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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


Amerjit Singh/ Bandana Bahia

Module Lead: Dr Catherine Bennett

Helen Nolan

Duration: Cohort A: 11 Oct - 05 Nov 2021. Blended learning with 11 and 12 Oct on campus, and 20 Oct and 04 Nov online all day.

Cohort A01: 08 Nov - 03 Dec 2021. Blended learning with 08 and 09 Nov on campus, and 24 Nov and 02 Dec online all day.

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

CATS: 20

Code: MD962

Cohort A

Next Course Start Date: Monday 11th October 2021

Application Deadline: 30/08/2021

Cohort A1

Next Course Start Date: Monday 8th November 2021

Application Deadlines: 27/09/2021

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


How to apply

Module running dates for the 2022/23 academic year will be available June 2022.

Funding Opportunities