The course can be studied part-time by distance learning/block delivery.
Mixed Mode, Part-time
September and January
Will you inspire and train the medics and healthcare professionals of the future? This series of postgraduate courses will provide a toolkit for those new to educating others, and allow experienced tutors to refine and enhance their skills by reviewing current practice.
Suitable for doctors and other healthcare professionals who are responsible for teaching, assessing and supporting students and trainees, both in educational institutions and in the workplace, who wish to enhance their confidence and skills in medical education.
Studying alongside peers within the healthcare sector who also have an educational role, you will explore ways of developing and delivering effective medical education, addressing challenges and investigating different approaches.
Students can exit with the Postgraduate Certificate or Diploma which will develop a host of new skills and knowledge with a practical application in the workplace or choose to progress to the Master’s degree to design and conduct educational research in the field.
Students may be clinicians with responsibility for education in their role, those new to medical education looking to develop and enhance their portfolio career, or more experienced educators looking to update their skills with the latest practice.
The distance-learning and block delivery of this programme allows professionals to study whilst working.
MB4104 Assessment in Healthcare Settings
This module will introduce you the purposes and role of assessment. It help you to develop valid and reliable assessment strategies and to design, deliver and standard set in high stakes healthcare settings
MB4102 Educational Theory to Educational Practice
This module will help you to develop the fundamental principles and practical skills needed to teach in healthcare settings in both clinical and formal educational settings. It will focus on teaching methods for a variety of purposes and settings.
MB4105 Professionalism in Healthcare Settings
This module will develop your understanding of the principles of defining, exploring and assessing professional attributes in a healthcare setting. Not only will it help you to implement high quality professionalism measures but also to develop strategies for dealing effectively with poor professionalism in practice.
You are required to have been successful at the PG Certificate level before undertaking the PG Diploma
MB4100 Assessment Design and Delivery
This module will give you the principles and practical skills required in order to deliver clinical assessment within clinical and non-clinical setting. The focus of this module will be the suitability and adaption of assessment methods for different teaching environments.
MB4101 Evidence-based Medical Education
This module explores ways kin which evidence can be reviewed and appraised to support its translation into teaching practice. It will develop your skills in finding and reviewing questions in evidence based medical education.
MB4103 Methods in Medical Education Research
This module will explore the different relevant different methodologies used in medical education research. Key will be consideration of purpose and how this impacts methods, as well as the role of theory. Finally, methods of appraisal will be considered to support the clinical educator in considering quality and strength of evidence.
You are required to have been successful at the PG Diploma level before undertaking the MSc Medical Education
MB4011 Professional Project
This module aims to provide students with the opportunity to develop and apply research, change management and service re-design methodologies in a specific area of interest within the field of professional practice. It also will foster greater confidence in your ability to conduct independent research activity, deliver a change in practice or re-design a service within your organisation
You will be expected to take responsibility for designing, conducting, analysing, and the interpretation of the results of, a substantial investigation, which will make a contribution to their particular professional discipline.
This largely online, part-time programme can be studied at your own pace, ensuring success alongside your own professional practise.
As a student on this course, you will have access to all University facilities.
A variety of assessment methods will be used. Much of the assessment will be closely linked to your own practice. Assessment strategies can include online presentations, online quizzes and exercises and the designing of materials that you have created specifically for your own context. All assignments can be submitted online in order to maximise flexibility.
The learning environment utilises a range of technologies from video and audio to interactive exercises that check your understanding. Communication will be both asynchronous and synchronous and you will have the opportunity to collaborate both with your fellow students and with course tutors.
The programme is led by Maureen Brennan who is an experienced medical educator and has led several Masters programmes including clinical medicine, medical education and public health. Maureen has a special interest and expertise in the use of technology in medical education.
Professor of Medical Education, John McLachlan, is a significant contributor to the programme. His research interests include assessment in high stakes exams, the measurement of professionalism, arts in health care education, and innovative anatomy teaching.
Matt O’Rourke is the Digital Learning Manager who worked on the MSc in Medical Education. He has previously worked for both the British Council and the United Nations. In Medical education he has lead the design in Massive Open online courses for both Nursing and Clinical Psychology.
Our Postgraduate section has more information around applying including visiting UCLan and the support available.
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The programme has been developed in close liaison with GPs, NHS Trusts, CCGs and clinicians to ensure it meets the needs of the health economy.
The MSc Medical Education provides an ideal base from which to progress onto our DProf Clinical Studies.