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Medical students are now learning clinical sciences alongside disease aetiology, treatment and management. Medical education is also at the forefront of developing robust, reliable and valid student assessments.
This PgCert in Medical Education is aimed at academic staff looking to develop their career in medical education. On completion of the course, you'll have developed your skills and knowledge as a teaching professional and will be able to offer student-centred teaching and learning experiences.
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 develop your knowledge as well as your skills through workshops and practical sessions, allowing you to practice techniques and different teaching approaches. You'll also be taught through a mix of core lectures and group-based seminars.
Assessments will reflect the underpinning principles of universal design for learning, and include methods such as essay format, a spoken individual presentation (viva), written module document and verbal defence.
The course is taught on a part-time basis, every Thursday from 9am-3pm.
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.
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The tuition fee for this course is £2,500.
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 the course, you may look 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).
On successful completion of this PgCert Medical Education course, you can use this as advanced standing if you wish to continue your studies and enrol onto the Master of Medical Education course. This Masters course is an internationally recognised higher degree in medical education, with a major emphasis on developing participants as contemporary educators in medicine.
You would enter year two of this course and graduate ready to work in a more senior clinical teaching role in the public and private sector or in higher education institutions.
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