Course Overview

This programme has been developed jointly by Lancaster Medical School and CETAD, the Centre for Education, Training and Development – both are divisions within the Faculty of Health & Medicine.  It is designed to meet the GMC's strategy that all those involved in the development and education of doctors should be competent in the principles and practices of medical education.
Whether you directly teach undergraduate student doctors through to supervising specialist trainees, this programme will help you to:

  • develop and consolidate your knowledge and understanding of core principles of medical education 
  • enhance your skills as a medical educator 
  • evidence your competence in line with the Academy of Medical Educator’s learning domains

Progressing from a Postgraduate Certificate (60 credits) in Medical Education to the Postgraduate Diploma (120 credits) or MSc (180 credits) will enable you to develop further in the specialist aspects of medical education pertinent to your own role and work context through a range of optional modules and the completion of work based applied medical education projects.  You could complete the Postgraduate Diploma and then “top up” your qualification to an MSc by completing a 60 credit work-based education research project.