The Royal College Advanced Certificate in Clinical Education covers all essential trainer prerequisites and provides learning opportunities specifically tailored to meet the needs of experienced trainers. The course focuses on enabling delegates to relate and constructively apply relevant educational theory to their ongoing clinical education practice.
The course covers all aspects of the GMC 2016 guideline competency framework and may be recognised as leading to the award of up to 10 credits towards further study on the University of Dundee, Certificate/Diploma/Master of Medical Education (MMEd) programme.
The programme covers:
- Teachers and Teaching: Principles and practice
- Learners and Learning: Principles and practice
- Applying education theory in practice (including learning outcomes)
- Delivery approaches
- Current trends in feedback in medical education
- Introduction to educational supervision
- Introduction to assessment
- Learning and teaching professionalism
The outcome of the course is to enable participants:
- To gain knowledge of learning and teaching techniques and apply to own role
- To master the techniques for skills teaching
- To meet the required standards for effective course management
- To effectively represent your organisation in all required training roles
Format of the course:
To provide necessary flexibility to potential participants, the College has restructured the course content to enable remote delivery and participation. It will, however, retain interactive small-group elements that enhance the quality of the learning experience. The new format is:
The programme has two live elements: a 2-hour introductory session and a 3-hour interactive session which concludes the course. In addition, participants will be required to undertake 7 hours of individual online learning over a period of three weeks: this can be done at a convenient time and pace but should be completed before the final live session. Another requirement for successful completion of the course is that each participant will be asked to prepare a short presentation reflecting on their own educational practice and present this for discussion at their small-group session. Full details of the requirements of this exercise will be provided in the introductory session, and within the online learning resources. Within six weeks following the course, you will be required to produce and submit a 1,000 word reflective essay which allows participants to comment, observe and reflect on how their learning has affected their practice.
Dates and times:
Monday 30 November, 14.00-16.00: Live introductory session
Wednesday 16 December: Live small-group interactive sessions. A choice of 2 time slots will be available: the College will endeavour to accommodate participants’ preferences but slots will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. The available time slots are
09.30-12.30 or 14.00-17.00
Please contact the course coordinator to book your place on one of these sessions.
Aims & Objectives
The aim of the course will be to provide participants with information and advice in relation to Clinical Education and Supervision/training roles. Materials will be delivered through lecture and workshop formats, as well as interactive discussions, and delegate participation and contribution will be encouraged at all times. Prepare participants for clinical education and training roles. The course will deliver both theoretical concepts underpinning clinical education, and practical applications.
- Identify different learning environments, and explain their advantages and disadvantages
- Describe a range of teaching strategies and learning styles
- State the relevance of learning approaches, preferences and skills to learner progress
- List delivery methods which would be appropriate to teaching and learning practice
- Describe ways to structure and present information and ideas clearly and effectively to learners
Please note: This course is not suitable for Foundation Year postgraduates.