Teaching Healthcare Professionals

  • Course level: All Levels


Develop your healthcare teaching with one of the UK’s leading universities

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.

What Will I Learn?

  • Produce a lesson plan for teaching in a healthcare environment
  • Develop an effective teaching session or otherwise facilitate learning in the healthcare environment
  • Develop strategies to support learners’ acquisition and application of relevant knowledge, skills and attitudes within the healthcare environment
  • Reflect on your professional teaching practice and identify strategies for development