Full-time: One year; Part-time; 2-3 years. The course can be studied by distance learning or blended delivery, part or full time.
Mixed Mode, Full-time and Part-time
September and January
Many of our courses will start in January and September and online/virtual delivery may be available. Please speak to our team to find out more on PGMed@uclan.ac.uk
Will you inspire and train the medics and healthcare professionals of the future? This series of postgraduate courses will provide an introduction to teaching, learning and assessing for those new to educating others and will 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 blended delivery of this programme allows professionals to study whilst working.
MB4105 Professionalism in Healthcare Settings
This module will develop your understanding of the principles of defining, teaching 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.
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 contexts. It will focus on teaching methods for a variety of purposes and settings.
MB4104 Assessment in Healthcare Settings
Assessment in Healthcare settings introduces you the purposes and role of assessment. It will help you to develop valid and reliable assessment strategies and to design and deliver assessment for a variety of purposes and settings.
You are required to have been successful at the PG Certificate level before undertaking the PG Diploma. There are six option modules, from which you must choose three:
MB4100 Assessment Design and Delivery
Here we consider 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 in 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.
MB4124 Professional Development through CPD
This module will enable students to effectively appraise their achievement of medical education related CPD activities and critically evaluate the impact of this CPD on their professional development.
MB4048 Work Based Learning
This module is student led. You, as a postgraduate healthcare professional, will identify a specific area for innovation within your sphere of practice. Your design and implementation of this service / practice innovation will be the focus of this module.
MB4123 Curriculum Design
The aim of this module is to develop students’ critical understanding of the principles and practice of curriculum design in medical education. Drawing on educational theory, and research within medical education and other subject areas, the module aims to support medical educators in the design of curricula in their own area of the health care profession.
MB4122 Coaching and Mentoring in Medical Education
This module aims to integrate the theory and practice of coaching and mentoring of learners within medical education and health care settings. The module will explore coaching and mentoring strategies that can be used when working with healthcare professionals, students and patients.
You are required to have been successful at the PG Diploma level before undertaking the MSc Medical Education
MB4066 Research Methods for Medical and Clinical Practice, Education and Management
This module will explore the different methodologies used in medical education research. A key focus will be consideration of purpose and how this impacts methods, as well as the role of theoretical perspectives. Finally, methods of appraisal will be considered to support the medical educator in considering quality and strength of evidence.
MB4022 Professional Project
Students will have the opportunity to develop and apply research, change management and service re-design methods in a specific area of interest within their 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.
Students are expected to take responsibility for designing, conducting, analysing and interpreting the results of a substantial investigation, which will make a contribution to your particular professional discipline.
To help support you, our course tutors are now available to chat with you virtually, either by video call, phone or email. Book here to connect with a UCLan expert in the area you’re interested in and explore your postgraduate study options in-depth.
This is a largely online programme (and wholly online if distance learning option is chosen) that can be studied at your own pace, part or full time, ensuring success alongside your own professional practice.
As a student on this course, you will have access to all University facilities.
A variety of assessment methods will be used and much of the assessment will be closely linked to your own practice. Assessment strategies can include online presentations, written 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 (depending on whether blended or distance learning is chosen) and you will have the opportunity to collaborate both with your fellow students and with course tutors.
The programme is led by Helen Hooper and Rosemary Smith, with other staff from the PG Medical Education team contributing. In addition, Professor of Medical Education, John McLachlan, is a significant contributor to the programme.
Our Postgraduate section has more information around applying including visiting UCLan and the support available.
If you want to continue and apply now, you can apply for many of the postgraduate UCLan courses using our Online Application System.
Full-time: £9,000 (UK/EU)
Part-time: £1,000 per 20 credit module (UK/EU)
Part time (distance learning): £1555 per 20 credit module
For 2019/20 fees please refer to our fees page.
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.
Centre accredited by the Royal College of Surgeons
The MSc Medical Education provides an ideal base from which to progress onto our DProf Clinical Studies.