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2023/24 Taught Postgraduate Programme Catalogue

PGCert Clinical Education

Programme code:PGC-CE/CEUCAS code:
Duration:12 Months Method of Attendance: Part Time
Programme manager:Maureen Brennan Contact


Total credits: 60

Entry requirements:

Candidates will be professionals working in health care, such as medicine, pharmacy, nursing and midwifery, and the full range of allied health professions (with an entry on the appropriate register) or healthcare-related areas in practice or education; minimum experience two years full time (or equivalent part time) in practice; and involvement in education and training as part of their current role. An undergraduate healthcare related degree, which is a pre-requisite for postgraduate study, as part of their initial training to register as a healthcare professional. There is a non-standard entry application route for candidates without a first degree.
Candidates whose first language is not English must provide evidence that their English language is sufficient to meet the specific demands of their study. The Faculty of Medicine and Health minimum requirements in IELTS and TOEFL tests for PhD, MSc, MPhil, MD are:
• British Council IELTS - score of 7.0 overall, with no element less than 6.5
TOEFL iBT - overall score of 92 with the listening and reading element no less than 21, writing element no less than 22 and the speaking element no less than 23.

School/Unit responsible for the parenting of students and programme:

School of Medicine, Postgraduate Programme Sub-Committee

Examination board through which the programme will be considered:

School of Medicine PGT Assessment Board

Professional Body Offering Accreditation:

The PG Certificate in Clinical Education is mapped to the Advance HE PSF Standards and there is alignment between this framework and the Draft Educati

Programme specification:

This programme is designed to develop knowledge and skills in teaching, learning and assessment in healthcare settings. The programme demonstrates the synergy between academic theory and professional practice and develops this in students through the supervised practice of teaching in the learners’ workplaces. As students move through the programme, the emphasis shifts from their individual practice as clinical educators to a concern with their wider roles, as change agents and advocates for learning and teaching within a broader context. To support this, there is a critical engagement with evidence-based teaching and learning, and support in developing both the capacity to critique research and to design and conduct small-scale empirical research on issues and topics relevant to clinical education workplace.
A distinctive feature of the programme is the inter-professional and interdisciplinary nature of the programme and programme team draws on expertise from a range of clinical professions and academic disciplines across the social and healthcare sciences and diverse teaching experience in clinical and non-clinical workplaces and tertiary institutions.
The programme will offer learners a part-time, hybrid and/or online learning programme which has been designed with the needs of health care practitioners in mind. The programme includes direct observation of teaching in practice and regular opportunities for peer assessed micro-teaching as part of the PG Certificate, and opportunities for practical research skills sessions and peer review of research practice as part of the diploma and masters modules. The programme offers a high level of support for academic and research skills development which is specifically tailored to practice-based adult learners.
The first year of the programme, the PG Cert Clinical Education is mapped to the Advance HE professional skills framework and its completion meets the requirements for an Advance HE Fellowship.

Year1 - View timetable

[Learning Outcomes, Transferable (Key) Skills, Assessment]

Compulsory modules:

Candidates will be required to study the following compulsory modules;
MEDS5106M - Learning and Teaching in the Clinical Context
MEDS5107M - Assessment and Evaluation in the Clinical Context

MEDS5106MLearning and Teaching in the Clinical Context30 credits1 Oct to 28 Feb
MEDS5107MAssessment and Evaluation in the Clinical Context30 credits1 Feb to 30 Jun

Last updated: 14/08/2023 14:31:39


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