Taught course

Health Sciences (Clinical Education)

National University of Ireland Galway · Department of General Practice

Entry requirements

The course will be offered to health professionals who have completed their undergraduate degrees and have achieved full registration status, or equivalent. Applicants must be currently registered with their relevant professional body and actively involved in clinical practice. The course will also be open to registered health professionals (who qualified prior to the modern degree route) and who have a minimum of two years post-registration experience in their clinical profession. MHSc: PDip in Clinical Teaching with a least a H2 final mark. Applicants must be currently registered with their relevant professional body & actively involved in clinical teaching.

Months of entry

September, October

Course content

In the health professions, much of the undergraduate teaching and most of the postgraduate teaching takes place in clinical settings. Most clinical teachers have little background knowledge of adult learning and have received no formal training in clinical teaching techniques. The purpose of this interdisciplinary course is to provide health professionals with the knowledge and skills required for effective clinical teaching and to become successful clinical supervisors and motivators of student learning. The programme is delivered by distance learning and face-to-face experiential workshops.

Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months


full time
12 months


full time
12 months

Course contact details

MHSc: Prof Peter Cantillon | PDip/Cert: Dr Mary Byrne
+353 91 492262/495205