This module aims to broaden and build students’ repertoire of teaching strategies beyond traditional didactic approaches. Students will also explore the concept of “student engagement” and will examine how to: (1) incorporate active learning strategies into their classes and (2) use technologies to support teaching and promote student interest. Approaches to skills teaching in simulated and practice settings are also addressed.
Application deadline is 31 October.

Students will be introduced to the techniques and strategies of teaching groups and will have an opportunity to develop and practise their skills through role-play and simulations.

The module is delivered using blended learning including and orientation and two module workshops and is delivered over 12 weeks.  The module is comprised of four units:

The module is comprised of four units:

Unit 1: Student Engagement critically examines the concepts of student engagement, active learning and cooperative learning with an emphasis on how to teach to promote active engagement in learning.

Unit 2: Small Group Teaching further builds your skills and focuses on small group teaching strategies with an emphasis on effective facilitation of group discussions and other experiential learning approaches.

Unit 3: Using Technology to Support Teaching examines the use of technology to support teaching and learning.

Unit 4: Clinical Skills Teaching focuses on teaching practical skills effectively in simulated environments and the practice setting.


Target Market: This module is multidisciplinary and welcomes applications from healthcare professionals from the wider multidisciplinary team (including medical doctors, nurses, midwives, physiotherapists, occupational therapists and speech and language therapists).

Prerequisite: Applicants must be registered healthcare professionals currently working in an Irish primary care setting. Have an opportunity to teach in their current practice. To meet the module learning outcomes it is strongly advised that you undertake a minimum of 10 hours of teaching during the course of the module.

Contact Information (Mornings: Wednesday-Friday)

Please select Postgrad CPD in Nursing and Midwifery (PFC5) when making your application.