UC's Postgraduate Certificate in Clinical Teaching (PGCertCT) is designed for health professionals who are responsible for supervising, coaching, and supporting learning in clinical learning environments in a range healthcare settings. Participants develop the skills to become competent clinical educators, establish an identity, and gain leadership skills as a clinical supervisor both within their own profession and as a member of an interprofessional team.
The qualification is structured to ensure participants gain the skills required to undertake preparatory work towards a research or educational project grounded in practice. It will introduce participants to the wider community and networks of health professional educators in Australasia and the extensive literature in this field.
The programme is delivered in consultation with local District Health Boards and regional education providers.
UC is ranked in the top 250 universities in the world for Education and Training (QS World University Rankings by Subject, 2021).
Students enrolling in the Postgraduate Certificate in Clinical Teaching must have one of the following:
If English is your additional language, you are also required to meet UC's English language requirements.
Students must be approved to enrol by the Dean of Education and Health Sciences.
For the full entry requirements, see the Regulations for the Postgraduate Certificate in Clinical Teaching or use the admission requirements checker.How to apply
Applications are due two weeks prior to the commencement of programme. Contact Te Kura Matai Hauora | School of Heath Sciences for more information on the application process.
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Postgraduate study can bring many career benefits eg, specialist skills and enhanced knowledge, entry into specific occupations, higher starting salary/progression rates, research capability/achievement, and evidence of high academic attainment/self-discipline.
More specifically, this postgraduate qualification provides a pathway into educator roles within one's own profession, and into the world of health professional education within academic and health provider environments. This is a growth area in the health sector with the increasing focus on patient safety, simulation, patient education, and interprofessional education for collaborative practice and optimum patient care.
Health professional education is an exciting, active, and energised environment locally and internationally, with many organisations and networks that this programme will introduce you to.