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A34TEE Technology-Enhanced Education
(Last Updated:03 May 2017)

Year  17/18

Total Credits: 20

Level: Level 4

Target Students:  2.1 OR pass at MBBS Degree is in a medical or allied healthcare professions discipline subject and/or sufficient associated work experience Students on the MMEdSci, PGDip and PGCert Medical Education courses. PGCHE students Students proposed as suitable by the Head of School of Medicine

Taught Semesters:

SemesterAssessment
Autumn Assessed by end of Autumn Semester 

Prerequisites: None.

Corequisites:  None.

Summary of Content:  This module examines the continuous and changing influence and impact of technology on medical or healthcare professions education. The module draws on insights from the broader literature in business, computer science, education, information communications technology, psychology and sociology as applied to a medical or healthcare professions education context. The module explores the individual values and beliefs of teachers about change and technology. There is also an examination of the way in which the values, beliefs and assumptions held by teachers, influence the experience of students using learning technologies, in a medical or healthcare professions education context.

Method and Frequency of Class:

ActivityNumber Of WeeksNumber of sessionsDuration of a session
Seminar 1 weeks2 per week8 hours

Activities may take place every teaching week of the Semester or only in specified weeks. It is usually specified above if an activity only takes place in some weeks of a Semester

Further Activity Details:
Learning technology development 1 x 8 hours Webinar 6 x 1 hour Observation 1 x 8 hours Activities may take place every teaching week of the Semester or only in specified weeks. It is usually specified above if an activity only takes place in some weeks of a Semester

Method of Assessment: 

Assessment TypeWeightRequirements
Practical 50 2500 words: Design a learning technology as part of a broader educational intervention for supporting learners develop knowledge or skills in a medical or healthcare professions education context. 
Assignment 50 1500 words: Based on the micro-teaching session, reflect on your experience before, during and after the event relative your ongoing development as a medical or healthcare professions educator 

Convenor: 
Dr R Patel

Education Aims:  The aim of this module is to consolidate the knowledge, skills, values and desirable behaviours of students in the expert roles of a teacher with a focus on role model and leader.

Learning Outcomes:  Learning Objectives:
In a medical or healthcare professions education context, students will gain knowledge and understanding of:

  • A broad range of theories from business, computer science, education, information communications technology, psychology and sociology that influence the use of technology in medical or health professions education
  • The way in which technology is an enabler and barrier, either directly or indirectly, for making change in medical or healthcare professions education
  • The way in which self-efficacy and motivation among teachers and students explain the adoption of learning technologies in medical or healthcare professions education
  • The relationship between fidelity, realism and authenticity of learning technologies on student outcomes
  • The way in which cost-effectiveness and cost-utility are determinants for the sustainability and spread of technological innovations in a medical or healthcare professions education context
  • Established theories such as communities of practice and emergent ideas such as connectivism and collectives where the role of technology is integral
    Learning Outcomes:
    By the end of the module, students will be able to:
  • Critically apply relevant theories for designing a learning technology (such as a reusable learning object or high-fidelity simulation) as part of a broader educational intervention for supporting learners develop knowledge or skills in a medical or healthcare professions education context
  • Critically evaluate the usability (perceived ease of use and perceived usefulness) of a learning technology (such as a reusable learning object or high-fidelity simulation) for supporting learners develop knowledge or skills in a medical or healthcare professions education context

    Offering School:  Medicine


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