Please note that from September 2009 the module/PGA 'Medical Education' is being replaced by a new module/PGA, 'Essentials of Clinical Education'.
Offers a flexible method of learning to meet the educational and development needs of practitioners who are involved in teaching or training students or trainees, whether as individual learners or in groups in any public, private or voluntary health care environment.
This course will enable participants to gain the necessary knowledge and skills to provide sound educational experiences for learners in a clinical environment. Participants will acquire the ability to design, plan and manage learning experiences for groups of trainees or for learners on a one to one basis. The course aims to help practitioners make good use of teaching and learning activities in clinical practice, and to put effective assessment systems into place.
Topics covered will include:
- introduction to teaching
- how to teach a practical skill
- how to give a presentation
- giving feedback on performance
- dealing with problem trainees
- evaluation & planning of a one day course
- on the job teaching
- learning styles & strategies
The course is led by Dr Vinod Patel and is taught by experienced clinicians and leading academics in the field of medical education. Students are assessed for the Award by a written piece of coursework in the form of a portfolio (4,000 words). 20 CATS (Credit Accumulation Transfer Scheme) points are awarded for this PGA.
Many students are interested in taking their studies further. The PGA is an independent course in its own right, but also acts as the first module on the Certificate, Diploma and Masters in Medical Education.