The Centre for Medical Education (CME) in Dundee has over 30 years' experience of delivering courses for health care professionals. We pride ourselves in the quality of our material and our graduates, many of whom hold influential posts in health education across the globe.
This course is designed for those:
- new to teaching and training
- who wish to gain further skills and knowledge in the area of medical education
We have over 30 years experience delivering courses for health care professionals. We pride ourselves in the quality of the material and our learning is interactive. Our tutors, administrators and technical staff have a wealth of experience.
Our course has been mapped to the frameworks of the:
- Higher Education Academy
- Academy of Medical Educators
We also offer an online version of this course.
Gain a Postgraduate Certificate, Postgraduate Diploma or Masters
The Centre for Medical Education (CME) in Dundee has over 30 years’ of experience of delivering courses for health care professionals. We pride ourselves in the quality of our teaching and the materials we produce. Our tutors, administrators and technical staff have a wealth of experience, which is reflected in the presentation, and content of our courses.
- The programme is flexible with three exit points
- Modules cover relevant themes within Medical Education
- Integrated online delivery and marking incorporates the latest learning tools
- Regular feedback is provided as well as tutor interaction
- Formative assessments
- A wide range of optional modules to suit your own learning requirements
- Innovative learning experiences
- The Certificate is accredited by AoME
I have been teaching my colleagues on ward rounds and in teaching presentations for at least ten years now, but just doing a small part of the degree, the first module, has shown me where I had been lacking and how I can improve myself. I have changed my teaching styles by using more hands on teaching, remembering to ask my students to reflect on what they have learnt and reflecting on my own teaching. I believe that medical education at Dundee is the way forward, and feel enthusiastic to continue through this fascinating degree.
How you will be taught
Our postgraduate programmes in Medical Education are delivered both face to face and via an innovative e-learning environment incorporating a range of exciting interactive teaching and assessment techniques. These resources enable peer and tutor interaction and include podcasts, blogs, discussion boards, webinars, video clips, formative feedback and more.
How you will be assessed
Each module is assessed via written assignments, which vary in number, length and task. Students self-review their work in line with good pedagogical principles of assessment before submitting their work. Tutors feed back formatively on this self-review and summatively on the assignment, thus entering a feedback dialogue.
What you will study
|4 months||3 modules|
|8 Months||6 modules|
|12 months||6 modules + dissertation|
Learning and Teaching in Medical Education
- compare and contrast the major pedagogic theories and principles of Learning and Teaching
- apply educational theories to develop a pedagogically robust lesson plan contextualised to their own environment
- critically reflect on their own developmental needs as teachers
- critically appraise evaluation tools in the educational environment
- critically engage with feedback dialogue
Principles of Assessment in Medical Education
- Critically evaluate assessment methods
- Design self-assessment/peer assessment exercises
- Demonstrate standard setting techniques
- Critically evaluate feedback scenarios
Medical Education Research
- Summarise medical education research approaches and appraise the role of theory within education research
- Critically explore key ethical considerations in medical education research
- Critically evaluate key methods (data collection and data analysis) in medical education research
- Create a theoretically informed, coherent and rigorous medical education research proposal
Curriculum Planning and Evaluation
- Examine critically the theoretical underpinnings of the concept: ‘curriculum’
- Critically appraise the information related to curriculum theory, principles and trends and apply in the design of a curriculum
- Appraise how quality assurance and quality enhancement are considered in curriculum design
- Develop an original proposal for curriculum evaluation that is relevant to their own context and illustrates critical awareness of current issues in evaluation
Leadership in Healthcare and Healthcare Education
- Critically appraise current theoretical perspectives related to leadership
- Explore and critically reflect on change management principles and the application of theory into practice
- Critically evaluate the different facets of leadership and how they apply to the workplace
- Synthesise their learning in order to create and deliver a plan for change within their own workplace context
- Critically evaluate current trends in eLearning from the viewpoint of the different stakeholders
- Critically evaluate a wide range of eLearning tools and their application within health education
- Develop original and creative responses to problems and issues related to their own context, implementing good technology-enhanced design processes
- Critically reflect on the wider issues surrounding the use of technology in learning and teaching
- Develop and apply a literature search strategy
- Synthesize the literature into a coherent and critical account of the relevant published literature
- Critically select and apply method(s) to generate, collate and analyse research data
- Critically appraise key findings, including recognising weaknesses
- Present and defend the chosen methodology, analysis and conclusions
- Apply knowledge, skills and understanding in planning and executing a significant project of research, investigation or development
Who will teach you
Academic members of staff include:
- Professor Mairi Scott (Director of Centre for Medical Education)
- Dr Sean McAleer (Programme Director)
- Dr Susie Schofield (Deputy Programme Director)
- Dr Stella Howden (Senior Lecturer)
- Dr Linda Jones (Senior Lecturer)
- Dr Ashley Dennis (Lecturer)
- Dr Gillian Smith (Lecturer)
Our administrative staff will also play a key part in ensuring you have all of the information you need.
