School of Medicine short courses

There are 72 courses available

ACI - Anaesthetic Critical Incidents

Continuing Professional Development

Study in:
Chelmsford
Available as:
Short course
Course features
Our one-day course covers anaesthetic critical incident practice for anaesthetists and operating department practitioners. Get a full day of risk-free practice in our high-fidelity simulation suite.

Acute Stroke Image Interpretation and Patient Selection for Thrombectomy

Continuing Professional Development

Study in:
Chelmsford
Available as:
Short course
Course features
Join us for an outstanding educational course delivered by Professor Iris Grunwald, author of How to set up an acute stroke service.

Acute Stroke Treatment

Continuing Professional Development

Study in:
Chelmsford
Available as:
Short course
Course features
Join us for an outstanding educational course delivered by Professor Iris Grunwald.

Adult Acute Care

Continuing Professional Development

Study in:
Cambridge
,
Chelmsford
Available as:
Short course
Course features
Make safety and quality of care an essential part of your clinical practice. Improve your ability to continually re-evaluate and enhance care and learning strategies, supporting improvements in acute care practice.

Advanced Management of Minor Injuries

Continuing Professional Development

Study in:
Cambridge
Available as:
Short course
Course features
If you're a nurse or other healthcare professional, working in a first contact or emergency care setting, this module will provide you with advanced decision-making skills, theoretical knowledge and advanced practical skills to work autonomously when caring for patients with a minor injury.

Advanced Non-Medical Prescribing (V300)

Continuing Professional Development

Study in:
Online/Chelmsford
,
Online/Cambridge
Available as:
Short course
Course features
Our Non-Medical Prescribing course prepares you to prescribe medicines from the British National Formulary (BNF) in your area of competence, assisting you in extending your practice. You’ll learn to prescribe safely, appropriately and cost-effectively, as both an independent and supplementary prescriber.

Advanced Skills in Clinical Assessment

Continuing Professional Development

Study in:
Cambridge
,
Chelmsford
Available as:
Short course
Course features
Develop your nursing or AHP skills to deliver same-day consultation services for patients - or enhance your existing skills by improving your decision-making and becoming more confident in offering treatment and referrals. Our Clinical Assessment Skills short course covers physical exams for all body systems, and assessment of common conditions and minor injuries, learning to use and interpret diagnostic equipment.

An Introduction to Approved Roles (Approved Mental Capacity Professional/Approved Mental Health Professional)

Continuing Professional Development

Study in:
Blended learning
Available as:
Short course
Course features
Explore a range of theories applied in statutory interventions, aiming to promote effective working practices with people experiencing mental disorder.

Applied Leadership & Management

Continuing Professional Development

Study in:
Distance learning
,
Cambridge
,
Chelmsford
Available as:
Short course
Course features
Undertake an innovative exploration of leadership and management in healthcare, examining their impact on organisations and wider external considerations.

Applying Systemic Principles in Professional Contexts

Continuing Professional Development

Study in:
Huntingdon
Available as:
Short course
Course features
Learn the systemic approach to relationships and how they relate to people’s actions and communications. Develop different perspectives and new approaches to your work as a professional working with families, couples and individuals. Gain a level of professional accreditation, and potentially start on the road to becoming a qualified family therapist.

Assessment Skills for Community Practitioners

Continuing Professional Development

Study in:
Cambridge
,
Chelmsford
Available as:
Short course
Course features
Comprehensive assessment is key to the delivery of high quality and cost effective care to patients. Assessing patients in the community requires the skills to examine, not just the patient, but the environment in which they live and in which care will be delivered.

Cardiac Care

Continuing Professional Development

Study in:
Cambridge
,
Chelmsford
Available as:
Short course
Course features
Develop your skills in caring effectively for patients with chronic and acute cardiac disorders. Learn to analyse and interpret arrhythmias and understand the rationale for the management and holistic care needs of patients and critically discuss and debate the different issues which affect the delivery of care to cardiac patients.

