Newcastle University

Certificate/Diploma in Medical Education Programme Information

Students

The Certificate in Medical Education is an approved programme of study consisting of three 20-credit modules:  -

  • Teaching and Learning in the Classroom
  • Teaching and Learning in the Workplace
  • Understanding Programmes of Learning

The full programme would be part time, and would consist of predominantly distance and self-directed learning organized around 3 blocks of 3 contact study days, which are spread over a 9 month period.  Assessment is by assignment rather than examination.

Tell me more about the Certificate modules.

The Diploma in Medical Education is an approved programme of study consisting of three 20-credit modules: -

  • Scholarship in Medical Education
  • Advancing Teaching and Learning
  • Current Educational Issues
plus the three 20-credit modules completed at Certificate stage.
 
The full programme would be part time, and would consist of predominantly distance and self-directed learning organized around 3 blocks of 3 contact study days, which are spread over a 9 month period (twice this if you are studying over two years).  Assessment is by assignment and examination.
 

Booking Teaching Sessions (session booking system)

Timetabling of study day blocks is fixed, but some of the other sessions—for examle, surgeries—are more flexible, with options to choose from.  These more flexible sessions will be bookable via the online booking system.  More information about the arrangements for booking will be included in the induction.

 

Surgeries

Unlike study days, which are all mandatory, surgeries are optional sessions. They are for you to discuss your assignments, on a one-to-one basis, with academics on the programme team.  You do not have to book them, but we highly recommend that you do.

Surgeries last 30 minutes for the Certificate (45 minutes for the Diploma) and can be done by phone, Skype, or similar facility. 

As a rule, you are entitled to one surgery per module, if the module has surgeries.