Health and Medical Education MSc, PgDip, PgCert

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  • Objectives
    The Postgraduate Programme in Health and Medical Education is an innovative collaborative development between the School of Postgraduate Medicine and the School of Education, with academics from both schools teaching the core elements of the programme in partnership. The programme has been developed in response to the increasing need for clinicians to understand and apply modern educational principles in the workplace, in order to foster the continuing professional development of self and others in rapidly changing health care contexts.
  • Entry requirements
    This Programme has been designed to meet the needs of busy health care professionals who wish to develop knowledge and skills within the field of healthcare education.
  • Academic Title
    Health and Medical Education MSc, PgDip, PgCert
  • Course description
    The programme is highly flexible, with students able to study for a Postgraduate Certificate, a Postgraduate Diploma or a MA in Health and Medical Education. In addition to the compulsory modules, students may choose part of their programme of study from a wide range of other modules provided by the university, according to their individual interests and needs.

    The programme provides an opportunity to explore educational principles and relevant theoretical perspectives, and their application to professional and workplace education and learning and teaching in health and medical settings. A unique focus of this programme is the opportunity to explore issues that are directly relevant to the individual’s workplace, through work based learning, and blended learning opportunities. Students enrolled on the programme will access state-of-the-art teaching resources, such as the clinical simulation facilities and the excellent distance and blended learning resources available, in addition to the expertise of a range of highly experienced academics and teachers from the School of Education and the School of Postgraduate Medicine. The programme is accessed by a range of health care professionals, and this interprofessionality will provide opportunities for sharing ideas and innovative practice.


    The programme fosters the development of knowledge and skills in order to enhance and innovate education in the workplace. The programme will fulfill elements of continuing professional development, transferable skills and foster lifelong learning.

    Teaching methods

    Blended learning approaches (including face to face, e-learning, modeling and simulation) will offer forward-thinking learning opportunities including simulation training, narrative enquiry, work-based learning, and contemporary educational practice which will challenge individuals to develop new ways of approaching health and medical education. The programme will be delivered by experienced academics from the School of Education and the School of Postgraduate Medicine and is interprofessional in nature, with students learning from one another as well as from the academic expertise available.

    Course content

    Year 1 - full details

    Core modules

    -Challenges in Child Development, Recognition, Diagnosis and Care
    -Challenges of Living with Long Term Conditions
    -Chronic Skin Disease
    -Clinical Leadership in Contemporary Medical Practice
    -Concepts of Simulation Training in Healthcare Education
    -Contemporary Issues in Western Medical Acupuncture
    -Diagnostic Dilemmas in Child Health and Medical Practice
    -Ethics and Law at the Beginning and End of Life
    -Expanding Practice in Western Medical Acupuncture
    -Healthcare Disciplines Project
    -Issues in Health Law and Ethics
    -Narrative Enquiry in Health and Medical Education
    -Recognition & Management of Skin Lesions
    -Safeguarding Children Through Advanced Health and Medical Practice
    -Skin Surgery Skills
    -Strategic Development for Health Improvement
    -Theoretical and Professional Issues in Western Medical Acupuncture Practice
    -Western Medical Acupunture in Clinical Practice
    -Work Based Learning in Health and Medical Practice
    -Work Based Learning in Health and Medical Practice: An International Perspective
    -Work Based Study:Professional Issues Related to Healthcare Practice

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