The Postgraduate Diploma in Medical Education (PGDME) is a one-year competence-based programme designed to develop skills, knowledge and attitudes for effective teaching and management of health training institutions. The programme comprises modules in educational foundation general, clinical and community teaching techniques: management and entrepreneurship and professional ethics.

TARGET GROUP
This program is for health professionals already teaching and those interested in teaching jobs in health training institutions. Specifically, the program is intended for a holder of: 
  1. A Bachelors’ Degree in a Health-related field from a recognized higher education institution and a working experience of at least two years. And must be registered with a Professional council i.e. Nurses and Midwives, Allied Health or Medical and Dental Councils. 
LEARNING OUTCOMES
Upon completion of this program the graduates shall demonstrate ability to: 
  • Teach effectively i.e. communicate effectively, develop and select teaching and learning materials and manage a class effectively.
  • Guide and supervise trainers to work in a health facility effectively i.e. provide patient care, collect, manage and interpret clinical and non-clinical data.
  • Carry out research and use new knowledge i.e. use appropriate technologies in research and teaching.
  • Manage and lead effectively a health training institution.
  • Develop and evaluate curricula: interpret and evaluate a health-training curriculum.
TEACHING METHODS
  • Practical teaching/learning including micro and peer teaching, demonstrations and return demonstration in the clinical and community settings.
  • School attachment shall provide health tutor trainees and opportunity to try out and develop their teaching skills under the guidance of their trainers.
  • Research- develops health tutor trainees’ knowledge and skills in conducting research.

Full Course Curriculum

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The detailed curriculum of courses required to achieve the accredited PGDME qualification are set out in the table below:

Module 

Code

Module Name

Status

Credit Units

Year 1 Semester 1

PGDME

101 

Foundations of Medical Education

Core

4

PGDME

102

Psychology in Medical Education

Core

4

PGDME

103

Effective Teaching

Core

3

PGDME

104

Clinical and community teaching

Core

4

PGDME

105

Research and Supervision

Core

4

PGDME

106

Communication Skills

Core

3

Total Credits

22

During the recess semester, the tutor trainees shall collect data for the research proposal written in semester one.

Year 1 Semester 2

PGDME

101 

Information & CommunicationTechnology

Core

4

PGDME

102

Curriculum Development and Evaluation

Core

3

PGDME

103

Management, Entrepreneurship Education and Leadership

Core

4

PGDME

104

Assessment of Teaching and Learning

Core

3

PGDME

105

Professional Ethics in Medical Education

Core

3

PGDME

106

Gender in Medical Education

Core

2

PGDME

107

Teaching Practice Report

Core

3

Total Credits

22

Recess Semester

PGDME

108

School Practice in Medical Education

Core

4

The tutor trainee shall do School Practice (SP) during the Recess semester at the end of 2nd Semester in a health training institution. This SP shall be invigilated for competences in teaching in particular and medical education for six weeks.

Why

Choose our PGD in ME

Experiential Skills & Character

Our approach is experiential learning with a focus on developing soft skills and character.

E-Learning Blend

We work with a blend of classroom and online learning.

DURATION

1 YEAR

TUITION

Tuition: 1,450,000/ | 563 USD
Placement: 500,000/- | 194 USD
Functional Fees: 825,000/- | 247 USD

REQUIRED

Bachelors in Medical or any Health-related degree from a recognized university  OR,
Bachelors in management sciences with a Diploma in any medical discipline. 
Be registered with a professional body 
Work experience of at least 2 years

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