Education for Health Professionals PGDip - 2018/9

Awarding body

University of Surrey

Teaching institute

University of Surrey

Framework

FHEQ Levels 6 and 7

Final award and programme/pathway title

PGDip Education for Health Professionals

Subsidary award(s)

Award Title
PGCert Education for Health Professionals

Modes of study

Route code Credits and ECTS Credits
Part-time PSA56011 120 credits and 60 ECTS credits

JACs code

X300

QAA Subject benchmark statement (if applicable)

Education Studies

Other internal and / or external reference points

NA

Faculty and Department / School

Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences - School of Health Sciences

Programme Leader

ROYAL C Ms (Health Sci.)

Date of production/revision of spec

14/11/2018

Educational aims of the programme

  • The PG Diploma will enable suitably qualified Health and Social Care Professionals to develop their leadership and change management knowledge and skills in order to contribute to the continuous development of education provision within their learning and teaching environment. Teachers will be facilitated to evaluate the evidence base underpinning teaching practice and identify areas that would benefit from further research and develop the knowledge and skills in order to audit learning and teaching activities and the learning environment and facilitate necessary change.

Programme learning outcomes

Attributes Developed Awards Ref.
Explore in depth the conceptual models, theories and frameworks that support the provision of educational practice K PGCert, PGDip
Demonstrate in-depth knowledge and understanding through the scholarship of teaching K PGCert, PGDip
Evaluate strategies that will enhance the quality of learning, teaching and assessment K PGCert, PGDip
Demonstrate a systematic understanding of the conceptual models, theories and frameworks that support leadership in the context of educational practice K PGCert, PGDip
Utilise in depth knowledge and critical appraisal skills through research evaluation K PGCert, PGDip
Undertake audit that will enhance the quality of the learning and teaching experience K PGCert, PGDip
Analyse and systematically evaluate the journey of learning for both teacher and student C PGCert, PGDip
Utilise self-directed and autonomous approaches to research and enquiry, generating a deeper understanding of the concepts of learning and teaching C PGCert, PGDip
Critically explore the effectiveness of learning and teaching strategies through the synthesis of innovative approaches C PGCert, PGDip
Be cognisant of the complexities of curriculum design through creativity C PGCert, PGDip
Analyse and evaluate approaches to leadership in order to facilitate the delivery of high quality learning and teaching C PGCert, PGDip
Initiate audit activities that measure effectiveness of learning and teaching C PGCert, PGDip
Critically appraise learning and teaching research through systematic review in order to deliver evidence based learning and identify areas for further research C PGCert, PGDip
Design creative and innovative learning, teaching and assessment strategies to support the development of professional knowledge and practice P PGCert, PGDip
Plan, facilitate and evaluate learning through critical thinking and enquiry P PGCert, PGDip
Utilise a range of resources to effectively manage development of self and others P PGCert, PGDip
Make effective judgements regarding students’ achievements through rigorous assessment processes and feedback P PGCert, PGDip
Design creative and innovative audit activities to enhance the learning environment P PGCert, PGDip
Demonstrate self-direction and originality in dealing with leadership issues in relation to learning and teaching P PGCert, PGDip
Design creative and innovative audit activities to enhance the learning environment P PGCert, PGDip
Demonstrate self-direction and originality in dealing with leadership issues in relation to learning and teaching P PGCert, PGDip
Demonstrate originality in the application of research knowledge and skills to enhance professional teaching & learning practice P PGCert, PGDip
Engage creatively in participative learning techniques, i.e. Problem-based / enquiry-based / action learning, enabling sound judgements to be made in complex and unpredictable situations T PGCert, PGDip
Adopt a critical reflexive stance towards their own practice and its development T PGCert, PGDip
Work collaboratively with colleagues, through team work and leadership, to ensure that resources are managed responsibly T PGCert, PGDip
Become autonomous, utilising professionalism to all aspects of their role whilst effectively communicating and working in partnership with colleagues from a range of disciplines to explore learning T PGCert, PGDip
Show critical awareness of current issues much of which is at the forefront of their academic or professional discipline T PGCert, PGDip

Attributes Developed

C - Cognitive/analytical

K - Subject knowledge

T - Transferable skills

P - Professional/Practical skills

Programme structure

Part-time

This programme is studied part-time over three to five years, consisting of 120 credits at FHEQ level 7. All modules are worth 15 credits with the exception of project, practice based and dissertation modules.

Programme Adjustments (if applicable)

N/A

Modules

Unstructured (3-5 years) - FHEQ Levels 6 and 7

Optional modules for Unstructured (3-5 years) - FHEQ Levels 6 and 7

Students must take all core modules and choose one optional module. Information on CPD modules can be found at: https://www.surrey.ac.uk/healthsciences/professional-development/cpd-modules.htm

Opportunities for placements / work related learning / collaborative activity

Associate Tutor(s) / Guest Speakers / Visiting Academics N
Professional Training Year (PTY) N
Placement(s) (study or work that are not part of PTY) Y Students undertake teaching in their practice area.
Clinical Placement(s) (that are not part of the PTY scheme) N
ERASMUS Study (that is not taken during Level P) N
Study exchange(s) (that are not part of the ERASMUS scheme) N
Dual degree N

Quality assurance

The Regulations and Codes of Practice for taught programmes can be found at:

https://www.surrey.ac.uk/quality-enhancement-standards

Please note that the information detailed within this record is accurate at the time of publishing and may be subject to change. This record contains information for the most up to date version of the programme / module for the 2018/9 academic year.