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Medical Education (MMedEd, PGCert, PGDip)

Course Description

Designed for experienced clinical professionals who have responsibility for education and training, the Medical Education programme covers the principles and methods of teaching and learning and their application to healthcare. The programme provides you with the skills needed to plan and deliver successful teaching and learning sessions. Its flexible, modular structure allows you to study over a period and to a level suited to your own professional needs and circumstances.

Taught by experienced clinicians and leading academics in the field of medical education, this course will enhance your knowledge and skills as an educator and give you the confidence to apply them in your own professional practice.

Elements of the course are accredited by the Higher Education Academy (HEA). Successful completion of the first module, 'Essentials of Clinical Education', entitles participants to recognition as an Associate of HEA, whilst successful completion of the PGCert entitles participants to recognition as a Fellow of HEA.

Not sure a Masters is for you?

You can gain a Postgraduate Certificate, a Postgraduate Diploma, or go on to complete the full Masters degree.

You can take the Masters in Medical Education on a part-time basis over a period of two to five years. Based on modular learning, it gives you the opportunity to progress from Certificate to Diploma to a full Masters degree (MMedEd). If you do not wish to study to Masters level, you can stop at either the Certificate or the Diploma stage, obtaining valuable qualifications that will greatly enhance your skills and knowledge.

-Certificate stage: The first three core modules to be completed in the order listed below.
-Diploma stage: Five core modules and one optional module.
-Masters stage: There are two alternative routes to the MMedEd: Masters with Professional Project OR Masters with Dissertation.

Core Modules

-Essentials of Clinical Education
-Becoming an Effective Teacher
-Assessment in Clinical Education
-Research Methods in Clinical Education
-Evidence and Values in Clinical Education

Optional Modules

-Healthcare Ethics
-Developing Leaders in Healthcare Education
-Introduction to Management in Health Service Organisations
-Learning Technologies in Healthcare Education

Visit the Medical Education (MMedEd, PGCert, PGDip) page on the University of Warwick website for more details!

Entry Requirements

All candidates must satisfy the Board of Graduate Studies’ requirements for entry. All candidates must have experience in teaching and be currently actively involved in teaching activities. Candidates will be educated to first degree level and normally be healthcare professionals. Applicants for research degree modules should normally possess a first degree of at least upper second class honours standard or the equivalent and/or a Masters degree or its equivalent. The requirement for a first degree may be waived in the case of post-experience modules for candidates who can demonstrate sufficient relevant work experience.

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