NUI Galway Postgraduate Prospectus 2021

Clinical Education School of Medicine College of Medicine, Nursing & Health Sciences

PROGRAMMES AVAILABLE: Master/PDip, Health Sciences. Stand-alone modules in Clinical Teaching Methodologies and Foundations of Assessment in Clinical Education available. DURATION: Master’s/PDip, full-time, 1 year; PDip, part-time, 2 years; stand-alone module, 6 weeks. All are suitable for those in full-time employment (including those described as ‘full-time’ courses). NUMBER OF PLACES: Master’s, 10; combined Dip/stand- alone module, 40. COURSE INSTANCE(S): 1CED1, Master’s; 1CED9, PDip, 1 year; 1CED10, PDip 2 years; CPDM4, stand-alone modules, Learning Theory in Clinical Settings MD1570 and Foundations of Assessment in Clinical Education MD1576. FEES AND FUNDING: Fees information and funding opportunities: pages 286 and 288. CLOSING DATE: NUI Galway does not set a deadline for receipt of applications (with some exceptions). Offers will be issued on a continuous basis. Candidates are encouraged to apply as early as possible. See page 284 for full details of when and how to apply.

Your Course 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 courses are delivered mostly by distance learning, with some face-to-face workshops in Galway as follows: • PDip : eight days (two consecutive weekdays in September and six Saturdays between October and June). • Master’s : ten days (two consecutive weekdays in each of September, October, November, February and April). Career Opportunities Our clinical education focus leads to major changes in your ability 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. Minimum 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. FIND OUT MORE AT:

CONTACT Dr Aoife Jackson T: +353 91 495 301 E:


1. These courses help you create new pedagogical approaches and improve the clinical education experience for learners. 2. Flexible learning: 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. 3. The course is recognised for continuing professional development and education by healthcare professions’ colleges and regulatory organisations.

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