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Clinical Education

Overview
The programme is specifically designed for Medical and Dental practitioners who want to improve their teaching skills. The programme offers participants an opportunity to develop some 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. The assessments require you to engage at a high level.

Whilst you will follow a common menu of face-to-face modules, each module will allow you an opportunity to consider application and implementation to your own teaching practice. Course assignments all relate to your individual practice and work setting. In addition you are able to influence your learning by selecting from a range of contemporary issues that you feel suit your particular 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).

This programme is delivered in two centres QUB and Altnagelvin Area Hospital. There are two intakes of students at QUB and one intake at Altnagelvin. Dentists can apply to either centres but the specific dental teaching is delivered to students attending the programme in Belfast.

Entry 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 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.

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
For information on international qualification equivalents please select Your Country from the list on our International Students website.

English language requirements
Evidence of an IELTS* score of 6.5, with not less than 5.5 in any component, or an equivalent qualification acceptable to the University is required (*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.

Duration

1 year part-time.

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

Careers or further progression

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/

Further enquiries

Postgraduate and Professional Development
School of Medicine, Dentistry and Biomedical Sciences
Whitla Medical Building
Email: pgoffice.smdb@qub.ac.uk

Subjects taught

Module 1
Foundations of Clinical Teaching

Module 2
Supporting and Assessing Students and Trainees

Comment

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 learning 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.

Clinical Education highlights
There has been a Medical School at Queen's University Belfast since 1849

Career Development
• The clinical education course will provide graduates with an opportunity to meet the requirements of Dentists and Doctors interested in providing educational support for undergraduate and postgraduate trainees. It will also provide students with the opportunity to promote and foster the skills required to facilitate effective on-the-job learning, to mentor and support learners, to undertake appraisal, and to deliver assessments in the workplace and in simulated environments.

Assessment method

Portfolios
Observation of teaching

Application date

Postgraduate Taught
Closing dates do apply for some of our courses, and details of these are available on our Course Finder. We advise you to apply as early as possible, particularly for those courses where there is a high demand for places. Early application is also important for international applicants to allow sufficient time to obtain a student entry visa.

How to Apply
Apply using our online Postgraduate Applications Portal go.qub.ac.uk/pgapply and follow the step-by-step instructions on how to apply. See application weblink below.

Enrolment and start dates

Entry year: 2018

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