PgC Practice Education for Health Professionals*

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Institution code: S82
UCAS code: N/A
Start date: September 2024
Duration: One year part-time
Location: Ipswich
Typical Offer: An undergraduate degree and current professional registration as an Allied Health Professional
Institution code: S82
UCAS code: N/A
Start date: September 2024
Duration: One year part-time
Location: Ipswich
Typical Offer: An undergraduate degree and current professional registration as an Allied Health Professional
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This postgraduate certificate is designed for a range of healthcare professionals, aligned to HCPC and NMC requirements and suitable for enhanced level practice frameworks. Students undertaking this course will typically be involved in supporting learners within the clinical environment, including undergraduate students and post registration professionals.

Supporting learners in the clinical practice environment is a requirement of all healthcare professionals and understanding the needs of all learners in this setting is vital in providing ongoing professional development. This postgraduate certificate in practice education for healthcare professionals is designed to provide you with the underpinning knowledge of teaching and learning theories that can be applied in the clinical learning environment and used to develop assessments. Building on these theoretical approaches you will consider how to support all learners alongside developing leadership skills to enable you to enhance or change practice education within your clinical setting.

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Course Modules

Downloadable information regarding all University of Suffolk courses, including Key Facts, Course Aims, Course Structure and Assessment, is available in the Definitive Course Record.

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For this module, you will be required to design a range of learning activities drawing on appropriate educational theories. We will explore innovative approaches to teaching and learning, including exploring techniques such as simulation, case-based learning and peer-assisted learning.

The module will include the following:

· Theories of learning and teaching that are relevant to the clinical learning environment.

· Principles of assessment for and of learning

· Assessment design, which will also include consideration of the use of AI and other technologies.

· Reflexivity in assessment design

· Learning needs within the clinical setting to ensure inclusive practice.

For this module you will be required to write a small scale research enquiry which should draw on leadership theory, change management and feedback to propose a service improvement linked to the individuals own practice environment or clinical education. We will explore the ideas of leadership, change management, feedback and pastoral support within the current climate of healthcare to support those in practice education roles.

The module will include the following:

  • Critical evaluation of the current practices in healthcare education
  • Principles of leadership within healthcare, including: leadership styles.
  • Principles of feedback and models for providing feedback in change management, including: peer review, developmental feedback, feedforward feedback and engaging learners with feedback.
  • Theories of change management and organisational change.
  • Pastoral support mechanisms and techniques for practice educators to support students in practice.
  • Reflexivity in assessing the current setting of healthcare education within the NHS.
  • Healthcare research within practice including encouraging involvement, understanding and opportunities.


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Entry Requirements

Your Course Team

Zoe Grant

Zoe is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Allied Health Sciences, Zoe teaches across programmes both undergraduate and postgraduate.

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Charlotte Wright

Charlotte started her role as a Lecturer in Diagnostic Radiography in 2023.
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Fees and Funding

UK Full-Time Tuition Fee


per year
UK Part-time Tuition Fee


per 20 credit module
International Full-time Tuition Fee


per year

*Please contact the Student Centre for further details

Further Information

Postgraduate Loans are available for this course, we also offer University of Suffolk Alumni a 25% reduction on fees, find out more below.

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How to apply

Applying for a postgraduate programme is simple, you can apply using the link below. You can also find out more about what to include on your application and how to contact us for support during the process on the Postgraduate Study link.

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