Postgraduate taught 

Health-Professions Education / Health-Professions Education (with Research) MSc/MSc (Research)/PgDip/PgCert: Online distance learning

Managing the health professions curriculum MED5393

  • Academic Session: 2023-24
  • School: School of Medicine Dentistry and Nursing
  • Credits: 10
  • Level: Level 5 (SCQF level 11)
  • Typically Offered: Summer
  • Available to Visiting Students: Yes
  • 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.


This course takes place in semester 3 and is made up of lectures and tutorials.

Excluded Courses



Essay relating to the management of a health professions curriculum (50%) - 1800 to 2500 words. (ILOs 1 and 2)

Weekly posts to online discussion forum (50%) - max 4000 words. (ILOs 1, 2 and 3)

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.