Part time 12 Month(s)
Delivered by Lancaster Medical School, this course is designed to meet the GMC’s Strategy that all those involved in the development and education of doctors should be competent in principles of medical education.
You will study a range of modules as part of your course, some examples of which are listed below.
This module will introduce the theoretical aspects of evaluation, feedback and formative assessment, and develop learners’ ability to make theoretically-informed decisions in relation to these aspects in their own teaching context. Students will cover topics including theories and models of evaluation, the purpose of assessment in the context of medical education, differences and similarities between formative and summative assessment, approaches and techniques for formative assessment design, the role of feedback within formative assessment and models of formative assessment and feedback.
This module will introduce the theoretical aspects of teaching and learning in medical education, allowing exploration in relation to students' everyday teaching practice. It also introduces and develops the academic skills required at level 7 study, such as searching the relevant educational literature, learning to read critically, reflective writing, and academic writing. Students will cover topics including principles of teaching and facilitating learning, theories and models in relation to working with adult learners, core values in medical education, understanding learners motivation, state of readiness, level of responsibility for learning, desire and preparedness for independent learning, analysing learners’ needs and educational governance in the context of medical education, including the role of the GMC.
This module will introduce the theoretical aspects of curriculum design and session planning and explore the range of teaching and facilitation methods relevant to medical education. It will develop students’ ability to critically select and apply a broad range of educational techniques and to design effective teaching and learning sessions. Students will cover topics including learning outcomes and links to formative and summative assessment, session learning objectives, matching learning methods to learning objectives, factors influencing teaching and learning, methods for medical teaching and key factors to consider when choosing between approaches.
Information contained on the website with respect to modules is correct at the time of publication, but changes may be necessary, for example as a result of student feedback, Professional Statutory and Regulatory Bodies' (PSRB) requirements, staff changes, and new research.
Director of Studies: Dr Fiona Curtis
Duration: Usually 12 months, part-time; maximum 36 months
Entry requirements: Applicants should be working in roles involved in the education and training of undergraduate and/or postgraduate doctors at all levels
IELTS: At least 6.5 overall (minimum element scores apply)
Assessment: Coursework, including reports, reflective commentary, portfolios, lesson plans and oral presentation
Funding: All applicants should consult our information on fees and funding.
Our postgraduate programmes in Medical Education are designed for professionals working in healthcare settings who are involved in clinical education. Therefore, they are offered on a part-time basis only. Due to visa restrictions we can only consider applications from Overseas applicants who have the correct visa arrangements in place to enable part-time study (e.g., Tier 2).
The programmes offer a flexible pathway through study, with a tiered exit structure allowing students to exit with a PG Certificate, PG Diploma, or MSc over three years. Following successful completion of the PG Certificate (year 1), students have the opportunity to progress to the PG Diploma (year 2) and MSc (year 3).
The PG Certificate is 60 credits making the total 2018/19 Home/EU fees for the programme, £2,833.
The 2018/19 Overseas fees for the PG Certificate is £6,500. Overseas applicants should check their visa conditions to ensure eligibility for part-time study.
Following completion of the PG Certificate, there is opportunity to progress to the PG Diploma and then to the MSc.
The University will not increase the Tuition Fee you are charged during the course of an academic year.
If you are studying on a programme of more than one year's duration, the tuition fees for subsequent years
of your programme are likely to increase each year. The way in which continuing students' fee rates are
determined varies according to an individual's 'fee status' as set out on our fees webpages.
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The fee that you will be charged depends on whether you are considered to be a UK,
EU or overseas student.
Visiting students will be charged a pro-rata fee for periods of study less than a year.
Our annual tuition fee is set for a 12 month session,
which usually runs from October to September the following year.
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recommendations for increases to fees proposed for all categories of student and this takes into
account a range of factors including projected cost inflation for the University, comparisons against
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for postgraduate study on our website.
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