University of Wolverhampton

University of Wolverhampton

Medical Education

This course is a vocationally focused programme intended to prepare hospital based doctors (at SHO, Registrar, Specialist Registrar and Consultant level), GPs, Senior Clinical Grades and related health professionals, to become medical educators in the workplace and to improve existing skills and knowledge. The course explores the nature of teaching and learning in the clinical environment. It focuses upon the ways in which the medical teacher practitioner may enable learning through a range of methodologies. It also explores the rationale and methods by which clinical learning is assessed across a range of metrics as well as critically evaluating the effectiveness of these instruments. Upon completion you will have achieved an understanding of how people learn and a range of teaching and learning methodologies. You will have studied how training needs are identified, how learning is assessed and how training interventions may be evaluated. Additionally you will have learned how to improve performance through reflective practice. This will be achieved via a range of teaching and learning methods, delivered within a contextually relevant and academically challenging programme of study.

Entry requirements

One of the following qualifications is required: a 1st or 2nd Class Honours degree from a UK university or overseas equivalent; a professional qualification deemed to be equivalent to an appropriate Honours degree; qualifications and experience deemed to be equivalent to the above. Applications from individuals who do not posses the above qualifications but who are more mature individuals and have significant teaching, training and development experience within healthcare organisations are welcome. In such cases admission to the programme will be based on an evaluation of the applicants ability to succeed on, and contribute to the programme.

Course modules

Modules include: the reflective practitioner; people development in health care; design and deliver medical education.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
PgCert Part-time block-release - 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
City Campus Wolverhampton WV1 1SB West Midlands

Key information

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0800 953 3222