Medical Education: Educational Theory to Educational Practice

The Educational Theory to Educational Practice short course gives you the skills needed for teaching healthcare students.

Why study with us

  • Enhance your confidence and skills in medical and healthcare education, supervision, and assessment.
  • Tailor your study to suit your healthcare context, educator role and career aspirations.
  • The course is taught online so you can fit your studies around your work and other commitments.

Level: Postgraduate, Level 7
Delivery: Online
Study mode: Part time
Duration: one semester (approx. 13 weeks)
Module code (if applicable): M4102
Campus: Online
Start date: January

On successful completion, you will be able to:

  • Examine how different philosophies and psychology theories influence healthcare education practices today.
  • Describe and evaluate the challenges, opportunities and benefits of using different teaching methods.
  • Analyse and reflect on the role of the educator in supporting the learning of students, trainees and patients.
  • Create and apply educational theories to plan, prepare, deliver learning activities. You will learn how to appropriately evaluate chosen educational theories.


  • The MSc/PGDip/PGCert Medical Education and its modules are accredited by the Academy of Medical Educators. To qualify for full membership, three modules (including two from MB4105, MB4102, MB4104 & MB4123) will need to have been undertaken.
  • The centre is accredited by the Royal College of Surgeons, a professional membership organisation and registered charity which exists to advance patient care. The Royal College of Surgeons of England, registered charity number 212808.

This course is based in the School of Medicine and Dentistry

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