Supporting and delivering staff development is an intrinsic part of many roles in the health care sector. Doctors, dentists, nurses, pharmacists and therapists supervise and mentor junior staff and deliver training sessions to peers. Our practical taught programmes in clinical education are designed to build on your experience and enable you to develop the expertise necessary to develop effective strategies and teaching/training methods that you can use in the workplace.
We are based in the School of Medical Sciences Education Development. The School is host to both the Centre for Excellence in Healthcare Professional Education (CETL4HealthNE) and the Higher Education Academy (HEA) subject centre for medicine, dentistry and veterinary medicine. The CETL4HealthNE is a collaboration of North East universities and health care partners that aims to impact on the professional workforce needs of the modernised NHS. The HEA subject centre is part of a UK-wide initiative supported by the four higher education funding councils to enhance the student learning experience.
Our MClinEd programme offers three separate awards (PGCert, PGDip and MClinEd) and you can choose the award that is most appropriate for you. The programme, accredited by the HEA, is delivered through a combination of: study days: resource-based learning/private study with tutorial support; and work-based assignments including observed teaching. The part-time route is suitable for members of the health professions who have clinical teaching or training responsibilities in the UK. The full-time route is suitable for both UK and international health care professionals who are taking a sabbatical. It is also suitable for fourth-year MB BS or BDS students who are taking an intercalated degree year, and newly qualified health professionals or others who wish to develop an interest in clinical education. If you have appropriate prior-accredited learning, you may be awarded some credit for part of the PGCert.
You can also undertake a research degree, part time or full time, in a topic or issue that matches our research interest. Previous studies have included: patient safety in educational curricula; simulation for medical education and skills training; evaluating clinical teaching; and mentoring schemes for psychiatrists in the North East. Current school projects include eDoctoring and portfolio learning.