Our part-time MSc Medical Education course is aimed at clinicians who come into contact with medical students in their roles, and want to Our part-time MSc Medical Education course is aimed at clinicians who come into contact with medical students in their roles, and want to further develop their teaching skills through a course with a strong emphasis on professional practice.
Most clinicians engage in some form of teaching, whether this is on wards, in clinics or through other teaching opportunities with undergraduate students and/or trainees. However, few have had the opportunity for professional development in teaching.
Our MSc is suitable for those doctors new to medical education and training, as well as those with experience. Students who enrol on our course include consultants from hospitals and NHS trusts.
The course is also suited to doctors in training in hospitals, general practices and community settings. We also attract doctors with leadership roles in teaching and learning, and GP trainers.
The course will enable you to:
HEA and AoME membership opportunities
You will have the opportunity to become a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (HEA), which provides national recognition of your commitment to professionalism in teaching and learning in higher education. You can also become a full member of the AoME (Academy of Medical Educators) without going through the individual assessment process.
The units on this course are directly related to clinicians' teaching and assessment responsibilities. Your teaching skills will be observed to assess and reflect on good practice.
There are opportunities to interact face-to-face, learn collaboratively and share good practices with clinicians who are mutually interested in medical education.
You will learn through a combination of study days, workplace-based assessments, research skills training and teaching practice.
Study day attendance is compulsory. However, periodically meeting fellow clinicians to discuss common educational issues can help you to develop your medical education skills. There are also a number of presentations from course tutors.
You will be required to attend one or two study days per course unit:
The course team are experienced in education, medicine and healthcare, and Manchester has a national and international reputation for high quality research in these fields. The course directors are Dr Don Bradley and Professor Leena Patel.
We assess you using two observations of teaching practice (for those participants not in the Manchester area, video recordings of teaching sessions, followed by a meeting with the assessor, are permitted) and four written assessments. Please note that it will be the responsibility of the student to arrange their own teaching.
We assess you using four written assessments.
We assess you via the submission of your dissertation.
Some units have online provision, where some of the assessment will take place.
The University of Manchester is one of the largest providers of medicine courses in the country. Four teaching hospitals, together with affiliated hospitals and community practices spread across the north-west, provide excellent facilities for clinical education.
You will also have access to extensive library and online services across the University.
Practical support and advice for current students and applicants is available from the Disability and Advisory Support Service
The PGCert is accredited through the Higher Education Academy (HEA). Students will therefore be eligible to apply for 'Fellow' (FHEA) status from the HEA.
The HEA is an independent organisation in the UK that supports higher education institutions with strategies for the development of research and evaluation, to improve the learning experience for students.
The PGCert is also accredited through the Academy of Medical Educators (AoME). This means that those completing the course will be eligible to apply for full membership of the AoME without going through the individual assessment process.
The PGCert is accredited by the AoME (Academy of Medical Educators).
This programme studies health, illness and healing from a cross-cultural perspective.
With a focus on the understanding of health, illness and medicine in a globalised world, this programme allows you to engage with contemporary debates about old ills and emerging diseases, and explore both traditional forms of healing and modern medical technologies.
You’ll examine key questions in current medical anthropology from the perspective of both medical and social sciences, and address relevant issues, such as the way encounters between patients and professional healers are negotiated in varied cultural settings; the importance of political, economic and historical analysis to an understanding of the body; and the health-related effects of globalisation.
Intended for a diverse range of students, this distinctive and interdisciplinary programme will complement your background in anthropology or health sciences
This programme is affiliated with the University's Global Health Academy and Global Development Academy:
Teaching combines lectures, seminars and tutorials, and you will produce essays and assessed coursework.
The programme works in close collaboration with the Global Public Health Unit and other subjects in the School of Social & Political Science.
You will complete two compulsory courses and four option courses. You are also encouraged to take the Development Research Methods course.
After the taught courses you will work towards your independently researched dissertation.
You will gain the conceptual and methodological skills to understand contemporary health practices in a wider context of social, political, and economic problems, and be able to work in academic and applied health research.
The programme also acts as a conversion MSc for those without training in anthropology who wish to progress to a research career.
In addition, you will develop a range of highly transferable skills, such as communication and project management, which can be applied to roles in any field.
One Health is an interdisciplinary approach to the study of the complex interactions between human health, animal health and ecosystem health. Its original emergence was largely driven by the threat of global pandemics of disease, in particular highly pathogenic avian influenza and SARS. There was a recognition that the complex health challenges faced in the 21st century required a new interdisciplinary approach that included both the natural and social sciences.
Launched in 2014, this programme utilises the many strengths of the University of Edinburgh across multiple disciplines to provide the key training and skills required for a successful career in this emerging field.
