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As our population grows, we don’t just need expert clinicians. We need world-class educators to secure the sustainability and growth of our workforce enabling us to provide effective care for future generations.
Created in collaboration with the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh, the PG Cert in Medical and Health Education will give you a rare opportunity to focus on teaching in your professional development and play a crucial role in educating the practitioners of tomorrow.
Our flexible PG Cert is delivered exclusively online to enhance your practice and broaden your professional expertise while you work.
Through extensive online materials, as well as opportunities for peer discussion and tutorials from our world-class experts, we’ll support you to deliver transformative and future-focused teaching and learning in your discipline.
Our multi-professional approach to teaching, combined with the application of professional practice and medical research, will give you a platform to lead in this rapidly evolving field.Download the brochure
You will learn how to:
- Apply evidence and theoretical principles to your individual teaching practice;
- Work with peers across disciplines to compare experiences and evaluate how different approaches can enhance learning;
- Reflect on your practice, and what is needed to effectively contribute to teaching and learning in various settings;
- Consider the influence of meaningful assessment on learning.
Benefit from working alongside colleagues from diverse disciplines, through the experience of peers and the expertise of teaching professionals.
The content of our course units is directly related to clinical and healthcare teaching and assessment, with a focus on real-life scenarios and topical issues.
This course has been designed in collaboration with an expert team of academics and clinicians from the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh.
Who is this course for?
This course is suitable for all experienced clinicians, including medical doctors, dentists, nurses and all other allied health professionals involved in teaching, learning or assessment in the workplace, whether formal or informal.
Where will it take me?
You’ll build the professional confidence and the recognition to effectively facilitate teaching and learning within a variety of settings.
As a recognised postgraduate qualification, this PGCert reflects the teaching competencies set out by relevant professional bodies, giving you a unique opportunity to broaden your role and apply your educational know-how in the workplace.
The Reflective Educator
The Art and Science of Teaching
Pass or Fail, Who Decides?
These units may be taken as standalone 20-credit CPD units, or taken together to make up a PGCert qualification.
Year of entry: 2020
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- Postgraduate Certificate/CPD
- Up to 3 years, part-time
- Entry requirements
We require you to hold either:
- a primary medical degree or other registered health care/social work professional qualification
- an Upper Second class degree (or overseas equivalent) in a subject allied to medical or health education, such as biosciences, psychology or physician associate studies.
Non-standard applicants for the course from other experienced healthcare professionals / educators who have significant relevant professional experience and/or where the academic qualification falls below an Upper Second class degree will be considered on an individual basis, and may be admitted, at the discretion of the Course Director.
- How to apply
To apply for a course you will need to complete and submit our application form.PLEASE NOTE: This course is now full for entry in September 2020. The University is currently working with the Teaching and Learning team and hoping to offer more places for those who wish to start in February 2021, however there is no guarantee of this. Any applications received at the moment will be added to the waiting list and offers will be made if spaces become available. Thank you for your interest in this course.
To receive a copy of the application form, please email email@example.com . Your completed application form and additional application documents should then be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
Your application can only be considered when the application form is complete and your supporting documentation has been received.
- Application form
- At least one reference (an official reference form will be sent to your referees when we receive your application)
- Degree certificate and transcripts/Professional qualification documents (with an official English translation if the original is not in English)
- English language score report (if applicable) or alternative evidence to demonstrate your English language competency
- A copy of your CV if required.
For support and advice, please contact:
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The aim of the PGCert In Medical and Health Education is to develop and support educators and healthcare professionals in their delivery of teaching and learning in diverse discipline areas (e.g. allied health professions, medicine, nursing, social care, science and technology).
As this course is fully online there are regular webinars to help you decide if it is the right course for you.
There are also previous webinars which are available to watch back at your convenience.
For entry in the academic year beginning September 2020, the tuition fees are as follows:
PGCert (part-time distance learning)
UK/EU students (per annum): £3,600
International students (per annum): £3,600
Policy on additional costs
All students should normally be able to complete their programme of study without incurring additional study costs over and above the tuition fee for that programme. Any unavoidable additional compulsory costs totalling more than 1% of the annual home undergraduate fee per annum, regardless of whether the programme in question is undergraduate or postgraduate taught, will be made clear to you at the point of application. Further information can be found in the University's Policy on additional costs incurred by students on undergraduate and postgraduate taught programmes (PDF document, 91KB).
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