The MEd offers a deep and critical knowledge of the policy and practice of clinical education and of the research which it inspires. You will learn with and from an interdisciplinary and interprofessional team of tutors and peers in a collaborative and participative learning environment, Your learning throughout the course will draw on, and make connections to your real world experience as a clinical educator.
The Innovation and Change in Clinical Education module centres on a collaborative project which enables you to explore, and apply, a range of approaches to curriculum development and technology-enhanced learning. This is underpinned by depth discussion of contemporary theoretical perspectives on learning. The module also offers scope to identify and negotiate areas of change for further exploration and debate, for example, new professions in healthcare, models of leadership in healthcare education and globalisation.
The Researching Clinical Education module provides a critical introduction to research planning, including ethical research principles, how to distinguish clinical from educational research, and explains methods of capturing and handling research data. You will develop skills in appraising as well as conducting research and are supported in developing a research project to complete in the final year,
The Clinical Education Dissertation module enables you to apply your skill and knowledge of research methods and methodology by completing and writing-up a small-scale empirical study on a topic of your own choosing. You work independently with guidance from a research supervisor.
The list shown below represents typical modules/components studied and may change from time to time. Read more in our Terms and conditions.
For more information and a full list of typical modules available on this course, please read Clinical Education MEd in the course catalogue
Innovation and Change in Clinical Education
Researching Clinical Education
Clinical Education Dissertation
Learning and teaching
We emphasise participative, learner-centred and active learning approaches to learning and teaching.
Dates for Taught Units 2019/20 Academic Year
Module 1 – MEDS5108M: Innovation and Change in Clinical Education
- Unit 1 – January 2020 TBC
- Unit 2 – March 2020 TBC
Module 2 – MEDS5109M: Researching Clinical Education
- Unit 1 – July 2020 TBC
- Unit 2 – September 2020 TBC
Research Update Day to be held in May 2021 and September/October 2021, TBC.
Please contact us if you have any issues regarding attendance before applying.
Successful completion of all modules on time will result in graduation in July 2022.
The taught blocks will be held at an external venue in Leeds.
Each module is assessed by individual written assignments. These take the form of:
- a reflective case study linked to the collaborative project (3,000 words) and an essay (3,000 words).
- a literature review and research protocol (including draft application for ethical approval) linked to your proposed research project.
- dissertation (12,000 words)
You will be required to complete each module and associated coursework successfully before proceeding to the next module. Your results in all modules count towards the final qualification.