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PgDip Clinical Education

Academic Year 2020/21

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Programme Title

PgDip Clinical Education

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

Postgraduate Diploma

Programme Code

MED-PD-CE

UCAS Code

HECoS Code

101246

ATAS Clearance Required

No

Health Check Required

No

Portfolio Required

Interview Required

Mode of Study

Part Time

Type of Programme

Postgraduate

Length of Programme

2 Academic Year(s)

Total Credits for Programme

120

Exit Awards available

INSTITUTE INFORMATION

Teaching Institution

Queen's University Belfast

School/Department

Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences

Quality Code
https://www.qaa.ac.uk/quality-code

Higher Education Credit Framework for England
https://www.qaa.ac.uk/quality-code/higher-education-credit-framework-for-england

Level 7

Subject Benchmark Statements
https://www.qaa.ac.uk/quality-code/subject-benchmark-statements

The Frameworks for Higher Education Qualifications of UK Degree-Awarding Bodies
https://www.qaa.ac.uk/docs/qaa/quality-code/qualifications-frameworks.pdf

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 two years. Students must normally complete the programme within three years.

Students who successfully complete all modules may, at the discretion of the Board of examiners, transfer to the Master’s in Clinical Education.

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

Students who have passed the first two modules but who subsequently fail either or both of the second two modules may be awarded the Postgraduate Certificate in Clinical Education.

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

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. Portfolio.

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.

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

Submission of coursework.

Demonstrate effective time management skills

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Lecture

Methods of Assessment

Timely submission of coursework.

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 assessment. Portfolio.

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 assessment. Portfolio.

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 assessment. Portfolio.

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 observation of teaching. .

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.

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.

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.

Learning Outcomes: Subject Specific

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

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.

Learning Outcomes: Transferable Skills

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

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 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.

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.

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.

Identify own strengths and weaknesses as a leader

Teaching/Learning Methods and Strategies

Seminars, workshops.

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.

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%

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%

Notes

Year 1 Students take the compulsory modules.MEU7015 and MEU7016 (60 CATS)
Year 2 Students must take the one compulsory module MEU8002 (30 CATS) and one of the optional modules MEU8001 and MEU8004 (30 CATS)