- Miss Naomi Brown (Programme Administrator/Job Share)
- Ms Angela Lorimer (Programme Administrator/Job share)
- Miss Marion Anderson (Enrolment Officer)
- Miss Rachel Ord (Programme Secretary)
Completion of the Certificate, Diploma or Masters can help you with career progression.
Recent examples include:
- Dr Martin Wohlin, subsequently appointed Head of the Unit for Medical Education in Uppsala University, Sweden.
- Dr Haitham El Bingawi, subsequently appointed Head of the Medical Education Unit at the University of Medical Sciences and Technology, Khartoum, Sudan.
- Dr Senga Pemba, subsequently appointed as the Director of the Tanzanian Training Centre for International Health.
I am privileged to be an alumni of University of Dundee-Centre for Medical education. The Masters degree that I received transformed my personality; I am an autonomous and self-directed person able to continue to learn as I pursue higher qualifications.
As a Program Manager in charge of Training at Amref Health Africa in Nairobi, I have continued to apply my knowledge and skills in transforming communities and health workers in joint collaboration with the Ministry of Health, development partners, private organisations and training institutions in order to bring a lasting positive health change in Kenya.
I appreciate the flexibility and encouragement I have received from all the teachers at Dundee in helping me to progress with my training. I have seen significant growth in my professional capabilities as a teacher and leader in my department's G.P. doctor training program because of each one of the modules in my Dundee studies thus far.
The curriculum planning module was able to help lead a team consultation to write provincial guidelines for G.P. training last year in cooperation with the ministry of health and World bank. Only time will tell, but we hope these guidelines will provide a transformative stimulus to improve the quality of training and therefore our population's healthcare.
Year of Entry: 2016
Candidates must have obtained a first degree in a healthcare discipline or other equivalent qualification acceptable to the Course Director.
English Language Requirement
English Language Programmes
We offer Pre-Sessional and Foundation Programme(s) throughout the year. These are designed to prepare you for university study in the UK when you have not yet met the language requirements for direct entry onto a degree programme.
The fees you pay will depend on your fee status. Your fee status is determined by us using the information you provide on your application.
|Fee status||Fees for students starting 2016/17|
|Scottish and EU students||£4,500 (PGCert), £9,000 (PGDip), £13,500 (MMEd)|
|Rest of UK students||£4,500 (PGCert), £9,000 (PGDip), £13,500 (MMEd)|
|Overseas students (non-EU)||£4,500 (PGCert), £9,000 (PGDip), £13,500 (MMEd)|
|Fee status||Fees for students starting 2017/18|
|Scottish and EU students||£4,983 (PGCert), £9,966 (PGDip), £14,950 (MMEd) - fees shown are the total you will pay for that qualification|
|Rest of UK students||£4,983 (PGCert), £9,966 (PGDip), £14,950 (MMEd) - fees shown are the total you will pay for that qualification|
|Overseas students (non-EU)||£4,983 (PGCert), £9,966 (PGDip), £14,950 (MMEd) - fees shown are the total you will pay for that qualification|
To apply, download and complete the application form then email it, along with all supporting documentation to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dr Sean (John) McAleer
+44 (0)1382 381952