Busy medical professionals who wish to increase and develop their knowledge want courses that are flexible and adaptable, and this MA fulfils that need.
Each unit combines focused study days that range over a three month period, with interactive online learning and supported self-directed study. You will have opportunities to concentrate on your work-related professional progression, develop a critical, analytic and reflective attitude to medical and healthcare education, and grow as a medical educator and leader.
This course supports your development as a medical educator, scholar and leader. It provides opportunities to develop your thinking and practice within a dynamic multi-disciplinary community of clinical educators. The course team models learner-centred teaching, learning and assessment practices and provides plentiful opportunities for you to rehearse them yourself.
Your final assignment is a supervised Medical Education Research Project in an area of professional interest, which provides a clear sense of your educational role responsibilities and the confidence to offer guidance to peers who wish to develop their own educational practices. You thus evidence emerging educational leadership capabilities along with developed skills in project design, management and evaluation.
This course will develop your skills and practices to enhance your capacity to fulfil educational role(s) in medical and other healthcare education contexts.
Graduating from this course means you will be ideally placed to respond to current and future developments in educational policies and practices and be are well prepared to assume named educational roles and responsibilities, including educational leadership responsibilities (depending on experience).
The PgCert courses that lead into the MA in Medical Education are accredited by the Academy of Medical Educators; they provide a sound basis for evidencing your competence as both a clinical and educational supervisor.
The PgDip stage allows you to deepen your understandings and extend your skill set as a medical educator.
The dissertation stage develops your scholarship and ability to independently design, implement and evaluate a medical education research. The research project stage positions you to adopt a critical stance to existing practice and lead improvements and innovation.