Medical Education at Staffordshire University - UCAS

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Course summary

This distance learning course is designed for health and social care practitioners and educators who are involved in teaching/supervision, in some capacity, within their working role. Medical Education is a crucial and ever-changing dimension of healthcare practice. Professionals need to ensure that their knowledge and skills are up to date to ensure they are equipped to meet the needs of patients or service users. Teaching is a vital tool to ensure knowledge and skills are maintained. The course is thus designed to encourage personal reflection, and evaluation of your own teaching practices within the workplace, which in turn can help you to facilitate the learning of others. The course also encourages critical enquiry, analysis, and debate, as well as the sharing of ideas across professional boundaries. Students on this award are from a variety of health/social care backgrounds and are encouraged to draw upon their experience and knowledge throughout the course process. This helps students to apply academic models and theories to their own practice, ensuring that academic content is clearly integrated with the practical craft of teaching delivery. On successful completion of study, we will issue the following award: MSc Medical Education Course content All course material will be available online through Staffordshire University’s virtual learning environment. This offers you choice and flexibility about when you access learning content, and you are able to study at a pace that suits you. The course also considers the complexity of approaches to teaching in healthcare, including the variety of different types of learning context. It also addresses the diversity of learner characteristics and matters of equality and inclusion. The opportunity is therefore provided to critically reflect upon and evaluate various approaches utilised within teaching practice, such as lectures, group work, one-to-one supervision, virtual platforms, and simulation. The course examines underpinning theories and concepts associated with teaching and learning. It will explore how these theories/concepts can be integrated with evaluations to sharpen knowledge and understanding of practical teaching delivery. It will also consider the role of education in supporting wider organisational aims.

Assessment method

A variety of assessment methods are used throughout the course. All the assessment methods used are commensurate with University regulations for Master’s level work and are designed to verify that learning outcomes have been achieved. As part of the assessment strategy, both formative and summative assessments will be included. One-to-one tutorial support and guidance on draft work will also be available to help you negotiate the assessment requirements for each module

How to apply

International applicants

Applicants for whom English is not the first language must be able to demonstrate their competence, at an IELTS level of 7 or equivalent

Entry requirements

You’ll need a professional qualification in medicine, nursing, social care, or a profession allied to medicine, such as physiotherapy, occupational therapy or podiatry. You’ll normally be in employment or in a position to benefit from this course; for example, you may be retired from active clinical practice and teaching in a paid or voluntary capacity. It’s advisable that you’ll be actively involved in teaching in some capacity i.e. students, colleagues or patients, because of the nature of the modules, which are based around your own experiences of teaching. However, we appreciate that much of the teaching in healthcare, in particular, is done on an informal basis and it’s therefore not a requirement that you hold a formal teaching position.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

No fee information has been provided for this course

Additional fee information

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Medical Education at Staffordshire University - UCAS