Medical Education (Simulation) PGCert

University of Dundee
24 months
Part time
Graduate diploma / certificate
Scholarships available

About this program

Medical Education (Simulation) PGCert

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.

Admission requirements

Graduate Entry

An undergraduate degree in a healthcare discipline, or an equivalent qualification / equivalent credits subject to the approval of the Course Director

English language requirements

IELTS Academic

  • Overall - 6.5
  • Reading -5.5
  • Listening -5.5
  • Speaking - 6.0
  • Writing - 6.0

For more information about admission requirements, please visit the university website.

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Program content

Core modules

These modules are an essential part of your course.

  • Learning and Teaching in Medical Education
  • Principles of Assessment in Medical Education
  • Simulation for Healthcare Education and Practice

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please visit the university website for more information.

Program delivery

All teaching on our distance learning postgraduate courses in medical education is delivered through an online virtual learning environment and incorporates a range of interactive teaching.


Tuition fees:

  • Scotland: £ 3,815 per 60 credits
  • England, Wales, Northern Ireland, and Republic of Ireland: £ 3,815 per 60 credits
  • International: £ 3,815 per 60 credits

Continuing studies

Following this certificate, you could progress to our PGDip or Masters to further your learning.

Career paths

This course will prepare you to take on new challenges and responsibilities in your career. You'll gain a strong understanding of the underlying principles of medical education in relation to simulation, and how the field is changing to react to the demands of modern healthcare teaching.

You'll have the knowledge and skills to deliver the medical curriculum more effectively, and also be fully equipped to design and evaluate medical training at all levels, ensuring effective development of those you are training.

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