Research course

Clinical Education

Institution
University of Edinburgh · College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine
Qualifications
PhD

Entry requirements

A UK masters degree, or its international eqivalent, in a clinical, medical or health field, and a primary clinical qualification, such as an MBChB, BVS, BDS or Bachelor of Nursing.

You must have experience of clinical, medical, allied healthcare or veterinary education, for example teaching undergraduate or postgraduate students.

We will also consider your application if you have a biomedical or social science qualification, or a professional qualification, such as RGN, with appropriate clinical experience; please contact us to check before you apply.

Months of entry

October, September, April

Course content

This new PhD in clinical education builds on our world-renowned expertise in the field of clinical education, and our well-established and respected Masters in Clinical Education programme.

It is an ideal programme for those wishing to further their career in academic clinical or medical education, who already have experience of delivering education for healthcare professionals, whether students, doctors, nurses, allied health professionals, dental or veterinary practitioners. It will particularly appeal to those seeking leadership positions or to undertake independent high-quality research in clinical education.

Some of our current research focuses on:

  • Faculty development
  • Assessment and feedback in medical education
  • Psychometrics
  • Learning outcome development and mapping
  • Students learning to teach and Peer Assisted Learning (PAL)
  • Preparation for practice
  • International medical education
  • Clinical skills.


We have good collaboration between university faculty, clinicians, NHS Education for Scotland and other institutions.

Qualification and course duration

PhD

part time
72 months
full time
36 months

Course contact details

Name
Course Enquiries
Email
phdclined@ed.ac.uk
Phone
+44 (0)131 242 6536