Newcastle University

Medical Education Programme Module Information

The Programme has a modular structure and is based on academic credits. Credits are accrued for each successfully completed module, and build into one of three qualifications:

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Certificate in Medical Education 60 credits

All modules are worth 20 credits.

Please see the link below to information on the three modules.

The face-to-face course is part-time and based around nine study days, which are spread throughout the year. These are supported by 2 1/2 hour group tutorials (1 per module) and assignments, self-directed learning and assignments.

The e-learning Certificate is part-time and is based around three modules, each of which runs for between 11 and 12 weeks.  Students on both the face-to-face and the e-learning programme complete the same assignments.

The module content on the e-learning and face-to-face programmes is the same - it is just the mode of delivery that differs.

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Diploma in Medical Education 60 credits

All modules are worth 20 credits

Please see the link below to information on the three modules.

The course is part-time and based around nine study days, and one group tutorial each for the Scholarship in Medical Education and Advancing Teaching and Learning modules, which are spread throughout the year.  These are supported, where appropriate (where assessment is coursework-based, other than the poster component of Advancing Teaching and Learning), by individual surgeries to discuss your assignment with an academic (approx 45 mins per module), self-directed learning and assignments.

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Master of Medical Education 60 credits

This module is worth 60 credits

  • Advanced Study Module.

The majority of this module is undertaken through self-directed learning with tutorial support from a project supervisor. This approach is appropriate to the level of independence in learning and subject specialisation required by this module.

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Master of Medical Education Full-Time


As a Full-Time student you will study alongside Part-Time students who will be at varying stages of the course because they take the programme over 3-5 years. Students may include doctors of all grades and specialties, dentists, nurses and other professionals involved in health care education.

 

Booking Teaching Sessions (session booking system)

This section is not relevant for students on the e-learning Certificate.

There will be a number of different teaching sessions taking place throughout the year.  Some sessions are set dates and you will be booked onto these by the programme administration.  However, for many other sessions you will be able to choose which day you attend from a number of options. 

You will be asked to book yourself onto your sessions through our Learning Support Environment.  You will be given information on how to do this at induction.

Diploma module Utilising Technology in Clinical Education is an e-learning module so it has no attendance requirements.  The information below therefore does not apply to this module.

Study Days

For the Diploma and Masters modules the study days are set days.  For each of the Certificate modules; Teaching and Learning in the Classroom, Teaching and Learning in the Workplace, and Understanding Programmes of Learning; you will have a choice of six options for each study day.

You need to book yourself onto one option for each study day – for example, just book one of the six options for Teaching and Learning in the Classroom Day One.

For Certificate students, we ask you to provide us with your study day choices for semester one prior to induction, and the programme administration will book you onto these.  However, your semester two study days should be booked by yourself through the Learning Support Environment.  The system will open for you to book sessions in late September.

Tutorials

 

The three Certificate modules, and the Scholarship in Medical Education and Advancing Teaching and Learning modules, all have group tutorials. There will be a number of date options to choose from and you are entitled to book one group tutorial per module.

Surgeries

Unlike study days, tutorials and seminars; which are mandatory; surgeries are optional sessions for you to discuss your assignments with an academic on the programme team.  You do not have to book them but we highly recommend that you do.

The Certificate modules do not have surgeries - you will instead use your group tutorials to discuss your assignment with an academic. The same applies to the Scholarship in Medical Education and Advancing Teaching and Learning Diploma modules. The two optional Diploma modules and the Masters module all have surgeries.

Diploma surgeries last three quarters of an hour and can either be phone or face-to-face.  Masters surgeries last an hour and can be either phone or face-to-face.

You are entitled to one surgery for each module that contains them.