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.

Session Start Date End Date Tutor
Approaches to Teaching Fri 15 Jan 2021 Thu 28 Jan 2021 Paul Jinks
Educational Theory Fri 29 Jan 2021 Thu 11 Feb 2021 Andrew Stork
Teaching in Clinical Practice Fri 12 Feb 2021 Thu 25 Feb 2021 Amir Burney
Assessment and Feedback Fri 26 Feb 2021 Thu 11 Mar 2021 Denise Thwaites
Curriculum Development Fri 12 Mar 2021 Thu 25 Mar 2021 Selma Omer


I am sorry but the course due to run in January is now fully booked.

As this will be the final iteration of Gateway Online in its current format. We will be taking a short break after the end of this round as we are working on redeveloping the format of Gateway. I hope you find the newly developed course when it returns better, stronger and even more engaging.  Please watch this site for further information on the new format and dates when they are ready for release.

Contact Details

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