The programme is delivered primarily online, with three scheduled virtual small-group discussion sessions offered in the core module to consolidate learning of topics and key concepts. Our online virtual learning environment includes weekly online discussion forums to further consolidate and extend this learning. All modules contain experience-based assessment activities and students are expected to read widely and critically throughout the programme. Option modules offer face to face online sessions in addition to online activity.
All modules contain a literature-based assessment activity and students are expected to read widely and critically throughout the programme. All modules require written reflections as self-directed task-based activity; there are a number of self-directed tasks which require students to design, implement and evaluate authentic clinical teaching/supervision activities with one or more learners in a range of contexts.
In addition, each of the modules has an assessment task which requires students to review their own practice and suggest changes with a rationale. In the core module this is based on tutor observation of teaching, while in the optional units, this is based on recorded sessions that students self-critique, as well as further teaching observations. We see feedback as a central part of the learning process.
This structure ensures that students can personalise their programme to align with their professional interests and development needs, whilst still meeting the professional standards of two accrediting bodies, AdvanceHE and the Academy of Medical Educators, and those of the GMC.
Students are guided through the course by a calendar of weekly activities, some required, some optional or recommended.
The course comprises one 15-week Core Module*, and a one 15-week Option Module, which students choose from the available Option Modules.
August 2021 entry
- Core Module: 30th August 2021 – 10th December 2021
- Option Modules: 14th February 2022 – 27th May 2022
February 2022 entry
- Core Module: 7th February 2022 – 20th May 2022
- Option Modules: 5th September 2022 – 16th December 2022
August 2022 entry
- Core Module: 29th August 2022 – 9th December 2022
- Option Modules: 13th February 2023 – 26th May 2023