This suite of three year-long part-time programmes is for all health professionals involved in the education and training of undergraduates and postgraduates. Each year is self-contained and a qualification is obtained after each year: Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PG Cert) in year one, Postgraduate Diploma (PG Dip) in year two; and, Masters (MEd) in year three.
You need a first degree or equivalent professional qualification, proficient English and satisfactory references.
Those who apply are normally employed in the health service or otherwise involved with the training of health professionals. To undertake the Diploma, satisfactory completion of the Certificate or an equivalent course is required. Similarly, entry onto the Masters requires completion of the Diploma or equivalent. Please contact us if you think you may have equivalent qualifications.
We accept a range of qualifications.
English language support - before your course starts
The University offers Presessional English courses for students whose IELTS score does not meet the entry requirements. If you successfully attend one of these courses you won’t need to retake IELTS.
English language support - during your studies
BIA provides free English language services to international students who are currently studying on undergraduate or postgraduate courses at the University of Birmingham. Services include Open-access English classes, online self-assessment, online materials through CANVAS, email answers to quick questions and individual one to one tutorials. For a small fee, BIA also offers classes for partners of international postgraduate students and staff, social events including day trips and HOST visits.
This part-time programme is designed for health professionals involved in teaching at all levels, the PGCert allows you to develop your knowledge of theory and practice in teaching and learning. The PGDip and MEd focus on your skills as a researcher in education.
Module information for the PGCert, PGDip and MEd programmes
PGCert Programme Modules
Module 1: Teaching and Learning for Health Professionals
Module 2: Assessment for Health Professionals
Module 3: Developing and Sustaining a Curriculum for Health Professionals
PGDip Programme Modules
Module 1: Reviewing Education for Health Professionals – What’s out there?
Module 2: Researching Education for Health Professionals
Module 3: Project in Education for Health Professionals
Masters Programme Modules
All students will be required to complete a dissertation in ‘Education for Health Professionals’
Education for Health Professionals - Disseration
Students are usually already employed in the NHS or other Health organisations such as universities and the military. The PG Certificate is HEA accredited, so on successful completion of the course, students are able to apply for professional recognition as Fellows of the Higher Education Academy. Currently the HEA are charging for this widely recognised teaching qualification: see http://www.heacademy.ac.uk/professional-recognition. The Diploma and Masters are research-based so suitable for those who would like to develop an academic component to their work.
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