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MSc Clinical Education

Academic Year 2019/20

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

MSc Clinical Education

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

Master of Science

Programme Code

MED-MSC-CE

UCAS Code

HECoS Code

100461

ATAS Clearance Required

No

Health Check Required

No

Portfolio Required

Interview Required

Mode of Study

Part Time

Type of Programme

Postgraduate

Length of Programme

3 Academic Year(s)

Total Credits for Programme

180

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 
www.qaa.ac.uk

Level 7

QAA Benchmark Group
www.qaa.ac.uk/quality-code/subject-benchmark-statements

N/A

Accreditations (PSRB)

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.

The programme is designed to be taken part time over three years. Students must normally complete the programme within four years

Students who fail any module twice may not be permitted to progress and will normally be required to withdraw.

Students who fail to achieve a mark of at least 50% in the dissertation on resubmission, shall be eligible for the award of Postgraduate Diploma only.

Students, who fail to submit a dissertation, shall be eligible for the award of Postgraduate Diploma only.

Students with protected characteristics

N/A

Are students subject to Fitness to Practise Regulations

(Please see General Regulations)

No

EDUCATIONAL AIMS OF PROGRAMME

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

To equip participants with the skills required to lead curriculum innovation

To promote the acquisition of skills required to facilitate effective team working and negotiating skills

To foster the acquisition of skills required to undertake educational research and scholarship

To promote the core skills required to lead educational research and scholarship activated in the clinical and academic environments

To promote research knowledge and skills which will enable the graduate to conduct and disseminate research and scholarship in medical/dental education

To foster the highest calibre of ethical practice in relation to research and scholarly activities in accordance with professional practice and statutory guidelines at national and regional level

LEARNING OUTCOMES

Learning Outcomes: Cognitive Skills

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

Lead teams and manage educational innovations

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

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

Communicate information about proposed change initiatives effectively to colleagues

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

Identify appropriate research strategies for the design of educational research projects

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. Design a research study and submit a dissertation.

Support colleagues undertaking educational research or scholarly activities

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. Design a research study and submit a dissertation.

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. Design a research study and submit a dissertation.

Apply the synthesised outcome of this critical analysis to the design of a research study.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

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

Methods of Assessment

Summative assessment. Dissertation

Think in a critically reflective way about personal and professional development and, in collaboration with a supervisor, formulate development plans as a consequence.

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. Dissertation

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 and dissertation.

Demonstrate effective time management skills

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Lecture

Methods of Assessment

Timely submission of course work

Demonstrate good interpersonal skills and the capacity to work with others

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.

Communication of the results of an educational research project to specialist and non-specialist audiences, in oral, written and electronic media.

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

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

Methods of Assessment

Summative assessments. Portfolio and dissertation.

Make decisions and behave in a way which is informed by ethical and professional codes of conduct.

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 assessments. Portfolio and dissertation.

Conduct a critical appraisal of a given knowledge base.

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 assessments. Portfolio and dissertation.

Form research collaborations and show good project management 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

Summative assessments. Dissertation.

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 peer teaching observation.

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.

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.

Identify and apply appropriate leadership models in the clinical and academic educational 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.

Demonstrate effective team working and team leadership skills

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

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

Methods of Assessment

Summative assessment. Portfolio.

Identify own strengths and weaknesses as a leader

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Seminars, workshops.

Methods of Assessment

Summative assessment. Portfolio.

Differentiate between qualitative and quantitative research strategies

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 scholarship and research

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.

Discuss the main ethical and governance issues involved in undertaking educational research and scholarship 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.

Identify appropriate research strategies for educational research projects

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.

Discuss ethical issues involved in undertaking educational research. How to design, implement and evaluate an educational research project.

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: 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.

Lead teams effectively

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

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

Methods of Assessment

Summative assessment. Portfolio.

Manage conflict appropriately

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

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

Methods of Assessment

Summative assessment. Portfolio.

Initiate and support research and scholarly activities in the academic and clinical environments

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.

Critically review and synthesise a body of educational knowledge related to selected dissertation topic, evaluate the project including interpretation of qualitative and quantitative data.

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. Dissertation.

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

YES

YES

12 weeks

N

YES

100%

0%

0%

Methods of Educational Enquiry

MEU8002

7

30

YES

12 weeks

N

YES

100%

0%

0%

Supporting and Assessing Students and Trainees

MEU7016

7

30

YES

YES

12 weeks

N

YES

100%

0%

0%

Dissertation

MEU8003

7

60

YES

YES

36 weeks

N

YES

100%

0%

0%

Educational Leadership and Management

MEU8001

7

30

YES

12 weeks

N

YES

100%

0%

0%

Technology and Education

MEU8004

7

30

YES

12 weeks

N

YES

100%

0%

0%

Dissertation 1

MEU8011

7

30

YES

18 weeks

N

YES

100%

0%

0%

Dissertation 2

MEU8012

7

30

YES

18 weeks

N

YES

100%

0%

0%

Notes

Year 1 Students must take MEU7015, and MEU7016 (60 CATS)
Year 2: Students must take the compulsory module MEU8002 (30 CATS) and one of the two optional modules MEU8001 and MEU8004 (30 CATS).
Year 3: Students must take the dissertation module (60 CATS). Students who enter in the first semester will enrol on Module MEU8003 (60 CATS). Students who enter in the second semester will enrol for two 30 CAT modules MEU8011 and MEU8012 (30 CATS).