Taught course

Medical Education (for Surgeons)

University of Dundee · School of Medicine

Entry requirements

Candidates must have obtained a first degree in a healthcare discipline or other equivalent qualification acceptable to the Course Director.

Months of entry

January, May, September

Course content

This specialist certificate in medical education is designed by surgeons, for surgeons, and endorsed by the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh. It will help you analyse everyday teaching and learning opportunities, and will enhance your knowledge and skills as a trainer in surgery.

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 over 40 years ago by Professor Ronald Harden, we enable medical educators to reach their goals, and ensure they're prepared to train the workforce of the future.

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.

You'll start with two core modules - Teaching & Learning in Medical Education and Principles of Assessment in Medical Education. These will give you a strong overview of the core concepts of medical education.

You'll then complete a specialist module that will allow you to evaluate your practice in relation to contemporary theory and principles underpinning successful teaching in the surgical context.

Following this certificate, you could progress on to our PGDip or Masters courses to further your learning.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PGCert
    full time
    24 months
    • Online learningis available for this qualification
    part time
    24 months
    • Online learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Medical Education Enquiry Team
+44 (0)1382 381775