Graduate Clinical Education 

Postgraduate taught and continuous professional development courses offered by the Discipline of General Practice at NUIG

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Welcome to Grad Clin Ed

Our current courses include:

Graduate Clinical Education

Meet Our Tutors

Peter Cantillon
Professor Peter Cantillon
Professor in Primary Care, National University of Ireland, Galway.
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Peter Cantillon is an educationalist with a special interest in clinical education and faculty development. He holds a personal chair in primary care. A major part of Peter’s work is the development of healthcare educators and the promotion of high quality clinical education. He set up the faculty development group at NUI Galway, GAME, (the Galway Alliance of Medical Educators).

He established Ireland’s first inter-professional Masters course in clinical education in 2005. This highly successful blended learning course has 300+ graduates to date, many of whom have used the qualification to develop their careers as senior clinical educators and leaders in health care education.

Peter developed an approach to making learning theory accessible for clinical educators through the ABC in Learning and Teaching series with the BMJ in 2003, subsequently developed into a successful book by BMJ Publishing in 2003. Peter co-founded the Irish Network of Medical Educators, (INMED) in 2008 to promote healthcare education research and faculty development in Ireland. The organisation has a membership of approximately 120 healthcare educators. Peter is the current chair of INMED and is leading the redevelopment of the organisation toward becoming a major provider of faculty development and education research sponsorship. The organisation has launched research and travel bursaries in 2013 and a joint Medical Council/INMED educational reseach grant scheme in 2015. Peter is an active promoter of educational research regionally and nationally through the Masters in Clinical Education programme and through the growing influence of INMED.

Dr Eva Flynn
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Eva graduated in Medicine from University College Dublin in 2004. She commenced a four-year general practice (GP) training programme with the Western Regional GP Training Programme. She was awarded Membership of the Irish College of General Practitioners (MICGP) in 2011. She continues to work part-time as a GP in Mainstreet Clinic, Loughrea, Co. Galway.

Eva has worked as a lecturer in the Discipline of General Practice at NUIG since 2012. She teaches communication and clinical skills and acts as module lead for Communication Skills for first year medial students and also teaches in general practice for fourth year medical students. From her clinical interests in Women’s Health she has developed a novel teaching module in the area of Women’s Health in Marginalised Groups. She completed a Higher Diploma in Clinical teaching in 2014, graduating with honours. She has a particular interest in continuous professional development in general practice and has become the Course Director for Clinical Primary Care Modules. She is also teaches with the Women’s Health Group in the ICGP.

Clinical Education

Clinical education represents the most important period in the development of the health professional. The courses that we offer teach you how to become a better clinical educator and leader of clinical education.


CPD Clinical Modules

Clinical Primary Care Modules are offered as an educational resource to General Practitioners. We offer this from the Discipline of General Practice, at the National University of Ireland, Galway.


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CPD Clinical Modules