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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.

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.

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

Module objectives

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).

Key facts


Jessica Simpson / Anna Scott

Module Lead: Professor Lesley Roberts

Credits: 20

Module code: MD907


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 (17/01/2024 and 18/01/2024) (A01 -17/04/2024 and 18/04/2024).

Online drop-in dates (optional): TBC

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Funding Opportunities

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Module dates

Cohort A: 27/11/2023 to 13/03/2024

Taught days on campus 17/01/2024 and 18/01/2024

Cohort A01: 11/03/2024 to 18/04/2024

Taught days on campus 17/04/2024 and 18/04/2024

Online drop-in dates (optional): TBC


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