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Medical Education

PG Cert Part-time Block Release 1 year

The Postgraduate Certificate in Medical Education is a vocationally focused programme intended to prepare hospital-based doctors (at SHO, Registrar, Specialist Registrar and Consultant level), GPs, Senior Clinical Grades and related health professionals, to become medical educators in the workplace and to improve existing skills and knowledge.

The Postgraduate Certificate in Medical Education is a vocationally focused programme intended to prepare hospital-based doctors (at SHO, Registrar, Specialist Registrar and Consultant level), GPs, Senior Clinical Grades and related health professionals, to become medical educators in the workplace and to improve existing skills and knowledge.

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  • Start Date(s) 28 October 2020
  • Award PG Cert
  • Study Mode Part-time Block Release
  • Course Length Part-time Block Release (1 year)
  • Campus Location Wolverhampton City Campus
  • School Wolverhampton Business School

Why choose this course?

The Postgraduate Certificate in Medical Education is a vocationally focused programme intended to prepare hospital-based doctors (at SHO, Registrar, Specialist Registrar and Consultant level), GPs, Senior Clinical Grades and related health professionals, to become medical educators in the workplace and to improve existing skills and knowledge.

The Postgraduate Certificate Medical Education course explores the nature of teaching and learning in the clinical environment. It focuses upon the ways in which the medical teacher-practitioner may enable learning through a range of methodologies. It also explores the rationale and methods by which clinical learning is assessed across a range of metrics as well as critically evaluating the effectiveness of these instruments. 

Upon completion of the Postgraduate Certificate in Medical Education, you will have achieved an understanding of how people learn and a range of teaching and learning methodologies. You will have studied how training needs are identified, how learning is assessed and how training interventions may be evaluated. Additionally you will have learned how to improve performance through reflective practice. This will be achieved via a range of teaching and learning methods, delivered within a contextually relevant and academically challenging programme of study.

 

 

 

What happens on the course?

September start

Semester 1

7HR013 Design and Deliver Medical Education (hand in sem2)

Semester 2

7HR014 People Development in Healthcare

7HR010 The Reflective Practitioner

 

The Reflective Practitioner

Examine and reflect on your own experience, derive the appropriate theory and then develop action related to the demands of work. Understand the concept of critical reflective practice in relation to action learning and experiential/action learning.

 

People Development in Health Care

Develop a critical understanding of the contribution of learning and development policies, practices and strategies, particularly coaching and mentoring, in formulating and achieving sustainable development objectives at all strategic levels in Health Care.

 

Design and Deliver Medical Education 

Focus upon the ways in which the medical teacher-practitioner may enable learning through a range of methodologies. Explore the rationale and methods by which clinical learning is assessed across a range of metrics, critically evaluating the effectiveness of these instruments.

 

Course Modules

Potential Career Paths

This programme has been specifically designed to provide relevant knowledge and skills for those acting in the role of medical educator in the health sector context.

Additional Information

Everything you need to know about this course!

The Postgraduate Certificate Medical Education is a recognised and relevant qualification for medical and clinical practitioners who are or who may be training, coaching, mentoring and assessing learners in the NHS and related sectors.

This course has been developed from many years of experience of delivering relevant learning outcomes to medical educators. It is based upon a good awareness of training needs in this context.

You will leave the programme with a range of skills, and with confidence to lead within the complexity of the health and social care environment. You will have a qualification that is appropriate, valued and relevant in the Health sector and which can aid your development and career progression.

Staff leading and delivering the programme engage in advisory and commissioning roles within the health and social care contexts, contributing to national and regional initiatives. The Course Leader is a member of the Higher Education Academy Community of Practice for Medical/Clinical Educators, which aims to develop best practice models and share resources and expertise in the delivery of medical education.

Successful completion of the Postgraduate Certificate in Medical Education also enables progression onto the MSc Health Care Leadership, with accreditation of prior certified learning for one module.

 At the end of this course you, the student, will be able to:

  1. Critically apply knowledge, understanding and skills appropriate to a postgraduate role of medical educator, within the health sector and the specific clinical context.
  2. Critically appraise key concepts and theoretical positions that have been developed, or are developing, within learning, teaching, training, assessing and evaluating learning interventions and professional development.
  3. Reflect on the academic and practical application of medical education theories and practices , assessing and evaluating learning interventions and professional development.
  4. Demonstrate a broad range of transferable skills, both personal and academic, enabling the individual to maximise the range and relevance of their CPD professional development.
  5. Analyse and synthesise theory and practice, presenting findings in confident, digitally literate and innovative media as a medical educator professional development.
  6. Critically appraise clinical and medical education professional standards within the health sector and recognise obligations to their learners, the profession and society.

Location Mode Fee Year
Home/EU Part-time Block Release £2950 per year 2020-21

These fees relate to new entrants only for the academic year indicated for entry onto the course, any subsequent years study may be subject to an annual increase, usually in line with inflation.

To join the Postgraduate Certificate in Medical Education participants:

Will normally be healthcare professionals who occupy or, have occupied, a position where they deliver or manage learning,  training and development, within a Healthcare environment. They will also need to hold one of the following qualifications:
  • A first or second class honours degree from a UK university or overseas equivalent
  • a professional qualification deemed to be equivalent to an appropriate honours degree
  • qualifications and experience deemed to be equivalent  to the above.
We also welcome applications from individuals who do not posses the above qualifications but who are more mature individuals and have significant teaching, training and development experience within healthcare organisations. In such cases, admission to the programme will be  based on a an evaluation of the applicant's ability to succeed on, and contribute to, the programme.

 

               

Postgraduate Loyalty Discount:

You can get 20% discount on a taught postgraduate course if you’re a University of Wolverhampton Graduate.

The University offers a generous 20% Loyalty Discount to students progressing from an undergraduate programme to a taught postgraduate programme, where both courses are University of Wolverhampton Awards.

There is no time limit on how long ago you completed your degree as long as this is your first Masters level qualification.

The discount applies to the first year of enrolment only. Students who receive a loyalty discount are not entitled to any further tuition discount or bursary. For full terms and conditions click here.


Self-funded:

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 by clicking here.


Sponsored - Your employer, embassy or organisation can pay for your Tuition fees:

Your employer, embassy or organisation agrees to pay all or part of your tuition fees; the University will refer to them as your sponsor and will invoice them for the appropriate amount.

We must receive notification of sponsorship in writing as soon as possible, and before enrolment, confirming that the sponsor will pay your tuition fees.


Financial Hardship:

Students can apply to the Dennis Turner Opportunity Fund for help with course related costs however this cannot be used for fees or to cover general living costs.


Charitable Funding:

You might also want to explore the possibility of funding from charitable trusts; please see the following websites Association of Charitable Foundations, Directory of Social Change or Family Action. 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.


You can find more information on the University’s Funding, cost, fee and support pages.

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