Overview The MA in Healthcare Education has been developed in response to a growing need for practitioners to align with emerging policy agenda and develop knowledge and understanding of learning and teaching within a variety of settings. It provides a platform from which students can develop a comprehensive range of skills, to direct their own learning and development and that of others. The course is offered in both a blended approach and also as a distance learning course.
Blended Pathway: This course is offered via a blended programme incorporating classroom and virtual learning based activities aimed at healthcare educators, allied health professionals, nurses, midwives and health visitors who wish to meet regulatory and professional standards for education within both practice and academic settings. This course will enable students to meet the NMC Stage 3 Practice teacher, NMC Stage 4 teacher, Chartered Society of Physiotherapists Clinical Educator, Society of Radiographers Practice Educator and College of Occupational Therapists Practice Placement Educator Standards. Completion of the PGC element will entitle students to apply for a Higher Education Academy Fellowship a UK recognised teaching qualification within the Higher Education sector.
Distance learning Pathway: This course is also offered via an innovative distance learning pathway, and is aimed at UK and international health and social care professionals and healthcare educators who wish to explore the concepts and principles of healthcare education in relation to their own practice. The course team use a wide variety of teaching methods to engage, support and collaborate with students throughout the programme. Attendance at UCS is not required in this pathway. The course seeks to develop the skills required to teach, supervise and assess students and other practitioners, be they pre or post-registration, undergraduate or postgraduate learners, in the higher education or clinical practice setting. It aims to develop the skills practitioners require to identify and promote initiatives which develop the culture for continuing professional development.