Postgraduate Course: Principles of Teaching and Learning (MEED11013)
|School||Edinburgh Medical School
||College||College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
||Availability||Available to all students
|Summary||The aim of the programme is to promote high quality clinical education by helping participants reflect upon, and share insights about their practice; to understand and apply educational theories and evidence from the literature and to help participants develop a good solid foundation in clinical education and educational research upon which they can continue to build their own academic career.
This course is designed to encourage students to consider the learner, the teacher and the educational environment and how these factors interact.
Online environments are used for the teaching, learning and assessment of all courses on the programme. This includes Microsoft Teams for regular, synchronous conversations, a virtual learning environment with discussion forums for asynchronous dialogue, and other interactive visual, audio, textural and graphical modes of communication.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
||Other requirements|| None
Information for Visiting Students
|High Demand Course?
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2022/23, Available to all students (SV1)
|Course Start Date
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Lecture Hours 8,
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 8,
Online Activities 65,
Feedback/Feedforward Hours 1,
Formative Assessment Hours 1,
Summative Assessment Hours 30,
Revision Session Hours 3,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||Students are expected to submit a short assignment for feedback only (no marks), mid-course.
Summative written assignment of approximately 3000-4000 words.
||Feedback is generated on an ongoing basis through interactive live and asynchronous discussion, and review of formative assignments. Tutors will also provide individual, detailed comments on the summative end of course assignment.
|No Exam Information
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Critically consider a range of different teaching approaches.
- Develop approaches that take into account individual learner differences, including background, beliefs, motivation and preferences.
- Critically reflect on a range of theories of learning and their capacity to analyse and inform practice.
- Critique the role of the teacher in formal and informal learning situations.
- Appreciate the impact and importance of the learning environment.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
||There are limited places to take this course as an outside elective and students not on the Clinical Education programme wishing to enrol, should first contact the Course Secretary to ascertain availability. Email: email@example.com
|Additional Class Delivery Information
||All courses to be delivered by online learning.
|Course organiser||Ms Janette Jamieson
Tel: (0131) 242 6419
|Course secretary||Mrs Femke Morrison
Tel: (0131) 242 6385