Combine your passions for health and education with our Higher Education Academy-accredited MSc in Medical and Healthcare Education. Prepare yourself to become an educational leader in the healthcare sector.
This inter-professional course is designed for registered professionals from across the healthcare sector, who are engaged in teaching or learning as part of their professional role. Reflecting the needs of our learners, our MSc Medical and Healthcare Education is delivered online by distance learning.
Designed to reflect the current trends and practices in health professions education, the Masters is aligned to the UK Professional Standards Framework for Higher Education allowing you to apply for Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy.
Please note: this course will be going through revalidation in 2023, and there will be significant changes to the course modules.
This course will provide opportunities for you to engage with key principles and philosophies of teaching and learning, which you can apply in your specific professional context. You’ll be supported through this process through a range of activities and formative assessments, complemented by individual tutorials that encourage personal reflection and goal setting, developing you as an independent learner. Further to this you’ll be given the opportunity to develop specialist skills in healthcare education relating to your field, culminating in a research project in an area of your choice. You’ll have direct access to a Faculty with a wealth of experience in delivering healthcare education, who will support you in addressing an authentic research problem.
Practising what we preach, you’ll be introduced to and experiment with a wide range of active learning techniques. Reflecting this approach, you’ll demonstrate your learning through a series of non-traditional assessments. Studying alongside GPs, junior doctors, consultants, nurses, dentists, midwives, paramedics and other allied health professionals, discussion and inter-professional learning are key to the vibrancy of this course, enriching your student experience.
This course can also be taken as a PG Cert with the option of topping up to a full MSc.
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Our MSc Medical and Healthcare Education is accredited by the Higher Education Academy (HEA), so you can be sure you’re acquiring the most up-to-date teaching skills and knowledge. Students taking the course are eligible to apply for Fellowship of the HEA.
By studying our MSc Medical and Healthcare Education, you’ll develop an educational, training or mentoring role in your sector of healthcare. It will help your career path in education alongside clinical practice, enhancing your role in your team and letting you make a real difference.
Our course also provides evidence that will help you gain GP Trainer status and Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy.
Graduation doesn’t have to be the end of your time with us. You might choose to embark on a postgraduate research programme, such as our Professional Doctorate in Health and Social Care. Take advantage of our Alumni Scholarship and save £400 on your fees.
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