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Medical Education Practice PGCert


Course facts

  • Name: Medical Education Practice
  • Qualification: PGCert

This course has been designed to meet the local, regional and national needs in developing the knowledge, skills and competencies of clinical educators and learning facilitators working in health and related clinical services. It will provide a framework in which clinical educators can critically review and develop theoretical perspectives and practical skills in facilitating their students / trainees experience.

During the course students will systematically and creatively analyse the complexities of clinical education using techniques which build on their own experience. The course will involve active and reflective learning and ensure the integration of contemporary theory and practice.

The course will help prepare clinicians to assume leadership positions in clinical education in their own profession and cooperate in developing multi professional aspects of clinical education.


Course content is for guidance purposes only and may be subject to change.

Course Content

This programme will equip clinical educators with a greater breadth and depth of knowledge and understanding of medical education including:

  • An in-depth knowledge and understanding of specific issues at the forefront of theory and practice in medical education.
  • A critical understanding of the requirement of clinical performance assessments and appraisal for fitness to practice.
  • A critical understanding of the standard setting processes.
  • A critical understanding of the basic tenets of good adult pedagogy.
  • A practical understanding of the methods used to facilitate learning.
  • The ability to appraise the goals of assessment and the impact of assessment on student learning.
  • The ability to evaluate the relevance, validity and reliability of assessment methodologies.
  • The ability to critically review and reflect on contemporary adult learning and medical education literature relating to the application of simulation teaching technology and apply this to own simulation practice experience.
  • Reviewing ethical issues relating to teaching and learning facilitation in a clinical context.

Compulsory modules:

Entry Requirements

Applicants to this course should normally be qualified clinicians, with some experience of, or access to, supervising and / or teaching in their daily work. A degree, degree level qualification, or professional qualification supplemented by relevant experience will normally form part of the applicants profile.

Please note: Due to Visa issues this programme is not usually open to international (non EU) students.

International Students

For information and further detailed guidance on entry requirements for International Students, including the minimum English Language entry requirement, please visit the Entry Requirements by Country pages on the International Education Centre section of our website.

Ask the IEC for assistance...

If you want advice or a general chat about what’s available contact the International Education Centre on +44 (0) 1248 382028 or email


Please note: Due to Visa issues this programme is not usually open to international (non EU) students.

How to Apply

Home/EU students

Home/EU students: apply online yourself with the help of our Guidance Notes on online application for Home/EU students. We strongly recommend you read these before you start to apply online.

Apply online

Once you have read the Guidance Notes you should apply using our Online Application form.

Need help applying? Home/EU students please contact:

Postgraduate Admissions: or write to:

Admissions Office
Bangor University
LL57 2TF

Telephone: +44 (0)1248 383717.

International students

  • Agents: if you are an agent applying on behalf of the student, then you can Apply here. For further guidance click here

Need help applying? International students please contact:

International Education Office: or write to

International Education Centre
Bangor University
LL57 2DG

Telephone: +44 (0) 1248 382028

When to apply

The University will accept applications throughout the year, but we would generally advise that you send in your application form by the end of June (for September intake) or the end of October (for January intake) to ensure that you have time to make any funding and/or accommodation arrangements, and for documents such as transcripts and references to be obtained if not submitted with the application. This will also give you more time to meet any conditions we may potentially attach to an offer. If you are making an application for one of our professional courses, which has limited place availability, you are advised to contact the academic school for advice on the final dates for applications.

Careers and Employability

This course will improve employability and enhance career progression for clinicians including advancement onto the consultant grade.

Further information

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