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  • Qualification

    MSc - Master of Science

  • Location

    Preston Campus

  • Study mode

    Blended learning

  • Start date

    SEP-21, JAN-22

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

Will you inspire and train the medics and healthcare professionals of the future? Our PGCert, Dip and MSc in Medical Education introduce the principles of teaching, learning and assessing others. Modules are studied through online learning (distance learning) which includes live, online, teaching and seminar sessions, self-directed tasks and tutorial support.

Designed 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, the course will enhance your confidence and skills in medical education.

It offers a mix of theoretical and practical skills that build from basic to advanced levels. The emphasis will be on effective evidence-based education for practitioners who are committed to the provision of high-quality learning opportunities for their students, colleagues and patients. It focuses on developing competent, reflective, yet critical practitioners who, through study, practice and research, can contribute effectively to medical education in their healthcare context.

Our students include practitioners from a range of healthcare disciplines e.g., medicine, dentistry, nursing and paramedicine and together, you will explore ways of developing and delivering effective medical education, addressing challenges and investigating different approaches.

Why study with us

  • Much of the course content is delivered via the University’s eLearn system, which means you can prepare work ahead of the online teaching sessions and undertake additional work independently from home.
  • Our programme equips healthcare professionals with the knowledge and skills to build on their current educator experiences and explicitly enables use of these experiences within module assessments.
  • You can tailor your studies at Diploma, and your research at MSc, to suit your healthcare context, educator role and career aspirations using our wide range of option modules.

Future careers

On completion, you will be well placed to influence the role and the research of medical education in patient care at a local, regional and national level.

The PGCert offers a foundation in critical aspects of medical education: professionalism (and the teaching of it), educational theory and assessment practices. The assignments for each module are designed to enable students to reflect on their own practice and research topics in a targeted way. Therefore, you will be able to explore aspects of the subject area that are relevant to your own practice.

Within the PGDip and MSc there are opportunities to tailor your learning further, enabling an extended exploration into the topic areas relevant to your own career and practice. Students can also exit with PGCert and PGDip awards.

Tuition fees

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£ 14,500per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

University of Central Lancashire

  • University League Table

    70th

  • Campus address

    University of Central Lancashire, Preston, Lancashire, PR1 2HE, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    71st out of 81 2

  • Entry standards

    / Max 201
    117 59%

    52nd

    1
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    69 69%

    57th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.10 82%

    37th

    36

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