School of Medicine and Clinical Practice

Clinical Medicine (Teaching and Learning)

MSc Part-time 2 years, Full-time 1 year

The MSc Clinical Medicine (Teaching and Learning) has been developed by practicing NHS Consultants and Health Academics in consultation with National Health Service (NHS) Trust Partners.

The MSc Clinical Medicine (Teaching and Learning) has been developed by practicing NHS Consultants and Health Academics in consultation with National Health Service (NHS) Trust Partners.

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  • Start Date(s) 21 September 2020
  • Award MSc
  • Study Mode Part-time, Full-time
  • Course Length Part-time (2 years), Full-time (1 year)
  • Campus Location Wolverhampton City Campus
  • School School of Medicine and Clinical Practice

Why choose this course?

The MSc Clinical Medicine (Teaching and Learning) has been developed by practicing NHS Consultants and Health Academics in consultation with National Health Service (NHS) Trust Partners. The course is designed for Medical Doctors and other Healthcare Professionals

who are looking to develop and refine their teaching and learning, research skills and develop understanding of effective teamwork and best practice. The MSc Clinical Medicine (Teaching and Learning) aims to enhance teaching, learning and research skills, thereby, facilitating personal and professional development and strengthening participants’ ability to bring about positive change, solve problems effectively, and ensure patient safety.

The Teaching and Learning Masters will be differentiated from the other Masters routes by its structure, by the demonstration of a deepening understanding of self-development as a reflective learner and as a clinical teacher utilising modules 7ED001 (Critical Reflection & Reflexivity in Professional Learning) and 7HR013 (Design and Deliver Medical Education) and within the Masters dissertation in module 7HW015.

This course has a strong emphasis on the evaluation and development of both clinical practice, research, and encourages participants to reflect critically on workplace experiences and learning. For participants, the course aims to provide a clear framework which supports CPD, recognition of prior learning and work based learning.

The course aims to provide a route for Doctors who wish to take a different speciality, to change medical career routes and for Doctors seeking further accreditation of subspecialty expertise.

What happens on the course?

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Postgraduate Certificate

At the end of 60 credits at level 7 you, the student, will be able to:

1.  Demonstrate a systematic understanding of knowledge, and a critical awareness of current problems and/or new insights, much of which is at, or informed by, the forefront of your academic discipline, field of study or area of professional practice with a conceptual understanding that enables the student:

  • to critically evaluate current research and advanced scholarship in Teaching and Learning.
  • to evaluate methodologies and develop critiques of them and, where appropriate, to propose new hypotheses in Teaching and Learning.

2. Demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of techniques applicable to your own research or advanced scholarship and ability to continue to advance your knowledge and understanding, and to develop new skills to a high level.

3.  Demonstrate originality in the application of knowledge, together with a practical understanding of how established techniques of research and enquiry are used to create and interpret knowledge in the discipline.

4.  Ability to deal with complex issues both systematically and creatively, make sound judgements in the absence of complete data, and communicate your conclusions clearly to specialist and non-specialist audiences.

5.  Demonstrate self-direction and originality in tackling and solving problems, and act autonomously in planning and implementing tasks at a professional or equivalent level.

6.  Demonstrate the qualities and transferable skills necessary for employment requiring:

  • the exercise of initiative and personal responsibility
  • decision-making in complex and unpredictable situations
  • the independent learning ability required for continuing professional development including reflection and self-awareness.


Postgraduate Diploma

At the end of 120 credits at level 7 you, the student, will be able to

1.  Demonstrate a systematic understanding of knowledge, and a critical awareness of current problems and/or new insights, much of which is at, or informed by, the forefront of your academic discipline, field of study or area of professional practice with a conceptual understanding that enables the student:

  • to critically evaluate current research and advanced scholarship in Teaching and Learning
  • to evaluate methodologies and develop critiques of them and, where appropriate, to propose new hypotheses.

2.  Demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of techniques applicable to your own research or advanced scholarship and ability to continue to advance your knowledge and understanding, and to develop new skills to a high level.

3.  Demonstrate originality in the application of knowledge, together with a practical understanding of how established techniques of research and enquiry are used to create and interpret knowledge in Teaching and Learning.
 
