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Postgraduate Course: Policy, Leadership, Management and Evaluation (MEED11020)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Clinical Sciences CollegeCollege of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine
Course typeStandard AvailabilityAvailable to all students
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate) Credits20
Home subject areaMedical Education Other subject areaNone
Course website None Taught in Gaelic?No
Course descriptionThe course will engage with some general concepts about policy, leadership and management with a view to exploring their significance in determining the nature and quality of clinical education. The concepts and examples chosen will enable the student to understand the nature of the educational circumstances in which they work, and will empower them to apply some of the core skills in their own education practice. Specific examples include the importance of governing bodies, such as the GMC. Also, consideration of political proposal made in response to changes in the demographic characteristics of Scotland, and how this impacts on delivery of healthcare and the work of health professionals.
- Course evaluation: establishing the basis of enquiry; use of questionnaires and student focus groups; evaluation and educational ethos; quality control and quality assurance; presenting evidence and 'completing the loop'.
- Institutional review and evaluation: quality assurance procedures, influence of roles of authorities such as the Higher Education Funding Councils, and recommendations by the General Medical Council in guidelines such as "Tomorrows Doctors".
- Influence of quality assurance and accountability on institutional policy and procedures in curriculum planning and also government policy, such as equal opportunities and diversity.
- Importance of accountability related to Additional Cost of Teaching (ACT) in undergraduate medical education, Full Time Equivalent (FTE) funding, and demonstrating "added value" and value for money.

Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Additional Costs None
Information for Visiting Students
Displayed in Visiting Students Prospectus?Yes
Course Delivery Information
Delivery period: 2013/14 Semester 2, Available to all students (SV1) Learn enabled:  No Quota:  None
Web Timetable Web Timetable
Course Start Date 13/01/2014
Breakdown of Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 200 ( Lecture Hours 8, Seminar/Tutorial Hours 8, Online Activities 64, Feedback/Feedforward Hours 1, Formative Assessment Hours 1, Summative Assessment Hours 30, Revision Session Hours 2, Other Study Hours 1, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 85 )
Additional Notes
Breakdown of Assessment Methods (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
No Exam Information
Summary of Intended Learning Outcomes
After completing the MSc in Clinical Education, an individual will have sufficient knowledge to:
- Describe and discuss contemporary theories and issues in Clinical Education, at a national and international level.
- Recognise, evaluate and make an appropriate response to the governance and policy associated with Clinical Education.
- Exercise a critical appraisal of situations and circumstances pertaining to Clinical Education.
- Recognise, reflect upon and respond to their own educational needs and the needs of others.
- Take a lead responsibility in Clinical Education within their own professional area.
Assessment Information
One written assignment of 3000 words.
Special Arrangements
An on-line, virtual, or E-learning environment has been chosen for the delivery of all courses on the MSc programme. Teaching, learning and assessment takes place in an electronic environment known as the Forth Suite. This has been developed by the CMVM specifically for on-line post-graduate courses and allows interactive visual, audio, textural and graphical modes of communication, in the same synchronous or asynchronous event.
Additional Information
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Course organiserDr Michael Ross
Course secretaryMiss Angela Rankeillor
Tel: 0131 242 6536
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