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Clinical Education

Postgraduate Diploma in Clinical Education

Participants can continue their study into the Diploma level by pursuing one further core module and three option modules from a range of interdisciplinary and discipline specific options.

The core of the Diploma is the module Using Research in Clinical Education. This module offers participants an insight and understanding into the methodologies and methods used to conduct enquiry in clinical education settings, and an opportunity to develop their ability to systematically analyse the existing research in order to understand more about pedagogical issues in day-to-day clinical practice.

The second module at this level, Researching Clinical Education, which is required to continue onto the Masters level but is otherwise optional at the Diploma level, takes this a step further by encouraging participants to develop their own plan for designing and conducting an appropriate enquiry in their own settings. 

Colleagues with an existing Postgraduate Certificate in Clinical Education, or a similar award, from another institution, may apply for admission at this level by requesting an Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL). 

After successfully completing 120 credits, participants may choose to conclude with a Postgraduate Diploma, or continue to complete the 60-credit dissertation and gain the full Masters award.

 Credit 120 Credits, Level 7
 Duration  2-4 Years Part-Time
 Requirements Entry onto this level is dependent upon completion of the PgCert or equivalent: 60-credits at level 7 

If you do not intend to progress onto the MA:

1x Core Module (15-Credits)

  • Using Research in Clinical Education (Year 1)

3x Optional modules


If you do intend to progress onto the MA

2x Prerequisit / Core Modules (15-Credits each)

  • Using Research in Clinical Education
  • Researching Clinical Education

2x Optional modules (15-Credits each)

If you are interested in the programme please contact the Programme Director Dr Gabe Reedy at or the Programme Admistrator Matthias Gilles at

CLINICAL Education Prospectus 2018-19
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