Study cover for Medical and Clinical Education
Postgraduate Diploma On Campus

Medical and Clinical Education

University of Essex

60 months
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The Medical and Clinical Education course offered by the University of Essex was developed in response to requests from local GPs, nurses and allied health professionals. The desire of these practitioners to develop their teaching and assessing skills, and to pursue an accredited programme, reflects the increasing recognition of the value of work-based learning in professional education.

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Key facts:

  • The Medical and Clinical Education course offered by the University of Essex  provides you with a systematic and critical understanding of the key concepts underlying learning, teaching and assessing in the medical and clinical practice environment. It enables health care professionals to acquire advanced skills in teaching and assessing students in a medical and clinical practice context.
  • This is a modularised pathway and you can choose to study part-time between two and five years. Teaching contributions are drawn from expertise across the University’s academic departments and many modules are supported by Moodle, our online learning environment.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Learning, Teaching and Assessment
  • Learning Organisations and Quality Enhancement
  • Course Design and Development
  • Data Collection, Analysis and Interpretation
  • Quality Improvement in Practice

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 60 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details

We recommend that you apply as soon as you are able to .


120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Current registration with a relevant professional regulatory body.
  • A relevant first degree, or equivalent e.g. professional experience and responsibility.
  • Current involvement in teaching and assessing in practice, plus 3 years healthcare experience.
  • Applicants wishing to achieve NMC Practice Teacher or Teacher qualifications must supply on application:
  • a statement of support from their service manager;
  • the name of the practice teacher or teacher that will be supporting their practice learning; and
  • evidence of successful completion of a mentor preparation programme or equivalent.

Living costs for Colchester

660 - 1140 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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