Postgraduate Course: Current issues in clinical education (MEED11025)
|School||Edinburgh Medical School
||College||College of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
|Course type||Online Distance Learning
||Availability||Not available to visiting students
|Summary||This course is aimed at experienced practising healthcare professionals with an educational remit. The aim of the course is to allow students to undertake an in depth study into a topical area of their choice in clinical education. The course will allow students to develop their research skills, produce an informed, evidence-based position paper and engage in academic debate.
This process will allow students to consider the role of education in improving practice and more general benefits to society.
Whilst it will be the students' choice, it is envisaged topics may include inter-professional education, social inclusion, stakeholder engagement, MOOCs or widening access.
Please note that, as a second year course, this will involve greater self-direction than first year courses. Students will play a greater role in directing discussions and finding appropriate resources to make use of and discuss with peers.
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
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2022/23, Not available to visiting students (SS1)
|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,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
||Seminar presentation (30%)
Position paper (70%) tutor marked
||Feedback is generated on an ongoing basis through interactive live and asynchronous discussion.
Tutors will give individual detailed feedback on the presentation and position paper.
|No Exam Information
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Identify a topical area in clinical education and undertake an in-depth period of independent study in the area of their choice
- Critically engage with, and evaluate the literature in the area of choice
- Synthesise information gathered, selection of relevant points and distillation to produce a short position paper
- Lead an online seminar and communicate key findings to peer group
- Actively engage in peer assessment
|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
|Course organiser||Mrs Gillian Aitken
Tel: 0131 242 6536
|Course secretary||Mrs Femke Morrison
Tel: (0131) 242 6385