University of Chester

University of Chester

Education for Postgraduate Medical Practice

This programme has been designed to respond to the need to improve the quality of clinical teaching in postgraduate medicine; the programme is firmly embedded in clinical practice and enables clinicians to explore and develop their own practice throughout the programme.

Entry requirements

Candidates will normally be senior clinicians who have completed their speciality training programme and who teach in the clinical setting. Those without a medical degree qualification must have a 1st degree of which the classification will normally be a 2.1 or above; candidates must be working with doctors in the clinical setting. All candidates who complete an application form and provide a supporting reference will be interviewed. To be accepted on the programme, all candidates need to agree to be observed in the clinical setting, to confirm that they can commit appropriate time to the course and its demands, and can attend at minimum 4 and a half of the 5 teaching days or equivalent for each module. Where candidates can offer equivalent study or experience from elsewhere to meet the requirements of part of the programme, this will be subjected to normal Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning/Accreditation of Prior Learning (AP(E)L/APL) regulations. Participants will normally be asked to undertake a bespoke series of several sessions and/or a written assignment, together with 2 teaching observations; this will depend on the nature of the applicant's prior experience and will be negotiated on an individual basis with the programme leader and module leaders.

Course modules

Modules include: Introduction to post graduate medical education; how doctors think: teaching and assessing clinical reasoning; medical curricular on paper and in action; practice development in postgraduate medical education; language and literature for learning and teaching in clinical settings; teacher as researcher in postgraduate medical education; dissertation.

Assessment methods

Assessment is at the end of each module and is based on a written assignment and a portfolio created during the programme.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 460 per Credit (England) 2 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 460 per Credit (Northern Ireland) 2 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 460 per Credit (Scotland) 2 years
MA Part-time September 2016 GBP 460 per Credit (Wales) 2 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Warrington Campus Warrington WA2 0DB North West

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