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Becoming an Effective Teacher

The ‘Becoming an Effective Teacher’ module focuses on the attributes and capabilities of the 'effective teacher' and how you can acquire and develop these qualities.

This module gives you opportunity for you to develop as an educator through evaluation of your current practice.

You will need to have completed the Essentials of Clinical Education module prior to attending this module.

Module content:

This module gives you the opportunity to undertake self-evaluation against frameworks and models attempting to describe effective teaching. This will allow you to gain insights into the processes which support the development of teaching expertise.

There is a focus on your own priorities (derived from self-evaluation) and on key contexts for practice (particular clinical settings, interprofessional education).


This module is designed for clinicians and health professionals and others who are involved in the delivery of medical education at either undergraduate or postgraduate level. All candidates must have experience in teaching and be currently actively involved in teaching activities in a healthcare context.

Induction module

Before completing the course, you will undertake our Induction and Professional Development module, introducing you to all the underpinning regulations, guidance and support available to you during your postgraduate study.

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Key Facts


Nicky Tiwana / Jessica Simpson

Module Lead: Professor Lesley Roberts

Course type: Module

Credits: 20

Module code: MD907


Cohort A - 28/11/22-19/01/23

Cohort A01 06/03/23-20/04/23

Weeks 1-4: Asynchronous online learning, can be done at any time but we recommend you set aside a minimum of two full days in this time for study. Materials will be available at the start of the module. Optimally, students would engage over 4 weeks online but if only able to secure 1 week study leave, could ‘block engage’ with all material. Asynchronous materials must be completed before the on-campus days.

Week 5: two consecutive taught days on campus (A - 18th & 19th Jan 2023) (A01 - 19th & 20th April 2023).

Online drop-in dates (optional): TBC

Assessment: 4,000-word portfolio, to be submitted 8 weeks following the taught sessions

Teaching scheduled is provisional and may change. It is therefore advised that you check individual module pages in advance of teaching.

Available on which courses?

Core module: Medical Education(MMedEd)

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