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E-Modules for Trainers

Our e-learning Educational Media and Technologies and Assessing Learning modules from the Postgraduate Certificate in Medical Education can be studied individually as standalone courses.

They will improve understanding of educational principles and approaches and enhance the ability to apply them in context. The courses will appeal to educational supervisors, clinical supervisors and trainers, as well as those who are looking for a quality, accredited experience in a specific area.

Each course is facilitated by online tutors and features interactive discussions with other students. The CATS points from these short courses can be used towards the total 60 CATS required for the Postgraduate Certificate. The CATS points must be used within three years.

Credits

10 CATS (reference: PPNDMLEA)

Dates

7-17 April 2019

Cost

£700

Assessment

  • formative: tutor and peer feedback
  • summative: assignment task linked to individual practice.

Aim

To undertake a critical evaluation of the purpose, design, application and interpretation of a range of assessment methods available to clinical educators:

  • assessment principles and frameworks
  • methods and approaches for assessing learning
  • strategies for improving workplace assessments.

Learning outcomes

On completion of this module you will be able to:

  • critically analyse the factors influencing the processes and outcomes of assessment
  • evaluate new approaches to address specific assessment issues within clinical environments
  • appraise strategies for improving the reliability and validity of differing assessment methods and apply strategies for improvement
  • critically analyse the design, use and application of a range of assessment methods
  • analyse a specific assessment method within a healthcare environment, and apply the principles of assessment to develop and justify strategies for improvement.

Methods of learning and teaching

  • a variety of in-text activities and on-line group interactions
  • critical reflection on assessment experiences
  • engaging with literature on assessment theory, research and good practice
  • independent study and reading.

Indicative content

  • assessment type, functions and role
  • developing assessments (eg blueprinting, timing and frequency)
  • Assessment principles:
  • validity
  • reliability
  • educational impact
  • acceptability
  • assessment approaches:
    • written assessments (eg essays and projects, MCQ and EMQs)
    • workplace-based assessments (eg mCEX, CbD, MSF).

Credits

20 CATS (reference: PPNDMLEA)

Dates

3 January-28 February 2019

Cost

£700

Assessment

  • formative: tutor and peer feedback
  • summative: assignment – production of an interactive workbook and justification.

Aim

To provide you with the skills to design, develop and critically analyse educational media and technologies in order to enhance the learning-teaching process.

  • educational design principles
  • practical applications
  • development of learning resources
  • technical innovations in clinical education.

Learning outcomes

On completion of this module you will be able to:

  • critically analyse the educational and technological appropriateness of different types of educational media and technologies
  • select instructional media for appropriate learning tasks by considering relevant educational and technological principles
  • apply educational theories to the design of a variety of instructional media for the effective delivery of educational messages.

Methods of learning and teaching

  • a variety of in-text activities and online group activities, for example
    • discussion group sessions analysing media design principles and uses
    • engaging with literature on media design theory, research and good practice
    • assignment task linked to practice.

Indicative content

  • educational media as instructional text, audio, video, computer mediated, anatomical models and simulators
  • role and purposes of educational media
  • learning theory to inform media use and design
  • technologies to support learning eg multimedia, managed learning environments, student response systems
  • media design and development.

Entry requirements

Applicants should possess a good first degree or  a professionol or other qualification acceptable to Cardiff University in a relevant discipline.

Applicants whose first language is not English must meet the University's English Language requirements.

How to apply

Completed applications must be received at least four weeks before each module starts.

Applications should be made directly to the school using a Cardiff University Postgraduate Application Form. Please use the 'Postal Application Pack'.

When completing the form, list the module(s) that you would like to study in the 'Title of Taught Programme' box.

Completed forms for sessional modules can be emailed to medicaleducation@cardiff.ac.uk. You will also need to send a copy of a degree certificate and proof of English Language if necessary.