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Postgraduate Course: Introduction to Clinical Education (MEED11032)

Course Outline
SchoolEdinburgh Medical School CollegeCollege of Medicine and Veterinary Medicine
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
Course typeOnline Distance Learning AvailabilityAvailable to all students
SCQF Credits20 ECTS Credits10
SummaryThis course introduces the student to the essential concepts of Clinical Education.
Clinical education will act as an umbrella term to allow students to examine the concepts, components and theories that are applicable to the clinical and academic setting . The acquisition of a critical attitude and intellectual curiosity will be encouraged as students are introduced to underpinning theories and the wider literature base of the subject. The course will build on the student¿s current experience and utilise challenged-based design to formulate questions and identify creative solutions to problematic areas in their own educational practice. The course will consider basic practical clinical educational delivery to both to students and fellow professionals, and continuing professional development. The academic skills required for postgraduate study will be considered and developed
Course description The course will be delivered online to Health Care Professionals with an interest in education who are either currently involved in clinical education or planning to develop into this area.

The course will be structured to encourage a learning environment that promotes the development of an academic community.

Students will be encouraged to share their experiences and make links between their learning and real-world educational practice.

A wider appreciation of the global practice of clinical education will be fostered by discussion between students encouraging the sharing of initiatives.

The course will foster the development of values relating to purposeful thinking, reflection and reasoning and the application of clinical education principles.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements None
Information for Visiting Students
High Demand Course? Yes
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2022/23, Available to all students (SV1) Quota:  None
Course Start Flexible
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 200 ( 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 83 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) The Formative Assessment will form the basis of the Summative Assessment

Formative Assessment
The opportunities for formative assessment will be built in throughout the course.

Summative assessment
This will be a progression from the Formative Assessment and will be weighted 100%. The summative assessment requires the student to plan and develop a relevant professional development activity, appropriate to their professional background. A personal workbook will be provided that the students can complete as they progress through the course and will form a proforma for the assignment (3,000-4,000 words).
Feedback Feedback is an on-going dialogue between staff and students using a combination of audio and written methods. Week 5 formative assignment feedback will be an opportunity for student reflection and a collaboration between the staff and students support study for the summative assessment.

The summative work will be marked with intext comments and an audio recorded summary provided.
No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Identify the core principles relating to clinical education and relate to a diverse range of educational settings.
  2. Critically reflect on the impact of practice environments on teaching & learning.
  3. Analyse current educational theories that improve the potential for learning in practice.
  4. Recognise the need for resilience within the Clinical Education setting.
  5. Introduce critical appraisal to inform action and contribute to developing knowledge in clinical education.
Reading List
¿ Dornan, T., 2011. Medical education : theory and practice, Edinburgh: Elsevier
¿ Cleland, J.A. & Durning, S.J., 2015. Researching medical education, Chichester, West Sussex ; Hoboken,NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
¿ Swanwick, T. et al., 2018. Understanding medical education : evidence, theory and practice 3rd ed., Hoboken, NJ: Wiley-Blackwell.
Useful journals:
¿ Medical Education
¿ Medical Teacher
¿ The Clinical Teacher
Resources will be added to as the course progresses.
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills ¿ Enquiry & lifelong learning
¿ Aspiration & Personal Development
¿ Outlook & Engagement
¿ Research & enquiry
¿ Personal & intellectual autonomy
¿ Personal effectiveness
¿ Communication
KeywordsClinical education,continuing professional development,criticality,lifelong learning,reflection
Course organiserMr Brian Carlin
Tel: 0131 242 6536
Course secretaryMrs Femke Morrison
Tel: (0131) 242 6385
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