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Continuing professional development

Enhance your skills and knowledge with our short courses, workshops and standalone modules. Offered on campus or by distance learning, we tailor our courses to your needs.

With a wide range of subjects from healthcare and computing, to art and design, you're sure to find the course for you.

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:
Chelmsford
,
Cambridge
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 Life Support (ALS)

Continuing Professional Development

Study in:
Chelmsford
Available as:
Workshop
Course features
Learn to perform advanced life support to further assist patients in emergency situations.

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 Practice in Cardiothoracic Transplant Care

Continuing Professional Development

Study in:
Available as:
Short course
Course features
We'll provide you with a comprehensive introduction to cardiothoracic transplant patient care. You'll develop the skills and knowledge you need, underpinned with comprehensive theoretical concepts for practice.

Advanced Skills in Clinical Assessment

Continuing Professional Development

Study in:
Chelmsford
,
Cambridge
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.

Advancing Professional Decision Making for Social Workers

Continuing Professional Development

Study in:
Chelmsford
Available as:
Short course
Course features
Advance your decision-making skills through critical reflection and respond to the continuously changing nature of service design and redesign of health and social care systems.

Applied Leadership & Management

Continuing Professional Development

Study in:
Chelmsford
,
Distance learning
,
Cambridge
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.

Assessing and Managing Risk

Continuing Professional Development

Study in:
Chelmsford
Available as:
Short course
Course features
Managing risk is an important part of being a social worker. We'll deepen your understanding of the complexity of risk, exploring its contested nature, to help you better understand your personal and professional attitudes to it. We'll also discuss and critically apply models of, and approaches to, risk assessment.

Assessment Skills for Community Practitioners

Continuing Professional Development

Study in:
Chelmsford
,
Cambridge
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:
Chelmsford
,
Cambridge
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 Critically Unwell Women workshop

Continuing Professional Development

Study in:
Chelmsford
Available as:
Workshop
Course features
Our inspiring workshop, delivered by a team of multi-disciplinary specialists, will develop your knowledge and skills to improve the care and safety of critically unwell pregnant women.

Care of the Critically Unwell Woman for Midwives

Continuing Professional Development

Study in:
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:
Chelmsford
,
Cambridge
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.

Cervical Screening: Preparation for Practice

Continuing Professional Development

Study in:
Chelmsford
Available as:
Workshop
Course features
Cancer of the cervix is a potentially preventable disease and early detection and treatment may reduce the need for invasive surgery and decrease mortality rates

Children's Book Illustration Summer School

Continuing Professional Development

Study in:
Available as:
Short course
,
Distance learning
Course features
Discover what makes an effective picture book for children and practice making your own, with our six-day summer school at Cambridge School of Art.
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