MSc/PGDip/PGCert Education for Health Professions

  1. Course Variations
    Nomenclature Duration Mode Of Attendance
    MA 3Yr PT
    PGDip 2Yr PT
    PGCert 1Yr PT
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Course Overview

The Education for Health Professions course aims to enable students to develop an in-depth understanding of educational principles and values so as to develop their expertise in teaching, assessing and supervision in clinical and academic settings

Key Features

Performance:

  • granted approval by the Nursing and Midwifery Council for a recordable teaching qualification
  • accreditation from the Academy of Medical Educators (AoME) for Membership and Higher Education Academy (HEA) for Fellowship and Associate Fellowship

Teaching and Employability:

  • successful completion enables the student to apply for full membership of AoME without going through the individual assessment process
  • the programme facilitates teaching experience within an academic setting for those students who are either seeking an NMC recordable teaching qualification or who have an interest in developing their career in teaching within the academic setting

Modules

Disclaimer: Module selection options may change.

MA 3 Year Part-time

Year 1 (Level 7 PGT)

HE Level 7 Masters / PGDip / PGCert

Students choose 60 credits from the following:

Compulsory Modules
Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule Name
PM-M19Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Assessment and Feedback
SHTM33Academic Year15Designing and Evaluating Your Teaching
Optional Modules
MA Education for the HP Y1 

Choose Exactly 30 credits from the following Modules:

NOTE : Choose ONE of the following modules:

Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule NameGuidance
SHTM28Semester 1 and 2 (Sep-Jun Taught)30Teaching and Learning for Practice Teachers
SHTM34Academic Year30Teaching and Learning for the Health Professions' Educators

Year 2 (Level 7 PGT)

HE Level 7 Masters / PGDip / PGCert

Students choose 60 credits from the following:

Compulsory Modules
Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule Name
PM-M25Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15Mentoring and Supervision
SHTM35Academic Year15Researching Educational Practice
Optional Modules
MA Education for the HP Y2 

Choose Exactly 30 credits from the following Modules:

NOTE : Select a total of 30 credits from the following modules:

Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule NameGuidance
PMLM10Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15Leadership in practice
PM-M29Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Evidence and Theory Based Education (Taught Masters)
SHTM36Academic Year30Teaching and Learning in Practice

Year 3 (Level 7 PGT)

HE Level 7 Masters / PGDip / PGCert
Compulsory Modules
Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule Name
SHTM37Academic Year60Dissertation - Professional Education in Practice and/or Academic Settings

PGCert 1 Year Part-time

Year 1 (Level 7 PGT)

HE Level 7 Masters / PGDip / PGCert

Students choose 60 credits from the following:

Compulsory Modules
Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule Name
PM-M19Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Assessment and Feedback
SHTM33Academic Year15Designing and Evaluating Your Teaching
Optional Modules
PGCert Education for the HP Y1 

Choose Exactly 30 credits from the following Modules:

NOTE : Choose ONE of the following modules:

Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule NameGuidance
SHTM28Semester 1 and 2 (Sep-Jun Taught)30Teaching and Learning for Practice Teachers
SHTM34Academic Year30Teaching and Learning for the Health Professions' Educators

PGDip 2 Year Part-time

Year 1 (Level 7 PGT)

HE Level 7 Masters / PGDip / PGCert

Students choose 60 credits from the following:

Compulsory Modules
Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule Name
PM-M19Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Assessment and Feedback
SHTM33Academic Year15Designing and Evaluating Your Teaching
Optional Modules
PGDip Education for the HP Y1 

Choose Exactly 30 credits from the following Modules:

NOTE : Choose ONE of the following modules:

Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule NameGuidance
SHTM28Semester 1 and 2 (Sep-Jun Taught)30Teaching and Learning for Practice Teachers
SHTM34Academic Year30Teaching and Learning for the Health Professions' Educators

Year 2 (Level 7 PGT)

HE Level 7 Masters / PGDip / PGCert

Students choose 60 credits from the following:

Compulsory Modules
Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule Name
PM-M25Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15Mentoring and Supervision
SHTM35Academic Year15Researching Educational Practice
Optional Modules
PGDip Education for the HP Y2 

Choose Exactly 30 credits from the following Modules:

NOTE : Select a total of 30 credits from the following modules:

Module CodeSemesterCreditsModule NameGuidance
PMLM10Semester 1 (Sep-Jan Taught)15Leadership in practice
PM-M29Semester 2 (Jan - Jun Taught)15Evidence and Theory Based Education (Taught Masters)
SHTM36Academic Year30Teaching and Learning in Practice

Description

Education is a core element of professional practice. Mentors, supervisors and teachers are vital to the preparation of the next generation of practitioners and clinicians.

