The course has been designed to meet the needs of healthcare practitioners in both primary and secondary care who have responsibility for the education, training and management of the learning and teaching of others. - It provides the opportunity to study contemporary developments and to develop the skills necessary to become an effective healthcare educator - It uses blended learning from the disciplines of educational theory and practice, plus the theory and methods of assessment - It supports your personal development as an educator, enabling you to improve your teaching skills and gain expertise in managing and providing education in a work-based environment - It benefits from part-time delivery to enable practitioners to continue their professional development alongside work commitments
You can expect to study four modules: •Assessment and Evaluation (15 credits) focuses on a review of modern methods of educational assessment and evaluation covering both the theoretical background to assessment instruments and their application to practice. It is launched on a one day workshop and is supported by online study and tutorials •Research Designs (15 credits) is organised to give a thorough grounding in both the technical and socio-political processes of research. You will attend three hours a week for 11 weeks •Effective Education (30 credits) incorporates learning and theories and their application to educational methods in the delivery of healthcare education. It is launched with a two day workshop and then is supported by online study and tutorials •Research Dissertation (60 credits) is a 20,000 word piece that can be based on either empirical data or presented as a library-based study. It is a taught multi-disciplinary module which requires attendance three hours a week for an 11 week period
The course uses a combination of online seminars, workshops, self-directed study, distance learning and tutorials. A qualification in medical education will be an essential aspect of your CV as part of a portfolio career. It enables you to become an effective healthcare educator.