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Brighton & Sussex Medical School

Medical Education

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Medical Education

Key facts


Full-time: 1 year

Location: University of Brighton Falmer campus

Course Leader: Dr Jim Price >

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This course is jointly validated by the University of Brighton and the University of Sussex. 

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Further information about this course can be found in the Course Application Handbook.

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Key areas of study

  • Learning and teaching in medical education
  • Pedagogical practice in medical education
  • Advanced communication skills and strategies in medical education
  • Medical education research

Course overview

The course aims to promote knowledge of learning and teaching theories in a medical and health context and to facilitate a reflective awareness of the student’s own teaching and learning practice, ensuring that the teacher is also a learner.

Students gain an overview of medical education theory and practice in a supportive environment, which helps to develop confidence in teaching. The course has been designed using an interprofessional framework and participants are encouraged to share their teaching experiences and to transcend professional barriers in their learning.

The Academy of Medical Educators (AoME) has fully accredited the course and successful completion now entitles participants to Membership of the Academy of Medical Educators (MAcadMEd). This qualification allows all holders to use the MAcadMEd post nominals, and is specifically recognised by the GMC. For further information visit the AoME website

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"The PGCert was both informatiive and interactive, with an amazing selection of speakers. The page and style of teaching suited me well, and the course allowed me to explore certain key areas such as interprofessional education. the timetables sessions were easy to attend, and I felt completely supported during my journey through this course. It's definitely worthwhile for anyone with an interest in medical educaton!"

Menaka Jegatheesan (PGCert graduate)


"Although I have been teaching in postgraduate medicine for some five years, the Medical Education course was an eye-opener for me. I learnt new teaching, learning and communcation theories and feel I have further enhanced my skills as an educator. I thoroughly enjoyed the course." 

Dr Muzaffar A Malik (Senior Lecturer, BSMS)

Career opportunities

This course provides health professionals with a firm base to underpin their role as medical educators.

Entry requirements

The PGCert course is open to post-registration doctors, nurses, midwives and practitioners in professions allied to health who will be contributing to the education of medical students and/or doctors. A first degree is not essential but evidence of ability to study at Masters level and a current teaching commitment are desirable.

This course is only open to applications from UK/ EU/ Island residents.

Fees and funding (2017-18)


UK/EU/Island £2,250

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Applications are made through the University of Brighton online portal.