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Online course

Clinical Supervision: Teaching and Facilitating Learning

Create a conducive learning environment and facilitate effective learning with this online course for clinical supervisors.

Clinical Supervision: Teaching and Facilitating Learning

Help your undergraduate and postgraduate learners to learn effectively

This online course will focus on the importance of the learning environment for teaching and facilitating learning among undergraduate and postgraduate learners.

You’ll find out out how to: develop effective supervisory strategies, to ensure your learners can balance their placement and study priorities; assess individuals’ learning needs and help them create a personal development plan; and encourage them to take responsibility for their own learning.

The course will also cover a variety of teaching methods, so that you can choose the most appropriate one for your context.

What topics will you cover?

  • The learning environment
  • Planning learning opportunities
  • Balancing service work & educational priorities
  • Assessment of learning needs
  • Personal development plans
  • Facilitating self-directed learning
  • Lesson planning
  • Delivering teaching sessions

When would you like to start?

What will you achieve?

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

  • Identify and maintain an environment conducive to learning
  • Develop effective supervisory strategies to ensure a balance of service work and educational priorities
  • Assess individual learning needs and guide the development of a personal development plan
  • Engage with and support learners to take responsibility for their own learning
  • Demonstrate the ability to plan and deliver teaching using a variety of evidence informed methods

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.

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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
Join - $104