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iheed Medical Education for Healthcare Professionals (PGCert/ PG Dip/ MSc)


The new Certificate, Postgraduate Diploma and Masters in Medical Education for Healthcare Professionals is designed as an international programme for healthcare professionals across the globe who wish to work with leading experts to enhance their roles as clinical or academic teachers. Run by iheed, the courses are accredited by the University of Warwick.

Using ground-breaking online technology, the practical application of evidence based teaching and assessment strategies prepares candidates to excel in the design, delivery and assessment of learning in their healthcare setting. Developed and taught by world-leading medical education experts, this programme will enhance your knowledge and skills as an educator and give you the confidence to apply them in your own professional practice.

What is iheed?

iheed is a medical education technology organisation built by doctors and healthcare professionals for

doctors and healthcare professionals. iheed’s mission is to see better healthcare outcomes achieved globally by working in partnership with leading medical universities, postgraduate training bodies, and other global healthcare leaders. iheed has a strong social mission to make the best postgraduate medical education accessible through the power of modern learning methodologies and digital technologies.

Why study the iheed Master of Science / Postgraduate Diploma / Postgraduate Certificate in Medical Education for Healthcare Professionals?

  • Heavily focused on 'Learning by doing' - stimulating formative assessments and group work
  • Inter-professional - this programme will welcome all healthcare professionals
  • Developed by international educators of the highest calibre.
  • 'Assessment for Learning' rather than 'Assessment of Learning'
  • Truly international: this programme prides itself on bringing together diverse clinicians from all over the globe.
  • Reflective summative learning
  • No final exam
  • Safe - non-judgmental environment to learn within a culturally diverse group dynamic
  • Evidence-based education
  • Interactive, stimulating and - most importantly -fun! High touch points and group interaction to ensure engagement and low levels of attrition.

Course content

Postgraduate Certificate (Semester 1)

Essentials of Medical Education

  • Introduction to teaching and learning in a healthcare setting
  • Planning a teaching session
  • Teaching and learning in different group structures/formats
  • Professional development for teaching
  • Assignment guidance tutorials and self-directed learning

Effective Teaching in Medical Education

  • Examination and critique of published frameworks and models of ‘effective’ and ‘excellent’ teaching
  • Key concepts and processes in curriculum design
  • Models of inter-professional education and their evidence base
  • Generic capabilities relating to teaching expertise (professional identity formation, team working, communication)
  • Processes and methods of reflective practice

Assessment in Medical Education

  • Current methods and directions in both formative and summative assessment of learning underpinning a programme of assessment will be explored, including:

    • assessment tools
    • blueprinting
    • standard-setting methods
    • feedback
    • assessment of professionalism
Postgraduate Diploma (Semester 2)

Learning Technologies in Medical Education

  • Analysis and selection of learning technology approaches/solutions
  • Creating content using learning technologies for medical education
  • Review of current issues surrounding the sharing of learning resources
  • Review of social networking and collaborative learning
  • Education delivery skills in a blended learning environment

Evidence and Values in Medical Education

  • Design of suitable research question to inform selected topic
  • Methods for literature searching
  • Introduction to different types of research and how to apply them
  • Understand the role of ethical review and ethical principles in medical education research, including patient consent

Management and Leadership in Medical Education

  • An introduction to management
  • Leadership and followership in multi-professional teams
  • Leadership, management and followership within health service contexts
  • Change management
  • Team dynamics
Master of Science (Semester 3)

Research in Medical Education for Healthcare Professionals

  • Literature searching
  • Formulating a research question
  • Study design
  • Writing a research protocol
  • Presenting a research protocol
  • Preparing a poster presentation
  • Critical writing
  • Writing for publication
  • Your research-based professional project will culminate in a ‘conference ready’ poster presentation and article ready for submission to peer-reviewed journals

Key Facts

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Duration: 22 months part-time

Fees: Sponsorships, scholarships and flexible payment options are available. Please speak with one of the iheed education advisors for more information.

Further details: Visit the iheed website.