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This Master of Medical Education course is aimed at academic staff looking to develop their career in medical education.
Explore the fundamentals of teaching and learning, and examine the range of assessments used in medicine, including work-based assessment of competence, the assessment of professionalism and the assessment of knowledge.
Cover managing student success, retention, attainment and exploring issues such as fitness to practise, and examine a range of educational research methods, including those related to the assessment of the psychometric properties of assessments.
This course will commence in October 2020. Due to the current Covid-19 situation the majority of the course will be delivered online using a mixture of engaging learning and teaching approaches. There are some practical sessions planned for Semester 2, the route module of the course; module tutors will be in touch about this via the Virtual Learning Environment, Canvas.
Semester 1 will focus on the taught content of the core module; interactive discussion boards, problem-based learning approaches, pre-recorded videos and action learning sets will require you to work independently, with your peers and with tutors during “live” sessions and during the allocated study time.
You'll explore and apply a range of learning theories to teaching medical students and doctors in a range of contexts. The course uses a mix of lectures, group-based seminars and interactive workshop activities, and action learning sets, as well as case-based learning to promote an authentic approach to teaching and learning. Online quizzes and self-directed learning will also support your learning experience.
You will be assessed using multiple methods reflecting the underpinning principles of universal design for learning, including essay format, a spoken individual presentation (viva), written module document and verbal defence, reflective account, presentation, written research proposal and an independent project report.
The course is taught on a part-time basis, on a Thursday from 9am-3pm in year one, and on a Tuesday from 9am-3pm in year two.
Individuals wishing to access the course with advance standing can only do so from October 2021.
Gain an overview of learning theories, practical classroom teaching and learning approaches, and cover a range of pedagogical approaches. Explore key theories in learning and teaching in the context of your own academic practice.
Focus on the fact that across that globe, medical curricula are being transformed to enable the integration of sciences with the development of clinical skills, diagnostics and therapeutics through a process of early clinical exposure. Examine a range of pedagogical approaches, which are now central to contemporary medical education. Test your knowledge, understanding, professional behaviours and clinical competence.
Some modules have prerequisites. Read more about what this means in our Help and Advice article.
Explore the principles and practice of conducting educational research, including research design; research paradigms; data collection, management and analysis; use of ICT tools and resources; conducting literature surveys, writing for the academic research community; the politics and ethics of educational research; epistemological and theoretical perspectives; and current debates relating to research. You will be provided with the opportunity to generate and evaluate your own research tools, and to search for and engage in depth with relevant critical literature.
Develop your applied research capabilities by means of a substantive dissertation project or systematic review of literature surrounding a chosen topic. You'll be allocated a project supervisor with whom you'll negotiate an appropriate topic relevant to their academic practice.
Leadership is an important component of healthcare delivery and the leadership of medical education is equally crucial if we are to develop practitioners who are professional, safe and effective. Explore leadership styles and approaches as well as examining student success and the management of programmes of study. With a central focus on experiential learning using case studies and simulation exercises, you'll explore the management of student success, attainment and fitness to practice as it pertains to the medical curriculum.
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The tuition fee for this course is £6,000.
The Skills Boost North East Discount is a 20% waiver on the full cost of course fees for postgraduate taught Masters courses for any worker who has been furloughed, has been made redundant, or is likely to be made redundant and who has a local connection to the North East region. The discount is also available to anyone with a connection to the North East who graduated in academic year 2019/20 with an undergraduate degree from any university, or who has graduated with an undergraduate degree from a university in the North East in academic year 2019/20 and has been unable to secure full-time graduate employment due to pressures of Covid-19. Read more about the discount.
Please note that part-time courses are not available to international applicants who require a Tier 4 visa to study in the UK. If you are unsure whether you qualify as a UK, EU or international student, find out more in our Help and Advice article.
This information was correct at the time of publication.
On completion of this course, you can expect to find employment at higher education institutions, or clinical teaching roles in the public and private sector (subject to meeting the role specification requirements).
The majority of students who study this course will be already qualified doctors or health professionals seeking to develop their career in medical education. The course is designed to develop your skills and knowledge as a teaching professional and as such, will ensure that you are able to offer student centred teaching and learning experiences.
On graduating, you can expect to find employement in higher education institutions or clinical teaching roles in the public and private sector (subject to meeting the role specification requirements).
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