The One Health programme is part of the Global Health Academy and we share many elective courses with other programmes in the Academy. This provides a great deal of flexibility allowing you to personalise your studies to reflect your professional interests and career aspirations. As well as learning from our expert tutors you will join with students from around the world on a number of different master’s programmes to share experiences and knowledge.
This programme is affiliated with the University's Global Health Academy.
Our online learning technology is fully interactive, award-winning and enables you to communicate with our highly qualified teaching staff from the comfort of your own home or workplace.
Our online students not only have access to Edinburgh’s excellent resources, but also become part of a supportive online community, bringing together students and tutors from around the world.
Year 1: Courses for the Certificate
The Certificate comprises four compulsory courses. These four courses are:
Year 2: Courses for the Diploma
For the diploma a selection of courses totalling 60 credits must be made from the following courses. Each 20-credit course is taught over a period of ten weeks, whilst the 10-credit courses are taught over a five-week period.
Please note that although all courses are offered, we cannot guarantee that places will be available on all elective courses to all students, each year (it will be at the discretion of the Programme Director to assign places on courses and this will depend on demand).
Year 3: Completion of the MSc programme in One Health
The written reflective element is an assignment of 10-15,000 words (60 credits). This may take the form of one of the following:
Students will be required to submit a proposal that demonstrates an appropriate level of critical analysis, academic knowledge and reflection, or one health practice depending on the choice made, prior to being admitted to the masters year. The University of Edinburgh’s common marking scheme will be applied.
Postgraduate Professional Development
Postgraduate Professional Development (PPD) is aimed at working professionals who want to advance their knowledge through a postgraduate-level course(s), without the time or financial commitment of a full Masters, Postgraduate Diploma or Postgraduate Certificate.
You may take a maximum of 50 credits worth of courses over two years through our PPD scheme. These lead to a University of Edinburgh postgraduate award of academic credit. Alternatively, after one year of taking courses you can choose to transfer your credits and continue on to studying towards a higher award on a Masters, Postgraduate Diploma or Postgraduate Certificate programme. Although PPD courses have various start dates throughout a year you may only start a Masters, Postgraduate Diploma or Postgraduate Certificate programme in the month of September. Any time spent studying PPD will be deducted from the amount of time you will have left to complete a Masters, Postgraduate Diploma or Postgraduate Certificate programme.
A qualification from our programme will enhance your career prospects in academia, research, government departments, non-governmental organisations, international development and the private sector.
Despite being a relatively new field, One Health is rapidly gaining global recognition and current students have already reported improvements in career development through studying on the programme.
Big data is the description used to encompass the huge amounts of data that is common to many businesses. It has been described as the next frontier for innovation, competition and productivity in business. It is essential for companies to embrace so that they can understand their customers better, develop new products and cut operational costs.
This course has been developed to create graduates who can become data scientists capable of working with the massive amounts of data now common to many businesses. It is aimed at people who want to move into this rapidly expanding and exciting area.
The modules on this course help you develop the core skills and expertise needed by the data scientist. The course can be split into three main areas, statistics, computing and management.
In the statistics section you study modules on data mining and data modelling. These modules cover the three main data areas, which are ensuring that data is reliable and of a high quality, searching the data to discover new information and presenting interpretations of that data to the end user.
The computing section covers areas related to data integration, massive datasets stored in the cloud, how data is stored and utilised within the distributed systems of an enterprise and how organisations can utilise data to change and improve business processes.
The management modules are focused on developing your core skills around professionalism and research. All of which are valuable skills during your university studies and in your career.
Our partnerships with business inform the course design, ensuring the content is relevant, up to date and meets the needs of industry. These partnerships also enable the inclusion of some leading edge software such as SAS, SAP Hana, and Hadroop within the course. You may be able to study abroad as part of the Erasmus programme.
Key areas of study
Key areas of study include • data quality and analysis • technologies to store and mine data • professionalism and research
This course includes the SAP Business Intelligence with SAP BW 7.3 and SAP BI 4.0 e-academy (UB130e). You also have the opportunity to sit the SAP certification exam and the SAS 9 base certification exam.
Full time – September start – typically 12 or 18 months
Part time – September start – typically 36 months
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Many jobs for data scientists, data analysts and data mining analysts are available with salaries ranging from £35,000 to £80,000.
Jobs typically list the skills to be in areas such as statistical analysis and machine learning techniques, database and programming technologies, and expertise in statistical theory, which are all areas you cover on this course.
You also gain skills and knowledge in HaDoop, MapReduce, Java, SAS, MSQL which are some of the common technologies used in data scientist roles.