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University of East Anglia

Clinical Supervision with Confidence

University of East Anglia via FutureLearn

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Develop your confidence in supervising medical students and trainees

This online course will help you become a more effective clinical supervisor or educator. It is mapped to competences within the Academy of Medical Educators’ framework for professional development, as used by the General Medical Council and Health Education England.

You’ll improve your confidence in supervising undergraduate or postgraduate learners.

You’ll also develop your knowledge and skills in two challenging areas: how to provide regular, timely and effective feedback; and how to identify concerns around performance early, and raise them with sensitivity, tact and firm action.

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. Healthcare professionals might find the the Certificate of Achievement for this course useful for providing evidence of Continuing Professional Development (CPD), or commitment to their career.

After this course, you can go on to take:

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


  • Clinical supervision and giving feedback
    • Introduction to the course
    • What is clinical supervison?
    • Framework of professional standards for postgraduate medical supervisors
    • Giving constructive feedback
    • Giving and receiving feedback
    • Summary
  • Managing trainees
    • Introduction
    • Early identification and effective management
    • Top tips for clinical supervisors
    • Summary

Taught by

Veena Rodrigues


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