The Gateway Course: An Introduction to Medical Education

This course is a free staff development course offered to all staff involved in the teaching of The University of Sheffield, Undergraduate Medical Students.

Places Available

Numbers are restricted to 30 delegates per course to provide optimal educational opportunities. The course is offered entirely online. This allows maximum flexibility to participants while offering an engaging experience with opportunity to interact with tutors and colleagues around the topics offered.


This course is free of charge as this is a staff development course only for those teaching the Undergraduate Medical Students at The University of Sheffield.  

Time required

We estimate the time requirement is around 2-3 hours per two week session.


When you have completed all of the sessions we will issue you with Certificate of Completion to evidence that you have successfully completed the course and 15 hours of study.

The Faculty

The faculty for the Gateway Course are all members of the Academic Unit of Medical Education. They are experienced in providing long and short courses in healthcare education, within the UK and internationally.


The next session of dates has now been confirmed and these are as follows:-

Session Title

Start Date

End Date


1.  Approaches to Teaching Fri 06 Sep 2019 Thu 19 Sep 2019 Mr Paul Jinks
2.  Educational Theory Fri 20 Sep 2019 Thu 03 Oct 2019 Professor Michelle Marshall
3.  Teaching in Clinical Practice Fri 04 Oct 2019 Thu 17 Oct 2019 Dr Amir Burney
4.  Assessment & Feedback Fri 18 Oct 2019 Thu 31 Oct 2019 Dr Denise Bee
5.  Curriculum Development Fri 01 Nov 2019 Thu 14 Nov 2019 Dr Pirashanthie Vivekananda-Schmidt

To book your place on this session please complete the BOOKING FORM.  Places are limited to a maximum of 30 and will be dealt with on a first come first served basis, places can not be saved and there will be no waiting list for future courses.

Contact Details

Gail Hible
Learning & Teaching Administrator
Academic Unit of Medical Education
The University of Sheffield
Beech Hill Road
Sheffield S10 2RX

Tel: 0114-222-5341