Royal College Advance Certificate in Clinical Education

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About the course

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.

This 2 day 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's 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 

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.

Intended learning outcomes:

At the end of this course participants will be able to:

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 
Explain 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 

GDC development outcome:
A B & D

Please note: This course is not suitable for Foundation Year postgraduates. 

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