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E-Learning Modules

This series of open access short modules covers core topics in clinical teaching and learning. They have been developed by the Multiprofessional Faculty Development Team to inform and support the professional development of clinical teachers. On completion of a module, a certificate can be printed out for your own records or portfolio. E-learning for clinical teachers was designed and edited by Judy McKimm and Tim Swanwick.

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Appraisal skills are essential for the educational supervisor. Learn how to help colleagues review their progress and set aims for the future.

Assessing Educational Needs

How do you find out what your trainee needs to know, and how do you help them get there?

Assuring and Maintaining Quality in Clinical Education

Quality assurance systems used in medical and health professions’ education function within an overall quality improvement agenda.

Becoming An Effective Interviewer

This module looks at how you can enhance your performance as an interviewer, in order to make an effective contribution to an interview panel.

Careers Support

Simple step-by-step guidance for all those involved in the provision of career support.

Diversity, Equal Opportunities and Human Rights

It is essential that teachers are trained in diversity, equal opportunities and human rights.

Effective Feedback

Feedback is a vital part of education and training. This module offers some suggestions on how you can improve the feedback you give so that you are better able to help motivate and develop learners’ knowledge, skills and behaviours.

E-Learning in Clinical Teaching

E-learning provides huge opportunities for enhancing clinical teaching and facilitating communication.

Facilitating Learning in the Workplace

The different ways by which learning takes place at work and what the clinical teacher can do to enhance the process.

Improve Your Lecturing

This module will help you improve your large group teaching and presentation skills.

Interprofessional Education

When is interprofessional education appropriate and what makes it effective? This module describes how interprofessional interventions can be used to add value to education and training in the clinical setting.

Introduction to Educational Research

This module provides an introduction to the main research methods used in healthcare education and how you can utilise the principles of educational research in your own teaching.

Involving Patients in Clinical Teaching

It is a safe rule to have no teaching without a patient for a text, and the best teaching is that taught by the patient himself - This module addresses Sir William Osler's challenge to clinical teachers and discusses the ways in which the patients voice can be heard in medical education.

Managing the Trainee in Difficulty

The management of the trainee in difficulty poses a number of challenges for the educational supervisor. This module outlines some guiding principles.

Setting Learning Objectives

Setting learning objectives in the clinical context links closely with the module Assessing educational needs

Small Group Teaching

Running lunchtime meetings, involved in foundation or medical student teaching? This practical module will help you facilitate small groups more effectively.

Structured Assessments of Clinical Competence

The theoretical principles underlying the development of modern structured assessments of clinical competence including their practical design and implementation.

Supervising non-UK medical graduates

This e-learning module aims to help supervisors provide effective support to non-UK doctors.


The meaning of terms clinical and educational supervision are explored in this module along with what constitutes effective supervision.

Teaching Clinical Skills

Practical advice on how to teach a range of technical and non-technical skills.

Using Simulation in Clinical Education

Simulation can be used in medical and health professions’ education to develop and improve practical and team resource management skills.

Workplace Based Assessment

The principles and practice of workplace-based assessment.