University of Bristol

University of Bristol

Teaching and Learning for Health Professionals

This programme provides development in teaching skills for health professionals, with modular units that build up into a Postgraduate Certificate, Postgraduate Diploma or MSc. Emphasis is on the practical application of educational methods and theory and the development of reflective, evidence based practice as well as a positive, studentcentered approach to teaching and learning.

Entry requirements

Relevant 1st degree (or international equivalent) from a recognised institution with good final grades or a relevant professional qualification plus at least 3 years full time (or equivalent part time) professional experience. Currently working in the health professions or a health service environment. Currently undertaking some form of teaching and/or support of learning with the opportunity to be observed in a teaching role. Basic Computer Literacy (broadly equivalent to the standard of the European/International Computer Driving Licence). Accreditation of prior credits must be authorised within the University's policy.

Course modules

Core units: teaching, learning and assessing in the health professions; creating a learning environment to support learner diversity; further assessment and feedback; further planning and teaching; research methods (Diploma/MSc); dissertation (MSc). Optional units: clinical and work based teaching; supporting learners with difficulties; evidence-based teaching; course design; supporting the struggling professional; teaching and learning with simulators; technology-enhanced learning; teaching ethics in the health professions; effective communication skills development; coaching and mentoring in medical education; leading in education and training; developing professionalism. Dissertation: to qualify for the MSc, you will need to submit a 15,000-word dissertation/thesis.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
PgCert Part-time £ 3,050 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
PgDip Part-time £ 3,050 per Academic year (home fees) 1 years
MSc Part-time £ 3,050 per Academic year (home fees) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Tyndall Avenue, Bristol Bristol BS8 1TH South West

Key information

Medicine and Dentistry
Telephone number: 
0117 331 6824