Medical Education

University of Dundee

12 months
16065 GBP/year
12600 GBP/year
Tuition fee
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This Medical Education course from University of Dundee is suitable for health professionals, both new to teaching and those wanting to further their skills and knowledge in their educational role, giving you a choice of three exit points.

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This Medical Education course from University of Dundee is designed for those:

  • new to teaching and training 
  • who wish to gain further skills and knowledge in the area of medical education 

The University has over 30 years' experience delivering courses for health care professionals. 

The tutors, administrators and technical staff have a wealth of experience.

  • The programme is flexible with three exit points
  • Modules cover relevant themes within Medical Education
  • Integrated online delivery and marking incorporates the latest learning tools
  • Regular feedback is provided as well as tutor interaction
  • Formative assessments
  • A wide range of optional modules to suit your own learning requirements
  • Innovative learning experiences

How you will be taught

The postgraduate programmes in Medical Education are delivered both face to face and via an innovative e-learning environment incorporating a range of exciting interactive teaching and assessment techniques.  These resources enable peer and tutor interaction and include podcasts, blogs, discussion boards, webinars, video clips, formative feedback and more.


Completion of the Certificate, Diploma or Masters can help you with career progression. 

Recent examples include:

  • Dr Martin Wohlin, subsequently appointed Head of the Unit for Medical Education in Uppsala University, Sweden.
  • Dr Haitham El Bingawi, subsequently appointed Head of the Medical Education Unit at the University of Medical Sciences and Technology, Khartoum, Sudan.
  • Dr Senga Pemba, subsequently appointed as the Director of the Tanzanian Training Centre for International Health.

Programme Structure

Learning and Teaching in Medical Education

  • compare and contrast the major pedagogic theories and principles of Learning and Teaching
  • apply educational theories to develop a pedagogically robust lesson plan contextualised to their own environment
  • critically reflect on their own developmental needs as teachers
  • critically appraise evaluation tools in the educational environment
  • critically engage with feedback dialogue
  • Principles of Assessment in Medical Education

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


IELTS or TOEFL needed


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.
GRE admission requirements GRE® The GRE® General Test is a widely administered admissions test that measures the skills needed in today's graduate and business school programs worldwide. It contains three sections - Verbal Reasoning, Quantitative Reasoning, and Analytical Writing. Three scores are reported: a Verbal Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, a Quantitative Reasoning score on a 130 - 170 score scale in one-point increments, and an Analytical Writing score on a 0 - 6 score scale in half-point increments.
GMAT admission requirements GMAT The Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) is a test intended to assess certain analytical, writing, quantitative, verbal, and reading skills in written English for use in admission to a graduate management program, such as an MBA. GMAT contains 4 sections - Analytical Writing Assessment, Integrated Reasoning, Quantitative and Verbal. The score has a range from 200 - 800.

English requirements

IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
6.5 (required)
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at desiganated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

Candidates must have obtained a first degree in a healthcare discipline or other equivalent qualification acceptable to the Course Director.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    16065 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 16065 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA

    12600 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12600 GBP per year and a duration of 12 months.


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