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Education for the Health Professions (PGMEG001)

Module Overview

This module will enable participants to develop an understanding of key issues in the education of health professionals.  In particular it will focus on:

  • The impact of the socio-historical development of medical and clinical education on contemporary practice
  • The importance of the policy milieu on pedagogical and practical decisions in medical and clinical education
  • Ways of making the medical and health school environment an effective educational environment
  • Current trends in teaching, learning and assessment in medical and clinical education
  • Scholarship in education practice, evidence based medical education and critical appraisal of the educational literature
  • Assessment including peer assessment, professionalism and student support and guidance.

Aims

This module has been developed to enable those with responsibility for education in healthcare to develop their skills and understanding of medical and clinical education. It will enable participants to conceptualise and describe their pedagogical knowledge and activities in relation to existing benchmarks of excellence (e.g. the HEA Fellowship application/ professional standards benchmarks, the UCL excellence in Medical Education Criteria or the Academy of Medical Educators).

Module Learning Outcomes

Participants will develop knowledge, skills and understanding that will enable them to:

  • Describe the impact of the socio-historical development of medical and clinical education
  • Recognise the importance of the policy milieu on pedagogical and practical decisions in medical and clinical education
  • Identify a range of ways of making the medical and health school environment an effective educational environment including student support and guidance.
  • Be familiar with current trends in teaching, learning and assessment in medical and clinical education
  • Expanded their scholarship in education practice by developing skills in evidence based medical and clinical education and critical appraisal of the educational literature
  • Have experience of  the complexity of peer assessment of teaching in the healthcare education environment
  • Recognise the increasing focus on, and theoretical and evidence base of, fostering professionalism

Mode of Delivery

This module will be delivered entirely through a Virtual Learning Environment (Moodle). This approach combines educational methods that encourage self-directed learning, reflection on personal experience, critical thinking and access to extensive online resources. This will enable students to engage in collaborative learning and to be in regular contact with module tutors for a high level of academic support.

Participants will work through course materials and readings, undertake directed learning activities and participate in a two week asynchronous virtual seminar. This will build the foundations for their written assignments. Each teaching block will last 8 or 9 weeks comprising of:

  • An online introduction providing the background learning objectives of the module
  • Two to three week period of individual study with set texts for reading and structured learning activities
  • Two week period of online interaction through an asynchronous virtual seminar held between small groups of students (5-15) and a tutor in an online forum
  • Three week period of individual study to prepare their essay-style assignment.

This course will be facilitated by UCL teaching staff with regular opportunities to provide support and feedback on teaching delivery.

Participants will also complete a written piece of work that is based on one of the areas highlighted in the module that has significance in their own practice as a medical educator.

Teaching dates

Teaching Block
Start
End
Assignment due date
Closing date for applications 
Block 1
Monday 9 October 2017
Friday 01 December 2017
Thursday 11 January 2018
Friday 13 October 2017 

If you have any queries please contact uclms.postgraduate@ucl.ac.uk.

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