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 and has been accredited by the Higher Education Academy since 2009.
There are two parallel one year part-time Postgraduate Certificate (PGCert) courses that cover similar materials in slightly different ways. The multi-professional course is for doctors, dentists, nurses and other health professionals; teaching on each module is led by a clinician and an educational expert. The other course is a partnership between the Health Professional Education and Research Unit (HPERU) and the Medical School with team teaching from both; it is specifically for Clinical Teaching Fellows involved in the education of undergraduates from the University of Birmingham.
Module 1: Teaching and Learning for Health Professionals
Module 2: Assessment for Health Professionals
Module 3: 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.
Module 1: Reviewing Education for Health Professionals
Module 2: Researching Education for Health Professionals
Module 3: 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.
Education for Health Professionals - Dissertation