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Health Professional Teaching Skills – Level 1 – Foundational

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4 weeks
50 USD
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Self-paced Online
4 weeks
50 USD
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Course description

Health Professional Teaching Skills – Level 1 – Foundational

Faculty Development is a broad range of activities that institutions use to renew or assist faculty, supervisors, preceptors, field instructors, clinical educators, and status appointees in their roles. These activities are designed to improve an individual's knowledge and skills in teaching, education, administration, leadership and research.

This education and teacher training course highlights foundational areas of teaching and learning for health professional teachers that can be applied directly to their teaching context and practice. Core topics such as orienting the learner and delivering feedback are addressed through videos and applied activities.

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  • Self-paced Online
  • Online
  • English

Who should attend?


Participants should have a role in health professions teaching

Training content

Orienting the Learner

This module will focus on the components of effective learner orientation, and suggest a strategy for orienting learners to their own clinical environment(s).

Checking In

This module defines and describes ‘Checking In’ and its relevance for learning. It will describe methods of checking in with learners and demonstrate skills used for ‘checking in’.

Feedback 1: Doing It Right

This module outlines how to provide effective feedback to learners. Emphasis will be placed on the elements of effective feedback and helpful techniques that can be used in practice.

Feedback 2: Adding Value

This module will focus on adding value to feedback. It will stress the importance of both corrective and reinforcing feedback and will introduce three types of feedback.

Course delivery details

This course is offered through University of Toronto, a partner institute of EdX.

1-2 hours per week


  • Verified Track -$50
  • Audit Track - Free

Certification / Credits

What you'll learn

  • Learner-centered teaching
  • Providing effective feedback
  • Orienting the learner

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