Search results - Becoming a Medical Educator
|Types||Oxford Qualification - Part-time|
|Dates||Mon 10 to Fri 14 Feb 2014|
|Application status||Applications not yet being accepted|
|Course contact||If you have any questions about this course, please email email@example.com or telephone +44(0)1865 286954.|
The Becoming a Medical Educator course is an introduction into the world of current postgraduate medical education. It gives participants a working knowledge of how to design, conduct and evaluate teaching and training for postgraduate clinicians, and how to assess curricula and teaching programmes, in medical and surgical environments.
Offered by Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences and the Department for Continuing Education’s CPD Centre, the taught week is led by Mr Tony Jefferis, Deputy Postgraduate Dean, Oxford School of Surgery, Oxford Deanery, NHS South of England. It features face-to-face seminars, tutorials and surgical simulation, as well as lectures by guest experts.
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"The course is well balanced between the theories and research behind medical education, and practical sessions. Through discussion and practical sessions, I have gained greater understanding of how theories apply and the challenges in putting them into practice."
The Becoming a Medical Educator course equips participants to understand the principles and reasoning behind modern training and assessment methods, and provides training in the skills needed to embark on a career pathway where roles as an educator and trainer form an important part.
The course provides the opportunity to learn more about and discuss the following topics:
- Theory of adult learning, especially those relevant to medicine and surgery
- The value of different teaching methods
- Simulation in training
- Principles of valid assessment, including summative assessments and appraisal
- Design of syllabi and assessment for doctors and surgeons in training
- The principles behind curriculum development.
Class sizes are kept small to allow full interaction with tutors. Study before and after the course is supported by a rich virtual learning environment.
This year's guest speakers include:
- Anthony Bradlow, Head of the Oxford School of Medicine, Oxford Deanery
- Ashok Handa, Reader in Surgery, University of Oxford
- Adrian Stokes, Director of Continuing Professional Development, University of Oxford Department for Continuing Eudcaiton
- Richard Canter, Head of the School of Surgery, Severn Deanery
- Jill Fresen, Senior Learning Technologist, IT Services, University of Oxford
This course can be taken:
- as a 5 day short course (for credit or not for credit)
- as part of the MSc in Surgical Science and Practice
This course will be held at the Department for Continuing Education, Rewley House, Oxford, and the John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford.
Mr Tony Jefferis
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The course aims to:
- Give participants the tools to enhance their own practice by helping them learn some core educational skills
- Help them develop an improved understanding of the concepts underpinning current educational practice
- Enable them to improve the practice of others and help them contribute to others' professional development
- Help them appreciate the wider educational landscape and its potential
- Enhance participants' practice and understanding, working towards improving patient care.
By the end of the course participants will be able to:
- Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of their own and others' differing teaching and learning preferences
- Display an understanding of the principles and processes influencing education especially as they relate to medical education and training
- Show an appreciation of the uses and potential of technology in clinical learning and assessment
- Demonstrate relevant practical skills of teaching, assessment and feedback
- Have engaged in a project which demonstrates their potential to learn and master a new subject.
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Short course participants who do not wish to undertake the assessed work required for academic credit but who do satisfy the course attendance requirements will receive a Certificate of Attendance. The pdf sample above is an illustration only, and the wording will reflect the course and dates attended.
Those successfully completing the couse for credit can apply to receive a CATS point transcript.
Assessment will be based on submission of a set written assignment, not exceeding 4,000 words.
Those wishing to may apply to take the course with accreditation. The University of Oxford Department for Continuing Education offers Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS) points for the course. Participants attending at least 75% of the taught course and successfully completing assessed assignments are eligible to earn credit equivalent to 20 CATS-equivalent points which may be counted towards a postgraduate qualification.
Accommodation is available at the Rewley House Residential Centre, within the Department for Continuing Education, in central Oxford. The comfortable, en-suite, study-bedrooms are rated 4-star, and come with free high-speed internet access and TV. Guests can take advantage of the excellent dining facilities and common room bar, where they may relax and network with others on the programme.
The course fee includes tuition, course materials, refreshments and a three course lunch on each day of the course.
Please see the MSc in Surgical Science and Practice page for more information regarding module fees when taking this course as a part of the MSc Programme.
Details of funding opportunities including grants, bursaries and scholarships are available here.
- Programme Fee
- For students enrolled on the MSc: £1575.00
- Stand-alone short course fee: £1890.00
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How to apply
This course is part of the MSc in Surgical Science and Practice. If you would like to apply for the MSc in Surgical Science and Practice please visit the programme page.
To apply for a module as a short course please use the documents below.
Applications deadline: 27 January 2014
Places on the course are limited, so early application is strongly recommended. Completed applications must have been received fourteen days before the course starts.
- Your application can only be fully considered when an application form is supplied complete with payment or purchase order number
- Please note no payments are processed until a student has been accepted onto the course
- Your application will require a copy of your CV, and if you wish to take the course for credit, a reference.
Once we have received your completed application it will be considered by the admissions panel.
If your chosen course is full it is possible to submit a completed application form which, if successful, will be added to the waiting list. You will then be given the opportunity to attend should a place become available.
If you would like to discuss your application or any part of the application process before applying please contact:
Tel: +44 (0)1865 286954 - Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Sorry, this course is not currently accepting applications. If you have any questions about this course, please use the course enquiry form.