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Health Professions Education Unit

About us

The Health Professions Education Unit (HPEU) is at the forefront of shaping the future of healthcare education and workforce development.

Our mission is to raise the standards of medical and health professions education, bridging the gap between research and teaching, to address critical workforce challenges in healthcare.

Our research informs local and national policy development, including in areas of recruitment and selection in healthcare, workplace learning, professionalism and fitness to practise. We work with a range of health professions including medicine, dentistry, nursing, veterinary sciences, biomedical sciences and more.

We offer innovative postgraduate and continuing professional development programmes, including our renowned PGCert, PGDip and MSc in Health Professions Education programme. We also work closely with our local NHS partners across the region supporting the professional development of healthcare educators.

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Our focus

We are focused on tackling the following healthcare challenges:

  • Improving medical education: Integrating cutting-edge research methodologies and teaching practice to further enhance medical education at Hull York Medical School, as well as raise the quality of medical education nationally

  • Addressing workforce challenges in healthcare: Collaborating with NHS, regulators, and policymakers to understand and tackle workforce challenges, transitions into the workforce, and ensure quality care delivery 

  • Building capacity and quality of researchers, educators and scholars in health professions education: Bridging the gap between research and teaching methods to ensure healthcare professionals are well-equipped for dynamic healthcare settings

Contact us

We welcome enquiries about policy and guidance, collaborations, our research, tutor training, or opportunities to visit or study with us in the Health Professions Education Unit.