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Teaching Healthcare Professionals

University of Glasgow via FutureLearn Program


Healthcare professionals (HCPs) participate in work-based learning at all stages of their career, whether during training placements, on the job, or when undertaking CPD.

Although teaching is secondary to healthcare delivery, it remains an essential activity for sharing vital knowledge and skills amongst health professionals. However, many HCPs teaching students, trainees, or colleagues have had very little formal teaching training.

According to the General Medical Council, all doctors have a professional obligation to contribute to the education and training of other healthcare professionals.

On this microcredential, you’ll enhance your skills in learner-centred healthcare teaching and build your confidence in teaching for a healthcare environment.

You’ll be introduced to practical planning tools that will help you to prepare an effective teaching session and learn evidence- and theory-based strategies for supporting your learners’ professional development.

You’ll explore various teaching formats, skills, and activities such as reflection, peer observation, and feedback, and identify the benefits of each for facilitating active learning.

You’ll also discover the diverse nature of teaching in a healthcare environment as you consider the different methods for teaching specialist, generic, and professional knowledge.

This microcredential meets the standards set by the Common Microcredential Framework.


Courses under this program:
Course 1: Preparing to Teach
-Use aspects of the ‘teaching cycle’ and planning tools for effective teaching.

Course 2: Teaching for Learning
-Explore the teaching skills and activities that will enhance your learners’ experience.

Course 3: Work-based teaching
-Explore how and what you can teach in a healthcare environment

Course 4: Welcome to Teaching Healthcare Professionals
-Introduction to the University of Glasgow and the key topics of this micro-credential.

Taught by

John Maguire

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