Welcome to MENU, the virtual learning environment for Medical Education Programmes at Newcastle University.

Our Mission Statement

At the School of Medical Education we are committed to the promotion of education as a practical skill and as an academic discipline. Our accredited programmes are designed for health care professionals, and enable participants to: -

  • Plan and deliver teaching in a variety of settings.
  • Understand and use educational theories to improve teaching.
  • Develop awareness of the broader social and political contexts in which education takes place.
  • Evaluate, plan and execute educational research.

Our overarching aim is to contribute to the development of health care educators, and ultimately through that contribute to patient care.

This Learning Support Environment (LSE) is your first interface with our programmes. Although you will not be able to log-on to the programme resources until registered as a student, please review information about the programmes by selecting one of the blue buttons, 'More Information', below. It is here that you will find out more about the programmes on offer as well as information about specific modules and how to apply and register. Across the top of the page, next to 'Home', there is an area called 'Contact' which will give you access to the contact details of people who can help with any further queries.

 For students who are registered on a face-to-face programme (the e-learning Certificate uses a different Learning Support Environment, https://blackboard.ncl.ac.uk) press the 'Login' key at the top right-hand side of your screen to gain access to your personal Home Page. Here you will find your timetable and a list of all your registered modules, with each module site containing the following resources: -

  • Module Documentation – this area includes your study-guide, Programme Handbook and University documentation.
  • Preparation – this area will tell you how to prepare for study-days, group tutorials/seminars etc.
  • Online communication – here you will find the discussion forums and facilities to email fellow students and staff.
  • Reading – within this area you have your module reading lists and, where possible, direct access to literature online.
  • Tutorials – located here are pre-prepared online tutorials that you can work through in your own time
  • Assessment – this area is where you can access all documents relating to your assessment and also where you will submit your coursework assignments.
  • Evaluation – here you will find links to any evaluations that are run through MENU (module evaluations are run through the online Evasys system).


Our Programmes

In addition to our well-established programmes in Medical Education for UK-based clinical educators, we also offer a programme of Medical Education modules to medical educators in our medical school in Malaysia, and an e-learning version of our Certificate programme.

Medical Scdhool

Postgraduate Certificate (PGCert) Medical Education; Postgraduate Diploma (PGDip) Medical Education; Master of Medical Education

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Full-time study

Masters: 12 months

Part-time study

PGCert: 12 months

PGDip: PGCert plus 12-24 months

Masters: PGDip plus 12-24 months 



E-Learning Certificate in Medical Education - This is running for the first time in academic year 2016/17, as a trial run to a cohort of 10 students taken from students who had applied for the face-to-face Newcastle campus-based programme.  It is now possible to apply directly for the E-Learning Certificate for academic year 2017/18 - we welcome applications for September 2017.  It is studied over one academic year.  Please see above 'More Information' link.

Accredited Staff Development in Medical Education at NUMed Malaysia 

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