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Postgraduate Certificate Medical Education

Course Description

The Postgraduate Certificate in Medical Education is a vocationally focused programme intended to prepare hospital-based doctors (at SHO, Registrar, Specialist Registrar and Consultant level), GPs, Senior Clinical Grades and related health professionals, to become medical educators in the workplace and to improve existing skills and knowledge.

The Postgraduate Certificate Medical Education course explores the nature of teaching and learning in the clinical environment. It focuses upon the ways in which the medical teacher-practitioner may enable learning through a range of methodologies.

It also explores the rationale and methods by which clinical learning is assessed across a range of metrics as well as critically evaluating the effectiveness of these instruments.

Upon completion of the Postgraduate Certificate in Medical Education, you will have achieved an understanding of how people learn and a range of teaching and learning methodologies.

You will have studied how training needs are identified, how learning is assessed and how training interventions may be evaluated.

Additionally you will have learned how to improve performance through reflective practice. This will be achieved via a range of teaching and learning methods, delivered within a contextually relevant and academically challenging programme of study.

Typical modules include:

The Reflective Practitioner
People Development in Health Care
Design and Deliver Medical Education

Visit the Postgraduate Certificate Medical Education page on the University of Wolverhampton website for more details!

Entry Requirements

Will normally be healthcare professionals who occupy or, have occupied, a position where they deliver or manage learning, training and development, within a Healthcare environment. A first or second class honours degree from a UK university or overseas equivalent a professional qualification deemed to be equivalent to an appropriate honours degree qualifications and experience deemed to be equivalent to the above. Also welcome applications from individuals who have significant teaching, training and development experience within healthcare. In such cases, admission will be based on a an evaluation of the applicant's ability to succeed on, and contribute to, the programme.

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