Edge Hill University

Edge Hill University

Simulation and Clinical Learning

This Postgraduate Certificate in Simulation and Clinical Learning has been designed for a range of health professionals (medical doctors, dentists, nurses and allied health professionals), clinical educators and healthcare managers who wish to develop specialist knowledge, skills and understanding of simulation as a modality for teaching and supporting learning and assessment. It will equip you with a critical understanding of how simulation can be deployed to enhance teaching, learning and assessment in the field of healthcare. Simulation can be defined as emulating a real life situation in a controlled (non-real) environment, to safely provide a life-like experience. This creates the opportunity to act, reflect and obtain feedback to assist in achieving competence and progression towards expert level through deliberate and repeated practice in an ascending learning spiral. The programme will be run on a multi-professional basis, allowing practitioners, managers and clinical educators from different professions and locations to share their knowledge, experience and skills. You will systematically and creatively analyse the complexities of clinical education and explore and articulate opportunities for developing simulation in your own practice.

Course modules

Please visit our website for information on available modules.

Assessment methods

There are no examinations. A range of assessment strategies are employed in this programme including online tasks, critical reflection on practice, assignments, evaluative reports, case studies, peer observation of teaching, the design of learning activities and the creation of portfolios. You will be supported by your academic tutors with academic skills practice and 'formative feedback' on work-in-progress. You will be expected to write approximately 4,000 words (or equivalent) for each module.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert Mixed mode September 2017 GBP 32 per Credit (Home/EU) 1 Years
Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert Mixed mode February 2018 GBP 32 per Credit (Home/EU) 1 Years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Ormskirk Campus L39 4QP North West

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