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

Applicants for the PG Diploma must have successfully completed the PG Certificate in Teaching and Learning for Health Professionals.

The Diploma permits learners a greater degree of choice and specialisation and forms a bridge to the MSc where learners can pursue an educational research topic relevant to their own work place and academic interests. These stages are aimed at those with a developing interest in teaching, learning and assessment, and may be specialising or taking senior roles in educational practice, management and/or research.

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:
Research Methods MEEDM0001 20 Optional
40 credit points of previously untaken units from:
Supervised Individual Study (Unit 224) MEDIM0224 10 Optional
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
Professionalism: defining, teaching and assessing MEEDM0020 20 Optional
The Arts & Humanities in Medical and Healthcare Education MEEDM0021 20 Optional
Coaching and Mentoring in the Health Professions (Unit 219) MEEDM0013 20 Optional
Leading in Education and Training (Unit 231) MEEDM0015 20 Optional
Exploring contemporary issues in Health Care Professional Education MEEDM0029 20 Optional
PG Diploma 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 Diploma.

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