Clinical Supervision: Teaching and Facilitating Learning


$86 USD per attendee  

A 12-hour course that covers the theoretical and practical issues related to effective teaching and supervision so that you can facilitate learning among your students and trainees in clinical settings.

Course delivered by Professor Samar Ahmed


A 12-hour course that covers the theoretical and practical issues related to effective teaching and supervision so that you can facilitate learning among your students and trainees in clinical settings.


Course Professor

Course delivered by professor Samar Ahmed:

Professor Samar Ahmed, MSc, MD, JMHPE is the Director at Ain Shams Middle East North Africa FAIMER Regional Institute for Health Professions Education. Chair of the Centre of excellence in Forensic psychiatric research at Ainshams University. Professor in the department of forensic medicine and toxicology Ain Shams University. Certified UNESCO Trainer Ain Shams University Faculty of Medicine. Director Quality assurance unit ASU-FOM. Global commercial adviser to Universities and medical schools.


Course Structure

A 12-hour course delivered through interactive synchronous lectures and development of a clinical course plan for assignment.


Course Objectives

  • Establish a capacity for clinical supervision
  • Aid learners to become adapted to clinical supervision and skills assessment
  • Equip learners with tools to balance service and education in healthcare


Course Content

Areas Covered:
  1. The learning environment

In this activity we will look at the importance of the learning environment and how you can influence it to facilitate learning.

  • Factors affecting the learning environment discussion
  • Creating an environment conducive to learning
  1. Planning learning opportunities

In this activity we will explore the value of interprofessional education in clinical settings. We will also discuss how to plan learning opportunities for students and trainees.

  • Inter-professional education
  • The value of inter-professional education
  • Planning learning opportunities
  • Case scenario discussion
  1. Balancing service work & educational priorities

In clinical settings, there is often a tension between clinical service provision and educational opportunities for trainees. In this activity we will explore how you might be able to facilitate a balance between the two.

  • Balancing service work & learning opportunities in the workplace article
  • Making it work in practice
  • Case scenario discussion
  • Key messages
  1. Assessment of learning needs

This activity will focus on how supervisors could identify a trainee’s learning needs (gaps in knowledge and/or skills).

  • Assessment of learning needs discussion
  • Case scenario discussion
  1. Personal development plans

In this activity we will learn how to guide trainees to create personal development plans to address their learning needs.

  • Personal development plans (pdp) article
  • Creating a smart objective in a pdp video (01:59)
  • Recognising a smart objective quiz
  1. Facilitating self-directed learning

In this activity we will look at how supervisors can encourage self-directed learning among their students and trainees.

  • Socratic questioning article
  • Using questioning techniques discussion

In this final week we will look at lesson planning and investigate the most appropriate teaching method for a given situation.

  1. Lesson planning

In this activity we will discuss the principles and method of lesson planning.

  • Introduction to educational theories article
  • Essentials of lesson planning article
  • Case scenario discussion
  1. Delivering teaching sessions

In this activity we will discuss commonly used teaching methods and find out how to decide what method to use when.

  • Face to face teaching methods article
  • Online learning video (04:08)
  • Selecting the teaching method video (05:09)
  • Case scenario discussion
  • The art of presenting article
  • Key messages article
  1. End of course activities

In this activity we will test learning gained from the course, explore your experiences of undertaking the course, and suggest further learning options.

  • End of course assessment test

This is a test step, it helps you verify your understanding. If you want to earn a Certificate of Achievement on this course you need to complete this test and any others, scoring an average of 70% or above.

  • End of course reflection: how did it go? Discussion
  • Taking your study further article

Teaching Hours:
  • 12

Instructional & Training Methodology:

Interactive synchronous lectures and asynchronous assignments.

Assessment Methodology:

Each learner will prepare a clinical course plan to fulfill the requirements for this class.