Care of the Critically Unwell Woman for Midwives

Continuing Professional Development

Study in:
Online/Chelmsford
Available as:
Short course
Course features
Join our inspiring module offering specialist, professional learning opportunities and we'll develop your in-depth knowledge and skills as well as improving patient safety, when caring for critically unwell pregnant women.

Care of the Patient Undergoing Anaesthesia

Continuing Professional Development

Study in:
Cambridge
,
Chelmsford
Available as:
Short course
Course features
This is our second anaesthesia module following on from Principles and Practices of Anaesthesia. You’ll develop your practical skills and learn about the theory behind anaesthesia and how to be a reflective practitioner. This module is run alongside our BSc (Hons) Operating Department Practice, so there are opportunities for multidisciplinary learning and networking. Small class sizes allow for excellent rapport with tutors and fellow students.

Caring for People with Dementia

Continuing Professional Development

Study in:
Chelmsford
Available as:
Short course
Course features
Explore needs-led dementia assessment and diagnosis while developing person-centred approaches to care which respect individuality and personal choice. Understand neuropathology in dementia, how it affects a person’s mental, physical and emotional capacity. And learn about the broader ethical and legal issues relating to dementia.

Children's Book Illustration Summer School

Continuing Professional Development

Study in:
Cambridge
Available as:
Short course
Course features
Join our Writing, Illustrating and Designing for Picturebooks Summer School and learn from the world-leading MA Children’s Book Illustration team and international experts.

Children’s Mental Health Conditions

Continuing Professional Development

Study in:
Chelmsford
Available as:
Short course
Course features
Explore the different mental health conditions and disorders of emotional wellbeing that children and young people may present with, or be diagnosed with.

Children’s Typical Psychological Development: Infancy to Adolescent

Continuing Professional Development

Study in:
Chelmsford
Available as:
Short course
Course features
Develop your specialist knowledge of child and adolescent mental health, focusing on an understanding of how significant the psyche development is on mental health.

Collaboration, Coproduction and Decision-making for Social Workers and Social Care Professionals

Continuing Professional Development

Study in:
Blended learning
Available as:
Short course
Course features
Explore the legislation, policies and protocols of health and social care, alongside the theories and models of interprofessional working and decision-making.

Collaborative Mental Health Care

Continuing Professional Development

Study in:
Chelmsford
Available as:
Short course
Course features
This is a change management module. You'll focus on an idea to help support people with mental health issues and/or their carers in the community; for example a weekly support group for carers of people with dementia and how this would potentially be implemented.

COMETS - Core Medical Emergency Training using Simulation

Continuing Professional Development

Study in:
Chelmsford
Available as:
Short course
Course features
The COMETS course is a full day of simulation training in the recognition and management of acutely ill patients for core medical trainees.

Consolidated Practice (SCPHN conversion module)

Continuing Professional Development

Study in:
Cambridge
,
Chelmsford
Available as:
Short course
Course features
Our module will consolidate your previous education and competence in your chosen field of practice.

Contemporary Issues in Mental Health Care

Continuing Professional Development

Study in:
Chelmsford
Available as:
Short course
Course features
This course explores current issues in mental health from both a national and global perspective, including culture and media.

Critical Care

Continuing Professional Development

Study in:
Cambridge
,
Chelmsford
Available as:
Short course
Course features
Provide the highest standards of safety and care for people who are critically ill. Learn to re-evaluate and enhance clinical practice for continually improved safety and quality and how to deal with continually emerging new technologies and therapies. Understand the importance of competence as one of the 6 Cs.

Critical Supervision, Leadership and Management

Continuing Professional Development

Study in:
Distance learning
Available as:
Short course
Course features
We'll enable you to critically evaluate an area of practice, policy or service delivery with aims to promote development in your specialist area, improving outcomes for both service users and staff.

Diversity, Inclusion and Contemporary Practice: for Social Workers and Social Care Professionals

Continuing Professional Development

Study in:
Blended learning
Available as:
Short course
Course features
This module, which is designed for qualified social workers, will have you thinking of the ‘bigger picture’.

