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Certificate in Clinical Education

Academic Year 2017/18

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Programme Title

Certificate in Clinical Education

Final Award
(exit route if applicable for Postgraduate Taught Programmes)

Postgraduate Certificate

Programme Code

MED-PC-CE

UCAS Code

JACS Code

A900 (DESCR) 100

Criteria for Admissions

For current general University entry requirements for this pathway go to:
http://www.qub.ac.uk/ado

Applicants for the Programme will be required to hold a medical or dental degree. Applicants must have completed Foundation 2 training or equivalent and must currently be employed in a health care setting or University.

Additional information for International Students
Satisfactory completion of the General Medical Council’s Professional and Linguistic Assessments Board (PLAB) examination or a minimum score of 7.0 in each section of IELTS or the General Dental Council’s equivalent.

Additional Relevant Information
This course is based within the School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences and is recognised by the Northern Ireland Medical and Dental Training Agency (NIMDTA). Participants will be required to attend a number of classes either at QUB or Altnagelvin Hospital. Participants will have access to on-line resources via the QUB virtual learning environment. Participants will be expected to have opportunities in the workplace to implement some of the educational methodologies covered during the programme. Currently the majority of medical / dental practitioners in Northern Ireland contribute to undergraduate and postgraduate education.

This course is designed to ensure that professionals contributing to medical and dental education are trained in the use of contemporary educational approaches. Further impetus for the development of this programme include the increasing professionalization of medical/dental education and the requirement of the General Medical Council (GMC) and General Dental Council (GDC) that medical/dental professionals involved in educational leadership roles undertake formal training in educational methodology.

The importance of supporting course participants’ personal and professional development is a central component of the programme, mechanisms to facilitate this include supervisors in the workplace, members of the course team will also act as mentors.

The programme will be regulated by a Programme Committee which will have representatives from stakeholders – e.g. University staff, representatives from NIMDTA, supervisors and programme participants. The Committee will be responsible for monitoring and advising on standards, course organisation, content, delivery methods etc. Student views will also be elicited through teaching audits, their contribution to annual module and course reviews and participation in the Postgraduate Taught Board. A Board of Examiners will be responsible for regulation of assessment and evaluation of standards, both with regard to individual student progress and assessment protocols more generally. The internal examiners and the external examiner moderate marks awarded.

For further Information Refer to:
Queen’s University Belfast Postgraduate Prospectus
Programme handbook

School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences
Postgraduate and Professional Development
Whitla Medical Building
97 Lisburn Road
Belfast BT9 7BL
www.qub.ac.uk/schools/mdbs/
Tel: +44 (0) 28 9097 2615
Email: pgoffice.smdb@qub.ac.uk

ATAS Clearance Required

No

Health Check Required

No

Portfolio Required

Interview Required

Mode of Study

Part Time

Type of Programme

Postgraduate

Length of Programme

1 Academic Year(s)

Total Credits for Programme

60

Exit Awards available

INSTITUTE INFORMATION

Awarding Institution/Body

Queen's University Belfast

Teaching Institution

Queen's University Belfast

School/Department

Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences

Framework for Higher Education Qualification Level 
http://www.qaa.ac.uk/publications/information-and-guidance

Level 7

QAA Benchmark Group
http://www.qaa.ac.uk/assuring-standards-and-quality/the-quality-code/subject-benchmark-statements

N/A

Accreditations (PSRB)

External Examiner Name:

External Examiner Institution/Organisation

.

.

REGULATION INFORMATION

Does the Programme have any approved exemptions from the University General Regulations
(Please see General Regulations)

No

Programme Specific Regulations

AWARDS, CREDITS AND PROGRESSION OF LEARNING OUTCOMES

The following regulations should be read in conjunction with the General Regulations of the University.

Examinations
The programme is designed to be taken part time over two years. Students must normally complete the programme within 3 years.

Students who successfully complete all taught modules may, progress to the Postgraduate Diploma in Clinical Education.

•To be awarded a postgraduate certificate candidates must obtain a mark of 50% or more on all modules.

•Candidates who fail a module at the first attempt shall be permitted to retake that module for a maximum mark of 50%

•Candidates who fail any module twice may not be permitted to progress and will normally be required to withdraw. All decisions on progress will be made by the Board of Examiners.

Students with protected characteristics

N/A

Are students subject to Fitness to Practise Regulations

(Please see General Regulations)

No

EDUCATIONAL AIMS OF PROGRAMME

On completion of the programme the student will be able to:

To equip participants with the skills required to provide professional educational support for medical/dental students and doctors/dentists in training.

To promote the acquisition of skills required to facilitate effective workplace learning

To foster the acquisition of skills required to undertake assessments in the workplace and in simulated environments

To promote the core skills required to mentor and support learners

To promote the core skills required to undertake appraisal

LEARNING OUTCOMES

Learning Outcomes: Cognitive Skills

On the completion of this course successful students will be able to:

Select and critically evaluate theories and research from the knowledge base of medical education.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Workshops, directed and self-directed reading, problem based and experiential learning exercises, on-line learning resources, and reflective practice.

Methods of Assessment

Summative assessment. Portfolio.

Think in a critically reflective way about personal and professional development.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Workshops, directed and self-directed reading, problem based and experiential learning exercises, on-line learning resources, and reflective practice.

Methods of Assessment

Summative assessment. Portfolio.

Learning Outcomes: Transferable Skills

On the completion of this course successful students will be able to:

Demonstrate effective use of ICT

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Seminars, workshops, directed and self-directed reading, problem based and experiential learning exercises, on-line learning resources, personal development plans and reflective practice, research activity and supervision

Methods of Assessment

Summative assessment. Portfolio.

