Medical Education (General Practice) PGCert

School of Medicine

Become a better medical educator in general practice, whether you're new to teaching or wanting to further your skills and knowledge in your educational role

Start date
September 2024
24 months max (part time)

This specialist certificate in medical education is designed by general practitioners, for general practitioners. It will help you analyse everyday teaching and learning opportunities, and will enhance your knowledge and skills.

Medical education is at the core of healthcare provision the world over. Ensuring the future workforce is prepared to meet the challenges of modern healthcare means we need experts in medical education to help shape practice.

At the Centre for Medical Education, founded over 40 years ago by Professor Ronald Harden, we enable medical educators to reach their goals, and ensure they're prepared to train the workforce of the future.

Our wide-ranging curriculum fits around you and your working life, whether you're new to teaching and training, or wish to advance existing skills and knowledge.

You'll start with two core modules which will give you a strong overview of the core concepts of medical education.

You'll then complete a specialist module that will help you critically evaluate teaching within a primary care setting while developing, delivering and reflecting on your own teaching and assessment of students.

Following this certificate, you could progress on to our PGDip or Masters courses to further your learning.

Other Medical Education courses

We have 20 Medical Education courses available at the University of Dundee including on-campus and distance learning options at PG Certificate, Diploma, and Masters level

Academy of Medical Educators

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'Accreditation Plus' status awarded by Academy of Medical Educators (AoME).

AccreditationPlus recognises that candidates are engaged in becoming professional medical educators through completing a high quality medical educational course.

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