Embedding Professionalism For Newly Qualified Social Workers

Continuing Professional Development

Study in:
Online/Chelmsford
,
Blended learning
Available as:
Short course
Course features
Are you a newly qualified social worker about to start or in your first year of practice? Our module is designed to support you in your transition from qualification and registration to capable practitioner. You'll build on existing knowledge and skills to reflect on your experiences so far.

Enhanced Physical Care Skills for Mental Health Practice

Continuing Professional Development

Study in:
Chelmsford
Available as:
Short course
Course features
Supporting someone’s physical health will improve their mental wellbeing. Our module will expand your appreciation of the meaning and impact of ill-health for individuals with mental health difficulties.

Enhanced Surgical Skills for the Surgical First Assistant

Continuing Professional Development

Study in:
Chelmsford
Available as:
Short course
Course features
There has been recognition that there is a need for Surgical First Assistants (SFAs) to develop their scope of practice in accordance with service requirements and policies as required by clinical practice.

Family, Societal and Cultural Influences on Children’s Mental Wellbeing

Continuing Professional Development

Study in:
Chelmsford
Available as:
Short course
Course features
We'll focus on cultural, social and family influences on child and adolescent mental wellbeing, while exploring current issues in mental health from both a national and global perspective.

FOCUS - Foundation Course Using Simulation

Continuing Professional Development

Study in:
Available as:
Short course
Course features
A full day of simulated practice for FY1, FY2 doctors and Band 5-7 nurses.

Foundations in Burns and Plastic Surgery Care

Continuing Professional Development

Study in:
Chelmsford
Available as:
Short course
Course features
Develop your specialist skills in caring for patients following burn injuries or plastic surgery. Learn about trauma and plastic, burns cosmetic and reconstructive surgery, as well as bariatric surgery. Enhance your ability to assess wounds, manage complications and support patient rehabilitation - at the same time expanding your career prospects.

Fundamentals of Practice Nursing (General Practice Nurse Foundation Programme)

Continuing Professional Development

Study in:
Blended learning
Available as:
Short course
Course features
Are you a qualified nurse who is brand new to Practice Nursing, or have been working in General Practice for less than a year? Our course will give you the fundamental skills to provide safe, effective and evidence-based care for your patients.

High-Dependency Care of the Acutely Ill Child

Continuing Professional Development

Study in:
Cambridge
,
Chelmsford
Available as:
Short course
Course features
Recognise when an infant, child or young person is acutely ill or potentially seriously unwell. Understand the physiology and pathophysiology of acute paediatric illness. Learn to care for those with high-dependency Level 1 and Level 2 care needs.

Infection Prevention and Control

Continuing Professional Development

Study in:
Cambridge
Available as:
Short course
Course features
We’ll help you gain in-depth knowledge of the fundamental principles of Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) and how the immune system works.

Leadership & Management in the Community

Continuing Professional Development

Study in:
Cambridge
,
Chelmsford
Available as:
Short course
Course features
Combining academic rigour with many practical applications, we aim to create dynamic and forward-thinking practitioners, who will go on to excel in their field.

Leadership Practice Modules

Continuing Professional Development

Study in:
Distance learning
Available as:
Short course
,
Distance learning
Course features
Our suite of short courses is ideal if you already work in health and social care and want to study while you work. We'll develop your higher level skills and enable you to perform better in your current role, to lead teams of staff from different disciplines, or to apply for more senior roles.

Management of Acute Stroke and Rehabilitation

Continuing Professional Development

Study in:
Cambridge
Available as:
Short course
Course features
Gain the knowledge, skills and ability to recognise stroke symptoms and to plan immediate and ongoing interventions and care.

Management of Chronic Respiratory Conditions for Primary and Community Practitioners

Continuing Professional Development

Study in:
Cambridge
Available as:
Short course
Course features
Enhance and build on prior knowledge, integrating evolving new concepts and evidence surrounding respiratory diagnosis and management of the community based patient.

Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults (CELTA)

English language courses

Study in:
Cambridge
Available as:
English course
,
Short course
Course features
Take your first step to becoming an English language teacher with our four-week full-time CELTA course. Develop practical teaching skills, with real classroom experience, and gain a teaching qualification that's recognised in the UK and around the world. A part time option (1 day per week) will be available from September 2020