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CPD opportunities for medicine and healthcare practitioners

17 February 2020

Medical leadership

Continuing professional development (CPD) helps improve the safety and quality of care provided for patients and the public.

As such, CPD is a vital part of a healthcare professional’s career and it’s essential that practitioners and medical staff are given the opportunity to study to best support patients and their families, as well as members of staff.

At the University, we have developed several short courses that are designed and delivered by experts at the top of their fields, tackling some of the most interesting and relevant areas of medical practice and research.

Our CPD offering ranges from standalone postgraduate level modules, to distance learning programmes, and face to face study days and workshops. We aim to provide a wide variety of professional development opportunities, taught by leading clinicians, which are designed to allow you to continually gain new skills and knowledge throughout your career, whilst balancing your existing life and work commitments.

Short courses

An Introduction to DermoscopyOnline, 12 weeksThis course runs twice a year, and is extremely popular with clinicians across the world. A 12-week online course, it is designed specifically for doctors and specialist nurses who work with dermatology patients with skin lesions.
Medicines Use Review (MUR)Face to face, 1 dayThis 1-day accredited course has been developed with Health Education and Improvement Wales; we'll guide you through the process of conducting a MUR and help you develop essential knowledge & skills to best support patients.
Problem Solving in Paediatric Palliative CareBlended (4 face to face days)This is a Masters level course, developed in collaboration with Ty Hafan Children’s Hospice and the All Wales Managed Clinical Network for Children’s Palliative Care.
Designed to support healthcare professionals working with children, who are interested in end of life/palliative care. It is also designed to help you implement end of life education within your organisation.
Community OncologyFace to face, 1 dayThis funded course (kindly funded by MacMillan) has been developed as a response to the need for increasing the awareness of community health care practitioners about cancer: recognition, diagnosis and referral.
Counselling Skills for Genetic HealthcareFace to face, 4 daysThis course is designed to help you develop your counselling skills through theory as well as extensive practical work. You’ll gain skills to support patients and their families who are making adjustments/life decisions following a diagnosis

These courses are just some of the exciting opportunities available in medicine and healthcare. Browse the full range of courses.

Postgraduate taught standalone modules

The University has developed several modules with the School of Medicine, School of Healthcare Sciences and School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceuticals. These modules can be studied on a standalone basis for CPD, giving you the flexibility to study at postgraduate level whilst managing your other commitments.

These modules have been carefully chosen to ensure they’re suitable to be taught in this way, allowing you to learn flexibly.

Introduction to Dermoscopy is not a course about dermatology only. With well-written learning material, the course connects me with specialists and other colleagues worldwide. By using a web-based platform, the course creates a flexible learning method even during busy practice. Students can get involved in discussions by using computers or smartphones. Tutors are willing to respond in a timely manner, and their feedbacks are constructive. In the live discussion forum, students can communicate with experts directly. As a result, the students can learn when and how to apply dermoscopy confidently. Now I am using dermoscopy in every clinical session.

Dr Tong Man-Chiu, Hong Kong

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We offer a wide range of medical short training courses, including topics on therapeutics, surgery in the older person, and dermoscopy.