Continuing Professional Development in health sciences
We offer a variety of short courses, modules and programmes for the continuing professional development (CPD) of qualified nurses, midwives and allied health professionals.
Modules are offered through a blended learning approach, making full use of technology to support students through on-line learning materials and discussion boards. Some modules also offer face-to-face study days on campus. Our CPD in nursing is designed to improve your clinical practice for the benefit of your patients and services. We use a blend of teaching methods, including opportunities for distance learning and online study.
Whatever your area of interest, please feel free to contact the CPD co-ordinator for additional information or to discuss any of our modules or programmes.
These modules can be taken separately or as part of our MSc Advancing Practice course - a flexible course for nurses, allied health professionals and social care practitioners.
Advanced Clinical Assessment and Examination
Develop systematic clinical examination skills and gain the knowledge to promote autonomous clinical decision making by synthesising key clinical findings in determining differential diagnosis and management of patients.
An Integrated Approach to Frailty
This module explores assets-based and outcome-focused approaches to frailty affecting people in later life, including the oldest-old.
Diagnosis and Decision Making in Primary Care
This module supports your continual development of the advanced nurse/healthcare practitioner role in hospital, community/primary care, prisons and care home settings.
Essentials of Mental Health Assessment
Develop the interprofessional knowledge and skills you need to assess and care for individuals experiencing mental health issues.
Evidence Based Practice
Develop an advanced knowledge of how contemporary research and evidence can be applied to practice.
Exploring the Theory and Practice of Psychological Trauma
Learn how to critique the practice and theory of trauma informed care within a range of health contexts and appraise the concept of psychological trauma and adversity in relation to identity and development.
Living with Long Term Conditions: Care and Management
Enhance your knowledge and gain an in-depth understanding of long term health conditions.
Prescribing for Healthcare Professionals
Learn to prescribe safely, effectively and competently. Develop your knowledge of the professional aspects of prescribing practice, prescribing governance, and prescribing wider contexts.
Early Years Practice Health Visiting
Our MSc Early Years Practice Health Visiting course will provide you, as a registered nurse or midwife on Part 1 or Part 2 on the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) register, with the opportunity to take on the role of Health Visitor.
Contemporary Leadership in Early Years Practice
This course is mainly for level 11 students undertaking the Postgraduate Diploma/MSc Early Years Practice Health Visiting. Develop your understanding of several topics relevant to leadership for early years practice.
Getting It Right For Every Child (GIRFEC): A Multi-Agency Approach to Practice
The Getting It Right For Every Child (GIRFEC) multi-disciplinary course will help equip you to deliver effective children’s services in a unified approach, allowing you to respond in ways which will strengthen children, young people and their families’ capacity to care.
The Principles and Practice of Child and Family Health and Wellbeing
Study the key elements of public health and related health inequalities and their impact on the health and wellbeing of children and their families.
These modules can be taken separately or as part of the MRes Health Research course which equips you to conduct high quality, rigorous research.
Qualitative Research and Analysis
Sharpen your qualitative research skills and use them to deepen your understanding of complex healthcare experiences.
Quantitative Research and Analysis
Gain an understanding of the methods and concepts of quantitative research, knowledge of data sources and a critical understanding of why we use quantitative approaches.
Research Ethics and Governance
Expand your knowledge about the legal, regulatory and ethical requirements in health and social care research, and consider how it applies to your own practice.
Skills for Knowledge Enquiry
Gain knowledge and skills in conducting systematic reviews of evidence and critical appraisal of research. You will learn key steps in the process of systematic review such as developing a review question, devising a search strategy and more.
Study Design for Health Research
Develop a detailed knowledge and understanding of methodology and study design for health research - essential skills for employment in the health research sector.
An exciting programme designed to meet the needs of nurses, midwives and other health professions. Our professional practice modules can be taken separately or as part of our BSc Professional Practice.
Assessing and Managing Symptoms in Palliative Care
Learn about the principles of palliative care, multidisciplinary working and management of key symptoms, as well as ways to assess and manage physical and psychological symptoms experienced by individuals with life-limiting illnesses.
Gateway to Further Study
This module will help you gain the necessary confidence and academic skills for degree level education.
Health and Wellbeing of People with Dementia
Gain the knowledge to deliver modern dementia-related health care with a focus on the impact of the physical environment.
Improving quality through work-based learning
This online module helps you to improve through the use of reflection, critical thinking and evaluation of evidence.
Mental Health, Everyone’s Business
In this module, you will explore concepts of mental health and mental illness from biological, psychological and social perspectives.
Prescribing for Healthcare Professionals
Develop your knowledge of prescribing to demonstrate achievement of the competencies within the Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) Prescribing Competency Framework.
Understanding and Assessing Pain
This CPD module is for healthcare professionals who are looking to develop their practice and understanding of pain.
Whether you’re already involved in public health research, policy and practice, or are planning a career in those areas, our public health CPD modules can support your future career ambitions.
Health Behaviours and Behaviour Change
Deepen your understanding of health behaviours and learn behaviour change strategies to improve public health.
Introduction to Epidemiology
Develop your understanding of the distribution and causes of disease in populations, and learn how evidence can help plan and evaluate strategies to prevent disease and promote public health.
Introduction to Public Health
In this module, you will be introduced to core concepts in public health. The module will provide you with a grounding in key theories, principles and methods in public health today.
Public Health Policy
Develop an understanding of public health policy, including how it is made, what it entails, who is involved, and its underpinning theories.
Public Health Research
Examine various aspects of research in public health, including research design, critical appraisal and research impact.
Society and Health
In this module you will be introduced to key evidence, concepts and theories for a critical understanding of the ideologically contested nature of health in society.