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Cert (PC) Academic Medicine/Dentistry

Academic Year 2016/17

A programme specification is required for any programme on which a student may be registered. All programmes of the University are subject to the University's Quality Assurance and Enhancement processes as set out in the DASA Policies and Procedures Manual.

Programme Title

Cert (PC) Academic Medicine/Dentistry

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

Postgraduate Certificate

Programme Code

MED-PC-AM

UCAS Code

JACS Code

A300 (DESCR) 100

Criteria for Admissions

A medical or dental degree and acceptance on to the Northern Ireland Medical and Dental Training Agency Academic Foundation programme.

For further information refer to:

Course handbook
School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences
Postgraduate & Professional Development Office
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

Northern Ireland Medical and Dental Training Agency
42 Beechill Road
Belfast
BT8 7RL

http://www.nimdta.gov.uk/foundation-training/programme-information/acad-fp/

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

Accreditations (PSRB)

Date of most recent Accreditation Visit

External Examiner Name:

External Examiner Institution/Organisation

Associate Professor Adrian Smith

University of Oxford

REGULATION INFORMATION

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

No

Programme Specific Regulations

1. The Certificate is taken during the Academic Foundation Year 2 research placement and is currently a 4 month full-time attachment.
2. Students must achieve an overall pass mark in the compulsory module to be awarded the Certificate.
3. Students who fail the module may re-submit the extended abstract within six weeks. However, students are only normally permitted one re-submission. Students failing the re-submission may be required to withdraw from the course.
4. For mark scales please refer to the Queen’s University Regulations for the Examination of Postgraduate Taught Courses:
http://www.qub.ac.uk/directorates/AcademicAffairs/GeneralRegulations/StudyRegulations/StudyRegulationsforPostgraduateTaughtProgrammes/13RegulationsfortheExaminationofPostgraduateTaughtCourses/

Students with protected characteristics

No

Are students subject to Fitness to Practise Regulations

(Please see General Regulations)

Yes
Students will all be qualified doctors or dentists and subject to the GMC/GDC Fitness to Practise regulations.

EDUCATIONAL AIMS OF PROGRAMME

1. To equip students with the knowledge and skills to understand the principles of academic medicine/dentistry.
2. To provide students with the opportunity to participate in original and high quality research.
3. To develop students' skills in critical analysis of the scientific literature and scientific writing of research articles.
4. To mentor students in the skills required to produce high quality research proposals.
5. To expand students capacity for self-directed and life-long learning.

LEARNING OUTCOMES

Learning Outcomes: Cognitive Skills

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

Analyze and interpret data.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Seminars; supervision; guided self directed learning.

Methods of Assessment

Oral presentations and extended abstract.

Adopt various research approaches and combine information from different sources to develop a research plan.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Seminars; supervision; guided self directed learning.

Methods of Assessment

Oral presentations and extended abstract.

Evaluate ethical issues in research.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Seminars; supervision; guided self directed learning.

Methods of Assessment

Oral presentations and extended abstract.

Learning Outcomes: Transferable Skills

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

Critically evaluate scientific literature.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Seminars; supervision; guided self directed learning.

Methods of Assessment

Oral presentations and extended abstract.

Apply analytical, numerical and creative thinking skills.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Seminars; supervision; guided self directed learning.

Methods of Assessment

Oral presentations and extended abstract.

Work independently and take responsibility for own learning.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Seminars; supervision; guided self directed learning.

Methods of Assessment

Oral presentations and extended abstract.

Demonstrate effective oral and written communication skills including the presentation of scientific information.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Seminars; supervision; guided self directed learning.

Methods of Assessment

Oral presentations and extended abstract.

Manage time effectively and prioritize tasks.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Seminars; supervision; guided self directed learning.

Methods of Assessment

Oral presentations and extended abstract.

Develop own knowledge and skills and contribute to the development of others, through active participation in teamwork and group learning opportunities.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Seminars; supervision; guided self directed learning.

Methods of Assessment

Oral presentations and extended abstract.

Use information technology in particular the recording of information and data retrieval.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Seminars; supervision; guided self directed learning; small group learning.

Methods of Assessment

Oral presentations and extended abstract.

Apply scientific research principles and audit.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Seminars; supervision; guided self directed learning; small group learning.

Methods of Assessment

Oral presentations and extended abstract.

Learning Outcomes: Knowledge & Understanding

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

Critically analyse and discuss principles of academic medicine/dentistry and how they can be applied in the clinical arena.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Seminars; supervision; guided self directed learning.

Methods of Assessment

Oral presentations and extended abstract.

Discuss research approaches, techniques and design in academic medicine/dentistry.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Seminars; supervision; guided self directed learning.

Methods of Assessment

Oral presentations and extended abstract.

Critically evaluate current scientific literature.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Seminars; supervision; guided self directed learning.

Methods of Assessment

Oral presentations and extended abstract.

Discuss research ethics and correctly apply established principles and legislation to all areas of research.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Seminars; supervision; guided self directed learning.

Methods of Assessment

Oral presentations and extended abstract.

Learning Outcomes: Subject Specific

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

Critically analyse research approaches in their chosen discipline.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Seminars; supervision; guided self directed learning.

Methods of Assessment

Oral presentations and extended abstract.

Explain techniques that will underpin the research design of their research project.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Seminars; supervision; guided self directed learning.

Methods of Assessment

Oral presentations and extended abstract.

Develop and present a research proposal for their research project.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Seminars; supervision; guided self directed learning.

Methods of Assessment

Oral presentations and extended abstract.

Write an extended abstract based on established guidelines for a chosen journal.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Seminars; supervision; guided self directed learning.

Methods of Assessment

Oral presentations and extended abstract.

Discuss the factors that contribute to a high quality academic medicine/dentistry research project.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Seminars; supervision; guided self directed learning.

Methods of Assessment

Oral presentations and extended abstract.

MODULE INFORMATION

Programme Requirements

Module Title

Module Code

Level/ stage

Credits

Availability

Duration

Pre-requisite

 

Assessment

 

 

 

 

S1

S2

 

 

Core

Option

Coursework %

Practical %

Examination %

Academic Medicine/Dentistry Training and Research

SCM8099

7

60

16 weeks

N

YES

100%

0%

0%

Notes

SCM8099 prerequisite: acceptance onto the Northern Ireland Medical and Dental Agency Academic Foundation programme.
Please note that this programme is offered three times a year, with start dates in September, February and April to fit with Foundation Training placement dates.