Edge Hill University

Edge Hill University

Simulation and Clinical Learning

This is a modular course which aims to develop a critical understanding of how simulation can be deployed to enhance teaching, learning and assessment for 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 is run on a multi-professional basis, allowing practitioners, managers and clinical educators from different professions and locations to share their knowledge, experience and skills.

Entry requirements

Normally a 1st degree; applicants must be experienced professionals with some responsibility for clinical education; applicants are not expected to be currently using simulation when they apply to join the course, although experienced simulation practitioners are also welcome to apply; references are required; interviews may also be used to supplement the application process.

Course modules

Core modules: teaching, learning and simulation in the clinical context; using simulation to support clinical learning. Curriculum design pathway: curriculum design in clinical education. Educational leadership pathway: educational leadership in health settings; managing and developing medical education. Educational supervision pathway: educational supervision in the clinical context; supporting the postgraduate learner in the medical workplace. Technology enhanced learning pathway: e-learning in clinical education. Improving practice pathway: improving practice in clinical education.

Assessment methods

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.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PgCert Distance learning October 2016 GBP 31 per Credit (England) 1 years
PgCert Distance learning October 2016 GBP 31 per Credit (Northern Ireland) 1 years
PgCert Distance learning October 2016 GBP 31 per Credit (Scotland) 1 years
PgCert Distance learning October 2016 GBP 31 per Credit (Wales) 1 years

Campus details

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Distance Learning

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