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Postgraduate Course: Research in Clinical Education (MEED11017)

Course Outline
SchoolDeanery of Clinical Sciences CollegeCollege of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate) AvailabilityAvailable to all students
SCQF Credits20 ECTS Credits10
SummaryThis diploma level module will address the principles of research methodology in Medical Education, sufficient to enable the student to prepare and complete the thesis required for the Masters award.

More specifically the following areas will be considered:
- The nature and purpose of research
- Theoretical frameworks of research practice
- An exploration of the process of research with established research practitioners
- Designing a research question
- Locating the literature, reading and critical appraisal (including e-data bases)
- Methodology. Issues of validity and reliability of evidence. Gathering evidence by qualitative and/or quantitative techniques. Analysis and presenting results.
- Reflections and conclusions.
- Writing the thesis.
- Writing for publication.

Examples will be drawn from the literature to illustrate the principles.
Course description Not entered
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Information for Visiting Students
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2015/16, Available to all students (SV1) Quota:  None
Course Start Blocks 2-3 (Sem 1-2)
Timetable Timetable
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 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) One written assigment of 3000 words.
Feedback Not entered
No Exam Information
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.
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Graduate Attributes and Skills Not entered
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.
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Course organiserMrs Gillian Aitken
Tel: 0131 242 6536
Course secretaryMrs Andrea Scott
Tel: 0131 242 6355
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