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 or PGDip level
  • 60 credits for students studying the 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

Our course allows medical educators to enhance their educational practice, skills and knowledge. You will gain expertise in effective medical education in the context of your practice. You will also develop a scholarly approach through evaluating established practice and educational initiatives.

The course will suit health professionals and those involved or interested in medical education. Through advancing your skills and knowledge you will enhance your contribution to educational practice. You will also extend your ability to contribute to medical education as a discipline.

By the end of the Postgraduate Certificate (PGCert), you will be able to:

  • design and deliver educational interventions
  • select the most appropriate educational strategies or methods for specified contexts
  • relate educational issues in clinical practice to a wider educational context
  • critically appraise theory, ‘evidence’ and empirical data as well as your own practice
  • take a strategic approach to your educational needs and plan to address these
  • explain and justify the decisions made when designing methods for investigating medical education
  • use medical education theories and principles to inform educational practice.

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Information for international students

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