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Medical Education

  • Part time available
  • email [email protected]
  • September
  • 1 year part-time

Course Description

This course offers a clinically-oriented and theoretical framework in which to enhance teaching practice. It creates scope for the development of individual interests for those teaching or proposing to teach medical students and doctors.

Integrated within the university's health and social science graduate programme, the course provides valuable cross-disciplinary experience through common modules shared with other courses in the scheme.

The course aims to promote knowledge of learning and teaching theories in a medical and health context and to facilitate a reflective awareness of the student’s own teaching and learning practice, ensuring that the teacher is also a learner.

Students gain an overview of medical education theory and practice in a supportive environment, which helps to develop confidence in teaching. The course has been designed using an interprofessional framework and participants are encouraged to share their teaching experiences and to transcend professional barriers in their learning.

The Academy of Medical Educators (AoME) has fully accredited the course and successful completion now entitles participants to Membership of the Academy of Medical Educators (MAcadMEd). This qualification allows all holders to use the MAcadMEd post nominals, and is specifically recognised by the GMC. For further information visit the AoME website http://www.medicaleducators.org/

The course objectives are to:
• Gain an overview of the importance of communication in professional practice and medical education
• Explore the philosophy and values of patient/learner-centered education and practice
• Promote the development of relevant communication skills
• Facilitate medical education bridging the boundaries between undergraduate and postgraduate provision, primary and secondary care, and health professionals
• Enable learning in both academic and practice settings
• Develop and enhance teaching skills

Visit the Medical Education page on the Brighton & Sussex Medical School website for more details!

Entry Requirements

The PGCert course is open to post-registration doctors, nurses, midwives and practitioners in professions allied to health who will be contributing to the education of medical students and/or doctors. A first degree is not essential but evidence of ability to study at Masters level and a current teaching commitment are desirable.This course is only open to applications from UK/ EU/ Island residents.

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