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  • Tuition Fee:
  • Local: $ 7.83k / Year
  • Foreign: $ 16.1k / Year
  • Languages of instruction:
  • English

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    This 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 provides you with opportunities to develop your teaching skills and to adopt a scholarly approach to clinical education. It enables you to acquire the expertise necessary for effective clinical education in the context of your own educational roles, responsibilities and interests. The programme is accredited by the Higher Education Academy (HEA) and if you successfully complete the PGCert you are eligible to become a registered Fellow of the HEA.

    Applicants with appropriate prior-accredited learning can enter the programme at different stages:

    PGCert (60 credits): you take three 20-credit modules, typically: learning in a professional context; principles and practice of teaching; and understanding curricula.

    PGDip (120 credits): you take the modules outlined above for the Certificate and three further 20-credit modules from a list that may include: understanding educational research; utilising technology in clinical education; current educational issues; special interest; and investigating clinical education.

    MClinEd part-time route (180 credits): if you enrol 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).

    The course is delivered through a combination of study days; resource-based learning/private study with tutorial support; and work-based assignments. The mix of these methods varies with each module, reflecting the learning outcomes.

    Compulsory modules
    * MED8058 Principles and Practice of Teaching
    * MED8060 Learning in a Professional Context
    * MED8061 Understanding Curricula
    * MED8063 Investigating Clinical Education
    * MED8064 Understanding Educational Research
    * MED8066 Advanced Study Module

    Optional modules
    You will take further modules to a value of 20 credits from the following:

    * MED8062 Current Educational Issues
    * MED8067 Utilising Technology in Clinical Education


    UK requirements for international applications

    Universities in the United Kingdom use a centralized system of undergraduate application: University and College Admissions Service (UCAS). It is used by both domestic and international students. Students have to register on the UCAS website before applying to the university. They will find all the necessary information about the application process on this website. Some graduate courses also require registration on this website, but in most cases students have to apply directly to the university. Some universities also accept undergraduate application through Common App (the information about it could be found on universities' websites).

    Both undergraduate and graduate students may receive three types of responses from the university. The first one, “unconditional offer” means that you already reached all requirements and may be admitted to the university. The second one, “conditional offer” makes your admission possible if you fulfill some criteria – for example, have good grades on final exams. The third one, “unsuccessful application” means that you, unfortunately, could not be admitted to the university of you choice.

    All universities require personal statement, which should include the reasons to study in the UK and the information about personal and professional goals of the student and a transcript, which includes grades received in high school or in the previous university.


    University requirements


    Program requirements

    An undergraduate degree, or equivalent qualification, in a healthcare profession.You must already have relevant experience of clinical teaching, be working in a job where you will be involved in clinical education for the duration of the programme and demonstrate that you have sufficient post-registration clinical experience to be able to benefit from the programme. Those wishing to study the Teaching Methods module must be working within the Northern NHS deanery.PGDip applicants must have completed the PGCert. MClinEd applicants must have completed the PGDip.Applicants whose first language is not English must have IELTS 7.0 (with a minimum of IELTS 7.0 in all sub-sections), Pearson's PTE Academic Test 69 or equivalent. English Language Requirements IELTS band: 7 IMPORTANT NOTE: Since April 2014 the ETS tests (including TOEFL and TOEIC) are no longer accepted for Tier 4 visa applications to the United Kingdom. The university might still accept these tests to admit you to the university, but if you require a Tier 4 visa to enter the UK and begin your degree programme, these tests will not be sufficient to obtain your Visa. The IELTS test is most widely accepted by universities and is also accepted for Tier 4 visas to the UK- learn more.
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