Medical education is an exciting specialty which is still relatively new. All doctors are now required to “reflect, learn and teach others” (GMC, 2009). The BSc in Applied Health (Medical Education) will help prepare you to become a medical educator of the future, whether in a clinical or university setting. You will be exposed to important issues and theories in medical education, develop medical education research skills and understanding, and gain valuable teaching practice and experience.
At the end of the course, you will be able to:
- appreciate the principles of educational theory and its practical application in learning, teaching, and assessment
- demonstrate development of critical insight into a range of pedagogies for studying medical education
- appreciate the importance of recent trends in medical education including its international dimensions, equity and social inclusion and access and participation in medical education
- demonstrate teaching and assessment skills using a variety of approaches and demonstrate appropriate and timely application of these skills
- demonstrate knowledge of the principles of qualitative and quantitative research methodology and their application to the design of educational research projects
- demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and confidence to undertake future scholarship in the area of medical education
- demonstrate understanding of medical education policy, changing trends in education nationally and internationally and the role of organisations such as the GMC
- demonstrate understanding of how to become professional educators demonstrating professionalism.
The BSc in Applied Health (Medical Education) is taught by staff from the Leeds Institute of Medical Education (LIME) and the Leeds Institute of Health Sciences (LIHS).
As a medical education student, you will have access to the academic resources of the Leeds Institute of Medical Education (LIME), including expertise in areas such as GMC educational requirements, curriculum development, assessment, educational research methods, and statistical support.
LIME is one of the leading medical education units within the UK, and research produced by LIME has influenced medical education research, policy and practice locally, nationally and internationally. Members of LIME have particular research interests and strengths in assessment of competence, transitions and performance in medicine and the use of technology to enhance learning and teaching. LIME provides an encouraging and supportive culture to foster the research development of students and staff.