Taught course

Medical Education

Keele University · School of Medicine

Entry requirements

The programme is designed for graduate (or equivalent) health professionals preparing for, or currently engaged in, clinical teaching. Entry routes will be flexible and designed to recognise appropriate prior experience and introductory courses. Please contact the School for detailed information and to check whether your own experience and professional development is appropriate for entry.

Months of entry


Course content

Many clinical health professionals are involved in teaching and supervising undergraduate and postgraduate students and increased recruitment to the NHS produces even greater demands for teachers. There is a need for greater professionalism and accountability as clinical teachers and this course is designed to meet this need by providing a sound theoretical and practical basis for good teaching practice. It complements the established Teaching and Learning in Higher Education Programme at Keele by emphasising small group teaching in clinical settings and education for clinical competence.

The Postgraduate Certificate in Medical Education is accredited by the Higher Education Academy. The programme is aligned with Standard Descriptor 2 of the UK Professional Standards Framework for teaching and supporting learning in higher education and successful completion of the programme entitles participants to recognition as a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Year 1 modules include: Introduction to medical education; Teaching methods and theories of learning; Assessment in medical education; Curriculum design and session planning. Year 2 modules - still under development, but will aim at developing expertise and a specialist knowledge base in chosen areas of medical education.

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months


full time
12 months


full time
9 months

Course contact details

Pam Stone
01782 734937