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PGCert Medical Education

University of Sheffield Medical School

Part time September PgCert

About the course

Course description

Lead academic: Professor Michelle Marahsall

This medical education 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 medical education course aims to develop medical educators who are informed and understand the core principles and issues in medical education.

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


The medical education course consists of three 20 credit modules. Each medical education module includes two study days. During the two study days, the core elements of the medical education module will be explored, with examples from

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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 score of 7.5 with a minimum of 7.0 in each component, or equivalent.

This course is not open to international applicants.


Where is University of Sheffield

Student Profile(s)

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

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.


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