However the role of the healthcare educator in a clinical setting is complex in terms of combining teaching activities with clinical commitments and contextualising the activities within different programmes, professional requirements and individual learners’ needs.

 

Why this course?

This course has been designed specifically to meet the needs to the healthcare professional engaged in education in the clinical and/or academic setting. 

The Education for the Health Professions Programme will enable the student to develop an in-depth understanding of educational principles and values so as to develop their expertise in teaching, assessing and supervision in clinical and academic settings.

It aims to: 

  • develop an in-depth understanding of educational issues, principles and values so as to develop expertise in teaching, assessing and supervision
  • develop the core skills of critical analysis, evaluation, synthesis, creative and reflective thinking
  • conduct research into their own educational practice
  • promote inter-professional collaboration and understanding across a range of health; professions in relation to the practice of education
  • develop their ability to design and adapt their teaching and assessing to maximise the learning potential inherent in the range of settings in which they teach and develop their ability to research their practice as educators

 

Links with practice 

The Education for Health Professions degree is driven by educational practice. 

Students learn about, from and for educational practice.  Students are required to identify an appropriate practising physician for the duration of the programme that will support and facilitate learning in the workplace.

Entry Requirements

  • an appropriate degree or its equivalent from an approved institution (preferably 2:1 or above) and evidence of recent academic study
  • a professional qualification and a minimum of two year’s relevant work experience and responsibilities considered by the University to be acceptable for the purposes of postgraduate admission
  • registered nurses and midwives seeking to achieve either Practice Teacher (Stage 3 of the NMC (2008) Standards for Supporting Learning and Assessment in Practice (SLAiP)) or Teacher status (Stage 4 of the NMC (2008) SLAiP) must be able to demonstrate that they have developed their own knowledge, skills and competence beyond registration i.e. registered and worked for at least two years, and gained additional qualifications that will support students (NMC 2008)

How To Apply

Applicants are encouraged to click apply online as this will make it easier to track their application progress.

This course is not currently available to international students. 

Tuition Fees

Annual tuition fees for entry in the academic year 2016/17 are as follows:

UK/EU International
MA Part-time £1,750 £4,600
PGDip Part-time £1,750 £4,600
PGCert Part-time £1,750 £4,600

Tuition fees for years of study after your first year are subject to an increase of 3%.

You can find further information on fees and how to pay on our tuition fees page.

You may be eligible for funding to help support your study. To find out about scholarships, bursaries and other funding opportunities that are available please visit the University's scholarships and bursaries page.

International students and part-time study: If you require a Tier 4 student visa you must be studying full-time. If you are in the UK under a different visa category, it may be possible for you to study part-time. Please see our part-time study and visas page for more information.

Current students: You can find further information of your fee costs on our tuition fees page.

Additional Costs

Students are likely to encounter additional costs at university. These can include, amongst others:

  • Buying stationery and equipment, such as USB sticks, etc.
  • Printing and photocopying
  • Binding of research projects/ dissertations

Please note there are no mandatory additional costs specified for this course. 

Course Structure

Part one of the course is split into core and optional modules. Students progress to part one after successful completion of part one and will then undertake the dissertation module.

Although there are no specific placement opportunities, the College is able to facilitate teaching experience within the academic setting for those students who are either seeking an NMC recordable teaching qualification or who have an interest in developing their career in teaching within the academic setting. 

Assessment

Students are assessed throughout their coursework (e.g. written assignments such as research projects, child observations and essays and seminar presentations) and a dissertation of approximately 20,000 words. 

Who should apply?

This course is suitable for two kinds of teachers:

  • health professionals (nursing, medicine and other allied health professionals) who teach in the workplace
  • members of either a medical or a healthcare profession who are members of a university faculty

Nurses, doctors, dieticians, general practitioners, occupational therapists, physiotherapists, midwives, audiologists, university lecturers/tutors would all benefit from the course.

Employability and Career Prospects

The Education for the Health Professions programme provide students with the opportunity to teach and develop their careers within healthcare education across a number of sectors including further education, higher education, the NHS, Adult and Community Education, as well as private training providers

Postgraduate Community

The College of Human and Health Sciences has a vibrant postgraduate community with students drawn from a variety of backgrounds and nationalities. The College is known for its friendly, welcoming and supportive environment, which combined with its extensive facilities, state-of-the-art technology and superb beachside location, helps to ensure that students benefit from an exceptional student experience. 

Facilities 

In addition, students have access to a wide range of excellent facilities and equipment for realistic workplace experiences find out more here  or take a virtual tour  of the college.