This is the first clinical education course of its type in Ireland. It equips a range of health professionals with the knowledge and skills required for effective clinical education, and enables them to become clinical supervisors and motivators of student learning. Although much health professional education takes place in clinical settings, few clinicians receive the formal training in educational techniques and principles of adult learning provided by this course.
The courses are delivered mostly by distance learning, with some face-to-face workshops in Galway as follows:
PgCert: six days (two consecutive weekdays in September and four Saturdays between October and March).
PDip: eight days (two consecutive weekdays in September and six Saturdays between October and June).
Masters: in addition to the Diploma days, ten days (two consecutive weekdays in each of Sept., Oct., Nov., Feb. and April).