Course Overview

A two minute introduction to the Masters in Clinical Education

This is the first clinical education course of its type in Ireland. It equips a range of health professionals with the knowledge and skills required for effective clinical education, and enables them to become clinical supervisors and motivators of student learning. Although much health professional education takes place in clinical settings, few clinicians receive the formal training in educational techniques and principles of adult learning provided by this course.

The Postgraduate Diploma (6 modules) can be taken over one year (full-time) or two years (part-time).

This course is recognised for external CPD by all the postgraduate medical training bodies. An Bord Altranais Registered Nurse Tutor approval is pending


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(17 minutes)

(Note: all programmes are suitable for those in full-time employment)

Applications and Selections

Applications are made online via The Postgraduate Applications Centre (PAC). Relevant PAC application code(s) above.

Who Teaches this Course

Postgraduate Diploma and Postgraduate Certificate

Prof. Peter Cantillon (Course Director)
Dr. Josephine Boland
Prof. Timothy Emlyn-Jones
Dr. Rosemary Geoeghan
Ms. Geraldine Grady
Dr. Peter Hayes
Dr. Gary MacDonald
Ms. Pauline May
Dr. Paul O'Connor
Ms. Jane Salguero
Ms. Alison Van Laar


Masters

Dr. Josephine Boland (Course Director)
Dr. Mary Byrne
Dr. Louise Campbell
Prof. Peter Cantillon
Ms. Geraldine Grady
Dr. Catherine Houghton
Mr. Ben Meehan
Dr. Paul O'Connor
Ms. Mary O'Reilly de Brun

Requirements and Assessment

Modules 1–9 are assessed using problem-based assignments, online e-activities, personal reflections, and peer observation. Evidence Based Education and Educational Research Design are assessed by a literature review and research methodology respectively, linked to the production of a 4,000-word, ready-for-publication research dissertation.

Key Facts

Entry Requirements

Applicants must be registered healthcare professionals with at least two years’ post-registration experience, and be actively involved in clinical education. General computer literacy is essential as parts of the programme are delivered via distance learning. In addition, for the Master’s, at least 60% in the PDip in Clinical Education or equivalent is required. Selection is based on ability/opportunity to apply learning to your daily work, relevant experience, and academic record.

Additional Requirements

Duration

Master’s; PDip: 1 year, full-time, in-service
PDip: (also, 2 years part-time)
PgCert: 6 months (full-time)

Next start date

September 2016

A Level Grades ()

Average intake

Master’s: 10 PDip | PgCert | Stand-alone module, combined: 40

Closing Date

Please refer to the review/closing date website.


 

Next start date

September 2016

NFQ level

Mode of study

Taught

ECTS weighting

Master 150 ECTS; PDip 90 ECTS; PgCert 60 ECTS.

Award

CAO

PAC code

GYM44 (Master)
GYM11 (PDip) full-time
GYM12 (PDip) part-time
GYM43 (PgCert)

Course Outline

Modules may include

  •  Learning Theory in Clinical Settings
  •  Course Design and Evaluation
  •  Clinical Teaching Methodologies (also available as a six-week, stand-alone option)
  •  Foundations of Assessment in Clinical Education
  •  Advanced Assessment in Clinical Education
  •  Professional Development
  •  Clinical Teaching Portfolio
  •  Leadership and Management for Healthcare Education
  •  Simulation in Clinical Education
  •  Creativity and Innovation
  •  Evidence Based Education
  •  Educational Research Design
  •  Dissertation (publishable paper).

The courses are delivered mostly by distance learning, with some face-to-face workshops in Galway as follows:

  •  PgCert: six days (two consecutive weekdays in September and four Saturdays between October and March).
  •  PDip: eight days (two consecutive weekdays in September and six Saturdays between October and May).
  •  Master’s: in addition to the Diploma days, ten days (two consecutive weekdays in each of Sept., Oct., Nov., Feb., and April).

The combination of distance learning and face-to-face workshops allows you to engage in learning at a time and place that suits your lifestyle. The course is accredited for CME, and An Bord Altranais nurse tutor approval is pending.

  • Modules may include
  • Learning Theory in Clinical Settings
  • Course Design and Evaluation
  • Clinical Teaching Methodologies (also available as a six-week,stand-alone option) 
  • Foundations of Assessment in Clinical Education 
  • Advanced Assessment in Clinical Education
  • Professional Development
  • Clinical Teaching Portfolio
  • Leadership and Management for Healthcare Education
  • Simulation in Clinical Education
  • Creativity and Innovation
  • Evidence Based Education
  • Educational Research Design
  • Dissertation (publishable paper).

The courses are delivered mostly by distance learning, with some face-to-face workshops in Galway as follows:

  • PgCert: six days (two consecutive weekdays in Septemberand four Saturdays between October and March).
  • PDip: eight days (two consecutive weekdays in Septemberand six Saturdays between October and May).
  • Master’s: in addition to the Diploma days, ten days (twoconsecutive weekdays in each of Sept., Oct., Nov., Feb., and April).
For more information on the course content, download the Course Handbook below

Clinical Education Course Handbook 2016

Why Choose This Course?

Career Opportunities

Our clinical education focus leads to major changes in how you will be able to facilitate the learning and development of your students in clinical settings. You will know more about how learners learn, how to create safe and effective learning environments, how to assess learners and how to support their professional development. These courses will help you create new pedagogical approaches and improve the clinical education experience for learners.

Who’s Suited to This Course

Learning Outcomes

Work Placement

Study Abroad

Related Student Organisations

Course Fees

Fees: EU

€4,915 p.a. 2016/17

Fees: Tuition

€4,691 p.a. 2016/17

Fees: Student levy

€224 p.a. 2016/17

Fees: Non EU

€13,750 p.a. 2016/17
Masters: €4,915
PDip: €4,915
PgCert: €2,675
Module: €850

Find out More

Sarah Simkin
T: +353 91 495 301
E: postgradhealth@nuigalway.ie