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This programme is applicable to doctors, dentists, physician associates, veterinary surgeons, academics, scientists and healthcare professionals who want to teach their skills and knowledge in the role of educator. You can choose a PgCert by completing four modules in one year or study for Diploma after 2 years or MSc in Clinical Education after three years and completion of a research project .

If you have an aptitude to teach the skills you practise within a clinical setting this programme of study may benefit you and your students. The programme is designed to help you to understand how to design and deliver teaching within the clinical setting and assess it as you become a clinical educator. Modules are designed to continue and build your knowledge and skills as a leading scholar. The programme is delivered by blended immersive learning and interactive seminars with online materials and video conferencing. You also learn with face to face sessions and written assessments.


This programme is accredited by the Academy of Medical Educators (AoME)

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Courses listed for the programme

Semester 1

  • Core Values of Clinical Educators
  • Planning and Design of Clinical Education
  • Teaching and Facilitating Learning in Clinical Education
  • Principles of Assessment in Clinical Education

Semester 2

  • Leadership Skills in Clinical Education
  • Research Skills in Clinical Education


  • Teaching and Learning with Simulation
  • Teaching and Learning with Technology
  • Clinical Learning and Personal Development in Primary Care
  • Interprofessional Learning in Clinical Education Selected Study Course

Semester 3

  • Research Project

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Why study at Aberdeen?

  • The programme enables you to teach within most clinical disciplines and is offered by blended learning to fit around your work
  • You get direct support for the role as educator with face to face teaching at Foresterhill Health Campus or videoconferencing
  • You can study each step from certificate to diploma and MSc
  • The Medical School at Aberdeen is one of the largest campuses in Europe. It offers close interconnectivity between academic and teaching practice plus professional application in clinical situations

Where you study

  • University of Aberdeen
  • Blended Learning
  • 36 Months
  • Part Time

International Student Fees

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 Entry Requirements and Study Support

Living in Aberdeen

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Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire

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