Clinical Supervision with Confidence - FREE COURSE

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Description Supervise medical students and trainees effectively with this free online course, ideal for clinical and educational supervisors. Starts 17 August. Are you a new clinical or educational supervisor? Are you finding some areas of clinical supervision challenging? Do you need to refresh your supervision skills? If so, this free online course is for you. It will help you improve your knowledge and skills, to become a more effective supervisor.
Duration 2 weeks

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Learning outcomes for participants/users and, where relevant, pupils or students

Ideal for busy healthcare professionals

Delivered online over two weeks, this course is ideal if you’re a busy general practitioner, consultant, or other medical or healthcare professional, who has day-to-day supervisory responsibility for medical students, junior doctors or postgraduate medical trainees, in hospital or community settings.

The course is mapped to competences within the Academy of Medical Educators’ framework for the professional development of postgraduate medical educators. This framework is used by the General Medical Council and Health Education England as a benchmark for recognition (accreditation) of clinical educators in the UK.

Develop your confidence in supervising medical trainees

The course will help you develop your knowledge and skills in two challenging areas of supervision, and improve your confidence in supervising your students and trainees.

You will learn about the importance of providing regular, timely feedback to students and trainees in their placements, and find out how to do this effectively.

You will also learn how to identify concerns around performance early, and manage students or trainees who are experiencing difficulties, with sensitivity, tact and firm action.

Evidence underpinning this approach

Learn with the Norwich Medical School

You will learn with Dr Veena Rodrigues and other experienced clinical educators at the Norwich Medical School.

You will also get the opportunity to network and discuss the topic with other learners and healthcare professionals around the world through online discussions and social media.

How users/participants can evaluate success

You can buy a Statement of Participation for this course — a personalised, printed certificate to show that you’ve taken part.

Follow-up activities and support

Use the hashtag #FLsupervision to join and contribute to social media conversations about this course.


Starts on 17 August and runs for 2 weeks. Learners are expected to spend around 4 hours per week studying on this course.

This course does not have any pre-booked dates available. Please contact the provider directly to arrange this training.