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Postgraduate Medicine 2016-2017

MC5008: INTRODUCTION TO MICROBIOLOGY

15 credits

Level 5

First Sub Session

This course will provide students with microbiology knowledge for further advanced studies and will provide training in microbiological laboratory techniques.  At the end of this course students will have an understanding of microbes associated with health and disease (including bacteria, fungi and viruses), practical and academic understanding of laboratory techniques required for the culture, identification and characterisation of microbes, and increased confidence in reading and critiquing primary research literature

ME5025: CORE VALUES OF CLINICAL EDUCATORS

15 credits

Level 5

First Sub Session

The Core Values of a Clinical Educator course is designed to promote reflection and develop further knowledge, skills and practice emulating the core professional values of an educator in teaching and learning in clinical education. Students will explore and reflect upon topics including promoting safe, quality care whilst providing education, professional identity and integrity, respect and a commitment to scholarship and reflection in medical education.

Teaching, using a variety of methods such as seminars and small group work, will provide an overview of topics and a foundation for students to engage further with independent study and reflection.

ME5026: PLANNING AND DESIGN OF CLINICAL EDUCATION

15 credits

Level 5

First Sub Session

The Planning and Design of Clinical Education course is designed to enhance a critical understanding and develop skills for the principles supporting learning and teaching in clinical education. Topics covered include underpinning theories, evidence base and external influences upon learning. Students’ will identify organisational factors, learning needs; define outcomes and understand the purpose and methods for evaluation. Students’ will critically apply and construct the principles of planning and design contextualised to their place of work. 

Teaching, using a variety of methods such as seminars and small group work, will provide an overview of topics and a foundation for students to engage further with independent study and reflection.

ME5028: LEADERSHIP IN HIGHER/CLINICAL EDUCATION

15 credits

Level 5

Second Sub Session

This course will provide exposure to the wider social and political context of healthcare education and support students to contribute to curriculum development and informed educational debate and discussion. Students will attend face to face sessions. Assessment will be in the form of a reflective account and submission of a proposal for change/research project.

ME5029: RESEARCH PROJECT IN CLINICAL EDUCATION

60 credits

Level 5

First Sub Session

Completion of the Post Graduate Diploma in Clinical Education will allow entry to Masters level where students will design, conduct and submit a report on an education research project. Students will have a thorough grounding in all the main aspects of clinical education i.e. delivery as well as the organisation and leadership of clinical education.

ME5503: TEACHING AND FACILITATING LEARNING IN CLINICAL EDUCATION

15 credits

Level 5

Second Sub Session

This course explores delivery of teaching and facilitation of leaning in clinical education. Students’ will develop knowledge and skills of a systematic approach to teaching and how to maintain an effective learning environment. Underpinning principles and innovations will be explored for a variety of teaching methods including small and large group and lecture based teaching, work based, bedside teaching and the use of patients and simulation for clinical education. This course will also develop a critical understanding of receiving and providing effective feedback for learning. Students’ will receive feedback and develop educational practice through the method of peer observation and self-reflection.

ME5504: PRINCIPLES OF ASSESSMENT IN CLINICAL EDUCATION

15 credits

Level 5

Second Sub Session

This course is designed to provide students with knowledge and skills for assessment of learning in clinical education. Elements explored include the principles of evidence-based approaches to assessment, methods for assessment, the development and content of assessment and ensuring quality

ME5505: TEACHING AND LEARNING WITH TECHNOLOGY

15 credits

Level 5

Second Sub Session

This course will advance knowledge and understanding of how technology can influence the educational environment and empower learners. This will include exploring how advances in other disciplines and context can be used to inform instructional design. Students’ will reflect and evaluate personal experience of teaching and learning using technology to inform future development and integration into methods for teaching and learning. Development will involve enhancing knowledge and understanding and demonstrating critical analysis of the theoretical underpinnings and any evidence base informing the chosen topic.

ME5506: TEACHING AND LEARNING WITH SIMULATION

15 credits

Level 5

Second Sub Session

This course will explore how simulation-based learning can influence learning in clinical education. Students will undertake a critical study of the underpinning theory and evidence base that support simulation. Students’ will reflect and evaluate personal experience of learning and teaching using simulation formulating a plan for development. Development will involve enhancing knowledge and understanding and demonstrating critical analysis of the theoretical underpinnings and any evidence base for teaching and learning using simulation methods.

ME5507: INTER-PROFESSIONAL LEARNING IN CLINICAL EDUCATION

15 credits

Level 5

Second Sub Session

This course will explore the context of supporting and empowering learners using an inter-professional approach to learning in clinical education. Students’ will reflect and evaluate personal experience of learning and teaching using an inter-professional approach formulating a plan for development. Development will involve enhancing knowledge and understanding and demonstrating critical analysis of the theoretical underpinnings and any evidence base for teaching and learning using an inter-professional approach.

ME5508: CLINICAL LEARNING AND PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT IN PRIMARY CARE

15 credits

Level 5

Second Sub Session

This course will advance knowledge and understanding in the particular context of supporting and empowering learners in primary care. Students’ will reflect and evaluate personal experience of learning and teaching in primary care to formulate a plan for development. Development will involve enhancing knowledge and understanding and demonstrating critical analysis of the theoretical underpinnings and any evidence base for an aspect of teaching and learning in primary care.

ME5509: SELF- SELECTED STUDY COURSE

15 credits

Level 5

Second Sub Session

Following discussion and with agreement, students can undertake a module based within their own discipline/context that explores a question or issue of interest that aligns with the overall programme aims. Students’ will evaluate and reflect upon personal experience of the chosen topic to formulate a plan for development. Development will involve enhancing knowledge and understanding and demonstrating critical analysis of the theoretical underpinnings and any evidence base informing the chosen topic.

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