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  • Study Type

    Part time available

  • Subject Areas

    Education

    Nursing & Health

    Social Work

  • Start Date

    September

  • Course Duration

    MA: 3 years part-time; PGDip: 2 years part-time; PGCert: 1 year part-time

  • Course Type

    MA, PgDip, PgCert

  • Course Fees

    Please visit our website for the Education for the Health Professions course fee information.

  • Last Updated

    04 June 2019

If you are a health care professional teaching in an academic or clinical setting and looking to consolidate your skills, our MA in Education for the Health Professions course is for you. 

The Education for the Health Professions course has been designed specifically to equip you with an in-depth understanding of educational principles and values and to develop your expertise in teaching, assessing and supervision.

Throughout your studies, you will refine your critical research and analytical skills and develop professional reflective practice techniques.

Why Education for the Health Professions at Swansea?

On successful completion of the Education for the Health Professions course you will be eligible for Membership of the Academy of Medical Educators (AoME), and Fellowship or Associate Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy (HEA).

Based in our College of Human and Health Sciences, you will benefit from a diverse teaching and research environment, with many opportunities to make connections across disciplines.

We have strong links with a range of professional and research networks in Europe and around the world, so your learning is informed by the latest policy and practice developments.

Your Education for the Health Professions experience

Our academic staff are active in a wide range of research fields, offering an unrivalled mix of academic excellence and current policy and practice expertise.

You will be joining a university that is ranked first in the UK for postgraduate student satisfaction (What Uni 2017).

Education for the Health Professions careers

This Master’s qualification in Education for the Health Professions opens the door to careers in healthcare education across a number of sectors including further and higher education, the NHS, adult and community education, and private training providers.

Education for the Health Professions module

Modules on the Education for Health Professions course may include:

  • Assessment and Feedback
  • Designing and Evaluating Your Teaching
  • Teaching and Learning for Practice Teachers
  • Teaching and Learning for the Health Professions' Educators
  • Mentoring and Supervision
  • Researching Educational Practice
  • Leadership in practice
  • Evidence and Theory Based Education (Taught Masters)
  • Teaching and Learning in Practice
  • Dissertation - Professional Education in Practice and/or Academic Settings

How you're taught on the Education for the Health Professions course

The Education for the Health Professions course is split into core and optional modules. There are no specific work placement opportunities however if you would like to attain an NMC recordable teaching qualification or you want to develop a career within an academic setting we can support teaching experience within the college.

Your learning will be assessed through coursework including written assignments, research projects, essays and seminar presentations plus a dissertation of 20,000 words.

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Visit the Education for the Health Professions MA/PGDip/PGCert page on the Swansea University website for more details!

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