Medical and Healthcare Education PG Cert

Postgraduate (1 year part-time)

Chelmsford, Distance learning, Cambridge

September 2019, January

Overview

Combine your passions for health and education with our Higher Education Academy (HEA) accredited PGCert in Medical and Healthcare Education. Prepare yourself to become an educational leader of the future in the healthcare sector.

Full description

Careers

The course is designed to support those already facilitating learning as part of their employment in the healthcare professions. However, nearly 50% of graduates from the course in the academic year 2016/17 reported that the course had helped them either secure a promotion within their current field, or had taken up a new role with a substantially more educational focus.

On this course you’ll develop an educational, training or mentoring role in your sector of healthcare. It’ll help your career path in education alongside clinical practice, enhancing your role in your team and enabling you to make a real difference.

Modules & assessment

Core modules

  • Principles of Medical and Healthcare Education
    Introducing you to some of the key principles within medical and healthcare education. Encouraging you to reflect upon your own experiences, both as a learner and as an educator. Develop and enhance your own teaching practices, exploring principles, incorporating critical analysis of relevant literature. You’ll address practical aspects of teaching, from motivating learners through to designing effective learning resources to enhance your teaching strategies and we’ll provide guidance on planning, delivering and reflecting on teaching sessions to maximise the quality of your learning experience. There will be 5 taught workshops with further complementary resources and activities available online. Distance learners will have further resources and activities online which will be complimented with 5 webinars. The workshops and webinars will cover student engagement, teaching methods, student learning, assessment and feedback and reflective practice. You will be assessed through submission of a video of a taught session, a pre-session lesson plan with rationale and a post-session reflective piece.
  • Philosophies of Medical and Healthcare Education
    Engage with fundamental questions concerning the aims, values and outcomes of education, within your sphere of practice. You’ll be encouraged to reflect on your role within the educational process and how your personal aims and values might influence your practice. You’ll explore incidences of when policy and practice are misaligned and the practical implications of this within your field, drawing on your understanding of educational theory to propose solutions. Face-to-face delivery will be across 5 workshops with further complementary resources and activities available online. Distance learners will have further resources and activities online which will be complimented with 5 webinars. The workshops and webinars will cover values in education, curriculum design, the hidden curriculum, evaluation of education and lifelong learning. The assignment consists of two parts; submission of a poster, reflecting on how an educational thinker has influenced your practice and submission of essay, exploring an element of the ‘hidden curriculum’, the potential effects of this on your students, and suggestions for how this can, or should, be addressed. The summative assessment for the module is in two parts; a 15-minute presentation followed by a 15-minute oral defence of the research proposal and the completion of the faculty's stage 1 ethics form.

Assessment

Your assessment will be constructively aligned with your teaching practice. You’ll be both formatively and summatively assessed in each module through; lesson plans, teaching observations, reflective essays and poster presentations.

Where you'll study

Your faculty

The Faculty of Health, Education, Medicine and Social Care is the largest in ARU, with over 7,000 students. Our Faculty is teeming with expertise and primed to meet the demand for creating health professionals, teachers, doctors, scientists and educators for the three districts we serve: Chelmsford, Cambridge and Peterborough.

We have been training undergraduates for professional roles for over 25 years, with a reputation for quality, dedication and ambition balanced with student satisfaction.

We know that to give our students the very best experiential learning, prior to getting into the workplace, simulation is second to none, for safe, realistic, learning environments. We have invested heavily in purpose built simulated wards, science labs and skills space, to support or students through their learning.

Where can I study?

Chelmsford
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Our striking, modern campus sits by the riverside in Chelmsford's University and Innovation Quarter.

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Distance learning
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Study at a time that suits you, using our Virtual Learning Environment.

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Cambridge
Lord Ashcroft Building on our Cambridge campus

Our campus is close to the centre of Cambridge, often described as the perfect student city.

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Fees & funding

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Important additional notes

Our published entry requirements are a guide only and our decision will be based on your overall suitability for the course as well as whether you meet the minimum entry requirements. Other equivalent qualifications may be accepted for entry to this course, please email answers@anglia.ac.uk for further information.

Main

Candidates will require a minimum of three years' post-professional registration/experience and a minimum of a 2:2 degree honours.

Students must be registered practitioners in the field of health or social care. It is anticipated therefore that students undertaking the course will currently be employed in professional practice and will be engaged in facilitating teaching and learning as part of their professional role. Non-graduates with extensive relevant practical and continuing professional development experience will be offered the opportunity to complete the Non-Graduate Entry Profile in accordance with the University regulations with guidance from the Pathway leader/Programme leader.

If English is not your first language you will be expected to demonstrate a certificated level of proficiency of at least IELTS 6.5 (Academic level- with no individual score being lower than 5.5) or equivalent English Language qualification, as recognised by Anglia Ruskin University.

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