Student views for Cardiff School of Postgraduate Medical and Dental Education
Anne Taylor (MSc Medical Education)
"For my research project, the final part of the MSc course, I chose to evaluate the PgDip/MSc Pain Management course, which I was developing as part of my role as a lecturer within the Department of Anaesthetics and Intensive Care Medicine. I chose to evaluate the course from a qualitative perspective as during previous courses, I had only undertaken quantitative research. The fact that the assignments and dissertation could be tailored to facilitate changes in practice was very valuable. The successful completion of the MSc in Medical Education led to a personal promotion to that of a senior lecturer and through my endeavours at improving pain management through education, I won Welsh Woman of the Year."
Dr Mark Stacey (Msc in Medical Education)
Dr Mark Stacey, Consultant Obstetric Anaesthetist and Associate Dean in the Wales Deanery, completed the MSc in Medical Education at Cardiff in 2009.
“I have always enjoyed teaching trainees and medical students and seen medical education as an integral element of my clinical role throughout my career. Feeling that I wanted to improve my teaching and learn about the more theoretical as well as the practical aspects of the role of the clinical educator I decided to do the MSc in Medical Education at Cardiff. The course is highly regarded, with an international reputation for excellence which I soon found to be well deserved. The course is highly innovative and interactive, modelling a whole range of educational theories and techniques. It does require a substantial amount of work, but appropriate planning and tutor support made this achievable and I found that each of the assignments is designed so that it can be used practically to improve all aspects of your current teaching.”