Teaching Healthcare Professionals
Enhance your teaching practice as a health professional and gain accredited, professional skills in health professions education.
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Develop your healthcare teaching with one of the UK’s leading universities
Healthcare professionals (HCPs) participate in work-based learning at all stages of their career, whether during training placements, on the job, or when undertaking CPD.
Although teaching is secondary to healthcare delivery, it remains an essential activity for sharing vital knowledge and skills amongst health professionals. However, many HCPs teaching students, trainees, or colleagues have had very little formal teaching training.
According to the General Medical Council, all doctors have a professional obligation to contribute to the education and training of other healthcare professionals.
On this microcredential, you’ll enhance your skills in learner-centred healthcare teaching and build your confidence in teaching for a healthcare environment.
You’ll be introduced to practical planning tools that will help you to prepare an effective teaching session and learn evidence- and theory-based strategies for supporting your learners’ professional development.
You’ll explore various teaching formats, skills, and activities such as reflection, peer observation, and feedback, and identify the benefits of each for facilitating active learning.
You’ll also discover the diverse nature of teaching in a healthcare environment as you consider the different methods for teaching specialist, generic, and professional knowledge.
This microcredential meets the standards set by the Common Microcredential Framework.
What skills will you learn?
- Lesson planning
- Presentation skills
- Learner-centred teaching
- Facilitation skills
- Applying pedagogy
- Reflective practice
What you will achieve
By the end of the microcredential, you’ll be able to...
- Produce a lesson plan for teaching in a healthcare environment
- Develop an effective teaching session or otherwise facilitate learning in the healthcare environment
- Develop strategies to support learners’ acquisition and application of relevant knowledge, skills and attitudes within the healthcare environment
- Reflect on your professional teaching practice and identify strategies for development
Are you eligible for this microcredential?
In order to join this microcredential, you should hold either a primary qualification in healthcare or currently be working in a healthcare environment.
You should also ideally have an IELTS equivalent of 6.5.
A learner on this microcredential may currently work as a dentist, medical doctor, nurse, paramedic, pharmacist, physiotherapist, speech and language therapist, or in a similar healthcare practising role.
Is this microcredential right for you?
This microcredential is designed for healthcare professionals whose role involves teaching students, trainees, or their colleagues working in the NHS or with another healthcare provider.
It will support you to enhance and develop your learner-centred teaching skills to ensure your fellow healthcare professionals gain the true value of your healthcare expertise.
The credential can be used as evidence of teaching-related CPD or to decide whether a higher level degree in the subject is right for you.
What happens before, during, and after your microcredential
You’ll be enrolled directly with The University of Glasgow, allowing you access to the University library and student services.
From 18 Jan 2021
Welcome to Teaching Healthcare Professionals
Introduction to the University of Glasgow and the key topics of this micro-credential.
10 hours per week
From 25 Jan 2021
Preparing to Teach
Use aspects of the ‘teaching cycle’ and planning tools for effective teaching.
10 hours per week
From 15 Feb 2021
Teaching for Learning
Explore the teaching skills and activities that will enhance your learners’ experience.
10 hours per week
From 8 Mar 2021
Explore how and what you can teach in a healthcare environment
10 hours per week
Once you have successfully completed the microcredential, you’ll receive 10 academic credits at Postgraduate level from The University of Glasgow.
What you will receive
10 UK credits at Postgraduate level from The University of Glasgow
Find out how credits work and where you can use them in our FAQs.
What is a microcredential?
Microcredentials are designed to upskill you for work in rapidly-growing industries, without the time and cost commitment of a full degree. Your microcredential can stand alone as an independent credential, and some also offer academic credit to use towards a degree.
Complete online courses led by experts over multiple weeks with a dedicated group of professionals.
Test your understanding with online tutor-marked assessments and exercises.
Finish your learning and pass your assessments to gain an accredited credential.
Use your microcredential as evidence of your specialised skills and progress further in your industry.
Career-focused learning by The University of Glasgow
Founded in 1451, the University of Glasgow is the fourth oldest university in the English-speaking world. It is a member of the prestigious Russell Group of leading UK research universities.
LocationGlasgow, Scotland, UK
World rankingTop 70Source: QS World University Rankings 2020
Delivered by experts
Professor of Health Professions Education at the University of Glasgow.
Former Deputy Head of UG Medical School at Glasgow. Now Director of our Health Professions Education masters programme.
Originally Veterinary Medicine (VetMB) with intercalated Pathology, Masters in Clinical Microbiology, now a tutor at the Medical School, University of Glasgow. Recently completed PG Cert HPE, AF HEA.
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