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MSEC consultancy is focused in five key areas;

  • Curriculum Development
  • Assessment Development
  • Quality Assurance
  • Faculty Development
  • Development of health education policy and systems

We will work closely with you to co-develop medical education relevant to your environment.

Our consultancy ranges in scope from small scale audit and advisory work to the co-development and implementation of world class education programmes.

A medical education curriculum must be up to date and relevant to the community in which it operates.

UCL Medical School constantly updates and refines its curriculum and we use this expertise to inform our consultancy in this area.

Our tailored approach is critical – we work with our clients to understand their needs and those of the community or country the curriculum is to operate in, to develop bespoke curricula to support learning.

Assessment drives learning; high-quality, valid, repeatable and relevant assessment programmes provide a robust means of directing learning and demonstrating that students and clinicians have met recognised standards.

We offer a range of services, from reviewing existing assessment, to a full evaluation and design of tailored assessment programmes.

Robust Quality Assurance is essential to monitor and continually improve educational programmes after they have been launched.

The rapid development of medicine and medical education requires the ability to evaluate programmes effectively and make necessary changes efficiently.

Our experience in Quality Assurance lets us work with our partners to find solutions that work for their institutions.

Our comprehensive range of courses develops skills across all areas of medical education.

Training to teach

Our training to teach course has been delivered to thousands of doctors in the UK and worldwide and teaches fundamental teaching principles and techniques.

The course is 2 days long, covering the principles and practice of planning, constructing and delivering a teaching session.

Extension modules offer training in bedside teaching and techniques for lecturing to large audiences.

Our flagship medical education programme is tailored to your requirements.

Courses generally last between 3 days and 2 weeks.

Modules available

A wide range of modules is available – examples include:

  • Principles of education
  • Interaction in teaching
  • Questioning techniques
  • Feedback and evaluation
  • Lesson planning
  • Written assessment – how to write valid examination questions
  • Clinical assessment – how to write and set up a clinical examination
  • Communication Skills – listening to patients, breaking bad news, team interaction
  • E-learning
  • Change management

Other module options are available on request.

MSEC has a wealth of experience in health education policy and national curriculum development.

Recent work has included national curriculum design for undergraduate and residency programmes for the Ministry of Health in Kazakhstan.

We are able to access a strong network of healthcare strategy and delivery partners with expertise in healthcare academia and academic health science networks.