Pharmacy Educational Supervisor Training - elearning for healthcare
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This programme is in partnership with...
  • University of East Anglia
  • Keele University
  • Health Education England_New logo 2021

About the Pharmacy Educational Supervisor Training programme

The elearning programme aims to provide learners with the knowledge and skills needed in practice or educational supervision roles. It will enable learners to gain confidence and satisfaction from their supervision activities, improve the training experiences of trainees and enhance learners’ contributions to the development of a highly skilled pharmacy workforce.

This programme ​currently includes 2 modules, developed for those in the pharmacy sector who are involved in the training of others, including supervising shadowing experiences, or undertaking official educational supervisor roles. The modules include interactive activities and case studies to guide you through the content.

  • Module 1, Core skills: Introductory level topics, relevant to practice and educational supervision. This module is recommended for all as an introductory module or to refresh existing knowledge.
  • Module 2, Enhanced skills: A deeper learning approach to topics relevant to practice and educational supervision, providing context for specific programmes. This module is recommended for practice and educational supervisors involved in specific regulated pharmacy training programmes and those who wish to develop their skills further.
  • Development of an Advanced skills module with learning applicable to more complex situations relevant to practice and educational supervision, will be determined upon the workforce needs.

Both modules cover the following topics in increasing complexity:

  • mentoring
  • coaching and facilitating
  • leadership skills
  • planning teaching
  • patient-centred teaching
  • assessment
  • feedback
  • reflection

Learners are asked formative questions to help test and reflect on their knowledge.

Module 1, Core skills: takes around 2 hours to complete on average.

Module 2, Enhanced skills: takes around 3 hours to complete the main sections and learners can select to complete further learning on specific pharmacy training programmes.

More information

This course has been developed by School of Pharmacy staff at the University of East Anglia, with contributions from colleagues at De Montfort University and University of Keele Schools of Pharmacy. Funding has been provided by the Pharmacy Dean, Health Education England, Midlands and East of England.

Meet the team

  • Rina Matala – Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice, University of East Anglia Norwich, and Community Pharmacist
  • Hattie Whiteside – Lecturer in Pharmacy Practice, University of East Anglia Norwich, and GP Practice Pharmacist
  • Dr Hannah Kinsey – Lecturer in Pharmacy Practice, University of East Anglia Norwich
  • Dr Maria Christou – Director of East of England Pre-registration Pharmacist Training Programme, University of East Anglia Norwich
  • Prof. David Wright – Professor of Pharmacy Practice, University of East Anglia Norwich
  • Amanda Kemp – Regional Pre-registration Pharmacy Lead for East Midlands (Hospital Pharmacy), De Montfort University, Leicester
  • Sharon Warren – Regional Pre-Registration Facilitator for West Midlands and Academic Postgraduate Pharmacist Educator, University of Keele

How to access

In order to access the Pharmacy Educational Supervisor Training  programme, you will need an elfh account. If you do not have one, then you can register by selecting the Register button below.

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To view the Pharmacy Educational Supervisor Training  programme, select the View button below. If you already have an account with elfh, you will also be able to login and enrol on the programme from the View button.

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Not an NHS organisation?

If you are not an NHS health or care organisation and therefore do not qualify for free access elfh Hub, you may be able to access the service by creating an OpenAthens account.

To check whether or not you qualify for free access via OpenAthens, you can view the eligibility criteria and register on the ‘OpenAthens’ portal.

Registering large numbers of users

If you are a HR, IT or Practice Manager and would like to register and enrol large numbers of staff within your organisation for access onto the Pharmacy Educational Supervisor Training programme, please contact elfh directly.

Organisations wishing to use their own LMS

For HR departments wanting to know more about gaining access to courses using an existing Learning Management System please contact elfh directly to express interest.

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