Health Sciences Continuing Professional Development

CPD is a vital part of retaining and developing excellence within NMAHP professions and as such it should be welcomed by those genuinely interested in improving their own practice, and in passing such improvements on to fellow practitioners to the ultimate benefit of the service user.

We offer a variety of short courses, modules and programmes for the continuing professional development of qualified nurses, midwives and allied health professionals.

These are designed with students in mind and are delivered using a blend of teaching methods, including many opportunities for distance learning and online study.  All modules and programmes have been designed to benefit your clinical practice and ultimately for the patients, you care for.

If you are interested in providing tailor-made training for your organisation, the Faculty of Health Sciences and Sport can offer such bespoke courses. These can either take place at the University or in your workplace for the convenience of you and your staff.

CPD Modules

Male nurse in blue scrubs‌ Our portfolio of CPD degree modules is empowering nurses to secure their position in the workforce. Online modules and flexible learning hours ease the pressure of juggling work, studies and personal life. There are many experienced nurses in the workplace without a degree – if you’re one of these nurses, you could be pleasantly surprised to discover you could need as few as three degree modules to achieve your degree.


BSc Professional Practice

Professional Practice graduates‌ An exciting programme designed to meet the needs of nurses, midwives and other health professionals within the context of a dynamic healthcare economy.  Up-to-date dynamic modules focus on addressing patient/client need and are delivered with the support of experts within the particular disciplines.

BSc Professional Practice

Graduate Certificate (Welfare and Benefits Advice)

Macmillan Nurse discussing Welfare Benefits

This collaboration with Macmillan Cancer Support offers unique development opportunities.  It is suitable for welfare, social care and allied healthcare professionals, professionals working charitable organisations and others in the voluntary sector.  Our students  have backgrounds working with people affected by cancer and/or long term conditions and are committed to improving the life experience of service users and carers.

Welfare Benefits

Return to Practice Nursing

MRes Health studentsThis Return to Practice Nursing programme, funded by NHS Education for Scotland, is designed to assist those who wish to return to the Nursing and Midwifery Council register as a practicing Adult or Mental health nurse.

Completable in 15 weeks, including 5 days on campus, students will attend lectures, workshops and skills based classes with additional teaching and learning resources being available via the University IT platform, SUCCEED.

Return to Practice Nursing

Practice Teacher Preparation Programme

Practice TeacherOn completion of this programme students will be equipped with the knowledge, skills and confidence to undertake the role of Practice Teacher as identified in the Standards to Support Learning and Assessment in Practice (NMC 2008).

Practice Teacher Preparation Programme
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