Education - Clinical Education - Dental & Medical

The Clinical Education programmes are designed for Dental and Medical practitioners who want to improve their teaching skills.

Entry to the Clinical Education Programmes is at PG Certificate level. On successful completion of the PG Certificate students may decide to progress to the PG Diploma. On successful completion of the PG Diploma students may decide to progress to the MSc.

This programme is delivered live on-line.
There are two intakes per year in September/February.

The programme offers participants an opportunity to develop practical teaching skills and acquire the knowledge to underpin their educational practice with Masters level study. The programme will offer you opportunities to review your teaching techniques and includes practical teaching projects.

Whilst you will follow a common menu of face-to-face modules, each module will allow you an opportunity to consider application and implementation of programme content to your own teaching practice. Course assignments relate to participants individual practice and work setting. Participants are able to influence their learning by selecting from a range of contemporary issues that are aligned with individual needs or interests.

The course team has experience in Medical and Healthcare Education. Teaching sessions are delivered by Queen's staff in association with colleagues from the Northern Ireland Medical and Dental Training Agency (NIMDTA).

Learning and Teaching
At Queen's we aim to deliver a high quality learning environment that embeds intellectual curiosity, innovation and best practice in learning, teaching and student support to enable student to achieve their full academic potential.

On this course we do this by providing a range of live on-linelearning experiences which enable our students to engage with subject experts, develop attributes and perspectives that will equip them to deliver effective teaching and assessment programmes for undergraduate students and postgraduate trainees.

Classes are in the evening. A combination of lectures, practical experiences and self-directed study are used to deliver the programme.

Entry requirements

Entrance requirements
Graduate
Applicants for the programme will be required to hold a medical or dental degree. At the time of enrolment applicants must have completed Foundation 2 training or equivalent and must currently be employed in a health care setting or university.

Applicants must be working in a clinical setting/university in Northern Ireland, Great Britain or Republic of Ireland.

Applicants must apply for admission to the PG Certificate in Clinical Education initially. On satisfactory completion of the Certificate programme, applicants will then be eligible to progress to the PG Diploma. On satisfactory completion of the Diploma programme, applicants will then be eligible to progress to the Masters in Clinical Education.

International Students
For information on international qualification equivalents, please check the specific information for your country.

English Language Requirements
Satisfactory completion of the General Medical Council's Professional and Linguistic Assessments Board (PLAB) examination or the General Dental Council's equivalent (Overseas Registration Exam) or a minimum IELTS* score of 7.0 with not less than 6.5 in each component. *Taken within the last 2 years

International students wishing to apply to Queen's University Belfast (and for whom English is not their first language), must be able to demonstrate their proficiency in English in order to benefit fully from their course of study or research. Non-EEA nationals must also satisfy UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) immigration requirements for English language for visa purposes.

For more information on English Language requirements for EEA and non-EEA nationals see: www.qub.ac.uk/EnglishLanguageReqs.

If you need to improve your English language skills before you enter this degree programme, INTO Queen's University Belfast offers a range of English language courses. These intensive and flexible courses are designed to improve your English ability for admission to this degree.

Academic English: an intensive English language and study skills course for successful university study at degree level

Pre-sessional English: a short intensive academic English course for students starting a degree programme at Queen's University Belfast and who need to improve their English.

Assessment Info

Portfolio
Observation of teaching

Subjects taught

Course Structure
There are three levels of study available in the Clinical Education Programmes:
Year 1 – Postgraduate Certificate
Year 2 – Postgraduate Diploma
Year 3 – MSc

Students enrol for the Certificate (60 CATS) in the first instance and upon successful completion progress to the Diploma (further 60 CATS) and then onto the MSc (further 60 CATS).

Students undertake modules as follows:

Year 1 – Postgraduate Certificate
Module 1 – Foundations of Clinical Teaching
Module 2 – Supporting and Assessing Students and Trainees

Subject to satisfactory completion of these 60 CATS students may choose to graduate at this stage with a Postgraduate Certificate, or may proceed to the Postgraduate Diploma

Year 2 – Postgraduate Diploma
Module 1 – Methods of Education Enquiry (compulsory)
Module 2 – there is a choice of 2 optional modules:
Educational Leadership and Management or Technology and Education

Subject to satisfactory completion of these 60 CATS students may choose to graduate at this stage with a Postgraduate Diploma, or may proceed to the MSc

Year 3 – MSc
Students undertake a research dissertation

Duration

1 academic year part-time.

This programme is delivered live on-line.

Enrolment dates

Entry year 2020

Post Course Info

Career Prospects
Introduction
This programme prepares graduates to deliver education and training for dental and medical students and postgraduate trainees. Programme content is aligned to the criteria identified by NIMDTA and QUB for Recognition of Trainers.
http://www.qub.ac.uk/directorates/sgc/careers/

Employment after the Course
Graduates from the programme have advanced to leadership positions in undergraduate and postgraduate dental and medical education.
http://www.qub.ac.uk/directorates/sgc/careers/

More details
  • Qualification letters

    PgCert

  • Qualifications

    Postgraduate Certificate at UK Level 7

  • Attendance type

    Part time

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