This part-time programme is designed for health professionals involved in teaching at all levels, the PGCert allows you to develop your knowledge of theory and practice in teaching and learning. The PGDip and MEd focus on your skills as a researcher in education.
PGCert (Year 1)
This course is for health professionals who are involved in education and training. It provides opportunities to explore the theory underpinning current practice and enables you to apply this to your own education and training context. It is structured round the UK Professional Standards Framework https://www.heacademy.ac.uk/recognition-accreditation/uk-professional-standards-framework-ukpsf and is accredited by the Higher Education Academy. There are two parallel one year part-time Postgraduate Certificate (PGCert) courses.
One is a partnership between the Centre for Research in Medical and Dental Education (CRMDE) in the School of Education and Health Education West Midlands.
The other is a partnership between CRMDE and the Medical School with team teaching from both. This course is specifically for Education Fellows involved in the education of undergraduates from the University of Birmingham.
There are 5 teaching days on each of the 3 modules below:
- Teaching and Learning for Health Professionals
- Assessment for Health Professionals
- Developing and Sustaining a Curriculum for Health Professionals
PGDip (Year 2)
Successful completion of an additional three modules part-time over one year, leads to the award of a Postgraduate Diploma (PGDip) in Education for Health Professionals.Your research skills and theoretical understanding will develop through engaging with literature, then designing and undertaking a small project focused on an educational topic of your choice.
There are 5 days of teaching on each of the 2 modules below
- Reviewing Education for Health Professionals – What’s out there?
- Researching Education for Health Professionals
In addition, there is a third module which is research based
- Project in Education for Health Professionals
MEd (Year 3)
The PGDip can be extended to a Masters (MEd) qualification by completing a 15,000 word dissertation based on an educational research project of your choice.