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Medical Education

Frequently Asked Questions

Below you'll find answers to some of the questions we get asked the most about applying for our courses.

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Find out more about the application process:

How do I know which course is right for me?

We have a number of general courses that are available to everyone who teaches Southampton undergraduate medical students, and some that are specific to teachers within Primary Care. Please read the course descriptions and the information about target audience carefully to decide which course is right for you.

Do I need to register to attend a course?

Yes. Many of our courses are heavily subscribed and places are allocated according to applicants’ level of teaching responsibility and the potential benefit for Southampton undergraduate medical students.

How do I register to attend a course?

Once you have decided which course you would like to attend, click on ‘ Apply now ’.

- If you are applying for a general course, you will need to complete and submit a course application form. Please note that this does not guarantee a place on the course and will be subject to shortlisting.

- If you are applying for a course specific to Primary Care, you will be directed to the online store. Click on ‘ Book Course ’ and follow the instructions.

How do I know if there is space on a course?

If spaces are available on a course, you will be able to see the ‘ Apply now ’ button. If there is no space it will be indicated by ‘ Course full ’.

When will I hear if I have a place on a course?

- If you are applying for a general course, we aim to shortlist at least 3 months before the date of the course (4 months for our 4-day courses).

- If you are applying for a course specific to Primary Care, we aim to confirm your place within a week of the application.

Find out what to expect on a course:

What can I expect when I attend one of your courses?

Our courses are from half a day up to four days. The courses comprise presentations from speakers, small group activities and opportunities for shared learning. Active participation is required for all courses.

I have an access or dietary requirement, whom should I get in touch with about attending the course?

If you have any access or dietary requirements, please let us know when you are offered a place on a course.

Will I receive a certificate for attending a course?

Yes. All participants who complete the full course receive a certificate of attendance at the end of the course.

Are all of the courses CPD certified?

All general courses carry CPD accreditation from the Federation of the Royal Colleges of Physicians of the United Kingdom. The number of CPD points will be indicated on the certificate of attendance.

For Primary Care courses, the Royal College of General Practitioners will recognise attendance and reflection as a CPD activity.

If a course runs over several days, do I have to attend every session?

Yes, it is essential to attend all sessions of our courses.

What happens if I am unable to attend?

If you are no longer able to attend a course or workshop, please let us know as soon as possible by email ( ). For more information, please refer to the Terms and Conditions* .

What happens if a course is cancelled?

We will let you know as soon as possible if a course is cancelled using the contact information you have provided. For more information on our cancellation policy, please refer to the Terms and Conditions *.

Find out about further opportunities:

Am I able to provide feedback after attending a course?

Yes, we greatly appreciate feedback from all of our participants, as it enables us to improve future courses. You will be given a form at the end of the final session.

I want to attend another course. How often do you add new dates?

We recommend that you check these pages regularly for any updates. Primary Care release new courses dates annually in September.

I would like to get involved in teaching Southampton undergraduate medical students. How do I register my interest?

Please contact us detailing your experience and areas of interest.

What other training is available?

There are a number of additional resources available, including interactive e-learning modules, useful articles and web links on the Resources page.

Be sure to check out MEDUSA , the portal designed to provide easy access to faculty development for all those teaching Southampton medical students, both academic and clinical teachers.

Find out about common IT issues:

Why does the link take me to the Medical Education homepage?

From time to time we update our content, which may lead to a page being redirected.  If this happens, go to the Training tab located at the top of the page to return to the course information.

How do I amend my online application?

Once an application has been submitted, it can no longer be amended.  If you wish to make any changes at this stage, email

*Terms and Conditions

1. Submitting an application does not guarantee you a place on a course.

2. Where possible we will endeavour to run all our courses as advertised.  Should we need to cancel the course, you will be able to:

3. We will process your details in accordance with the University of Southampton privacy policy .

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