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Facilitating Learning in Healthcare Practice

6 months
September 2024
Online learning

Gain skills to enable healthcare professionals to develop the healthcare team through effective facilitation of learning within and outside of the workplace.

Why study with us

  • The course content is delivered through the Microsoft Teams platform, which allows for easy communication with your tutors and other students.
  • You will be assessed by coursework, including assignments, presentations and professional dialogue. You’ll be supported with this from start to finish.
  • As you progress you’ll develop critical knowledge. As well as an understanding of the theory, practice, context and associated research applied to dental education.

What you'll do

  • You’ll have multiple opportunities to learn about educational best practices from dental professionals who are experts in their fields.
  • You will have the benefit of close support and supervision at all stages of the course.
  • On completion of the course, you’ll be well placed to influence the role and the research of dental education inpatient care at local, regional and national levels.


Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of our published course information. However, our programmes are subject to ongoing review and development. Changing circumstances may cause alteration to, or the cancellation of, courses. Changes may be necessary to comply with the requirements of accrediting bodies or revisions to subject benchmarks statements. As well as to keep courses updated and contemporary, or as a result of student feedback. We reserve the right to make variations if we consider such action to be necessary or in the best interests of students.

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Your teaching team

Gary Cookson
Lecurer in Education
School of Medicine and Dentistry

Gary teaches across the MSc Dental Education programme. His background is Teacher Education which he taught for many years prior to coming to UCLan.

Dale Munday
Senior Education Lecturer
School of Medicine and Dentistry

Dale is the course leader for our MSc Dental Education course. He teaches across our stand alone Dental Education qualifications too. He has particular expertise in assessment and feedback practices and digital education. Dale is a Senior Fellow of the Advance HE (formally HEA) a…


Future careers

Facilitating Learning in Healthcare Practice is for general dental practitioners who want to go on to be educational supervisors of foundation year dentists.

Fees and funding

Distance Part-time£1,000 per 20 credits
Distance Part-time£1,000 per 20 credits

Scholarships and bursaries

We have a wide range of bursaries, scholarships and funds available to help support you whilst studying with us.

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We have a wide range of bursaries, scholarships and funds available to help support you whilst studying with us.


This course is based in the School of Medicine and Dentistry

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