Taught course

Medical Education

Institution
Newcastle University · School of Medical Sciences Education Development
Qualifications
MMedEdPGDipPGCert

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Entry requirements

An undergraduate degree, or equivalent qualification, in a healthcare profession or relevant discipline.

If you are applying for the PGDip you must have completed the PGCert in Medical or Clinical Education. If you are applying for the part time MMedEd you must have completed the PGDip in Medical or Clinical Education.

If you are applying for part time study you must be working in a role that involves medical education for the duration of the course.

If you are an intercalating medical student applying for the MMedEd you must have:

  • completed your third or fourth undergraduate year
  • passed all assignments on first attempt.

We will consider relevant prior-accredited learning (RPL) for exemption from certain modules:

  • up to 20 credits (for the Teaching and Learning in the Classroom module) for students studying to PGCert level
  • 60 credits for students studying the PGDip or MMedEd.

If you have a PGCert from another institution and want to apply for RPL please contact the School of Medical Education.

Months of entry

September

Course content

The course will suit health professionals and those interested in medical education. This course is relevant if you train others through formal teaching or supervise trainees at work. Our course will suit development as ‘professional’ educators.

Our list of module topics includes;

  • teaching in formal environments – lectures, seminars, etc
  • teaching in workplace environments – clinics, operating theatres, etc
  • curriculum planning and delivery
  • design and delivery of assessment
  • online teaching and learning
  • self-improvement of teaching practice through practitioner enquiry (Diploma-level only)
  • trends in medical education, and what drives them
  • critiquing educational research (Diploma-level only)
  • the master's dissertation allows you to design a small research project on any educational topic of your choosing.

The course is recognised by the Higher Education Academy (HEA). It is also accredited by the Academy of Medical Educators.

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Information for international students

English Language requirements:

Direct Entry: IELTS 7.0 overall (with a minimum of 7.0 in all sub-skills).

Fees and funding

See Fees and Funding tab in the Programme information.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MMedEd
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    12-24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • PGDip
    part time
    12-24 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
  • PGCert
    part time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
Programme Co-ordinator
Email
meded@ncl.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0) 191 208 4522