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Course Level:Postgraduate
Next Start Date: September 2023
Duration: 1 Year
Campus Location: Bedford Campus
Attendance: Block delivery

About the course

This course enables you to develop and evidence your competence as a clinical educator. It combines face-to-face, on-line and practice based learning opportunities (through peer observation). The course explores approaches to teaching, learning and assessment in both university and practice settings.

Busy medical professionals who wish to increase and develop their knowledge want courses that are flexible and adaptable, and this PgCert fulfils that need.

Each unit combines focused study days that range over a three month period, with interactive online learning and supported self-directed study.

You will have opportunities to concentrate on your work-related professional progression, develop a critical, analytic and reflective attitude to medical and healthcare education, and grow as a medical educator and leader.

The campus where this course is taught

Units

  • Clinical Education In Practice (MEC003-6) Compulsory
  • Educational Perspectives For The Workplace (MEC004-6) Optional
  • Understanding Learning In The Workplace (MEC014-6) Optional

The assessment strategy for the course combines formative and summative elements, i.e. assessment for learning and assessment of learning. It is designed to foster strong links between learning on the course and the lived realities of medical and healthcare educators working in Higher and Professional education contexts. It is also designed to enable you to evidence your competence as a medical or healthcare educator, in order to satisfy requirements of professional bodies and regulators. The choice of assessments is determined on the basis of their fitness for purpose i.e. to evidence achievement of unit learning outcomes at Level 7. However, they also rehearse writing for a range of academic purposes; an early assessment point in the core unit is designed to rehearse writing in the reflective genre and Harvard referencing conventions. Later assessments move to writing in the academic genre, within the traditions of the social sciences. Increasing emphasis is placed on academic literacy and the ability to present complex ideas coherently with reference to appropriate literature. Plentiful opportunities are built in to the course to rehearse these skills, e.g. exercises in problematizing, practice in assessing exemplars of actual (anonymised) assignments, using the criteria we use on the course. By modelling and analysing best practice in educational assessment, we hope students will gain confidence and skills in critiquing, using and developing their own approaches to assessment. The assessments for the core unit (Medical Education in Practice) focus on your own approaches to teaching, learning and assessment. Formative teaching observations provide opportunities for a sustained professional dialogue. The final summative assessment takes the form of a teaching portfolio. The assessments for the core unit move you from writing in the reflective genre to the academic. In the second unit, formative assessment opportunities arise around the collaborative peer group work that leads to the student presentation. You will also have opportunities to produce detailed plans for your academic paper (Contemporary Educational Perspectives) or case study (Work Based Learning) and received feedback on these. You will always receive feedback on written work within 15 working days.

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  • Simulation labs for real life scenarios

 

Entry Requirements

Applicants should have a good undergraduate degree at Honours level, or equivalent.

To apply for a place on a postgraduate course (MA/MSc/MBA) at the University of Bedfordshire you should have a good first degree and the required English language qualification

Find out more about specific entry requirements for your country

To apply for a postgraduate degree (MA/MSc/MBA/LLM) at the University of Bedfordshire you should have a good honours degree (or equivalent qualification) in an appropriate subject from a recognised university or HE institution.

We will also consider candidates with other relevant qualifications or appropriate work experience.

You also need to have the required English language qualification

Contact your country’s International Admissions Team for more information.

 

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Entry Requirements


Applicants should have a good undergraduate degree at Honours level, or equivalent.


To apply for a place on a postgraduate course (MA/MSc/MBA) at the University of Bedfordshire you should have a good first degree and the required English language qualification

Find out more about specific entry requirements for your country


To apply for a postgraduate degree (MA/MSc/MBA/LLM) at the University of Bedfordshire you should have a good honours degree (or equivalent qualification) in an appropriate subject from a recognised university or HE institution.

We will also consider candidates with other relevant qualifications or appropriate work experience.

You also need to have the required English language qualification

Contact your country’s International Admissions Team for more information.

 


This course enhances your ability to take on more senior educational roles within your current place of employment.

The course enables you to adopt a critical stance to your own and others’ educational practice and to propose ways to enhance student and trainee learning experiences.

You may wish to continue your academic studies. The next steps
are the Diploma and Masters in Medical Education.

Fees and funding

The standard fee for a Postgraduate Certificate for the Academic Year 2021/22 is £2,750.

Alternatively if you have any questions around fees and funding, please email admission@beds.ac.uk

Scholarship Available

The University of Bedfordshire is proud of its alumni and is delighted to offer a tuition fee discount for those who choose to continue or return to the University for on campus Postgraduate level studies.

We offer a 20% discount on full and part-time Masters courses to those who were successful in completing an Honours Degree with the University of Bedfordshire, DMU’s Bedford campus or the University of Luton.

The standard fee for a Postgraduate Certificate for the Academic Year 2021/22 is £2,750.

Alternatively if you have any questions around fees and funding, please email admission@beds.ac.uk

Fees and funding


The standard fee for a Postgraduate Certificate for the Academic Year 2021/22 is £2,750.

Alternatively if you have any questions around fees and funding, please email admission@beds.ac.uk

Scholarship Available

The University of Bedfordshire is proud of its alumni and is delighted to offer a tuition fee discount for those who choose to continue or return to the University for on campus Postgraduate level studies.

We offer a 20% discount on full and part-time Masters courses to those who were successful in completing an Honours Degree with the University of Bedfordshire, DMU’s Bedford campus or the University of Luton.


The standard fee for a Postgraduate Certificate for the Academic Year 2021/22 is £2,750.

Alternatively if you have any questions around fees and funding, please email admission@beds.ac.uk

Extra Costs

Find out more about additional costs while studying at Bedfordshire. Click here.

How to Apply

UK students applying for most postgraduate degrees at the University of Bedfordshire should apply direct using our admissions form

International students applying for a full-time postgraduate degree at the University of Bedfordshire should apply direct using our admissions form or via our representatives in your home country. You can also apply online

Find out more about how to apply as an International student

International students applying for a full-time postgraduate degree at the University of Bedfordshire should apply direct using our admissions form or via our representatives in your home country. You can also apply online

Find out more about how to apply as an International student

How to Apply


UK students applying for most postgraduate degrees at the University of Bedfordshire should apply direct using our admissions form


International students applying for a full-time postgraduate degree at the University of Bedfordshire should apply direct using our admissions form or via our representatives in your home country. You can also apply online

Find out more about how to apply as an International student


International students applying for a full-time postgraduate degree at the University of Bedfordshire should apply direct using our admissions form or via our representatives in your home country. You can also apply online

Find out more about how to apply as an International student