Taught course

Medical Education

Institution
Keele University · Faculty of Health
Qualifications
MAPGDipPGCert

Entry requirements

The programme is designed for graduate (or equivalent) health professionals preparing for, or currently engaged in, clinical teaching. Entry routes will be flexible and designed to recognise appropriate prior experience and introductory courses.

Months of entry

October

Course content

Many clinical health professionals are involved in teaching and supervising undergraduate and postgraduate students and increased recruitment to the NHS produces even greater demands for teachers. There is a need for greater professionalism and accountability as clinical teachers and this course is designed to meet this need by providing a sound theoretical and practical basis for good teaching practice. It complements the established Teaching and Learning in Higher Education Programme at Keele by emphasising small group teaching in clinical settings and education for clinical competence.

The overall aim of the course is to improve the quality and effectiveness of clinical teaching and medical education through:

  • Understanding and fostering a learner-centred approach
  • Relating this to the requirements of professional education for clinical competence
  • Developing practical, generic skills in teaching and assessment, underpinned by an understanding of educational theory
  • Promoting reflective practice in education and clinical practice, using work-based assignments and a portfolio
  • Promoting evidence-based education

Qualification and course duration

MA

part time
36 months

PGDip

part time
24 months

PGCert

part time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Malgosia Phillips
Email
m.phillips@keele.ac.uk
Phone
01782 734937