MSc Medical Education

Healthcare professionals are increasingly required to have formally recognised teaching qualifications. Delivered with our partner Diploma MSc, our medical education training is aimed at healthcare professionals involved in any form of medical teaching. 

This online part time distance learning diploma is specially developed for busy healthcare professionals such as Doctors, GPs, healthcare professionals and those with related undergraduate degrees such as pharmacists. The MSc in Medical Education course offers progression from the Postgraduate Diploma for individuals who are interested in developing a critical knowledge and understanding and application of medical education.

 

This course is subject to validation.

Study Mode
2017
Duration Start Date Campus Campus Code
Part-time 2 Years September On Line 8
Study Mode
2018
Duration Start Date Campus Campus Code
Part-time 2 Years March On Line 8
Part-time 2 Years September On Line 8
  • Module One: Research Methodologies and Critical Appraisal
    This module aims to help students recognise, understand, interpret and apply methods used in healthcare research and critically appraise the various methodologies specific to Medical Education research

  • Module Two: Professional Project: Medical Education
    To produce the professional project, students continue to use the online course; however much of the work is self-directed

Teaching

The Medical Education course begins with one day of introductory lectures, held at Glyntaff campus, University of South Wales. These introductory lectures cover the framework of the course, its structure and students' expectations.

Students are expected in the first eight weeks to interact with their tutor on a weekly basis. Students select a specific project and submit a project summary/proposal (approximately 1500 words). Once the proposal has been approved, the professional project (10,500 words) itself is then completed through online guidance and supervision offered by the tutor.

The student and tutor will interact weekly on the dedicated students/tutor discussion area or through any other means of communication deemed appropriate by both parties (telephone/SKYPE/email). Note of any verbal communication with the tutor is recorded in the student's journal by the student.

The fees for this course are available from the Diploma MSc website.

Assessment

Module One: Online tutor assessment for the modules based upon student contributions to the individual components comprising of:

  • Weekly case based scenarios and discussion: 40%
  • Reflective portfolio: 10%
  • Group activity: 20%
  • Time-limited, multiple choice, case-based exam: 30%

Module Two: Professional Project – Online tutor assessment of an in-depth 10500 word dissertation, exploring a relevant topic.

Facilities

As part of your studies you will have access to over 13,000 full-text journal articles, news articles and conference proceedings.

Lecturers

Dr Dean Jenkins, course director

Admission to the course is typically through the following qualifications:

  • First degree or equivalent (including international qualifications).
  • Relevant professional healthcare (e.g. doctor, nurse) qualifications. 

The RPL process is in line with the University of South Wales’ Regulations and students seeking to access this mechanism will submit evidence to the Course Director at Learna Ltd.   The portfolio will subsequently be examined in liaison with the Course Link at the Faculty of Life Sciences and Education.

Language requirements for overseas applicants are in line with USW requirements for postgraduate study. (For example, IELTS 6.5.)

Full-time fees are per year. Part-time fees are per 20 credits. Once enrolled, the fee will remain at the same rate throughout the duration of your study on this course.

August 2017 - July 2018 Fees

  • Part-time UK and EU: TBC

August 2018 - July 2019 Fees

  • Part-time UK and EU: TBC

Additional Costs

Students have access to a wide range of resources including textbooks, publications, and computers in the University’s library and via online resources. In most cases they are more than sufficient to complete a course of study. Where there are additional costs, either obligatory or optional, these are detailed below. Of course students may choose to purchase their own additional personal resources/tools over and above those listed to support their studies at their own expense. All stationery and printing costs are at a student’s own expense.

Apply directly to the University for this course.

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