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Medical Education - MSc/PGDip/PGCert

Staffordshire University Health and Social Care

September, February MSc 2 years distance learning

About the course

This part time distance learning award aims to enhance your skills in the facilitation of the learning of others within your own workplace setting. Completion of the Postgraduate Certificate stage provides the opportunity for accreditation as Associate Fellow with the Higher Education Academy (HEA).

The award will enable you to:

  • Examine, reflect upon and improve your teaching skills.
  • Consider the strengths, drawbacks and practical implications of different teaching methods and relate these to your own workplace setting.
  • Deepen your knowledge of the evidence base for some of the underpinning theory of education 

The course is aimed at all medical educators, clinical and postgraduate tutors, nurses, health visitors and therapists, general practice course organisers and trainers,

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Entry Requirements

A professional health or social care qualification, such as medicine, nursing, social work, complimentary therapies, physiotherapy, occupational therapy or podiatry, is required. It is advisable that you are actively involved in teaching in some capacity i.e. students, colleagues or patients, as the modules are based around your own experiences of teaching in the workplace, although it is not a requirement for you to hold a formal teaching position. Competence in the English language is essential. Applicants for whom English is not the first language must be able to demonstrate their competence, at an IELTS level of 7 or equivalent.

Course Content

Where is Staffordshire University


Student Profile(s)

Dr Sarabjit Clare

Dr Sarabjit Clare, Consultant Acute and General Internal Medicine, City Hospital Birmingham

'My tutor has all the traits of an excellent teacher; inspirational and enthusiastic, she made us want to learn. She helped us express our feelings and made us value many facets of the course that we did not appreciate. My Masters supervisor was always supportive and, most importantly, qestioned me and made me think.'

MSc Medical Education

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