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Medical Education (PGCert/PGDip/MMedEd) (2020 Entry)

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  • Course Code
  • P-B9XD
  • Course Type
  • Postgraduate Taught
  • Qualification
  • MMedEd/PGCert/PGDip
  • Duration
  • Part-time: 3 years (MMedEd)/ 2 years (PGDip)/ 1 year (PGCert)
  • Location of Study
  • University of Warwick


Medical Education is offered by Warwick as an MMedED, PGCert and PGDip. Led by experienced clinicians and leading academics in the medical education field, this course will enhance your knowledge and skills as an educator, helping you grow in confidence for your own professional practice.

The Postgraduate Certificate stage is accredited by the Higher Education Academy.


Covering the key principles and methods of teaching and learning within healthcare environments, this course will provide you with the skills needed to plan and deliver successful teaching sessions. Our flexible course structure allows you to study over a three-year period, starting with the PG Certificate, then progressing to the PG Diploma and finally completing the full MMedEd.


Core Modules

  • Postgraduate Induction and Your Professional Development
  • Essentials of Clinical Education
  • Becoming an Effective Teacher
  • Assessment in Clinical Education
  • Evidence and Values in Clinical Education
  • Research Methods in Clinical Education
  • Professional Project or Dissertation

Optional Modules

  • Healthcare Ethics
  • Introduction to Leadership and Management in Health Care Contexts
  • Learning Technologies in Healthcare Education

Each module is organised as a five-day intensive study block. You will be taught through lectures and seminars. In addition to intensive face-to-face teaching, the foundation module also features online learning, including resource-based teaching and online discussion.

Each module is assessed by a 4,000 word written assignment. The first two assignments include a reflective teaching portfolio. The Professional Project is assessed by 4,000 word project report, an oral presentation and poster presentation.


Minimum requirements All applicants must have experience in teaching in a healthcare context and be currently actively involved in teaching activities. Applicants will be educated to a 2:ii or above at first degree level and normally be healthcare professionals

English language requirements Band A
With specific component scores of 6.5 in reading and writing

International Students
We welcome applications from students with other internationally recognised qualifications. For more information please visit the international entry requirements page.


For up-to-date information concerning fees, funding and scholarships for Home/EU and Overseas students please visit Warwick's Fees and Funding webpage.

Additional Course Costs

This course may also include additional costs.

Scholarships

The scholarships most relevant for students at Warwick Medical School are:

  • Warwick Taught Master’s Scholarship Scheme
  • Chevening Scholarships (international applicants only)
  • Fulbright-University of Warwick Award
  • Li Xiaoming Scholarship (Chinese applicants only)
  • International Scholarships

There are a number of different ways to visit the University of Warwick throughout the year. We host bespoke PG visits, where you can talk directly with your chosen department and explore our campus through a personalised tour. Some departments also host their own events and open days, where you can learn more about your department or course of study. To find out more about all of these opportunities, visit our Postgraduate Visits page.