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Course Overview

This online course will help you become a more effective clinical supervisor or educator. It is mapped to competences within the Academy of Medical Educators’ framework for professional development, as used by the General Medical Council and Health Education England.

You’ll also develop your knowledge and skills in two challenging areas: how to provide regular, timely and effective feedback; and how to identify concerns around performance early, and raise them with sensitivity, tact and firm action.

Clinical supervision and giving feedback

  • What is clinical supervison?
  • Framework of professional standards for postgraduate medical supervisors
  • Giving constructive feedback


Managing trainees

  • Early identification and effective management

Top tips for clinical supervisors

This course is suitable for all post-registration doctors and healthcare professionals, especially those holding supervisory responsibility for pre-registration health professional students and postgraduate medical trainees in hospital or community settings.

By the end of the course, you‘ll be able to…
  • Discuss the purpose and models of clinical supervision.
  • Explain the principles of giving constructive feedback to trainees/ learners.
  • Compare and contrast various models for giving feedback in clinical/ learning settings.
  • Develop strategies for early identification of trainees/ learners in difficulty.
  • Discuss pragmatic approaches to supporting & managing trainees/ learners in difficulty.