Taught course

Medical Education (e-Learning)

Institution
Cardiff University · School of Postgraduate Medical and Dental Education
Qualifications
PGCertPGDipMSc

Entry requirements

See our website for details.

Months of entry

October

Course content

The programme in Medical Education programme is committed to promoting excellence in learning and teaching for health professionals. This distance learning programme is delivered entirely online and has been established for six years. This innovative programme is for all medical, dental and other health professionals who aim to professionalise the role of the clinician as teacher.

This part-time distance learning programme can lead to the awards of MSc, PgDip, or PgCert in Medical Education.

It recognises the diverse, complex and challenging contexts of both those new to educator roles and responsibilities and those with considerable years of experience. The overall aim of the course is to develop a community of educators committed to promote improvements in both ‘what’ and ‘how’ we teach future healthcare professionals.

The course is highly practical and aims to model best practice in learning and teaching and draws upon a wide range of innovative approaches to learner support and development. The MSc year follows on from the Postgraduate Certificate year and Postgraduate Diploma year which are organised into a series of modules that involve interactive activities delivered within an online environment. These activities are conducted within groups, each one being facilitated by an online tutor. This affords an opportunity to explore the module topic through discussion and clarification of understanding and also gives the opportunity and time to apply new learning through the online discussions, tasks, wikis and assignments. Through this there is ample time to reflect on own practise and to share experiences and new insights with colleagues. This is a truly interactive programme.

A comprehensive menu of online modules will allow you to contribute to critical dialogues that promote deeper insights into educational theory and principles applied to clinical practice.

The programme is accredited by the Higher Education Academy, conferring Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy upon successful completion of the first year of the programme (Postgraduate Certificate in Medical Education) and evidence of engagement with the UK Professional Standards Framework (UKPSF). The programme is also aligned to the Academy of Medical Educators professional standards enabling you to apply for recognition of the Academy of Medical Educators.

Qualification and course duration

PGCert

full time
12 months

PGDip

full time
12 months

MSc

full time
36 months

Course contact details

Name
Postgraduate Enquiries
Email
postgradenquiries@cardiff.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)29 2087 0084