About this course
The Postgraduate Certificate Medical Education is a vocationally focused programme intended to prepare hospital-based doctors (at Senior House Officer, Registrar, Specialist Registrar and Consultant level), GPs, Senior Clinical Grades and related health professionals, to become medical educators in the workplace and to improve existing skills and knowledge.
The Postgraduate Certificate Medical Education course explores the role of teaching and learning in the clinical environment. It focuses upon how a medical teacher-practitioner may enable learning through a range of different techniques. It also explores the rationale and methods by which clinical learning is assessed across a range of metrics, whilst evaluating the effectiveness of these metrics.
Upon completion of the Postgraduate Certificate Medical Education, you will have achieved an understanding of:
how people learn and a range of teaching and learning methodologies
how training needs are identified
how learning is assessed
how training interventions may be evaluated
how to improve performance through reflective practice.
To join the Postgraduate Certificate in Medical Education participants:
Will normally be healthcare professionals who occupy or, have occupied, a position where they deliver or manage learning, training and development,
within a Healthcare environment. They will also need to hold one of the following qualifications:
An honours degree from a UK university or overseas equivalent
a professional qualification deemed to be equivalent to an appropriate honours degree
qualifications and experience deemed to be equivalent to the above.
We also welcome applications from individuals who do not posses the above.
Qualifications but who are more mature individuals who have significant teaching, training and development experience within healthcare organisations. In such cases, admission to the programme will be based on a an evaluation of the applicant's ability to succeed on, and contribute to, the programme.