UCL Medical School


Contemporary Issues in Clinical Education

This module begins to critically examine the purpose, meaning and processes of educating and training health care professionals. It is the core module in the interprofessional MA in Clinical Education and provides a contextual backdrop against which other modules of more general educational relevance may be placed.

Drawing widely on contemporary research, scholarship and professional practice the module will explore different analytical perspectives on issues such as curriculum design and development, selection for clinical education and training, the role of the patient, professionalism and the nature of expertise, interprofessional education, simulation, assessment and lifelong learning.

The module has been developed in partnership with the London Deanery. It will be delivered over a number of evening sessions in the autumn term and two full day workshops. Sessions will involve key readings, expert input, and facilitated discussion. Student presentations will also be included during the module.

The module will be of relevance to practitioners of all disciplines involved in education and training in the clinical environment.

The module will be led by Dr Ann Griffin - Programme Leader for the MA Clinical Education.

You may be able to choose this module as an external option on a number of UCL Institute of Education Masters programmes but please note that prior relevant experience is an entry requirement. Please contact uclms.postgraduate@ucl.ac.uk if you are unsure.

Dates 2017-18:The module is scheduled to take place in the Autumn term.