Newcastle University

School of Medical Education Development

Clinical Education, Master/Postgraduate Diploma/Postgraduate Certificate


School of Psychology

Percy Building

Newcastle Upon Tyne, England

United Kingdom

Program Information

Degrees Offered:

MClinEd.-Master of Clinical Education, Postgraduate Certificate; Postgraduate Diploma

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The Masters in Clinical Education (MClinEd) is a flexible practice-based programme designed for health professionals and others who are involved in or wish to develop an interest in clinical education. The programme has been designed to be compatible with busy clinical jobs that have multiple commitments and competing demands. The modules enable you to explore areas of particular interest or relevance for your own context. The assessments are designed to be practical, useful and relevant to your own workplace or situation. The programme has been designed to enable you to acquire advanced skills and knowledge so that you can contribute effectively to educational practice and the development of clinical education as a discipline. The programme encourages a scholarly approach to the evaluation of established practice and educational initiatives, balancing receptiveness to new ideas with critical analysis. Applicants with appropriate prior-accredited learning can enter the programme at different stages: Postgraduate Certificate (60 credits): you take three 20-credit modules: learning in a professional context; principles and practice of teaching; and understanding curricula. Postgraduate Diploma (120 credits): you take the modules outlined above for the Certificate and three further 20-credit modules from: understanding educational research; current educational issues; special interest; and investigating clinical education. MClinEd part-time route (180 credits): if you enroll for the part-time route you take the modules outlined above for the Diploma and an advanced study module (60 credits) based on a dissertation project. MClinEd full time route (180 credits): You take the modules as outlined above for the part time route, except for the special interest module and you complete your studies in one year (12 months).


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