Medical Education (Simulation) PGCert

School of Medicine

Become a better medical educator using simulation, 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)
Ninewells Hospital / Online

This specialist certificate in medical education is designed by experts in simulation for educators using simulation in their teaching. It will help you analyse everyday teaching and learning opportunities, and will enhance your knowledge and skills as a trainer.

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 OBE, we help medical educators 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 one core module Learning & Teaching in Medical Education, and we recommend taking the second core module The Principles of Assessment in Medical Education before you join the final module, Simulation for Healthcare Education and Practice. The two core modules will give you a strong overview of core concepts.

A specialist module in simulation will then develop and consolidate your understanding and interpretation of simulation to promote and support its application in healthcare education and practice. 

Following this certificate, you could progress to our PGDip or Masters 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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