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University of East Anglia

Clinical Supervision: Assessing and Providing Feedback

University of East Anglia via FutureLearn


Explore new models to provide feedback to and support your students and trainees

This online course will focus on the principles of workplace-based assessment and commonly used workplace-based assessment tools. It will show you how to apply these as part of your clinical supervision.

You’ll learn the importance of assessing competence and progression among your students and trainees.

You’ll also look at models to observe performance and provide effective feedback, and explore strategies to identify and support learners who are in difficulty.

This course is suitable for all post-registration doctors and healthcare professionals, especially those holding supervisory responsibility for pre-registration health professional students and postgraduate medical trainees in hospital or community settings.

It is one of a series of Clinical Supervision courses developed by a multidisciplinary group of clinical educators from Norwich Medical School. You can also take:

  • Clinical Supervision: Teaching and Facilitating Learning
  • Clinical Supervision: Planning Your Professional Development


  • Workplace-based assessments
    • Introduction to the course
    • Workplace-based assessments
    • WPBAs: supervisor and trainee perspectives
  • Conducting WPBAs and assessing competence progression
    • Introduction
    • Competence
  • Providing feedback and supporting the learner in difficulty
    • Introduction
    • Giving feedback
    • Learners in difficulty
    • End of course activities

Taught by

Veena Rodrigues


4.5 rating at FutureLearn based on 28 ratings

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