Short Course

Medical Education: Professionalism in Healthcare Settings

Understand how to define, explore and assess professionalism in healthcare settings.

Why study with us

  • Enhance your confidence and skills in medical and healthcare education, supervision, and assessment.
  • Tailor studies to suit your healthcare context, educator role and career aspirations.
  • Fit your studies around your work with this online course.

Key course information

Level: Postgraduate, Level 7
Delivery: Online
Study mode: Part-time 
Duration: one semester (approx. 13 weeks) 
Module code: M4105
Start dates: September

Course overview

On successful completion, you will be able to:

  • Articulate the definitions and nature of professionalism in healthcare
  • Demonstrate the use of reflective practice within professional development
  • Critically evaluate methods of teaching and assessing professionalism in their healthcare practice
  • Evaluate current practices used in healthcare to deal with unprofessionalism


  • 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.

Future careers in Coaching and Mentoring

This is one of a suite of Medical Education courses. All designed to support healthcare professionals responsible for, or new to:

  • Teaching
  • Assessing
  • Supporting students
  • Supporting trainees

 All focussed on educational institutions and workplace settings. 


This course is based in the School of Medicine and Dentistry

For information on possible changes to course information, see our essential and important course information

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