Taught course

Clinical & Educational Supervision (Distance Learning)

Institution
University of Bedfordshire · Faculty of Health and Social Sciences
Qualifications
PGCert

Entry requirements

Applicants should have a good undergraduate degree at Honours level, or equivalent

Months of entry

September, February

Course content

About the course

This innovative new course has been designed in response to the General Medical Councils (GMC 2012) policies around the selection, recognition and approval of clinical and educational supervisors in postgraduate medical education settings. It is mapped to relevant GMC Academy of Medical Educator (AoME) and Committee of Postgraduate Dental Deans and Directors (COPDEND) standards for clinical and educational supervisors. (It is anticipated that the course gain AoME recognition.)

The course has a blended learning approach, with interactive on-line learning being supported by four study days over the course of two semesters (typically running from October to June). Assessment strategies have a practical focus but are also designed to foster an informed, critical stance to key issue in Postgraduate Medical and Dental Education.

The first unit focuses on the skill sets of clinical supervisors. You will explore ways to create safe clinical learning environments and the development of your own approaches to clinical teaching. Concepts of reflective practice and communities of practice are critically examined with reference to the ways in which learning is supported in clinical environments. The second unit focuses on educational supervision and leadership. You will examine the changing landscapes of postgraduate training and how you support the development of trainees and trainers. You will analyse current approaches to assessment and appraisal and how they can be maximised to support trainee development and progression. You will also develop a differentiated approach to training, including a focus on managing poor performance.

This postgraduate certificate is being developed as a recognised entry route into our long-standing and popular MA in Medical Education.

Key features

  • This innovative new distance-learning course has been designed in response to the General Medical Councils (GMC 2012) policies around the selection, recognition and approval of clinical and educational supervisors in postgraduate medical education settings.

    The first unit focuses on the skill sets of clinical supervisors. You will explore ways to create safe clinical learning environments and explore ways to develop approaches to clinical teaching in a range of clinical settings. Concepts of reflective practice and communities of practice are critically examined with reference to the ways in which learning is supported in clinical environments.

    The second unit focuses on educational supervision. You will examine the changing landscapes of postgraduate training and how you support the development of trainees and trainers. You will analyse current approaches to assessment and appraisal and how they can be maximised to support trainee development and progression. You will also develop a differentiated approach to training, including a focus on managing poor performance.

Career opportunities

This course prepares you for roles as named clinical supervisor and named educational supervisor in line with professional standards and expectations. It also prepares you for educational leadership roles within your own professional context

Areas of study may include:

  • Educational Supervision In Postgraduate Medical And Dental Education (MEC016-6) Compulsory
  • Supporting Learning In Clinical Environments (MEC015-6) Compulsory

Qualification and course duration

PGCert

part time
Up to 2 years months

Course contact details

Name
Admissions
Email
admission@beds.ac.uk