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What makes the Masters in Health Professions Education at Worcester special?

Are you actively involved in facilitating the education and development of others? Are you a teacher in health or social care, either as a practitioner or manager? Are you looking to expand and enhance the theoretical and practical foundation of your teaching? Then this is the masters programme for you.

This is a postgraduate programme of study that can be taken flexibly according to your professional commitments and is designed to support you as you reflect on and develop your practice, whether in the UK or Internationally. Graduates from this programme will become leaders in their field, able to respond imaginatively to rapidly changing and challenging workplaces.

 

Key features

  • Mapped to the Academy of Medical Educators Professional Standards framework, completion of this award will enable you to demonstrate your fitness to practice as an educator, for UK revalidation purposes.
  • Taught by practicing clinicians with over 20 years experience as faculty developers.
  • A practical course aimed specifically to refresh and enhance your teaching practice.
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Entry requirements

What qualifications will you need?

Entry requirements

You need to be a healthcare professional in active practice, or eligible to be so, with access to learners and educational environments.

You will have a first degree (or equivalent), and will have studied at an English medium university in the UK or Internationally (or have a current IELTS certificate score of 7.5 or above).

Other information

If you have any questions about entry requirements, please contact the Admissions Office on 01905 855111 or email admissions@worc.ac.uk for advice.

Further information about the UCAS Tariff can be obtained from http://www.ucas.com   

Course content

What will you study?

Here is an overview of current modules available on this course. Regular updates may mean that exact module titles may differ.

Teaching and facilitating learning in health professions education

This module addresses the essential features of teaching and learning in the clinical setting. It draws on the principles of adult learning and is aimed at supporting healthcare teachers as they engage in facilitating the educational journey of others.

Assessment of learning in health professions education

Here you will look at the evidence to ensure assessment is robust, valid and reliable and how to balance compassionate, safe and effective patient care whilst developing competent healthcare professionals.

Designing and planning learning in health professions education

The module content covers the principles of curriculum design and evaluation including models and research evidence. Sessions will cover situational analysis and the alignment of teaching and learning activities with outcomes.

Teaching in the clinical setting in health professions education

In this you will develop a reflective portfolio organised around the GMC/Academy Of Medical Educators standards for revalidation.

Management and leadership in health professions education

Content includes defining and discussing leadership attributes, courageous conversations, managing change, developing resilient individuals and teams and teaching professionalism.

Negotiated learning in health professions education

In this module you will select a topic of your choice with mode of study and assessment designed by you.

Research Methodology in Clinical Education

This is delivered entirely on-line for study at a time and place convenient to you.

Dissertation

Your chance to carry out extended piece of research or evaluation on a topicof your choice.

Teaching and Assessment

How will you be taught?

Teaching is in small groups with exploration and guided self direction a key strategy.

Assessment is portfolio based.

Careers

Where could it take you?

Successful completion will enable you to successfully support and guide the educational development of others working in healthcare and allied disciplines

Costs

How much will it cost?

Tuition fees

The fees are £750 per 15 credit module.

Current fees can be found within the tuition fees document on our figure out finances page.

Postgraduate Loans

The Government will provide a loan of up to £10,000 per student for postgraduate Masters study. It will be at your own discretion whether the loan is used towards fees, maintenance or other costs.

For full details visit our postgraduate loans page.

Accommodation

Finding the right accommodation is paramount to your university experience, and our welcoming student communities are great places to live and study.

We have over 1,000 rooms across our halls, 358 of which were new in 2009. We offer halls of residence to suit every budget and need, from our 'Traditional Hall' at £94 per week to the £153 per week 'En-suite Extra'.

For full details visit our accommodation page.

Apply

How do you apply?

To apply contact our Admissions Office on 01905 855111 or via admissions@worc.ac.uk.

Get in touch

If you have any questions, please get in touch. We're here to help you every step of the way.

Admissions office

01905 855111
admissions@worc.ac.uk  

Programme leader

Professor Kay Mohanna
k.mohanna@worc.ac.uk