Faculty of Medical Sciences Online Learning

Medical Education

Medical Education

Alongside our on-campus based programmes, the Postgraduate Certificate and Postgraduate Diploma in Medical Education are now available as part-time, e-learning programmes. This gives greater flexibility to working professionals in the UK, EU and across the world.

The School of Medical Education is committed to the promotion of education as a practical skill and an academic discipline. Our primary aim is to contribute to the development of health care educators and ultimately through that, contribute to patient care. The School's accredited programmes are designed for healthcare professionals and will enable students to:

• Plan and deliver teaching in a variety of settings;
• Understand and use educational theories to improve teaching;
• Develop an awareness of the broader social and political contexts in which education takes place;
• Evaluate, plan and execute educational research. 
 
The taught, part-time online earning Postgraduate Certificate in Medical Education has been designed to be compatible with busy clinical jobs that have multiple commitments and competing demands. Our online programmes are designed for health care practitionwers and academicswho are actively working in a role that involves medical edutation including, for example, doctors, dentists, pharmacists, medical technicians, nurses and midwives. 
 
The certificate can enable you to progress your career as a neducationalist within your professionand the diploma will furthe advance your knowledge and skills.  You will develop an ability to plan and deliverteaching through a combination of advancing your skills and fostering a deeper understanding of how learning takes place. 
 
The PGCert starts in September and is comprised of three 20-credit modules, each of which runs over 11-12 weeks.  You can work in your own time and to get the best from the course, we recommend that you complete each weekly topic for which your time commitment will be 10-20 hours.
 
The PGDip also starts in September and can be taken over 12 or 24 months. To progress to the PGDip, you must have completed a PGCert in Medicla of Clinical Education.  The diploma is also comprised of three modules. 
 
Following successful completion of the online PGDip, you can advance to the Master's dissertation module.
 
For details of entry requirements, fees and how to apply, please visit our Postgraduate website.
 
You can also download our Medical Education Programme Flyer.