Taught course

Clinical Education (Pathways)

Institution
Keele University · School of Medicine
Qualifications
PGCertPGDipMSc

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Entry requirements

This degree is designed for those individuals with a recognised degree level award in their chosen area of healthcare.

The next traditional taught PG Certificate course starts on 17th February 2021 (applications close 5th February 2021). This will depend upon the latest advice concerning social distancing when teaching in small groups with regard to COVID-19. The next Distance Learning course starts in October 2021. In exceptional circumstances students can join in January or March 2021

Months of entry

January, February, March, October

Course content

This course aims to develop your skills as a health professional involved with teaching and supervising students, or if you are wishing to progress your career. The General Medical Council has recognised that educators should have the necessary knowledge and skills needed for this role and that there is a need for greater professionalism and accountability as clinical teachers.

Through our various pathways (distance learning or face-to-face) for PGCert, PgDip and Master's, you will gain the necessary skills and development, as determined to be needed (by the GMC), to successfully teach in a variety of medical settings.

PG Certificate

The course will cover the fundamentals of clinical education, introduce you to the latest theoretical base and expose you to the challenges of teaching and assessing students in the clinical environment. The overall aim of the course is to improve the quality and effectiveness of clinical teaching through:

  • Understanding a learner-centred approach
  • Developing practical teaching and assessment skills
  • Promoting understanding of educational theory
  • Promoting reflective practice in education and clinical practice
  • Promoting evidence based education

PG Diploma

The course will cover more advanced aspects of clinical education, building upon the foundations of the Certificate Course. It will introduce you to the latest theoretical base and expose you to the challenges of teaching students in the clinical environment. The overall aim of the course is to improve the quality and effectiveness of clinical teaching. Participants will develop expertise and specialist knowledge in their chosen areas of clinical education.

Master's

Achieving the MSc in Clinical Education will develop your knowledge and necessary skills to ensure professionalism is reached and maintained for clinical leaders. It will provide the individual with advanced expertise and specialist knowledge in clinical education and enable you to display critical analysis and independent thinking, to progress you in clinical education teaching.

The total academic credit rating for the MSc Clinical Education degree is 180 credits, of which the taught modules comprise 120 credits and the dissertation 60 credits.

On completion of Dissertation, the student will be able to:

  • Communicate a framework of reference (such as a literature review), to show the relevance of the proposed research.
  • Display evidence of critical analysis, independence of thought and an understanding of advanced concepts and methods related to research.
  • Demonstrate the appropriateness and intellectual coherence of the research design/plan of argument for linking questions to methods and conclusions.
  • Select appropriate information gathering methods and implement these effectively and with a high level of judgement.
  • Show evidence of advanced methods of analysis and of a high level of skill in their execution.
  • Where appropriate, evidence of critical evaluation and reassessment of results and techniques during the research period.
  • Show evidence of intellectual rigour in the interpretation of the results of the analysis.
  • Analyse ethical issues (where appropriate).
  • Produce a report of appropriate style, organization and structure.
  • Display a high level of written English and expository methods.

Teaching facilities

The course is hosted by the Keele University School of Medicine, which is one of the top ranked universities in the UK. Students have access to university libraries (online facilities for distance learning) facilities and enjoy the support of the wider university. Teaching Faculty include specialist medical educators along with educationally qualified clinicians working in both Primary and Secondary care who ensure the course is relevant to the clinical environment.

Information for international students

The course will be delivered in English. If English is not your first language, you must either hold a degree from an institution where English was the language of instruction or take the IELTS (overall score of 7.0 with a minimum of 6.0 in each component).

The University also accepts a range of internationally recognised English tests.

If you do not meet the English language requirements, the University offers a range of English language preparation programmes.

During your degree programme you can study additional english language courses. This means you can continue to improve your English language skills and gain a higher level of English.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PGCert
    full time
    12-36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification
  • PGDip
    full time
    12-36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification
  • MSc
    full time
    12-36 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
    • Distance learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Name
Clive Gibson
Email
c.gibson@keele.ac.uk