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Staffordshire University: Medical Education

Institution Staffordshire University View institution profile
Department Health, Science and Wellbeing
Telephone 01782 294000
Study type Taught


This distance learning course is designed for health and social care practitioners and educators who are involved in teaching/supervision, in some capacity, within their working role.

Medical Education is a crucial and ever-changing dimension of healthcare practice. Professionals need to ensure that their knowledge and skills are up to date to ensure they are equipped to meet the needs of patients or service users. Teaching is a vital tool to ensure knowledge and skills are maintained. The course is thus designed to encourage personal reflection, and evaluation of your own teaching practices within the workplace, which in turn can help you to facilitate the learning of others. The course also encourages critical enquiry, analysis, and debate, as well as the sharing of ideas across professional boundaries. Students on this award are from a variety of health/social care backgrounds and are encouraged to draw upon their experience and knowledge throughout the course process. This helps students to apply academic models and theories to their own practice, ensuring that academic content is clearly integrated with the practical craft of teaching delivery.

On successful completion of study, we will issue the following award: MSc Medical Education

Course content

All course material will be available online through Staffordshire University’s virtual learning environment. This offers you choice and flexibility about when you access learning content, and you are able to study at a pace that suits you.

The course also considers the complexity of approaches to teaching in healthcare, including the variety of different types of learning context. It also addresses the diversity of learner characteristics and matters of equality and inclusion. The opportunity is therefore provided to critically reflect upon and evaluate various approaches utilised within teaching practice, such as lectures, group work, one-to-one supervision, virtual platforms, and simulation.

The course examines underpinning theories and concepts associated with teaching and learning. It will explore how these theories/concepts can be integrated with evaluations to sharpen knowledge and understanding of practical teaching delivery. It will also consider the role of education in supporting wider organisational aims.


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At Staffordshire University, we provide high-quality postgraduate education across a wide range of subject areas including computing, design, law, psychology, engineering and healthcare. Whether you want to push the boundaries of your professional practice, or you are challenging yourself with a change in career – Staffordshire university can help you achieve your goals.

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