Taught course

Medical Education

University of Sheffield · Faculty of Medicine

Entry requirements

You will need a good first degree or masters level degree within the medical area and be able to demonstrate a keen interest in medical education.

Months of entry


Course content

Course description

This course provides the opportunity for doctors with a developing interest in medical education to explore the theoretical principles underpinning medical education and consider how this relates to their practice.

The course aims to develop medical educators who are informed and understand the core principles and issues in medical education.

It is coordinated through the Academic Unit of Medical Education and delivered in collaboration with the Academic Unit of Primary Medical Care.

Core modules

  • The Principles of Learning
  • Teaching and Learning in the Clinical Setting
  • Curriculum Design, Implementation and Monitoring
  • Assessing the Learner

Teaching and assessment

Seminars, workshops, practical activities and tutorial group discussions. Each module is assessed via a reflective portfolio.

You can go on to study for a PG Diploma or Masters in Teaching and Learning in Higher Education.

Information for international students

Overall IELTS grade of 7.0 with a minimum of 7.0 in each component, or equivalent.

Qualification and course duration


part time
12-24 months

Course contact details

Gail Hible
+44 (0)114 222 5341