University of Huddersfield

University of Huddersfield

Health Studies (Health Professional Education Teaching)

The course is designed for health professionals wishing to pursue a career in teaching within professional practice and/or education settings. This has an interdisciplinary context which will enable students to develop their knowledge and abilities related to learning, teaching and assessment with a range of health professionals.

Entry requirements

Health or social care practitioner, registered with a professional body such as the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) or Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). Have at least 3 years post-registration employment. Have an Honours degree or equivalent. If you wish to complete either independent and supplementary prescribing module or conversion to independent prescribing for physiotherapy/podiatry supplementary prescribers module you must meet the current requirements with respect to DBS checks and medical mentors.
Please note: NMC or HCPC registrants selecting the supporting learning in practice module require access to a student from their profession in clinical practice and to meet the requirements of their professional body for recognition. UK registered nurses and midwives must have access to placements that enable them to gain 60 days (360 hours) teaching practice experience. This will be facilitated through negotiation and under supervision of a registered teacher. Other UK registered healthcare and international professionals are required to complete 180 hours under supervision of a registered teacher. For applicants whose 1st language or language of instruction is not English you will need to meet the minimum requirements of an English language qualification. The minimum of IELTS 6.5 overall with no element lower than 6.0, will be considered acceptable, or equivalent. You may be eligible to gain accreditation for your prior learning towards this course.

Course modules

Core modules: Learning and teaching (theories processes and strategies in health professional educatiion; assessment in health professional education; practice of health professional education (teaching practice); critical appraisal of research literature; research project preparation; project (health related); supporting learning in practice. Optional modules include: Self development 1; self development 2; teaching and learning using simulation; utilising problem based learning.

Assessment methods

Assessment involves a variety of methods including action plans, teaching practice/presentations, portfolios, reflections and written essays.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,950 per Year 1 (England) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 13,000 per Year 1 (International) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,950 per Year 1 (Northern Ireland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,950 per Year 1 (Scotland) 1 years
MSc Full-time September 2016 GBP 4,950 per Year 1 (Wales) 1 years
MSc Part-time September 2016 - 3 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Huddersfield Huddersfield HD1 3DH Yorkshire and the Humber

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