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Essentials of Clinical Education

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


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 Masters, and is designed to build the foundations on which other modules can build.


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.

Other options:

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.

Key Facts


George Hill / Amerjit Singh

Module Lead: Dr Catherine Bennett

Helen Nolan

Duration: 5 days

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

CATS: 20

Code: MD962

Next course Start Date: (Online)

Essentials of Clinical Education Cohort A02

Application Deadlines:

A- 29/08/2020

A01 - 03/10/2020

A02 - 08/02/2021

Teaching scheduled in Terms 2 and 3 is provisional and may change. It is therefore advised that you check individual module pages in advance of teaching.


How to apply

Funding Opportunities