Postgraduate Certificate in Clinical Teaching*
* Not open to new enrolments in 2017.
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. The PGCertCT 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.
The programme is delivered in collaboration with local District Health Boards and regional education providers nationally.
Postgraduate certificates and diplomas require a relevant bachelor's degree. If you gained your qualifications overseas, these will need to be assessed to ensure they are of an equivalent standard.
Qualification specific requirements
Candidates wishing to enrol in the Postgraduate Certificate in Clinical Teaching must have one of the following:
- 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. Every candidate must be approved as a candidate by the Dean of Education.
For full entry requirements see the Regulations for the Postgraduate Certificate in Clinical Teaching or use the admission requirements checker. You are also required to meet UC’s English language requirements.
Qualification structure and duration
The PGCertCT comprises a total of 60 points.
The certificate is normally completed on a part-time basis over two years. The certificate must be completed within four years.
Subjects and courses
The PGCertCT comprises of three compulsory courses. Each course is a stand-alone, modular course so participants can exit at any point and undertake the complete qualification in their own timeframe.
For the up-to-date schedule of courses, visit our University Regulations website.
How to apply
Find out how to apply for graduate and postgraduate qualifications.
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.
- Read what other UC postgraduate students have gone on to achieve in their studies and careers in our student and graduate profiles.
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For full requirements see the Regulations for the Postgraduate Certificate in Clinical Teaching.
For study planning help contact the Heath Sciences Centre or the College of Education:
College of Education, Health and Human Development
University of Canterbury
Private Bag 4800