Teaching and Learning in the Medical Workplace CPD4706


Covid-19 - Course Impact Statement

Teaching and Learning in the Medical Workplace is delivered in partnership with the Royal College of Physicians and offers an introduction to fundamental principles of medical education and the role of the Clinical Supervisor in the medical workplace. Following successful completion of the module, you will be recognised by Health Education England North West as meeting the GMC requirements for the role of Clinical Supervisor.
This module is delivered by blended learning and combines face to face workshops with online learning. It offers you opportunity to discuss best educational practice with module tutors as well as other participants. Module studies draw on both practice and theory as found in the broader scholarly literature. You will need to participate in all four workshops to meet the professional standards for the Clinical Supervisor role.

Satisfactory completion of this module will provide recognised evidence in the following domains of the GMC’s standards for Clinical Supervisor status:
• Domain 1: Ensuring safe and effective patient care
• Domain 2: Establishing and maintaining an environment for learning
• Domain 3: Teaching and facilitating learning
• Domain 4: Enhancing learning through assessment
• Domain 7: Continuing professional development as an educator

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

Module Code: CPD4706
Level: 7
Credits: 20
Cost: £750 for Sept 2020 to July 2021

Who is this module for?

The module is suitable for consultants, higher speciality trainees (eg ST3 and above) and non-consultant career-grade doctors. The module is specifically designed for those working in hospital-based specialties. Applicants working within the Health Education England North West region may be eligible for funding: https://www.nwpgmd.nhs.uk/pg-cert.

What are the key aims of the programme?

• To study the core principles of learning, teaching and assessment in postgraduate medical education, as relevant to the role of the Clinical Supervisor.
• To enhance the ability of the participants to use appropriate skills for clinical teaching, workplace-based assessment and feedback.
• To enable participants to provide evidence of appropriate training to meet the General Medical Council (GMC) requirements for the Clinical Supervisor role.
• To provide a context in which participants can review their own continuing professional development as educators.

How Will I Study?

This module is delivered through a blend of on-line learning and 4 face-to-face sessions (1 full day and 3 half-days). You are offered a choice of dates for each session.
There are 2 intakes per year and the module runs over 1 semester E.g. Semester 1: Sept to Dec and Semester 2: Feb to May.

What will I study?

This module offers an introduction to medical education and clinical supervision in the medical workplace.
The module will raise your awareness of key concepts involved in teaching and facilitating learning, including:
• Adult learning theories
• The educational climate
• Styles of learning
• Styles of teaching
• Clinical skills teaching
• Ad hoc clinical workplace teaching
• Principles of reflective practice
• Workplace-based assessment
• Giving meaningful feedback

How will I be assessed?

The module assessment will build on what you learn during your studies and you will be required to produce two pieces of academic work to demonstrate your achievement of the module learning outcomes:
Assessment 1: Personal Approach to Teaching (Essay)
Assessment 2: Peer Observation of Teaching (Essay and Portfolio)

On successful completion you will:

Successful completion of this module will enable you to critically analyse and explore the role of teaching and learning in the clinical context and make critical judgments about the support of trainees within the medical workplace. You will be able to provide evidence that you have met the GMC requirements for the role of Clinical Supervisor.
You will enhance your skills in teaching, assessment, clinical supervision and reflective practice, with the opportunity to review your own professional development needs as an educator and to plan and undertake relevant and appropriate activities to meet those identified needs.

Study Dates and Venues

February 2021 S2 – Fully Booked

Venue: Online Study

Starts: Wed 17th Feb 2021

Session Times:
Each workshop session is delivered on more than one occasion to afford maximum flexibility to participants. You are required to attend one iteration of each workshop series. E.g. one workshop 1 session, one workshop 2 session, one workshop 3 session and one workshop 4 session.
If you are funded by Health Education England North West, you are expected to request a full day of study leave for each workshop session to recognise the time required for the associated online learning.
Please note that as a response to the Covid-19 Pandemic, it may be necessary to deliver some or all of the workshops online. If this is the case, you are still required to book study leave and to be available to attend the live online workshop sessions. You will be notified of any such changes to the delivery of the module on application.
  • Workshop 1A: Wednesday 17th February 2021, 8:30am-4pm
  • Workshop 1B: Friday 19th February 2021, 8:30am-4pm
  • Workshop 1C: Monday 22nd February 2021, 8:30am-4pm
  • Workshop 1D: Thursday 25th February 2021, 8:30am-4pm

  • Workshop 2A: Monday 1st March 2021, 8:30am-12pm
  • Workshop 2B: Thursday 4th March 2021, 8:30am-12pm
  • Workshop 2C: Tuesday 9th March 2021, 1:45pm-5pm
  • Workshop 2D: Wednesday 10th March 2021, 1:45pm-5pm
  • Workshop 2E: Friday 12th March 2021, 1:45pm-5pm

  • Workshop 3A: Monday 15th March 2021, 8:30am-12pm
  • Workshop 3B: Thursday 18th March 2021, 8:30am-12pm
  • Workshop 3C: Tuesday 23rd March 2021, 1:45pm-5pm
  • Workshop 3D: Wednesday 24th March 2021, 1:45pm-5pm
  • Workshop 3E: Friday 26th March 2021, 1:45pm-5pm

  • Workshop 4A: Monday 12th April 2021, 8:30am-12pm
  • Workshop 4B: Thursday 15th April 2021, 8:30am-12pm
  • Workshop 4C: Tuesday 20th April 2021, 1:45pm-5pm
  • Workshop 4D: Wednesday 21st April 2021, 1:45pm-5pm
  • Workshop 4E: Friday 23rd April 2021, 1:45pm-5pm
  • Study dates and times are subject to change.

    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.

    To apply for this module please access the online application form here: module application form.

    If you have any other queries about studying with us, please see the FAQ page.

    For further information on module content, please contact the module leader - Helen McNeill
    email McNeillh@edgehill.ac.uk or T: 01695 650846

    Or you can contact the Medical School email on askmedschool@edgehill.ac.uk.


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