Taught course

Medical Education (Surgery)

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 (details available from 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

This specialist distance learning PG 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 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 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, which 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.

This course has been awarded 'Accreditation Plus' status by the Academy of Medical Educators (AoME). This status recognises that candidates are engaged in becoming professional medical educators through completing a high quality medical education course.

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

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Course contact details

Medical Education Enquiry Team