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 learning Postgraduate Certificate and Postgraduate Diploma in Medical Education are designed to be compatible with busy clinical jobs that have multiple commitments and competing demands. The programmes are ideal for health care practitioners and academics actively working in a role that involves medical education including doctors, dentists, pharmacists, medical technicians, nurses as well as those working in allied healthcare professions.  
 
The PGCert can enable you to progress your career as an educationalist within your profession and the PGDip will further advance your knowledge and skills. You will realise how to plan and deliver teaching and gain a deeper understanding of how the learning process takes place. 
 
The PGCert starts in September and comprises three 20-credit modules, each of which runs over 11-12 weeks.  You can work in your own time but to get the best from the course, we recommend that you complete each topic eahc week.  Your time commitment per week will vary from 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 Medical or 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.