Postgraduate Certificate in Clinical Teaching PGCertCT
UC’s Postgraduate Certificate in Clinical Teaching is designed for health professionals working in a range of healthcare settings who are responsible for supervising students, junior practitioners and other staff in healthcare settings. It is delivered in collaboration with local District Health Boards and regional education providers throughout New Zealand.
The qualification aims to develop the skills necessary to become a competent educator within a wide range of healthcare settings and gain the skills required to undertake preparatory work towards a research or educational project.
Candidates wishing to enrol in the Postgraduate Certificate in Clinical Teaching must have either:
- qualified for a degree in a New Zealand university which is of relevance to clinical teaching and the proposed course of study, or
- qualified for an appropriate health or allied professional qualification requiring at least three years full-time tertiary study at an appropriate level.
Candidates must also have gained qualifications and experience that accord with membership of an approved health professional association or be registered to practice within a health environment.
Applications are due two weeks prior to the commencement of programme.
To apply, domestic students should download an Application for Approval into Award from the College of Education website or contact the College of Education, prior to submitting an Application to Enrol. International students see Postgraduate admission - international students on the Admissions and Entry website for more information.
Every candidate must be approved as a candidate by the Dean of Education.
The PGCertCT comprises a total of 60 points.
- HLTH 415 Designing and Managing Learning and Supervision in a Healthcare Setting
- HLTH 416 Issues and Processes in Learning and Supervision in a Healthcare Setting
- HLTH 417 Education Proposal for a Health Context
Note: Candidates who first enrolled for the Postgraduate Certificate in Clinical Teaching prior to 2009 may complete the qualification with four courses: EDCT 701 and EDCT 804; and two of EDCT 802 or HLTH 415; EDCT 803 or HLTH 416; EDCT 805. This transitional regulation shall lapse at the end of 2011.
The certificate is normally completed on a part-time basis over two years. Each course is a stand-alone, modular course so participants can exit at any point and undertake the complete qualification in their own timeframe. the certificate must be completed within four years.
For full requirements see the Regulations for the Postgraduate Certificate in Clinical Teaching (University Regulations website).
For course advice contact the Heath Sciences Centre.