Education for Healthcare Professionals

Ulster University - Belfast

Education for Healthcare Professionals

This course will be attractive to you as a healthcare professional who can see the role that learning and teaching plays in everyday practice, and who wish to be equipped with the skills to participate in learning and teaching with peers, colleagues, students, and service users.

You will be introduced to the principles that underpin learning and teaching, and the rationale behind decisions made about specific teaching practices or delivery. Building on this knowledge, you will then explore a variety of techniques used in practice such as small group teaching, facilitation, patient education, and skills teaching.

Having completed the PGCert, students will have the opportunity to exit or proceed to a higher linked course to continue their studies

Work placement / study abroad

Whilst there is no placement as such it is recognised that the majority of students undertaking this course will be embedded in practice. Thus a lot of what you study at the university will be interpreted through the lens of its applicability to your clinical practice.

For further course details please see "Course Web Page".

Subjects taught

Year one

Optional Modules

• Principles of Learning, Teaching and Assessment in Healthcare Practice

• Principles of Healthcare Education

• Learning and Teaching in Professional Practice

• Enhancing Learning and Teaching in the Practice Setting

Entry requirements

Standard entry conditions

To apply to our postgraduate taught programmes, you must meet the University’s General Entrance Requirements and any course-specific requirements.

Entry Requirements

Applicants must hold a degree or equivalent in a healthcare related subject or demonstrate their ability to undertake the course through the accreditation of prior experiential learning.

Application dates

Your Application

Application is through the University's online application system (see "Application Weblink").

Enrolment dates

Start Date: September 2024

Post Course Info

Career options

The course is an attractive option for those wishing to develop their career. The primary function of the course is to enable you to develop a skill set in learning and teaching that will be immediately relevant to your current practice.

The course also enables you to progress to further study at postgraduate level

In addition, there are colleagues who practice in areas that have a substantial educational component and have found that having a qualification in education at a postgraduate level has been very beneficial.

More details
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  • Qualifications

    Postgraduate Certificate at UK Level 7

  • Attendance type

    Part time

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