Postgraduate Activities

The work of UCL Medical School extends far beyond the highly acclaimed MBBS programme. It covers a wide range of education activities including award-bearing postgraduate courses, Masters and Research Degrees as well as Continuing Professional Development (CPD), education consultancy and research. The Medical School, by enhancing the status of teaching, learning and assessment, also supports the seamless high quality education of medical students from admission to graduation and will support and advise on the relevant facilities and resources that underpin excellence in medical education.

Taught degrees in Medical Education

  • Standalone Masters-level modules

We provide standalone 15-credit Masters-level modules. The modules can also be taken as Continuing Professional Development (CPD) though attendance only. Please visit our modules webpage for more information.

  • Joint RCP-UCL Postgraduate Certificate / Postgraduate Diploma / MSc in Medical Education

We provide Masters-level Medical Education programmes jointly with the Royal College of Physicians. Please visit the RCP education website for more information.

Continuing Professional Development

  • Training to Teach Course
    Training to Teach (TtT) provides high quality intensive training in teaching skills for healthcare professionals. For more information about the training and upcoming courses please visit the TtT website.
  • Foundation Year Training
    We work collaboratively with the Whittington Hospital NHS Trust Postgraduate Centre and the Royal Free Hampstead Hospital Trust in delivering the FY1 and FY2 Generic Skills Programme
  • Communication Skills Programme

    Effective Communication Skills for Senior Staff

  • Individual Assistance

    We provide assistance for those who wish to apply for membership of professional bodies such as the Higher Education Academy (HEA) and can advise on the availability and suitability of courses at UCL and beyond for those wishing to develop further their knowledge and skills as medical educators. We provide expert advice for those involved in curriculum planning, teaching delivery and assessment. 

  • Medical education seminar series and conference
    Please visit UCL Medical School Events for more information and booking.

Clinical Postgraduate Training and MDECS

UCL Medical School brings together a range of clinicians, practitioners, researchers, academics and clinical teaching fellows, many of whom are experienced educationalists. As part of the MDECS programme, UCLMS will be offering three modules in the 2014/15 academic year:

Teaching and Learning in Medical Education

Quality Improvement in Health Care

Leadership Skills for the Healthcare Professional

Drawing heavily on our experiences of delivering distance-learning MSc programmes, these modules will be delivered through a blended learning and on-line format using UCL’s virtual learning environment, Moodle 2. This approach combines educational methods that encourage self-directed learning, reflection on personal experience, critical thinking and access to extensive online resources. This will enable students to engage in collaborative learning and to be in regular contact with module tutors for a high level of academic support. For further information about any of the above CPD activities please contact Jeannine Attreed.