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Clinical Education PGCert, PGDip and MSc

Location

Brunel University London

Start date

September

Subject area

Advanced Clinical Practice

Mode of study

1 year full-time

2 years part-time

Entry requirements

Degree in a relevant health profession with at least one year of clinical work experience

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Overview

The College of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences (CHMLS) has a long and successful track record in the education and training of allied health professionals, which is now expanding to include undergraduate medicine and nursing awards.

This new programme is available to internal and external applicants including our clinical partners and collaborators who accept students on clinical placements.

PgCert in Clinical Education will register its first cohort in January 2023 for academic year 2022-23. In subsequent academic years, the PG Cert will be offered as a September start, i.e. from academic year 2023-24.

MSc and PgDip will have their first intake in September 2023.

The programme content may be offered as:

  • A staged / stepwise approach to academic credit acquisition and awards,
  • Stand-alone modules for CPD and credit accumulation for a FHEQ level 7 awards, i.e. faculty development for the delivery of our medicine, nursing and allied health and social care programmes, i.e. associate student registration.

The College has established good relationships between health professional programmes and NHS partners and this is degree represents;

  • A good foundation for research capability to furnish the research elements for dissertation
  • An opportunity for collaborative projects with our partners for NHS improvement.
  • An emphasise the multi-professional and diverse nature of the programme, i.e. open to all the medical and health professions, reflecting today’s NHS
  • An articulation of the Health Education England pathway and framework options for learning, i.e. education, communication, simulation, digital clinical education, business and leadership in clinical contexts, research.

This programme is specifically for;

  • Recent graduates interested in further training,
  • Experienced clinical practitioners (without a Masters’ degree) requiring and / or have an interest in, knowledge and skills development, in order to contribute to higher education and for career progression. Accordingly, we aspire to support our medicine and health professional programmes, i.e. Brunel colleagues, clinical educators that train our students in practice.
  • International students who are attracted to Brunel University London from the CHMLS expanding global network,
  • Our existing Brunel colleagues, g. the Medical Education Fellows who are contributing to the MBBS learning and teaching.

You can explore our campus and facilities for yourself by taking our virtual tour.

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Course content

Table 1: Programme Structure for the MSc in Clinical Education

Name of Module

Level

Credits

Core /Option

Notes

PG Certificate

Developing Educational Practice / Advanced Communication Strategies

Cert

15

Compulsory

New

Assessment and Quality Assurance in Clinical Education

Cert

15

Compulsory

New

Planning an Inclusive Curriculum

Cert

15

Compulsory

New

Clinical Education and Digital Cultures

Cert

15

Compulsory

New

PG Diploma

 

 

 

 

Applied Research Methods in Clinical Education

Diploma

15

Core

New: Shared elements with the validated module: PN5604: Applied Research in Health and Social Care

Facilitating Interprofessional Learning

Diploma

15

Compulsory

New

Advanced Clinical Leadership (PH5612)

Diploma

15

Option

Validated for the ACP programme

Simulation in Clinical Education

Diploma

15

Option

New

Evidencing Contemporary Clinical Education Practice

Diploma

15

Option

New

Masters

 

 

 

 

Dissertation (60)

 

Masters

 

60

Core

New

This course can be studied 1 year full-time or 2 years part-time, starting in September.

Year 1

Please note that all modules are subject to change.

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Careers and your future

Graduates of a Masters in Clinical Education go on to be successful in the various education contexts, expanding their pedagogic practice in diverse professional environments. The award can be the springboard for leadership opportunities, in clinical and teaching positions. Encouraged by the research dissertation, some graduates pursue further research, including doctoral theses. The various characteristics of such a programme facilitate your learning because you are provoked by the huge personal commitment that you are undertaking. Together with the content and concepts that challenge, you develop critical thinking and this is a significant transferable skill. A Master’s degree is motivational, for it influences and inspires personal self-confidence that contributes to career success. This may be as a clinical educator within the NHS, further and higher education, and other areas aligned within public and private sector providers.

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UK entry requirements

Minimum of 2:2 Honours degree or equivalent internationally recognised medicine / health professions qualification.*

*Health professional candidates who do not hold an honours degree will be considered on a case-by-case basis, according to professional experience.

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Fees and funding

More information on any additional course-related costs.

Fees quoted are per year and are subject to an annual increase. 

Fees for EU applicants – For entry in 2022/23 academic year, eligible EU applicants will have the same tuition fees as UK students to continue our support during this transition period. These fees will be applied for the duration of the course.

See our fees and funding page for full details of postgraduate scholarships available to Brunel applicants.

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Teaching and Learning

How the course will be delivered

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Assessment and feedback

The programme aims to equip you with the essential skills to be a clinical educator who can adapt to changes in pedagogic practice, and this is reflected in the assessment profile, by enabling you to:

  • Apply educational theories to challenge and support the development of learner competence in health professions in different contexts.
  • Encourage scholarly evaluation, critical analysis and reflection of established practice and initiatives.
  • Design and develop curriculum to ensure equality diversity and inclusivity.
  • Design and appraise assessment modalities, evaluating the validity, reliability, feasibility, acceptability, cost-effectiveness, impact on the learner experience.
  • Design and deliver interprofessional and multiprofessional learning opportunities to reflect diversity of professional practice.
  • Apply contemporary learning technologies in clinical professions education
  • Design research approaches in a discrete area of practice using analytical skills to explore the relationships between educational theory and practice, in order to contribute to the knowledge and practice.

Read our guide on how to avoid plagiarism in your assessments at Brunel.

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