.

This programme is affiliated with NHS Education for Scotland and the University's Global Health Academy.

  • Global Health Academy
  • NHS Education for Scotland

Upon completion of the Postgraduate Certificate, and by meeting qualifying criteria, you will be eligible to apply for Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy.

We are members of the Academy of Medical Educators and on completion of the Postgraduate Certificate and by meeting their qualifying criteria, you can apply for Membership through the shortened route.


The programme is accredited by the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons.

Career opportunities

This programme has been designed to enhance your prospects as a teacher and instructor in human or animal health.

It promotes high quality clinical education by helping you reflect upon and share insights about your practice, to understand and apply educational theories and evidence from literature, and to help you develop a good solid foundation in clinical education and educational research upon which to build your academic career.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

10 credits £815; 20 credits £1,625

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

10 credits £815; 20 credits £1,625

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

A primary clinical qualification, such as an MBChB, BVS, BDS, Bachelor of Nursing, or a UK 2:1 honours degree in a relevant subject, or their international equivalents. We will also consider your application if you have a biomedical science qualification or a non-university professional qualification, such as Registered General Nurse, with appropriate clinical experience. You must be currently teaching in clinical or educational settings.

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