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Postgraduate Certificate in Clinical Teaching
Postgraduate Certificate in Clinical Teaching

Postgraduate Certificate in Clinical Teaching

  • ID:UC640040
  • Level:Postgraduate Certificate/Diploma
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  • Type:Full-time

Fees (NZD)

  • TuitionFee/Year:$9,600.00
  • LivingFee/Year:$16,878.00
  • InsuranceFee/Year:$700.00
  • TuitionFee/Year:$9,600.00
  • LivingFee/Year:$16,878.00
  • InsuranceFee/Year:$700.00
Estimated Total/program:
$54,356.00
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Admission Requirements

Entry requirements

Students enrolling in the Postgraduate Certificate in Clinical Teaching must have one of the following:

  • a degree from an Aotearoa New Zealand university which is of relevance to clinical teaching and the proposed course of study; or
  • an appropriate health or allied professional qualification requiring at least three years full-time tertiary study at an appropriate level; or
  • qualifications and experience that accord with membership of an approved health professional association, or be registered to practice within a health environment.

English requirements

  • IELTS: Academic with an average score of 7.0, with a minimum of 7.0 in reading, writing, listening and speaking
  • TOEFL iBT: Total minimum score of 94, with at least 24 in reading, 27 in writing, 24 in listening and 23 speaking
  • CAE or CPE: minimum score of 185 with at least 185 in reading, writing, listening and speaking
  • Pearson Test of English (Academic): PTE with an overall score of 65 and no PTE communicative skills score below 65

Course Information

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.

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The PGCertCT includes the following three courses:

  • HLTH 415 Designing and Managing Learning and Supervision in a Health Care Setting
  • HLTH 416 Issues and Processes in Learning and Supervision in a Health Care Setting
  • HLTH 417 Education Proposal for a Health Context
  • HLTH 415 and HLTH 416 are designed for flexibility and to accommodate those working in busy clinical environments, including rural. Each course includes an online component; two 2-day intensive workshops, and a workplace supervision meeting (face-to-face or Skype).
  • HLTH 417 is self-directed and designed to be undertaken within and around participants work environment and contribute to both personal learning goals and the goals of their organisation. This may be taken as a group project by teams that work together, particularly in an interprofessional context.
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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

  • 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.

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Insurance/year: 700 NZD/per year

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