Faculty of Medical Sciences Online Learning

Medical Education

Medical Education

Alongside our on-campus based programme, the Postgraduate Certificate in Medical Education is now available as a part-time, 12 month e-learning programme. 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 new, taught e-learning Postgraduate Certificate in Medical Education was first introduced in the 2016/17 academic year. The programme has been designed to be compatible with busy clinical jobs that have multiple commitments and competing demands. The modules will allow you to explore areas of particular interest or relevance to your field of work. The online assessments will enable you to acquire the necessary expertise for effective medical education in the context of your educational role and responsibilities.  
 
The programme 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.
 
For details of entry requirements, fees and how to apply, please visit our Postgraduate website.
 
You can also download our Medical Education Programme Flyer.