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The training of medical students and doctors is a rewarding part of the role for many doctors, nurses and allied health professionals. Their training spans everything from physiology to pharmacology, including the development of clinical skills and professionalism. Delivery of this teaching takes place in different formats and in a variety of places. They are assessed by many people using multiple assessment tools. Our aim is to ensure the best and safest healthcare in an environment that is supportive of learning.
The PgCert in Medical Education is aimed at all staff who train doctors or medical students and those looking to develop their career in medical education. On completion of the course, you will have developed your skills and knowledge as a teaching professional and have a greater understanding of the delivery and governance of medical training across all levels. You will be able to offer student-centred teaching and learning experiences while considering the environment in which it's delivered.
You'll be taught via a mix of online lectures, group-based seminars and interactive workshop activities.
You'll be assessed via multiple methods which reflect the underpinning principles of universal design for learning including essay format, reflective accounts, individual presentations, and portfolio.
The course is taught on a part-time basis via live synchronous sessions, self-study, and asynchronous activity on the Canvas platform.
To complete the PgCert, you must be successful in two module: Planning, Delivering and Assessing in Medical Education as well as one other module of your choice.
We accept Accreditation of Prior Learning in terms of credit value from accredited university educational qualifications and these credits will count directly towards your qualification. We will ask for proof of the credits before an offer is issued.
Develop your understanding of robust, reliable and valid educational tools. Grow your knowledge of educational practice using the 'Teacher’s Toolkit'. Explore the underlying theory and selection of teaching techniques through assessment of your own teaching.
Choose from one of the following:
Study a range of teaching and assessment tools used in the clinical workplace or for teaching clinicians. Use specified assessment tools and gain an awareness of developing professional competency. Grow your knowledge of up-to-date undergraduate and postgraduate curricula, assessment methodology and best practice in formative learning techniques. This module is directed at those who are active clinical teachers.
Learn to balance the skills and time management required to be a supervisor, assessor, mentor or coach at different times on different days. Grow your knowledge on how to manage and support individual trainees as well as consider how they support a wider group of trainees or supervisors. This module is directed at those who are personal tutors, year leads, programme leads, educational or clinical supervisors.
Some modules have prerequisites. Read more about what this means in our Help and Advice article.
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You are expected to be a regular teacher or supervisor of medical students or doctors in current UK practice. Applicants will hold a medical degree (MB BS, MBChB) or a first degree of 2:2 or above.
University of Sunderland staff will apply via the HR staff qualifications policy, agreeing workload remission and support with their line manager.
We encourage all potential applicants to contact the course leader before applying, to ensure that the course learning outcomes can be achieved and that the route is suitable for you. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange this.
The tuition fee for this course is:
As this course is part-time, we can only consider international students currently residing in the UK on a suitable visa that covers the duration of your studies (e.g. Tier 2).
If you wish to go on to study Master of Medical Education, the second-year tuition fee would be £3,750 (total £6,250).
Learn more about settled status, pre-settled status, special discounts, visa requirements, and Common Travel Area (CTA) agreements for the Republic of Ireland applicants in our Help and Advice article.
This information was correct at the time of publication.
On completion of the course, you may look to find employment at higher education institutions, or clinical teaching roles in the public and private sector (subject to meeting the role specification requirements).
The majority of students who study this course will already be qualified doctors or health professionals seeking to develop their career in medical education. The course is designed to develop your skills and knowledge as a teaching professional and as such, will ensure that you are able to offer student-centred teaching and learning experiences.
On successful completion of the course, you can use this as advanced standing if you wish to continue your studies and enrol onto the Master of Medical Education. This Masters course is an internationally recognised higher degree in medical education, with a major emphasis on developing participants as contemporary educators in medicine. You would enter year two of this course.