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Essentials of Clinical Education


This course offers a flexible method of learning to meet the educational and development needs of practitioners who are involved in teaching or training students or trainees, whether as individual learners or in groups in any public, private or voluntary health care environment.

  • Gain the necessary knowledge and skills to provide sound educational experiences for learners in a clinical environment
  • Acquire the ability to design, plan and manage learning experiences for groups of trainees or for learners on a one to one basis
  • Work with experienced clinicians and leading academics in the field of medical 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.


The aim of this module is to enable students to begin to develop their understanding of education in the field of clinical practice, and to begin to apply that understanding in the workplace. It is intended to be the introductory module to the Master's, and is designed to build the foundations on which other modules can build.

Key facts

Contact: Jessica Simpson / Anna Scott

Module Leads: Dr Catherine Bennett, Link opens in a new windowDr Helen Nolan


Week 1: Two consecutive taught days on campus

Week 2: Asynchronous online learning, equivalent to one day but can be done at any time prior to week 3. Material will be available at the start of the module.

Week 3: Two consecutive taught days on campus

How to apply

Funding Opportunities

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Module dates

  • Cohort A: 02/10/2023 - 10/01/2024

Taught days on campus 02/10/2023, 03/10/2023, 18/10/2023 and 19/10/2023

  • Cohort A1: 30/10/2023- 06/03/2024

Taught days on campus 30/10/2023, 31/20/2023, 15/11/2023 and 16/11/2023


4,000-word portfolio to be submitted 12 weeks following the taught sessions.

Study options