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MD962 - Essentials of Clinical Education

  • Module code: MD962
  • Module name: Essentials of Clinical Education
  • Department: WMS, Postgraduate Taught & CPD
  • Credit: 20

Content and teaching | Assessment | Availability

Module content and teaching

Principal aims

The aim of this module is to enable students to begin to develop their understanding of education in the field of clinical practice, and to begin to apply that understanding in the workplace. It is intended to be the introductory module to the Masters in Medical Education, and is designed to build the foundations on which other modules can build.

Principal learning outcomes

Students will be able to: Demonstrate an understanding of key theories regarding how students learn with particular reference to clinical settings and the education and training needs of professionals within the NHS; Demonstrate an understanding of the role and professional values of the clinician educator; Demonstrate an understanding of the role of Information technology to support learning; Demonstrate a critical, questioning and analytical approach to key theories and research; Demonstrate effective planning for, and use of, at least one of the following educational approaches with particular reference to their subject area and to the level of the target student audience; Large group presentation; Seminar/small group teaching; One-to-one teaching - planned and opportunistic; Demonstrate the ability to assess and give feedback to students; Evaluate (describe, analyse and justify) their own practice as a clinical teacher and demonstrate the ability to respond effectively to evaluative criticism of teaching; Demonstrate personal development planning as a clinician educator.

Timetabled teaching activities

5 Days

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Module assessment

Assessment group Assessment name Percentage
20 CATS (Module code: MD962-20)
A1 (Assessed work only) Assessed Course Work 100%

Module availability

This module is available on the following courses:

  • Masters in Medical Education (B9XD) - Year 2
  • Masters in Medical Education (B9XD) - Year 3
  • Masters in Medical Education (B9XD) - Year 4
  • Masters in Medical Education (B9XD) - Year 5
  • Masters in Medical Education (B9XD) - Year 6
Optional Core


  • MSc in Medical Leadership (B91G) - Year 2
  • MSc in Medical Leadership (B91G) - Year 3