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Clinical Education (Online Learning) MSc

Clinical Education (Online Learning) MSc

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3 years

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Qualification type

MSc - Master of Science

Subject areas

Health Care / Medicine Teaching / Training Education Studies

Course type


Course Summary

Our online Clinical Education programme takes advantage of our world-renowned expertise to enhance your abilities to teach and assess students in a clinical environment.

This is an ideal programme for those with an educational role in relation to healthcare professionals and veterinary practitioners, including doctors, nurses, dental practitioners, clinical psychologists, occupational therapists, those involved with veterinary education or associated scientists (biomedical or social).

What will I learn?

Our aim is to help you reflect upon, and share thoughts about, your practice, while increasing your understanding of how to apply educational theories and evidence from the literature. As a result you will learn the knowledge and skills you need to deliver, develop and research high-quality clinical education in your own discipline.

This programme is affiliated with NHS Education for Scotland and the University's Global Health Academy.

Career opportunities

This programme has been designed to enhance your prospects as a teacher and instructor in human or animal health.

It promotes high quality clinical education by helping you reflect upon and share insights about your practice, to understand and apply educational theories and evidence from literature, and to help you develop a good solid foundation in clinical education and educational research upon which to build your academic career.


This course forms part of the first year of the MSc in Clinical Education and deals with assessment, feedback and associated topics for both undergraduate and postgraduate students. Assessment in healthcare must be robust enough to protect patients, and reassure other stakeholders by permitting only competent candidates to progress without inadvertently holding back others who are also able. This is an enormous challenge especially when endeavouring to assess the wide range of competencies and attributes that we expect healthcare professionals to demonstrate. In addition there is a complex interplay between learning, assessment and feedback, making it difficult to predict exactly how effective assessments will be in any one context.

Tuition fees

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Entry requirements

A primary clinical qualification, such as an MBChB, BVS, BDS, Bachelor of Nursing, or a UK 2:1 honours degree in a relevant subject, or their international equivalents.

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