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We understand that you may not have the time to do a full-time degree, so our CPD pathways allow you to study flexibly, in the way that best suits you. The structure, mode of delivery and level of support allow you to progress towards a qualification at postgraduate certificate, postgraduate diploma or Masters level.

Medical and Clinical Education (MaCE) was developed in response to requests from local GPs, nurses and allied health professionals. The desire of these practitioners to develop their teaching and assessing skills, and to pursue an accredited programme, reflects the increasing recognition of the value of work-based learning in professional education.

The programme provides you with a systematic and critical understanding of the key concepts underlying learning, teaching and assessing in the medical and clinical practice environment. It enables health care professionals to acquire advanced skills in teaching and assessing students in a medical and clinical practice context.

This is a modularised pathway and you can choose to study part-time between two and five years. Teaching contributions are drawn from expertise across the University’s academic departments and many modules are supported by Moodle, our online learning environment.

This course will:
-Enable you to apply your understanding of educational, legal and ethical frameworks and healthcare policy to enable others to learn and enhance their own professional practice, thereby being a positive role model for your students
-Help you engage in quality enhancement and improve students’ learning experiences.
-Ensure you acquire a range of transferable employment-related skills, most importantly, independent learning skills for continuing professional development
-Create flexible, inter-professional learning pathways to develop educators for the clinical professions

Professional, statutory and regulatory bodies

We are committed to embedding the NHS Constitution Values (which are strongly reflected in our University values) into everything we do. They define the behaviours and expectations of all our staff and students underpinning the work we do in the university, clinical arena and other workplaces.

We understand that not all of our students and staff are employed within the NHS but these values uphold the underlying principles of excellent care as a standard, and as such we expect that anyone who cares for others will aspire to uphold these values.

For us, involving not only our students, but service users, experts by experience, carers and NHS/non NHS professionals in the creation and delivery of all programmes is vital.

This course can also be taken as a PGDip or PGCert - please view the relevant web-page for more information:

PGCert - http://www.essex.ac.uk/courses/details.aspx?mastercourse=PG01008&subgroup=3

PGDip - http://www.essex.ac.uk/courses/details.aspx?mastercourse=PG01008&subgroup=2

Our expert staff

With us, you benefit from the expertise of staff from a wide range of clinical and academic backgrounds. This means that you gain a well-rounded education that is research-led and clinically relevant. Where we feel you will benefit, we bring in additional specialists direct from the field.

Specialist facilities

The School of Health and Human Sciences is located at two sites; in the Kimmy Eldridge building on the Colchester campus and in the Gateway Building on the Southend campus.

As one of our CPD students, you may be taking modules at either campus or online to suit your needs, which means that you can access facilities across both campuses as required.

Example structure

-Accredited Prior Learning (15 Credits Level7) (optional)
-Accredited Prior Learning (30 Credits, Level 5) Version 2 (optional)
-Accredited Prior Learning (30 Credits, Level 7) (optional)
-Research Design and Critical Appraisal (optional)
-Data Collection, Analysis and Interpretation (optional)
-Statistical Analysis (optional)
-Postgraduate Research Methods (optional)
-Learning, Teaching and Assessment
-Learning Organisations and Quality Enhancement (optional)
-Course Design and Development (optional)
-Dissertation
-Accredited Prior Learning (15 Credits, Level 7) (optional)
-Using Technology to Enhance Learning in Practice (optional)
-Using Reflective Practice (optional)

Visit the Medical and Clinical Education - MSc/PGDip/PGCert page on the University of Essex website for more details!

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