Education for the Health Professions programme gains accreditation

The Education for the Health Professions programme that is run by Swansea University’s College of Human and Health Sciences has been accredited by the Academy of Medical Educators (AoME).

The AoME is the professional organisation for all those involved in medical education – the education and training of students and practitioners in medicine, dentistry and veterinary science.

Education is a core element of professional practice and mentors, supervisors and teachers are vital to the preparation of the next generation of practitioners and clinicians. The Education for the Health Professions Programme enables students to develop an in-depth understanding of educational principles and values so as to develop their expertise in teaching, assessing and supervision in clinical and academic settings. 

Students who successfully complete the Postgraduate Certificate will now be able to apply for Membership of the Academy without the need to go through the full application and assessment process. 

Programme Manager, Sharon Harvey said: “In 2012, the General Medical Council (GMC, 2012) published a report on Recognising and Approving Trainers which sets out arrangements for the formal recognition of four key groups of medical teachers.  In the report the GMC has adopted seven areas for role characterisation for clinical and educational supervisors. These areas map to the five domains of the AoME Professional Standards.  Accreditation will therefore provide medical educators at all levels with evidence to show that they meet and exceed the GMC’s minimum standards for trainers.”