Course Code: CKX45 Part Time
Course Title: Technology Enhanced Learning for Health
College: Medicine and Health
Duration: 2 Years Part-time
Teaching Mode: Part-Time
The program will be delivered using a blended learning approach of e-learning and participation in workshops demonstrating the design and implementation of training, along with the assessment of training.
NFQ Level: Level 9
Costs: 2017/2018 Irish/EU fee is €12,000; 2017/2018 Non-EU fee is €12,000. The Fees are split over the course of the term; €6,000 payable in year 1 and €6,000 payable in year 2. Please note students who attend the summer school type workshops will be responsible for covering their travel and accommodation costs
Entry Requirements: See detailed entry requirements below
Closing Date: Applications now closed for 2017/18
Next Intake: September 2018
The aim of the programme is to enable successful graduates to have a good understanding of how the learning and practice of modern healthcare practices can be facilitated and augmented with the use of simple and advanced technologies. The programme will give students a wide-ranging and robust understanding of the different types of theoretical and practical approaches to learning and which technologies best support the different strategies.
The programme will be delivered using a blended learning approach of e-learning and participation in workshops demonstrating the design and implementation of training, along with the assessment of training. Particular emphasis on the course will be given to the use of a broad spectrum of simulation based learning methods and technologies. The aim is to make the course theoretically sound but with a strong emphasis on the immediate applicability of the knowledge and skills acquired by course graduates.
This course provides participants with appropriate learning opportunities and tools to acquire the knowledge and skills for Technology Enhanced Learning (TEL) and a critical understanding of TEL in a health-care context from research-based practice. It facilitates participants understanding of the different but related processes of learning by themselves and for others in a health-care setting. It grows and matures course participant’s capacity to develop and apply the principles and practices of TEL based on best practice and research evidence in a variety of conventional and novel contexts. It provides participants with a critical understanding of the organization and administration of TEL in a health-care context for the acquisition of knowledge and skill for safe, efficient and effective care and treatment along with a practical experience of the application of TEL in a health-care context within the simulated environment and a practical understanding and experience of interdisciplinary functioning in a health-care context.
It is expected that the graduates will be able to:
- Describe how individuals remember and forget (i.e., memory), learn and acquire skills.
- Explain how memory, learning and skill acquisition impinge on healthcare practices.
- Display a comprehensive and evidence-based knowledge of the variety of technological tools, which can be utilised to augment the learning process in a health-care context.
- Demonstrate an evidence based and pragmatic knowledge and understanding of how learning and skill acquisition can be managed, enhanced and quality assured for a health-care context.
- Design and implement work-based TEL curricula and assessments in a variety of contexts.
- Evaluate TEL work-based learning curricula.
- Display a critical understanding of how human factors and learning impinge on working and training in a health-care context
- Apply conceptual and human-factor evidence to learning and skill acquisition in a clinical context
- Demonstrate a critical, evidence-based understanding of the application of TEL for modern health-care practice
Applications will be considered from graduates of all disciplines. Applicants will normally have an honours primary degree at Second Class Honours level (2.2 or above).
Applicants with (6 years) relevant professional experience in healthcare or a healthcare related industry will also be considered.
All applicants will be asked to submit a statement as part of their applications to indicate their reason for wishing to apply for the programme. This piece of writing will be used to evaluate each applicant's suitability for the programme.
If you are applying with Qualifications obtained outside Ireland and you wish to verify if you meet the minimum academic and English language requirements for this programme please click here to view the grades comparison table by country and for details of recognised English language tests.
Application for this programme is on-line at www.pac.ie/ucc. Places on this programme are offered in rounds. The closing dates for each round can be found here. For full details of the application procedure click How to apply.
All required documentation must be either:
- Uploaded to your online application or
- Sent in hard copy to The Postgraduate Applications Centre, 1 Courthouse Square, Galway.
The programmme uses a blended learning approach of e-learning and participation in workshops demonstrating the design and implementation of training and the assessment of training. The students engage in self-directed multimedia and e-learning packages through UCC’s Blackboard VLE. This content is supplemented by 10 hours of E-Tutorials per module which will facilitate discussion and group work. Part-time students are expected to work for 15-20 hours per week on this programme. The aim is to make the course theoretically sound but with a strong emphasis on the immediate applicability of the knowledge and skills acquired by course graduates.
Assessment is on-line with formative feedback. It consists of written assignments, laboratory reports, or equivalent for the on-line modules. In some modules marks are available for attendance and participation in online moderated activities and E-Tutorials. The thesis by original research requires 10-15,000 word thesis (marks augmented with ‘refereed’ journal publication). Simulation applied summer schools a Lab report and a Practical supervision assessment.
Anthony G Gallagher an established figure in the field of simulation, assessment and technology enhanced learning is Director of the course and will be heavily involved in the teaching, delivery and oversight of the course. He will be supported by Dr. Pat Henn, (Medical Education, UCC), Dr. Peter Kearney (Chairman of Cardiology CUH and School of Medicine UCC), Dr. Dwight Meglan (Visiting Professor, UCC) and other clinicians working in the field of TEL.