Demonstrate effective time management skills

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Lecture

Methods of Assessment

Timely submission of coursework.

Demonstrate good interpersonal skills

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Seminars, workshops, directed and self-directed reading, problem based and experiential learning exercises, on-line learning resources, personal development plans and reflective practice, research activity and supervision

Methods of Assessment

Formative assessment through participation in classroom based group activities.

Learning Outcomes: Knowledge & Understanding

On the completion of this course successful students will be able to:

Discuss relevant educational theory underpinning on-the-job clinical teaching and the teaching strategies required to support effective learning

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Seminars, workshops, directed and self-directed reading, problem based and experiential learning exercises, on-line learning resources, personal development plans and reflective practice, research activity and supervision

Methods of Assessment

Summative assessment. Portfolio and reflection on teaching practice

Demonstrate how to embed IT and e-learning resources in course design and delivery

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Seminar and on-line learning resources.

Methods of Assessment

Summative assessment. Portfolio.

Learning Outcomes: Subject Specific

On the completion of this course successful students will be able to:

Identify appropriate strategies for designing and delivering learning opportunities in the areas of knowledge, skills and professionalism

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Seminars, workshops, directed and self-directed reading, problem based and experiential learning exercises, on-line learning resources, personal development plans and reflective practice, research activity and supervision

Methods of Assessment

Summative assessment. Portfolio

Integrate e-learning resources in the design and delivery of learning opportunities

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Seminars, workshops, directed and self-directed reading, problem based and experiential learning exercises, on-line learning resources, personal development plans and reflective practice, research activity and supervision

Methods of Assessment

Summative assessment. Portfolio

Integrate the delivery of teaching and learning into routine service activities

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Seminars, workshops, directed and self-directed reading, problem based and experiential learning exercises, on-line learning resources, personal development plans and reflective practice, research activity and supervision

Methods of Assessment

Summative assessment. Portfolio

Enhance on-the-job teaching by planning ahead and increasing the amount of time available for teaching

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Seminars, workshops, directed and self-directed reading, problem based and experiential learning exercises, on-line learning resources, personal development plans and reflective practice, research activity and supervision

Methods of Assessment

Summative assessment. Portfolio

Implement psychometrically sound assessment strategies in the work place and the simulated environment

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Seminars, workshops, directed and self-directed reading, problem based and experiential learning exercises, on-line learning resources, personal development plans and reflective practice, research activity and supervision

Methods of Assessment

Summative assessment. Portfolio

Make best use of opportunities for workplace assessments

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Seminars, workshops, directed and self-directed reading, problem based and experiential learning exercises, on-line learning resources, personal development plans and reflective practice, research activity and supervision

Methods of Assessment

Summative assessment. Portfolio

Design appropriate knowledge based assessments

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Seminars, workshops, directed and self-directed reading, problem based and experiential learning exercises, on-line learning resources, personal development plans and reflective practice, research activity and supervision

Methods of Assessment

Summative assessment. Portfolio

Provide timely and effective feedback.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Seminars, workshops, directed and self-directed reading, problem based and experiential learning exercises, on-line learning resources, personal development plans and reflective practice, research activity and supervision

Methods of Assessment

Summative assessment. Portfolio

Differentiate between assessment and appraisal

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Seminars, workshops, directed and self-directed reading, problem based and experiential learning exercises, on-line learning resources, personal development plans and reflective practice, research activity and supervision

Methods of Assessment

Summative assessment. Portfolio

Explain the roles of the appraiser and the appraise

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Seminars, workshops, directed and self-directed reading, problem based and experiential learning exercises, on-line learning resources, personal development plans and reflective practice, research activity and supervision

Methods of Assessment

Summative assessment. Portfolio

Recognise the potential for students and trainees to get into difficulties

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Seminars, workshops, directed and self-directed reading, problem based and experiential learning exercises, on-line learning resources, personal development plans and reflective practice, research activity and supervision

Methods of Assessment

Summative assessment. Portfolio

Learning Outcomes: Knowledge & Understanding

On the completion of this course successful students will be able to:

Explain how to support and appraise undergraduate medical and dental students and postgraduate trainees

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Seminars, workshops, directed and self-directed reading, problem based and experiential learning exercises, on-line learning resources, personal development plans and reflective practice, research activity and supervision

Methods of Assessment

Summative assessment. Portfolio.

Explain how to implement educationally appropriate simulated and work place assessments

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Seminars, workshops, directed and self-directed reading, problem based and experiential learning exercises, video analysis and role play, on-line learning resources, personal development plans and reflective practice, research activity and supervision

Methods of Assessment

Summative assessment. Portfolio.

Explain how to design sound knowledge based assessments

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Seminars, workshops, directed and self-directed reading, problem based and experiential learning exercises, on-line learning resources, personal development plans and reflective practice, research activity and supervision

Methods of Assessment

Summative assessment. Portfolio.

MODULE INFORMATION

Programme Requirements

Module Title

Module Code

Level/ stage

Credits

Availability

Duration

Pre-requisite

 

Assessment

 

 

 

 

S1

S2

 

 

Core

Option

Coursework %

Practical %

Examination %

Foundations of Clinical Teaching

MEU7015

7

30

12 weeks

N

YES

100%

0%

0%

Supporting and Assessing Students and Trainees

MEU7016

7

30

12 weeks

N

YES

100%

0%

0%

Notes

Year 1: Students must take compulsory modules.