The course has been designed with the needs of healthcare practitioners in mind.
The Clinical Education PGCert helps you to critically analyse your own practice as a clinical educator. You will evaluate a range of educational theories and strategies in reference to teaching, learning and assessment in the clinical context. You will be encouraged to apply these ideas to the development of your own teaching practice. There is direct observation of your teaching in practice and regular opportunities for peer reviewing of your teaching practice (micro-teaching).
There is a high level of support for academic skills development, both to help you to fulfil your potential on this course and promote your further development and progression. We hope you'll have an inspirational experience of research-led teaching, which you'll seek to emulate in your own clinical education context.
Module 1 MEDS 5106M Learning & Teaching in the Clinical Context
This module adopts a practice-based and inter-professional approach to clinical education in the workplace and higher education institutions. We introduce the concept of learning and teaching as situated social practice and invite participants to explore their own learning and teaching experiences throughout the module. The content of the module includes analysis of various ways of designing sessions, courses or programmes, the introduction and evaluation of a range of learning and teaching strategies, including discussion of the educational theories which underpin them and opportunities to apply this knowledge in practical exercises. We encourage students to integrate the skills and knowledge introduced during the module into their practice as educators, and support their development as advocates for learning across, as well as within, their own clinical profession.
Module 2 MEDS 5107M Assessment & Evaluation in the Clinical Context
This module adopts a practice-based and inter-professional approach to the assessment and evaluation of clinical education in the workplace and higher education institutions. Participants are encouraged to draw on and present their own experience as learning opportunities throughout the module. The content of the module includes introducing the principles of good practice in assessment, the evaluation of a range of assessment strategies, critical analysis of current research into assessment and opportunities to apply this knowledge in practical exercises. We encourage students to integrate the skills and knowledge introduced during the module into their practice.
Observation of Teaching
The observation of teaching is central to your success on the Clinical Education PGCert course. It is an opportunity for you to bring together all the ideas and learning encountered through the course and to demonstrate your understanding of the Higher Education Academy UK Professional Standards Framework for teaching and supporting learners in higher education. It provides an opportunity to develop and try out new perspectives and approaches to learning, teaching and assessment with the support and guidance of your tutor. The purpose of observing your teaching is to engage you in a reflective, developmental process that enables you to consider your teaching and professional practice, and identify ways in which it can be developed.
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 PGCert in the course catalogue
Learning and Teaching in the Clinical Context
Assessment and Evaluation in the Clinical Context
Learning and teaching
Demonstrating our philosophy of inter-professional education, you will be taught by expert academics and clinicians from the Faculty of Medicine and Health and practitioners from NHS Trusts.
Learning and teaching emphasises participative, learner-centred and active learning approaches and introduces you to a range of learning and teaching modes and strategies, in order that you can experience a variety of approaches to learning, some of which you may be using in your professional life and some with which you may be unfamiliar. These include: lectures, seminars, tutorials, enquiry-based learning, peer learning and assessment, collaborative learning, peer and tutor assessed micro-teaching and observed teaching in practice. Throughout, the learning draws on, and makes connections with, the real-world experiences of the learners.
Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy: Claim for Recognition
If you successfully complete the Clinical Education PGCert are eligible to apply for Fellowship of the Higher Education Academy.
Dates for Taught Units 2019/20 Academic Year
Module 1 – MEDS5106M: Learning and Teaching in the Clinical Context
- Unit 1 – 30 September - 3 October 2019 (4 days)
- Unit 2 – 27 - 29 November 2019 (3 days)
Module 2 – MEDS5107M: Assessment and Evaluation in the Clinical Context
- Unit 1 – 26 - 28 February 2020 (3 days)
- Unit 2 – 22 - 24 April 2020 (3 days)
Please contact us if you have any issues regarding attendance before applying.
Successful completion of all modules on time will result in graduation in December 2020.
The taught blocks will be held at an external venue in Leeds.
Both modules are assessed in the same way, by an essay and a reflective case study. You will be required to complete each module and associated coursework successfully before proceeding to the next module. Assessment for each of the modules comprises:
- An essay relating to an aspect of the module, which draws on your own relevant experience, integrating this with a critical coverage of the literature on the topic. (3000 words.)
- A reflective case study linked to your observation of teaching practice. (3000 words.)