Please note: there may be some adjustments to the teaching arrangements published in the course catalogue for 2020-21. Given current circumstances related to the Covid-19 pandemic it is anticipated that some usual arrangements for teaching on campus will be modified to ensure the safety and wellbeing of students and staff on campus; further adjustments may also be necessary, or beneficial, during the course of the academic year as national requirements relating to management of the pandemic are revised.

Managing the health professions curriculum MED5393

  • Academic Session: 2021-22
  • School: School of Medicine Dentistry and Nursing
  • Credits: 10
  • Level: Level 5 (SCQF level 11)
  • Typically Offered: Summer
  • Available to Visiting Students: Yes
  • Available to Erasmus Students: No
  • Taught Wholly by Distance Learning: Yes

Short Description

In this course, students will learn about key issues in the management of a health professions curriculum and how these are impacted by factors such as institutional policies. Students will be encouraged to reflect on their personal and professional practice in relation to policy and governance.

Timetable

tbc (distance-learning)

Requirements of Entry

Applicants should normally possess a medical, dental, or nursing degree from an institution recognised by the University Court; or a recognised degree from another appropriate health profession; they should ideally be employed in a relevant professional context. Applications will also be considered from individuals with other relevant degree qualifications (such as a BSc in a biomedical science), who are, or aspire to be, employed in the education of health professionals.

 

For applicants undertaking this course as part of the PGDip/Msc HPE or PGDip/MSc HPER, they would normally be expected to have completed the following courses successfully: Learning in Health Professions; Teaching in Health Professions; and Assessment in Health Professions.

Excluded Courses

MED5135

Assessment

Assignment relating to the management of a health professions curriculum (75%)

Contribution to online discussion (25%)

Course Aims

This course aims to give students the opportunity to:

1. Develop their understanding of key issues in the management of a health professions curriculum and how these are impacted by various internal and external factors;

2. Critically reflect on relevant personal and professional practice.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

By the end of this course students will be able to:

 

1. Critically discuss and evaluate key management issues in a health professions curriculum, taking account of the specific curriculum approach and/or model, the various stakeholders in the curriculum, and governance issues.

2. Critically evaluate the impact of educational and institutional policies on design and delivery of health professions education.

3. Critically reflect on personal and professional practice in relation to policy and governance.

Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits

Students must submit at least 75% by weight of the components (including examinations) of the course's summative assessment.