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PG Certificate

Medical Education

The Medical School, Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health

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Course description

Lead academic: Dr Trevor Austin

This course provides the opportunity for healthcare professionals 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.

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

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Modules

Core modules

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

Teaching

Seminars, workshops, practical activities and tutorial group discussions.

Assessment

Each module is assessed via a reflective portfolio.

Duration

1-2 years part-time

Despite being a relatively experienced educator, this course helped me improve the way I teach our trainees. It opened my eyes up to the theory of assessment and the tools we use. It's a really enjoyable course for postgraduates from varying backgrounds and all grades of experience.

Dr Andy Webster
Consultant in Emergency Medicine and Postgraduate Certificate in Medical Education student

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.

As part of your application process you'll be required to have visited our Virtual Open Day. Here you'll find all the information you require to help you make your application.

English language requirements

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

This course is not open to international applicants.

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You can apply for postgraduate study using our Postgraduate Online Application Form. It's a quick and easy process.

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Contact

Gail Hible

aume-pgt-enquiries@sheffield.ac.uk

+44 114 222 5341

The course information set out here may change before you begin, particularly if you are applying significantly in advance of the start date.