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Clinical Supervision: Planning Your Professional Development

Identify your own learning needs as a clinical supervisor and create a personal development plan to address them.

What’s the difference between a free course and an upgraded course?

Free:

  • Access to the course for its duration + 14 days, regardless of when you join (this includes access to articles, videos, peer review steps, quizzes)
  • No access to course tests
  • No certificate

Upgraded:

  • Unlimited access to the course, for as long as it exists on FutureLearn (this includes access to articles, videos, peer review steps, quizzes)
  • Access to course tests
  • A Certificate of Achievement when you complete the course

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Clinical Supervision: Planning Your Professional Development

Reflect on your clinical supervision practice and plan your personal development

This online course will focus on identifying your learning needs as a clinical supervisor or practice educator, and provide advice on creating a personal development plan to address them.

You’ll reflect critically on your own supervisory practice using appropriate frameworks, learn how to evaluate your own teaching activities, and address feedback you receive from the medical students and trainees that you supervise, or through peer observation

The course will also discuss the principles of quality assurance and quality improvement in education, and how these can be applied in your context.

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What topics will you cover?

  • Continuing professional development (CPD)
  • Planning your personal professional development
  • Reflection: making it work in practice
  • Types of reflection
  • Quality improvement
  • The reflective educator

When would you like to start?

What will you achieve?

By the end of the course, you'll be able to...

  • Identify your own learning needs as a supervisor and create a personal development plan to achieve these
  • Reflect critically on your own supervisory practice using appropriate frameworks and support reflective practice among learners
  • Evaluate your own teaching/ training activities and address feedback received from learners or through peer observation
  • Discuss the principles of quality assurance and quality improvement of educational activities

Who is the course for?

This course is suitable for all post-registration doctors and healthcare professionals, especially those holding supervisory responsibility for pre-registration health professional students and postgraduate medical trainees in hospital or community settings.

It is one of a series of Clinical Supervision courses developed by a multidisciplinary group of clinical educators from Norwich Medical School. You can also take:

Who will you learn with?

Veena Rodrigues

Professor of Public Health & Medical Education, Norwich Medical School;
Lifelong Learner; Supervisor & Mentor; 'early adopter' but advocate of pedagogy before technology.
Twitter: @vcrodrigues_uea

Who developed the course?

The University of East Anglia is an internationally renowned university providing top quality academic, social and cultural facilities to over 15,000 students from over 100 countries around the globe.

Learning specifically designed for healthcare professionals

Learn best practice from experts

This course has been specifically designed to support healthcare professionals’ continuing professional development (CPD). It’s ideal for keeping your skills up to date, and demonstrating your progress during appraisals or revalidation.

  • Learn hands-on skills that you can apply to your practice
  • Get up-to-date, unbiased information based on the latest research and best practice
  • Learn from and get your questions answered by expert academics and clinicians

Learn from the experiences of other health professionals

On this course, you’ll have the option to study with a small group of motivated healthcare professionals, meaning your course will count towards your participatory CPD.

  • Get access to a range of healthcare professionals
  • Share and debate your opinions
  • Learn from the diverse experiences of other professionals

Fit learning around your schedule with unlimited access

When you buy this course, you’ll have unlimited access to it for as long as it exists on FutureLearn, enabling you to fit learning around your schedule.

  • Take the course at your own pace
  • Revisit the material at any time
  • Engage in reflection, helping you apply what you learn in your practice

Get evidence of learning outcomes and CPD hours

Once you complete the course and pass the tests, you’ll receive a digital and printed Certificate of Achievement to demonstrate your CPD. The Certificate and accompanying transcript includes:

  • Detailed learning outcomes
  • CPD hours required to complete the course
  • Details of any bodies that accredit or endorse the course
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