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Health professions education involves the design of learning which meets the needs of a diverse range of learners with different needs and learning preferences. These learning strategies also ensure student success, retention and employment.
This PGCE in Health Professions is aimed at academic staff working in higher education. You'll explore key theories in learning and teaching in the context of your own academic practice and you'll engage in technology-enhanced learning, both in use and pedagogy. You'll develop skills and confidence in delivering learning, using methods such as problem, case or team-based learning.
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 be taught via a mix of lectures, group-based seminars and interactive workshop activities.
You'll be assessed via multiple methods which reflect the underpinning principles of universal design for learning including essay format, a spoken individual presentation (viva), a written module document and verbal defence.
The course is taught on a part-time basis, every Thursday from 9am-3pm.
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.
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The tuition fee for this course is £2,500.
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.
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).
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.
On successful completion of this PGCE (Health Professions) course, you can use this as advanced standing if you wish to continue your studies and enrol onto the Master of Education (Health Professions). This Masters course provides initial teacher preparation for staff new to education, with modules covering both teaching, learning, assessment and curriculum design.
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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