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PGCert Medical Education (Part-Time)

Catalog id : 1617CPBM01
 Course Level
Masters / PG
Part Time

9 Months
 Start month

 Tuition fee

7200 GBP
3600 GBP
3600 GBP

Application fee

International 50 GBP
National 50 GBP
Institute of Continuing Education
Scores accepted
IELTS (min)7.5
TOEFL-IBT (min)100

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About this course

The Postgraduate Certificate is aimed at doctors and other professionals allied to medicine who have a teaching role and/or a role in training and appraising healthcare professionals. This includes doctors working in: primary care; secondary care at all levels from foundation year 2 to consultant grades; and other professionals allied to medicine that have a role in teaching both undergraduates and postgraduates. Hear what our current students have to say.

Aims of the programme
The programme is designed to provide practical solutions to teaching undergraduates or postgraduates as individuals, small groups and larger groups. It will look at the theory behind teaching in medical settings and how these apply in real life situations. It is also designed to provide help in developing skills in giving feedback, appraisal and assessment. Where possible the teaching will be adaptable so that it can help specific groups of teachers in their particular environment.

The programme is designed to meet recommendations of the GMC and Academy of Medical Educators, and aims to contribute to continuing professional development of doctors and allied professionals in an integrated clinical and teaching environment to stimulate more inter-professional education; and to develop a cohort of professionals who will pursue and develop their roles as teachers in the field of medical education. Students successfully completing the programme will have gained skills and knowledge to:

  • Ensure safe and effective patient care through training
  • Establish and maintain an environment for learning
  • Teach and assess learning and apply core theoretical principles to their own educational contexts
  • Support and monitor educational progress
  • Guide personal and professional development
  • Upon successful completion of the programme you may apply for membership of the Academy of Medical Educators (AoME); you may also apply for Fellowship status of the Higher Education Academy(HEA).

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Eligibility Criteria

If you wish to apply to join the programme you must:

  • Hold a qualification in one of the healthcare professions or another relevant qualification.
  • Be a post-foundation-year doctor in primary, secondary or tertiary care or a professional allied to medicine who is involved in teaching students at undergraduate or postgraduate levels or who has a role in training and appraising healthcare professionals.
  • Have had at least one year of experience as a teacher prior to starting the programme.
  • Be able to demonstrate proficiency in the English language; students whose first language is not English must be able to satisfy the requirement below.

Language requirements

IELTS Academic: Overall band score of 7.5 (with a minimum of 7.0 in each individual component)
CAE: Grade A
CPE: Grade A, B or C

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Course Modules

The Postgraduate Certificate comprises three modules providing a total of approximately 90 contact hours with additional between-module reflection, study and assignment work. The three modules are:

The postgraduate certificate is not a distance learning course and attendance in Cambridge for the teaching sessions is compulsory. It is therefore essential that all applicants are available to attend all the teaching events.

All teaching will take place at Madingley Hall from 9am to 6pm and accommodation can be booked subject to availability.

A virtual learning environment will support students’ learning throughout the programme.

You will be assessed throughout the three modules using a variety of techniques including evidence of regular reflection in reflective diaries. There will also be a requirement for you to take part in peer review of other students both as the observer and as the learner and then to provide a written reflection on that process. There are two summative assessments in the form of a written assignment of between 4,500 and 5,500 words or the equivalent plus one formative assessment.

9 January 2017
30 June 2017

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How to Apply

You should thoroughly research your prospective course, its requirements, deadlines and course costs before you think about completing and submitting the online application form.

Having fully researched the course you are interested in, make sure you now have the relevant information you need to apply:

  • Course name
  • Application and funding deadlines
  • The relevant required supporting documents (e.g. transcripts, CV, etc.) in pdf format to upload.
  • Email addresses for your academic referees. You should ensure you have theirconsent before you apply.
  • A choice of up to two colleges to consider your application.
  • Apply Online using the GRADSAF

When you have completed the necessary preparation, and you are ready to begin your online application, you should take note of the following important information.

  • There is an application charge of (GBP Sterling) £50 per application. You can make the payment by providing your credit card details to our secure server when you submit the online application.
  • Your application is not complete without the required supporting documentationwhich can be uploaded via your self service account after you submit the online application form.
  • You will need to submit a separate application, with separate supporting documents, for each course you wish you to apply for.

Upload Supporting Documentation

Once you have submitted your application, you will be given access to your Self-Service Account. You will have 14 days from submission of your application to upload all mandatory documents.

Please check your course's entry to see what supporting documents you will be required to submit. These will also be listed on your self-service account once you have submitted your application. For more information on what the specific requirements of each document are, and how to submit them, please see the section on Supporting Documentation.

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