University of Warwick Postgraduate Certificate in Medical Education for Healthcare Professionals

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This 6-month Postgraduate Certificate in Medical Education for Healthcare Professionals from the University of Warwick (ranked 9th in the United Kingdom and 61st in the world), offers an international and interprofessional experience to clinicians wishing to further their careers and become leaders in educating healthcare practitioners. The programmes cover the principles and methods of teaching and learning and their application to healthcare. The programmes provide you with the skills needed to plan and deliver successful teaching and learning sessions. Taught by experienced clinicians and leading academics in the field of medical education, this programme will enhance your knowledge and skills as an educator and give you the confidence to apply them in your own professional practice. There are three exits: Distinguishing Features of the programme:
  1. Heavily focussed on 'Learning by doing' - Stimulating formative assessments and group work
  2. Interprofessional - this programme will welcome all HCWs
  3. Developed by international educators of the highest calibre.
  4. 'Assessment for Learning' rather than 'Assessment of Learning'
  5. Truly international: this programme prides itself on bringing together diverse clinicians from all over the globe.
  6. Reflective summative learning
  7. No final exam
  8. Safe - non-judgmental environment to learn within a culturally diverse group dynamic
  9. Evidence-based education
  10. Interactive, stimulating and most importantly Fun! with high touch points and group interaction to ensure engagement and low levels of attrition
Participants on the Postgraduate Certificate in Medical Education for Healthcare Professionals will be recognised as effective clinical supervisors and motivators of student learning through the application of adult learning theory, evidence-based curriculum development and teaching, use of technology in education, assessment design and research methodology.   Graduates of this programme are eligible to apply for Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy as an Associate Fellow.  
  • Award title

    UK Level 7, Postgraduate Certificate

  • Programme duration

    6 months

  • Validated by

    University of Warwick

Entry requirements

  • Evidence of proficiency in the English language

  • Hold a degree of relevance to the delivery of medical education granted by a recognised institution

  • Need to be actively engaged in Medical Education so that learnings can be applied

What will I study?

This 22-month online Masters in Medical Education programme blends self-directed learning with Tutor-led team-based learning. Throughout the course, you'll engage in:
  • Online group tutorials
  • Stimulating Formative Assessments
  • Summative Reflective Exercises
  • Tutor-moderated discussion forums
  • Introduction to teaching and learning in a healthcare setting
  • Planning a teaching session
  • Teaching and learning in different group structures/formats
  • Professional development for teaching
  • Assignment guidance tutorials & self-directed learning
  • Examination and critique of published frameworks and models of ‘effective’ and ‘excellent’ teaching
  • Key concepts and processes in curriculum design
  • Models of interprofessional education and their evidence base
  • Generic capabilities relating to teaching expertise (professional identity formation, team working, communication)
  • Processes and methods of reflective practice

Current methods and directions in both formative and summative assessment of learning underpinning a programme of assessment will be explored, including:

  • assessment tools
  • blueprinting
  • standard-setting methods
  • feedback
  • assessment of professionalism

Programme benefits

  • Graduates will receive a Postgraduate Certificate from the prestigious University of Warwick, ranked 8th in the UK and 62nd in the world
  • Graduates will be recognised as leaders who can mentor less experienced professionals
  • Designed and delivered by world-leading experts
  • No need to take time away from work or travel to a classroom
  • Local CME accreditation awarded
  • Available anytime, anywhere, on any device

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