Our online Clinical Education programme takes advantage of our world-renowned expertise to enhance your abilities to teach and assess students in a clinical environment.
This is an ideal programme for those with an educational role in relation to healthcare professionals and veterinary practitioners, including doctors, nurses, dental practitioners, those involved with veterinary education or associated scientists (biomedical or social).
Our aim is to help you reflect upon, and share thoughts about, your practice, while increasing your understanding of how to apply educational theories and evidence from the literature. As a result you will learn the knowledge and skills you need to deliver, develop and research high-quality clinical education in your own discipline.
This programme is affiliated with the University's Global Health Academy.
Our award-winning online learning technology is fully interactive and enables you to communicate with our highly qualified teaching staff from the comfort of your own home or workplace.
Our online students not only have access to Edinburgh’s excellent resources, but also become part of a supportive online community, bringing together students and tutors from around the world.
We host online open days where prospective students and applicants can meet some of the tutors and students, and experience the online tutorial rooms.
Please contact us for further information and dates of the next online open days.
There are three courses at the certificate stage and three at the diploma stage. This is followed by your thesis in the third year.
We deliver lectures and tutorials online and you will be expected to use self-directed learning, peer-discussion boards, tutorials, peer presentations and other similar e-learning activities to help engage with and get the most from the course materials.
Year 1: certificate
Year 2: diploma
One core course:
Choose 2 from the following electives:
Please note that elective courses will only run with a minimum of 10 students. You will be notified in advance if an alternative course choice is required.
Year 3: masters
A research report of approximately 15,000 words. You can choose to submit this as a paper for publication with a supporting commentary.
This programme has been designed to enhance your prospects as a teacher and instructor in human or animal health.
It promotes high quality clinical education by helping participants reflect-upon and share insights about their practice, to understand and apply educational theories and evidence from the literature, and to help participants develop a good solid foundation in clinical education and educational research upon which they can continue to build their own academic career.
This programme is applicable to doctors, dentists, physician associates, veterinary surgeons, academics, scientists and healthcare professionals who want to teach their skills and knowledge in the role of educator.
If you have an aptitude to teach the skills you practise within a clinical setting this programme of study may benefit you and your students. The programme is designed to help you to understand how to design and deliver teaching within the clinical setting and assess it as you become a clinical educator. Modules are designed to continue and build your knowledge and skills as a leading scholar. The programme is delivered by blended immersive learning and interactive seminars with online materials and video conferencing. You also learn with face to face sessions and written assessments.
Core Values of Clinical Educators
Planning and Design of Clinical Education
Teaching and Facilitating Learning in Clinical Education
Principles of Assessment in Clinical Education
Leadership Skills in Clinical Education
Research Skills in Clinical Education
Teaching and Learning with Simulation
Teaching and Learning with Technology
Clinical Learning and Personal Development in Primary Care
Interprofessional Learning in Clinical Education Selected Study Course
Find out more detail by visiting the programme web page
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*Please be advised that some programmes have different tuition fees from those listed above and that some programmes also have additional costs.
View all funding options on our funding database via the programme page
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