Busy medical professionals who wish to increase and develop their knowledge want courses that are flexible and adaptable, and this MA fulfils that need.
Each unit combines focused study days that range over a three month period, with interactive online learning and supported self-directed study.
You will have opportunities to concentrate on your work-related professional progression, develop a critical, analytic and reflective attitude to medical and healthcare education, and grow as a medical educator and leader.
• Study the latest research, scholarship and practice, and learn to deal with complexity, contradictions and gaps in the current evidence base • Explore the wide range of learning, teaching and assessment methods used across all levels of clinical education and training, and discover how to use these in practice • Develop the skills, attitudes and practices of an excellent teacher, and an awareness of personal responsibility and professional codes of conduct • Gain the capacity for innovation in education through the design, implementation and evaluation of a small scale education research, development or leadership project • Benefit from studying with from a highly experienced, knowledgeable and accessible team who will encourage you to appraise your practice and address emerging development needs through independent and collaborative activities.
This course supports your development as medical educator, scholar and leader. It provides opportunities to develop your thinking and practice within a dynamic multi-disciplinary community of clinical educators. The course team model learner-centred teaching, learning and assessment practices. Assessments foster strong links between your learning and practice. You have the option to complete a year long, supervised Medical Education Research or Development Project in an area of professional interest.
This course supports your development as a medical educator, scholar and leader. It provides opportunities to develop your thinking and practice within a dynamic multi-disciplinary community of clinical educators.
The course team models learner-centred teaching, learning and assessment practices and provides plentiful opportunities for you to rehearse them yourself.
Your final assignment is a supervised Medical Education Research Project in an area of professional interest, which provides a clear sense of your educational role responsibilities and the confidence to offer guidance to peers who wish to develop their own educational practices. You thus evidence emerging educational leadership capabilities along with developed skills in project design, management and evaluation.educational roles and responsibilities, including educational leadership responsibilities, albeit commensurate with experience.
Students complete either the Postgraduate Certificate in Medical Education (PGCertMedEd) or the Postgraduate Certificate in Simulation in Practice (PGCertSiP)
PGCertMedEd consists of:
• Core unit: Medical Education in Practice Then students choose one unit from: • Workplace-based Learning • Educational Perspectives for the Workplace
PGCertSiP consists of: • Simulation in Practice Then students choose one unit from • Workplace-Based Learning • Educational Perspectives for the Workplace
Students complete the Postgraduate Diploma in Medical Education (PGDipMedEd)
PGCertSiP students complete Medical Education in Practice and then choose 1 unit from: • Educational Policy and Leadership • Workplace-Based Learning • Educational Perspectives for the Workplace
PGCertMedEd students choose 2 units from: • Educational Policy and Leadership • Workplace-Based Learning • Educational Perspectives for the Workplace • Simulation in Practice
• All students complete the Medical Education Research Project unit (over two semesters)
Your work will be assessed using a combination of formative and summative elements, i.e. assessment for learning and assessment of learning. It is designed to foster strong links between learning on the course and the lived realities of Medical and healthcare educators working in Higher and Professional education contexts.
You will be assessed variously by Reflective Report, Teaching Observation Report, Literature Review, Individual Report (following collaborative WIKI work, for example), Reflective Portfolio, and dissertation. At least one assignment per unit provides formative feedback opportunities before the final submission.
The PgCert courses that lead into the MA in Medical Education are accredited by the Academy of Medical Educators; they provide a sound basis for evidencing your competence as both a clinical and educational supervisor.
The PgDip stage allows you to deepen your understandings and extend your skill set as a medical educator.
The dissertation stage develops your scholarship and ability to independently design, implement and evaluate a medical education research. The research project stage positions you to adopt a critical stance to existing practice and lead improvements and innovation.