Logo of University of Bedfordshire

PgDipMedical Education

More information

Expenses, accommodation, working etc.




Past students have commented that this course has broadened career
opportunities and enhanced their career progression, providing them
with the impetus and enthusiasm to adopt wider educational roles and
responsibilities. One former student has reported that the course made
her ‘working life a lot more fulfilling’.

During the course you will:

  • Recognise your strengths and weaknesses in workplace based
    learning and teaching
  • Enjoy a flexible course structure that allows you to schedule your
    study sessions around your own daily commitments
  • Learn creative approaches to teaching, learning and assessment
  • Become a critical, analytical and reflective healthcare and
    medical practitioner/educator
  • Engage in work-related professional development activities
  • Achieve stand-alone interim awards to mark your progression
    through the course
  • Take part in a programme described as ‘having heart’

Areas of study you may cover in this course include:

  • Medical education in practice
  • Dental education in practice
  • Simulation in practice
  • Education policy and leadership
  • Contemporary educational perspectives
  • Workplace-based learning
  • Promoting professionalism
  • Curriculum in practice
  • Professional development
  • Faculty development
  • Evidence-based medical education
  • Medical education project


Career opportunities


The identification of your strengths and interests as a teacher and
educator in medical education will be encouraged through personal
reflection and peer / tutor feedback. Your emerging profile as a
medical educator will allow you to judge yourself against the
standards set out by the Higher Education Academy, Nursing and
Midwifery Council and General Medical Council.



Designed to develop the skills and practices of those who wish to
develop and enhance their educational role(s) in medical, dental and
other healthcare contexts.

Further study:

Opportunities to study single units for CPD purposes through to full
MA in Medical Education.

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
Application period has ended

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
Application period has ended

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States