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Medical Education

An International centre promoting excellence in learning and teaching for health professionals

group tiles topThe Academic Section for Medical Education is committed to providing excellence in clinical teaching, education and supervision for health professionals. We provide an active programme of courses for all clinicians with educational roles ranging from workshops on specific topics to full Master Degree programmes and undertake educationally focussed research and development.

There are two versions of our Postgraduate Medical Education course:


...an excellent course with a strong international reputation... one of the gold standard international masters in Medical Education.

Professor Val Wass, BSc PhD FRCP FRCGP MHPE FHEA

  • For further details and application guidance for our face to face course Click Here
  • For further details and application guidance for our e-learning course Click Here


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The section also runs shorter, more intensive courses, such as:

  • Effective Teaching Skills
  • Teaching Techniques for SpRs/STs


e-Modules For Trainers

Our e-learning Educational Media & Technologies and Assessing Learning modules can be studied individually as stand alone courses.


Cardiff Study Days - Contemporary Issues

Medical Education @ Cardiff offers a menu of one day and half day events on a range of topics in Medical Education.

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Research & Development

In addition, the section undertakes educationally focused research and development, including supervising doctoral studies, contributing to national and international debates and publishing in specialist journals.

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'How To' Series

The popular 'How To' series which provides accessible information on a wide range of topical issues in medical education.

      • For further details on the 'How To' series Click Here


Contemporary Issues in Medical Education

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Medical Education @ Cardiff offers a menu of one day and half day events in April 2014, on a range of topics in medical education.

These sessions aim to provide an opportunity to engage with current good practice, explore issues, methods and practical approaches in an interactive and supportive setting. Please view the attached poster for full details.

What Others Say About Us...

The Cardiff MSc/Diploma programme is a highly regarded programme nationally. It has extremely high standards and in my view is one of the best masters programmes in Medical Education. I would like to commend the high standards of practice exhibited by the Programme Directors Team in relation to this course. The programme management and assessments process are done to a high standard and professionally

Professor Val Wass, Keele University, Periodic Review Report


Medical Education Course Applications

Applications are now open to start the course in September 2014.

Applications can be made on-line by following this link:


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Latest Available Courses

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'Skills for Trainees' - Wales Deanery delivered courses

The Wales Deanery's Medical Education Unit is offering the following one day courses on: Teaching Techniques Assessing Trainees in Clinical Settings


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Specialty Trainee Assessing Trainees in Clinical Settings

Helpful insight into evaluating assessment and providing feedback. This is a one-day course offered to all those involved in assessing trainees in clinical settings.

The course...




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