Managing and Developing Medical Education CPD4708


Covid-19 - Course Impact Statement

This module will offer students the opportunity to study key areas in managing and developing medical education in the healthcare workplace; namely curriculum design, the selection of methods and approaches to delivering teaching that are congruent with, and appropriately aligned to, the curriculum and quality management through the evaluation of educational provision.

CPD4708 aims to meet the needs of clinical educators in senior educational roles, such as Training Programme Director, or those who are aspiring to take on such roles in the future.

You will build on earlier studies in educational theory, such as approaches to teaching, learning and assessment to study how knowledge of these applies to the practice of educational leaders and managers.

For information on the impact of Covid19 on our teaching, please see our Covid19 Teaching Update page.

Module Code: CPD4708
Level: 7
Credits: 20
Cost: £750 for Sept 2020 to July 2021

Who is this module for?

The module is suitable for dentists, medical consultants, higher speciality trainees and non-consultant career-grade doctors. Other professionals who are involved in the management and development of clinical education may also be interested.

What are the key aims of the programme?

• To explore the principles of curriculum design and course management in medical education.
• To consider issues pertinent to student support and evaluation
• To enhance the ability of the participants to select appropriate approaches and methods of teaching and learning within medical education.
• To provide a context in which participants can review their own continuing professional development as educational leaders.

How Will I Study?

This module is delivered through a blend of online learning and face-to-face sessions.

What will I study?

This module offers an opportunity to explore key concepts related to managing and developing postgraduate medical education in the workplace, including:
Curriculum design principles
Professional standards
Addressing learners’ needs
Selecting appropriate teaching approaches

Course management through:
Quality assurance
Quality Control

How will I be assessed?

There are no exams on this module. At the end of the module, you are required to submit two pieces of academic work to demonstrate your achievement of the module learning outcomes:
1. A case study of special interest (to be negotiated and agreed with your module tutor). 2,500 words. 60% of module grade.
2. A critical analysis* of a teaching resource (*grounded in module studies). 1,500 words. 40% of module grade.

To successfully complete the module, you will also be required to complete a series of compulsory on-line discussion activities.

On successful completion you will:

Successful completion of this module will enable you to critically analyse and explore a range of issues in managing and developing the educational experience in postgraduate medical education.
You will enhance your skills in selecting educational approaches, developing educator colleagues and evaluating educational provision for quality assurance. Module studies will provide you the opportunity to review your own professional development needs as an educator and to plan relevant and appropriate activities to meet those identified needs.

Study Dates and Venues

Further Information

Module availability varies from year to year and will be subject to minimum student numbers being achieved. Places will be allocated on a first come first served basis. Due to the popularity of some modules it may be that the module is fully booked when your application is received. We will include your details on a waiting list and allocate you a place on the next available intake

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