4.  Ability to deal with complex issues both systematically and creatively, make sound judgements in the absence of complete data, and communicate your conclusions clearly to specialist and non-specialist audiences.

5.  Demonstrate self-direction and originality in tackling and solving problems, and act autonomously in planning and implementing tasks at a professional or equivalent level.

6.  Demonstrate the qualities and transferable skills necessary for employment requiring:

  • the exercise of initiative and personal responsibility
  • decision-making in complex and unpredictable situations
  • the independent learning ability required for continuing professional development.


Master’s Degree

At the end of 180 credits at level 7 you, the student, will be able to:

1.  Critically apply knowledge, understanding, and skills appropriate to a professional clinical role within the healthcare context.

  • Critically debate the key concepts and theoretical positions that have been developed or are developing with a focus relevant to Teaching and Learning.
  • Critically reflect on the academic and practical application of theories and practices in the healthcare context with a focus relevant to Teaching and Learning.
  • Analyse theory and context, delivering findings through effective presentation media, to become a confident, digitally literate and innovative clinical professional utilising the skills derived from the learning within Teaching and Learning.
  • Critically appraise professional standards within the health sector and recognise obligations to stakeholders, the profession and society professional utilising the skills derived from the learning within Teaching and Learning.
  • Synthesise relevant critical thinking through academic research completing an independent research project/dissertation at master’s level within Teaching and Learning.

Location Mode Fee Year
Home/EU Full-time £10400 per year 2019-20
Home/EU Full-time £ per year 2020-21
Home/EU Part-time £5200 per year 2019-20
International Full-time £13000 per year 2019-20
International Full-time £13650 per year 2020-21

These fees are applicable for new entrants in 2019/20. Fees are for the academic year only, any subsequent years may be subject to an annual increase, usually in line with inflation.

  • A first or second class honours degree from a UK Higher Education Institution (HEI) or overseas equivalent in healthcare or medical sciences.
  • A Medical Doctor or Healthcare Professional working in the healthcare industry e.g. NHS.
  • Students will need to be working in the health context or have access to an appropriate placement, to comply with the requirements of some assessments within the regime.
  • If English is not an applicant’s first language they will be expected to demonstrate a certificated level of proficiency of at least IELTS 7.0 (Academic level), unless the primary medical qualification has been taught and examined in English.
  • Students may apply for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) subject to the guidelines set out by the University. RPL includes accreditation of prior certificated learning.
  • A reference from a tutor who has supervised the applicants undergraduate or postgraduate studies (or equivalent).

Postgraduate Loans: Are available for taught and research Masters courses for students resident in England. For more information on eligibility and how to apply online visit: www.gov.uk/postgraduate-loan

Professional and Career Development Loan: The University is a Professional and Career Development Loans (PCDL) registered Learning Provider, registration number [4413]. A PCDL is a commercial bank loan that you can use to help pay for work-related learning. For further information on financial assistance to support your learning, please visit the GOV.UK website or contact the National Careers Service on 0800 100 900.

Charitable Funding: You might also want to explore the possibility of funding from charitable trusts; please see the following websites www.acf.org.ukwww.dsc.org.uk/fundingwebsites or www.family-action.org.uk. Most charities and trust funds offer limited bursaries targeted to specific groups of students so you will need to research whether any of them are relevant to your situation.

University Postgraduate Loyalty Discount: The University also offers a postgraduate loyalty discount (https://www.wlv.ac.uk/study-here/money-matters/financial-support/postgraduate-study/postgraduate-loyalty-discount/): If you have completed an undergraduate degree at the University of Wolverhampton, you may be eligible for a 20% discount on the first year of a taught postgraduate programme.

Financial Hardship: Students can apply to the Dennis Turner Opportunity Fund (https://www.wlv.ac.uk/study-here/money-matters/financial-support/dennis-turner-opportunity-fund/) for help with course related costs however this cannot be used for fees or to cover general living costs.

If you are paying for the fees yourself then the fees can be paid in 3 instalments: November, January and April. More information can be found at www.wlv.ac.uk/howtopay

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