Taught course

Simulation and Clinical Learning

Institution
Edge Hill University · Faculty of Health and Social Care
Qualifications
PGCert

Entry requirements

You should normally have a first degree and be an experienced healthcare professional within healthcare with some responsibility for clinical education. Applicants are not expected to be currently using simulation when they apply to join the course, although experienced simulation practitioners are welcome to apply. You will be asked to provide references. Interviews may also be used to supplement the application process.

Months of entry

September, February

Course content

This Postgraduate Certificate in Simulation and Clinical Learning has been designed for a range of health professionals (medical doctors, dentists, nurses and allied health professionals), clinical educators and healthcare managers who wish to develop specialist knowledge, skills and understanding of simulation as a modality for teaching and supporting learning and assessment. It will equip you with a critical understanding of how simulation can be deployed to enhance teaching, learning and assessment in the field of healthcare. Simulation can be defined as emulating a real life situation in a controlled (non-real) environment, to safely provide a life-like experience. This creates the opportunity to act, reflect and obtain feedback to assist in achieving competence and progression towards expert level through deliberate and repeated practice in an ascending learning spiral. The programme will be run on a multi-professional basis, allowing practitioners, managers and clinical educators from different professions and locations to share their knowledge, experience and skills. You will systematically and creatively analyse the complexities of clinical education and explore and articulate opportunities for developing simulation in your own practice.

Fees and funding

Fee Tuition fees for part-time study on this PGCert are: £32 per credit for UK and EU students enrolling on the programme in academic year 2017/18, i.e. £640 per 20 credit module; £33 per credit for UK and EU students enrolling on the programme in academic year 2018/19, i.e. £660 per 20 credit module. 60 credits are required to complete a Postgraduate Certificate.The University may administer a small inflationary rise in part-time postgraduate tuition fees in subsequent academic years as you progress through the course.

Qualification and course duration

PGCert

part time
12 months

Assessment

There are no examinations. A range of assessment strategies are employed in this programme including online tasks, critical reflection on practice, and a range of written assignments such as the design of learning activities, evaluative reports or case studies. You will be supported by your academic tutors with academic skills practice and 'formative feedback' on work-in-progress. Most modules include preparation for assessments during face-to-face sessions through group or individual work. You will be expected to write approximately 4,000 words (or equivalent) for each module.

Course contact details

Phone
+44(0)1695 575171