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Medical Education


Course Description

An in-depth understanding of the educational principles applicable to a variety of settings and underlying good practice in medical education. Topics include learning theory, assessment theory, practical issues in teaching, and professionalism in medial education. You will also gain the research skills to continue to extend these over the course of their professional life.

Course Structure
MSc - 8 Taught modules (15 credits per module) plus 1 Dissertation (60 Credit points). All taught modules are timetabled for Michaelmas & Epiphany. Dissertation is timetabled during Easter & Summer term.

Core Modules

From Theory to Practice in Clinical Education
Professionalism in Medical Education
Assessment Theory and Practice
Systems for Health Care
Leadership, Change Management and Decision Making in the Health System
Quantitative Health Research Methods
Qualitative Health Research Methods
Dissertation.

Optional Modules

Management of Health Organisations
Current Issues in Care Design and Delivery
Evidence Based Practice
Public Policy, Health, and Health Inequalities
Health Economics
Research Management and Governance
Knowledge Exchange and Evidence in Well-being and Health Improvement
Sexualities: Health, Cultures and Histories

Entry Requirements

2.1 Hons degree or international equivalent OR professional qualification or two years relevant work-based experience.A pass at Grade C or above in mathematics at GCSE level or equivalent is also required.Applicants without a degree will be required to demonstrate sufficient academic capability to satisfactorily complete their programme. This may entail submission of a portfolio of work or a 2,000 word essay on a nominated topic. Students without a Grade C pass at GCSE level or equivalent may be required to complete a mathematical exercise.

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