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This Master of Education (Health Professions Education) course enables you to study a wide range of topics relevant to educating tomorrow’s health professionals. The course provides initial teacher preparation for staff new to education, with modules covering both teaching, learning, assessment and curriculum design.
Later modules cover leading course provision and dealing with student success, retention, attainment and managing complex issues including fitness to practise. By undertaking this Masters degree, you'll examine an aspect of pedagogical practice in detail using educational research methods.
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.
The course uses a mix of lectures, group-based seminars and interactive workshop activities, and action learning sets. Online quizzes and self-directed learning will also support your student 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.
Explore academic practice and gain an overview of learning theories, practical classroom teaching and learning approaches, while also covering a range of pedagogical approaches. Identify both why you are taking an approach as well as having the ability to implement, adapt and evaluate contemporary approaches to health professions education.
Gain an insight into the theory behind the utilisation of signature pedagogies and approaches to learning and teaching such as problem, case or team-based learning and develop skills and confidence in delivering learning using these methods.
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.
Focus on the leadership and management of health professions education and explore approaches to student retention, attain and progression. Learn the issues around managing student fitness to practise and the development of professionalism and examine approaches to structuring learning and teaching in the clinical setting.
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The tuition fee for this course is £6,000.
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 not sure whether you qualify as a UK, EU or international student, find out more in our Help and Advice article.
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.
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).
This course is aimed at registered health professions working to the relevant regulators Standards of Performance Conduct and Ethics. You will have secured employment in higher education or be seeking to work in supporting health professions education in the University or clinical setting. The course is designed to develop your skills and knowledge as a teaching professional and as such, be able to offer student centred teaching and learning experiences.
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