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University of East Anglia

Clinical Supervision: Planning Your Professional Development

University of East Anglia via FutureLearn


Reflect on your clinical supervision practice and plan your personal development

This online course will focus on identifying your learning needs as a clinical supervisor or practice educator, and provide advice on creating a personal development plan to address them.

You’ll reflect critically on your own supervisory practice using appropriate frameworks, learn how to evaluate your own teaching activities, and address feedback you receive from the medical students and trainees that you supervise, or through peer observation

The course will also discuss the principles of quality assurance and quality improvement in education, and how these can be applied in your context.

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: Managing Assessment and Feedback


  • How can I become a better educator?
    • Introduction to the course
    • Continuing Professional Development (CPD)
    • Planning your personal professional development
  • Becoming a reflective practitioner
    • Introduction
    • Reflection: Making it work in practice
    • Types of reflection
  • Evaluation and quality improvement of educational activities
    • Introduction
    • Quality improvement
    • The reflective educator
    • End of course activities

Taught by

Veena Rodrigues


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