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Course content

COURSE OVERVIEW

The philosophy of the programme is grounded in a view of professional development through research-based activity. In each module, you are supported to engage with the theories which guide your educational practice in the situations you encounter in your role, and to test and develop these theories through research and refl ection. The teaching and learning approach of the course is founded on the principle that learning is an active, experiential and collaborative process.

The overarching aim of the educational research you will undertake is to provide you with insight into your educational practice, sustained by evidence. The outcome of this research can infl uence the quality of your practice as an educator for the benefi t of learners, other educators and the wider educational community. This approach to study provides a solid theoretical and practical foundation that can be applied to your own teaching context.

The programme is suitable for educators working across all areas of clinical and healthcare education including, for example, clinical tutors, educational supervisors, doctors, nurses, dentists, and those wishing to develop a special interest in education or who are managing education programmes.

When you complete the course, we hope you will not only see your educational practice in new ways, with greater insight, but also share your learning in your own educational contexts to inspire and lead.

Accreditation

Accredited by the Academy of Medical Educators

Careers

Medical education is regarded as a sub-speciality in its own right; increasingly educators require additional professional qualifications. This programme develops and extends the educational practice of its students and can form the basis of a research degree or further training, including progress to EdD within the University.

Suitable for Applicants from:

UK, EU, World

Learning and Teaching

Students present their own work and experiences, and discuss texts with each other and the tutor. External speakers are invited to present work in progress, focusing on current developments in education and medical education.

The teaching and learning methods and styles adopted are founded on the principle that learning is an active, collaborative process involving both participant and tutor, and that the subject of that learning is the professional activity of the student.

Location

Taught elements of the course take place on our King Alfred Campus (Winchester) or at our West Downs Campus (Winchester) 

Assessment

Assessments for each module are the equivalent of 4,000 words per 20 credits. Most assignments are in the form of a research project within a medical educational field of the student's choice. It involves a large amount of independent study, with support from a supervisor. In the final year, dissertation supervision is provided individually, face-to-face, by phone or email.

Our validated courses may adopt a range of means of assessing your learning. An indicative, and not necessarily comprehensive, list of assessment types you might encounter includes essays, portfolios, supervised independent work, presentations, written exams, or practical performances.

We ensure all students have an equal opportunity to achieve module learning outcomes. As such, where appropriate and necessary, students with recognised disabilities may have alternative assignments set that continue to test how successfully they have met the module's learning outcomes. Further details on assessment types used on the course you are interested in can be found on the course page, by attending an Open Day or Open Evening, or contacting our teaching staff.

Feedback

We are committed to providing timely and appropriate feedback to you on your academic progress and achievement in order to enable you to reflect on your progress and plan your academic and skills development effectively. You are also encouraged to seek additional feedback from your course tutors.

Further information

For more information about our regulations for this course, please see our Academic Regulations, Policies and Procedures


Visit the Medical Education - MA page on the University of Winchester website for more details!

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