Modules for course B9BT | MA/MEDP
MA Medical Education Practice

This is a provisional list of modules to be offered on this course in the 2019–20 academic year.

The list may not be complete, and the final course content may be different.

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Year 1 Modules

Compulsory Modules

Semester 1

  • MSE-4014: Curriculum Design (20)
    The indicative content will include: ¿ Sharing an understanding of what constitutes `curriculum¿ ¿ The political / educational context within which curriculum is planned and developed ¿ Debates about the curriculum ¿ eg hidden curricula; contested curricula; national curricula; the role of Professional and Statutory Bodies (PSBs). ¿ Research into curriculum design (both generic and within the health professions) ¿ Models of curriculum design ¿ Linking research on learning and teaching with models of curriculum design ¿ The process of curriculum design ¿ Curriculum design tools eg SPICES (Dundee Medical Education); ALPS (Harvard) Concept Mapping etc ¿ Challenges in designing curricula ¿ flexibility; differing learning styles; differentiation and needs analyses; designing for interaction. ¿ Incorporating C&IT into curriculum design ¿ The principle of constructive alignment in curriculum design
  • MSE-4030: Clinical Teaching Evaluation (20)
    There will be a range of topics covered in the module, drawing on the different settings and roles of the participants. Topics will include: 1. Principles of assessment (purpose, reliability, validity, feasibility, educational impact, standard setting). 2. Assessment of clinical performance (workplace assessment, types of assessment, comparison of methods, examiner training). 3. Choosing assessments (alignment, combining assessments, impact on student learning). 4. Designing assessments (multiple choice questions, clinical exams, blueprinting, setting criteria). 5. Evaluating assessments (item-analysis, institutional factors).
  • MSE-4031: Teaching & Setting Evaluation (20)
    Key Concepts in adult learning theory Learning styles Delivery of teaching Forms of assessment Use of technology Appraisal of clinical teaching in a variety of settings Understand goal of session Understand pedagogic models Evaluate efficacy of session Critical appraisal of session
  • MSE-4032: Technology In Teaching (20)
    Topics will include: Simulation concepts • High and low technology simulations and applications • Understanding the use of simulation technology • Relationship between simulation learning and clinical practice Observing and critical evaluation of simulation teaching • Observation and participation in different simulation methods • Evaluation of teaching methods using simulation • Use of simulation methods to assess clinical skills Learning activities for simulation technology • Planning a simulation session • Analysis of learning outcomes of simulation session Application to educational theory • Literature and practical application • Reflection and action planning: developing your ideas.
  • MSE-4052: Research Skills (30)
  • MSE-4066: Leadership & Teaching (10)

Semester 2

  • MSE-4031: Teaching & Setting Evaluation
    Key Concepts in adult learning theory Learning styles Delivery of teaching Forms of assessment Use of technology Appraisal of clinical teaching in a variety of settings Understand goal of session Understand pedagogic models Evaluate efficacy of session Critical appraisal of session
  • MSE-4032: Technology In Teaching
    Topics will include: Simulation concepts • High and low technology simulations and applications • Understanding the use of simulation technology • Relationship between simulation learning and clinical practice Observing and critical evaluation of simulation teaching • Observation and participation in different simulation methods • Evaluation of teaching methods using simulation • Use of simulation methods to assess clinical skills Learning activities for simulation technology • Planning a simulation session • Analysis of learning outcomes of simulation session Application to educational theory • Literature and practical application • Reflection and action planning: developing your ideas.
  • MSE-4052: Research Skills
  • MSE-4066: Leadership & Teaching

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