The University of Glasgow

Health Professions Education/Health-Professions Education (with Research)

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Rank: 19 (The Complete University Guide)

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Study mode distance learning (part-time)

Degree: Masters

Start Date: 2021/09/01

Duration: 30 months

Intl fees: £15000


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Online learning at the University of Glasgow allows you to benefit from the outstanding educational experience that we are renowned for, without having to relocate to our campus.Today's health professionals must keep up-to-date with technology, personalised care and ever-shifting policies and budgets. If you're keen to deliver ongoing training and development for your colleagues, our health professions education programme will help you advance your career.WHY THIS PROGRAMME

  • 1st in the UK for Medicine (Complete University Guide 2021).
  • Our online health professions education programme is designed for professionals working in clinical roles who are looking for a teaching, management or research-based career in health education.
  • Run by the School of Medicine, Dentistry & Nursing, one of the largest, most prestigious medical schools in Europe, you would be studying at the heart of a unique network for contemporary medical thinking.
  • The models of teaching and assessment on this programme are taught by our world-class faculty who follow standards set by the General Medical Council.
  • Academic research informs the strategies of NHS Education Scotland and other regulatory bodies.
  • This Health-Professions Education distance learning programme is especially designed for working professionals wishing to develop specialist skills and apply beneficial clinical practices in practice.
  • Our online Health Professions Education programme offers you the flexibility to take one of two research routes from the second year.
  • Using practical, collaborative peer exercises, we will help you to develop the necessary confidence and specialist skills.
PROGRAMME STRUCTUREYear 1 (PgCert)3 x 20 credit core coursesYear 2 (PgDip)3 x 20 credit compulsory courses in year 1, 6 x 10 credit compulsory courses in year 2Year 3 (MSc / MSc (with Research))3 x 20 credit compulsory courses in year 1, 6 x 10 credit compulsory courses in year 2, 1 x 60 credit dissertation in year 3During the first year, there are three compulsory courses, worth 60 credits in total. Then, in the second year, students will choose two courses from each of the three blocks. These courses are 10 credits each, so overall worth 60 credits.In the third year, students will undertake a dissertation, worth 60 credits. There are two different options for this:
  • On the MSc HPE programme, the dissertation will require a systematic review, synthesis and critique of the literature, to produce a policy document, a set of practitioner guidelines, or a new theoretical model
  • On the MSc HPE (with Research), the dissertation will be a standard report of empirical research, incorporating a critical literature review, methodology, analysis and interpretation of findings, and conclusions drawn
Throughout each course you will be assessed in a variety of ways which could include essays, discussions, blogs, online presentations, interactive quizzes, assignments or group work. Details of these assignments are found in your induction.The duration of this programme is 2.5 years - 6 years taken on a part-time basis. For details on full-time options request more information to speak to an admissions representative.Core and Optional CoursesYear 1: PgCert, PgDip and MScLEARNING IN HEALTH PROFESSIONSASSESSMENT IN HEALTH PROFESSIONSTEACHING IN HEALTH PROFESSIONSYear 2: PgDip and MScBlock 1 (select two):CURRICULUM APPROACHES AND DESIGNTEACHING AND ASSESSMENT OF CLINICAL SKILLSEVIDENCE IN EDUCATION RESEARCH*Block 2 (select two):SIMULATION IN HEALTH PROFESSIONS EDUCATIONEVALUATION OF COURSES AND CURRICULADESIGNING EDUCATION RESEARCH*Block 3 (select two):MANAGING THE HEALTH PROFESSIONS CURRICULUMLEADERSHIP IN HEALTH PROFESSIONS EDUCATIONGOVERNANCE AND ETHICS IN EDUCATION RESEARCH*Year 3: MScDISSERTATION IN HEALTH PROFESSIONS EDUCATIONRESEARCH DISSERTATION IN HEALTH PROFESSIONS EDUCATION*


Entry requirements

To be accepted to this programme, you must have: A medical, dental, or nursing degree from an institution recognised by the University Court; or a recognised degree from another appropriate health profession; 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. When submitting your application, please include: A Curriculum Vitae AND A supporting statement.

Language qualifications

IELTS: 6.5 (no sub less than 6)

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About this university

International students

Students travel from around the world to study at the university and its website has country-specific information available. The International Student Support Team is a dedicated advisory service to help students on a range of subjects including immigration, finding employment and dealing with financial matters. For those to whom English isn’t a first language there is also English language courses available through the University Language Centre who also provide language support during the length of study. Student life is organised differently at Glasgow than many universities meaning there isn’t a single student association but rather a number covering different areas. There are two separate student’s unions, dating from the times when one was for male students and the other for female, called the Glasgow University Union (GUU) and the Queen Margaret Union (QMU). There is also a Students Representative Council that is the legal body representing students’ interests in the university and in wider terms. The two unions organise a number of social and cultural groups and events including providing facilities for debating, dining, socialising and meeting rooms. Sports are handled by the Glasgow University Sports Association (GUSA) that operates both sports clubs as well as fitness classes and drop in sessions.

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