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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

This module explores the role of the clinical or university health professions teacher in assessing the educational needs of learners

Assuring & Maintaining Quality in Health Professions Education

This module discusses how and introduces the most common tools used in the evaluation of teaching and learning.

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.

eLearning in Clinical Teaching

This module explores the role and potential for introducing a range of technologies in health professions education, set within the context of a framework of principles for good teaching practice.

Facilitating Learning in the Workplace

In this module we will explore some theoretical perspectives on workplace learning and consider some practical suggestions on how to support learners in the clinical environment

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. The module covers some aspects of research supervision and provides practical examples of how you can use the principles of educational research in your own teaching.

Involving Patients in Health Professions Education

The focus of this module is on how health professions teachers can involve patients in teaching and learning situations while balancing the (often) competing needs of both patients and learners

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

Simulation in Health Professions Education

This module discusses how simulation can be used in health professions education to develop and improve practical and team resource management skills and introduces the most common uses of simulation in clinical education settings.

Small Group Teaching

This module briefly considers how small group teaching can be planned and structured and some of the techniques teachers can use to facilitate group and individual learning, including strategies for addressing difficult situations in groups

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.

Workplace Based Assessment

The principles and practice of workplace-based assessment.