Our Medical Education programmes are designed to improve the quality and effectiveness of teaching practices within the clinical teaching environment. The programmes are aimed at graduates (or equivalent) in a variety of health and clinical settings who either have, or expect to have, responsibilities in clinical education, whatever their career stage.
The programmes provide an in-depth understanding of the educational principles underlying good practice in medical and clinical education and the research skills to continue to extend these over the course of your professional life. The focus of the Masters is on the Teacher as a Researcher.
The programme is flexible and you can complete the courses through full-time, part-time or modular study. All courses are delivered at the Queen's Campus, Stockton.
These courses are delivered through short intensive classroom blocks with supported self-learning. This form of teaching style is designed to suit all needs, whether you are studying full-time or balancing your study with professional commitments.
As a student you will receive education and guidance from our internationally highly regarded staff. In addition, regular guest lectures and seminars from experts engaged in developing and delivering health-related policies within the UK.
A teaching accreditation application has been made to the Higher Education Academy for the Medical Education courses. Approval is expected to be granted in readiness for the 2013/14 academic year. The courses will be aligned with Standard Descriptors 1 and 2 of the UK Professional Standards Framework. Successful completion of these courses will enable you to hold a recognised tertiary teaching qualification.
The Masters of Science in Medical Education (B9K309) comprises:
|From Theory to Practice in Clinical Education||15 Credits|
|Professionalism in Medical Education||15 Credits|
|Assessment Theory and Practice||15 Credits|
|Quantitative Health Research Methods||30 Credits|
|Qualitative Health Research Methods||30 Credits|
|One optional module from the list below.|
|Leadership, Change Management and Decision Making in the Health System||15 Credits|
|Public Policy, Health, and Health Inequalities||15 Credits|
|Sexualities: Health, Cultures and Histories||15 Credits|
|Systems of Health Care||15 Credits|
|Current Issues in Care Design and Delivery||15 Credits|
|Reflections on Research in Medical Education||15 Credits|
The Postgraduate Diploma in Medical Education (B9K312) is comprised of the taught modules from the MSc but does not include a dissertation.
The Postgraduate Certificate in Medical Education (B9K314) comprises:
Students on the MSc in Medical Education are generally qualified doctors, nurses or allied health professionals, undertaking employment related development plan to further them for roles in health education. Intercalating medical students and others with an interest in improving the education of health professionals are also welcome. The course adds value in improving service delivery through improved teaching methods, and developing research capacity and capabilities within the health service.
The Centre for Medical Education Research, who's members teach on the Medical Education programmes, has strong links with partners and collaborators in higher education within Britain and abroad, the NHS and British Governmental organisations.
- HEE (Health Education England)
- Harvard Macy Programme
- Scottish Government
- Northern Deanery
- International Centre for Drug Policy, St George’s, University of London
- Norwich Medical School, UEA
- University of Chester
- Dental Anatomy, University of Newcastle
- Dept of Anatomy, University of Southampton
- Dept of Anatomy, University of Swansea
- Programme in Professionalism and Ethics, Mayo Clinic (USA)
- Anatomical Society
- South Tees NHS Trust (James Cook Hospital)
- MoD. (Specifically DSTL)
- 2:1 Honours degree or International equivalent (i.e. GPA 3.2/4.0) in a health or social science related subject
- Two academic references
- Satisfactory English Language Proficiency
- Good Personal Statement
- MSc = 12 months
- PGD = 9 months
- PGC = 10 months (part time only)