Taught course

Medical Education (Dentistry)

University of Dundee · School of Medicine

Entry requirements

A UK Upper Second-Class Honours (2:1) degree OR a UK Medical degree OR a suitable equivalent (full list available on the University of Dundee website). Your degree should be in medicine, or a healthcare discipline, or an equivalent qualification / equivalent credits subject to the approval of the Course Director.

Months of entry

January, May, September

Course content

Medical education is at the core of healthcare provision the world over. Ensuring the future workforce is prepared to meet the challenges of modern healthcare means we need experts in medical education to help shape practice.

At the Centre for Medical Education, founded almost 50 years ago by world-renowned Professor Ronald Harden OBE, we help medical educators reach their goals, and ensure they're prepared to train medical professionals of the future, including dentists.

This specialist online course in dental education is designed by dentists for those teaching in a dental context. It will help you analyse everday teaching and learning opportunities, and will enhance your knowledge and skills of methods of teaching and assessment.

The course has three award levels: PG Certificate, PG Diploma, and Masters. The PG Certificate is accredited by the Academy of Medical Educators (AoME). If you want to take your knowledge and skills further then our PG Diploma and Masters are designed for current and future leaders in health education to build on the PG Certificate.

Our wide-ranging curriculum fits around you and your working life, whether you're new to teaching and training, or wish to advance existing skills and knowledge. The flexibility of the programme means you can take a break and re-join at the next level.

Whatever level you decide to study, you'll start with two core modules which will give you a strong overview of the core concepts of medical education. You'll then choose from a range of optional modules to gain a qualification that fits you and your goals. This will include a specialist module that will help you critically evaluate teaching within a dental care setting, while developing, delivering and reflecting on your own teaching and assessment of students. For the Masters course, you will also complete a dissertation on a topic relevant to your needs and interests.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • MMed
    part time
    72 months
    • Online learningis available for this qualification
  • PGDip
    part time
    48 months
    • Online learningis available for this qualification
  • PGCert
    part time
    24 months
    • Online learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Medical Education Enquiry Team