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Programme structure: Teaching and Learning for Health Professionals (PG Cert) - what's running in 2017/18

This programme is provided for health professionals with an interest in education and who already have at least some experience of teaching. The Certificate provides a useful theoretical and practical background for those hoping to make education an important part of their role. All types of health professionals find this qualification useful due to the need for them to be teaching colleagues, juniors, students and professionals from other disciplines.

All units in this programme are must pass. For the definition of a must pass unit please see the Glossary of Terms from Annex 1 to the Regulations and Code of Practice for Taught Programmes at http://www.bristol.ac.uk/esu/assessment/annex/glossary.html

Unit name Unit code Credit points Status
Students must take the following unit in the first year:
Introduction to Learning and Teaching MEEDM0027 20 Optional
The following units are mandatory but can be taken in any year of the programme:
Clinical based Education MEEDM0025 20 Optional
Assessment and Evaluation MEEDM0026 20 Optional
Students opting for the 30cp Essentials Route should select 10 credit points from the following units:
Clinical and Workplace-Based Teaching MEEDM0005 10 Optional
Supporting Learners with Difficulties MEEDM0006 10 Optional
Evidence Based Teaching MEEDM0007 10 Optional
Course Design MEEDM0008 10 Optional
Core Unit 2: Students as partners: engaging with learner diversity MEEDM0024 10 Optional
Core Unit 3: Further Assessment MEEDM0022 10 Optional
Core Unit 4: Further Planning and Teaching MEEDM0004 10 Optional
Essentials introduction MEEDM0028 10 Optional
PG Certificate in Teaching and Learning for Health Professionals   60  

Progression/award requirements

The pass mark set by the University for any level 7(M) unit is 50 out of 100.

For detailed rules on progression please see the Regulations and Code of Practice for Taught Programmes and the relevant faculty handbook.

Exit awards

All taught masters programmes, unless exempted by Senate, must allow the opportunity for students to exit from the programme with a postgraduate diploma or certificate.

To be awarded a postgraduate diploma, students must have successfully completed 120 credit points, of which 90 must be at level M/7.

To be awarded a postgraduate certificate, students must have successfully completed 60 credit points, of which 40 must be at level M/7.

Degree classifications:

An award with Merit or Distinction is permitted for postgraduate taught masters, diplomas and certificates, where these are specifically named entry-level qualifications. An award with Merit or Distinction is not permitted for exit awards where students are required to exit the programme on academic grounds. An exit award with Merit or Distinction may be permitted where students are prevented by exceptional circumstances from completing the intended award.

The classification of the award in relation to the final programme mark is as follows:

Award with Distinction*: at least 65 out of 100 for the taught component overall and, for masters awards, at least 70 out of 100 for the dissertation. Faculties retain discretion to increase these thresholds.

Award with Merit*: at least 60 out of 100 for the taught component overall and, for masters awards, at least 60 out of 100 for the dissertation. Faculties retain discretion to increase these thresholds.

* The MA in Law has separate regulations for awarding distinction and merit.

Diploma/certificate stages:

All taught masters programmes, unless exempted by Senate, must allow the opportunity for students to choose, or be required, to leave at the postgraduate diploma or certificate stage.

To be awarded a postgraduate diploma, students must have successfully completed 120 credit points, of which 90 must be at level M/7.

To be awarded a postgraduate certificate, students must have successfully completed 60 credit points, of which 40 must be at level M/7.

Additional progress information

Although shown here as a single year, students can take up to three years to complete the PG Certificate.

Students who have completed the Essentials Route may request progression to the Postgraduate Certificate by completing one further 10 credit point unit from the Essentials Route plus either MEEDM0025 or MEEDM0026, subject to approval from the Programme Director.

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