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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.

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Clinical Supervision: Planning Your Professional Development
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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.

Syllabus

  • Week 1

    How can I become a better educator?

    • Introduction to the course

      This course will look at assessment of learning needs, reflective practice, and professional development of clinical and educational supervisors, practice educators, and other health professionals.

    • Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

      This activity will look at the role of a clinical supervisor which might include teaching, supervision, curriculum design, delivery and evaluation, leadership, and innovation.

    • Planning your personal professional development

      In this activity we will explore personal development plans and how we can use these to address our learning needs as supervisors or practice educators.

  • Week 2

    Becoming a reflective practitioner

    • Introduction

      This activity will introduce what to expect from Week 2.

    • Reflection: Making it work in practice

      In this activity, we will explore some frameworks that can be used to guide reflective practice.

    • Types of reflection

      In this activity we will look at types of reflection and how they can be used to enhance professional practice.

  • Week 3

    Evaluation and quality improvement of educational activities

    • Introduction

      This activity will introduce what to expect from Week 3.

    • Quality improvement

      We are now going to look at how we can improve the quality of our educational activities, including supervision.

    • The reflective educator

      In this activity we are going to explore how you can progress and develop your own role as an educator. The term ‘educator’ here denotes both tutor and supervisor.

    • End of course activities

      In this activity we will test learning gained from the course, explore your experiences of undertaking the course, and suggest further learning options.

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Learning on this course

You can take this self-guided course and learn at your own pace. On every step of the course you can meet other learners, share your ideas and join in with active discussions in the comments.

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?

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?

UEA (University of East Anglia)

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.

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