The programme of courses is designed to allow a progression from an introduction to medical education, through the award of a Certificate and Diploma to the award of a Master's Degree. You can exit at any of these four points with a valuable award or qualification. Visit the Centre for Medical Education website for details of specific qualifications for Anaesthetists, General Practioners and Surgeons.
Aims of the Programme
To enable the individual participant to achieve the educational outcomes required for effective teaching and support of learning. Participants on the MMEd programe will also develop skills within a chosen area of Medical Education.
The course is modular, with core and specialist module options. Modules are on-line and provide content, help students to manage the learning experience and provide activities that integrate theory and practice. The following themes are covered:
There are six main themes within the medical education programme of courses: Teaching and learning Assessment Curriculum development Leadership Clinical teaching Research
Students are enrolled on to the Masters programme on successful completion of the Diploma in Medical Education, and if/when a proposal for a Masters project has been agreed by the Board of Studies.
Online Distance Learning
Student- learning across the programme will include working with online materials, interaction with peer learners, reflection on practice, tutor contact and personal study.
This is a wonderful opportunity for our distance learners to attend one or more of the modules here in Dundee, joining with our face-to-face study fellows on the one week teaching of modules. It will provide a way of fast tracking through the course and also allow for learning in a truly international context. Students will be fully supported by on-line learning following the face-to-face element.
Face to Face
Each module will be taught in a one week block with an additional two weeks for face-to-face students given over to peer-led sessions and the completion of assignments.
Methods of Assessment
Each module is assessed via written assignments, which vary in number, length and task. Students self-review their work in line with good pedagogical principles of assessment before submitting their work. Tutors feed back formatively on this self-review and summatively on the assignment, thus entering a feedback dialogue.