Medical Education (part time) PGDip

School of Medicine

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

Start date
September 2024
48 months max (part time)

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

At the Centre for Medical Education - founded over 40 years ago by Professor Ronald Harden OBE - we help medical educators to reach their goals, and prepare 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 choose a range of optional modules to gain a qualification that fits you and your goals. Following successful completion of the Diploma and meeting progression requirements, students will select either the Research (60 credit Dissertation) or Scholarship route (40 credit Linking Theory to Practice (LTtP) plus an additional 20 credit optional module). However far you take your qualification with us, you'll be supported and cohorted with likeminded professionals who can share insight into their professional practice.

We also offer specialist PGCerts for those teaching in anaesthetics, dentistry, general practice, oncology, radiology, simulation, and surgery.

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


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