Continuing Professional Development (short course)
Module level: 6 and 7
Module credits: 30 credits
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.
As a registered clinical practitioner, such as a nurse, paramedic or a midwife, who participates in the care of critically and acutely ill patients, you will want to study this course in order to:
How you’ll learn
You’ll attend lectures and participate in skills workshops and scenario-based workshops. You’ll have opportunities to apply your new knowledge and skills within your specialty.
You'll write an analysis of care relating to a patient scenario, take an OSCE examination and submit a practice portfolio evidencing a series of related clinical competencies relevant to your level of study.
This course is intended for registered clinical practitioners, such as a nurse, operating department practitioner, paramedic or a midwife, who participates in the care of critically and acutely ill patients.
Please note: The faculty are currently reviewing how best to deliver this module, it is likely to be virtual; however, you may be required to come to your chosen campus if a blended learning style is adopted. Updates will be known at least six weeks prior to the start of each delivery.
Trimester 1 - Cambridge and Chelmsford
20, 27 September 2022
4, 11, 18 October
1, 8 15, 22, 28 November
Assessment - w/c 12 December (exact date TBC)
Trimester 2 - Cambridge and Chelmsford
17, 24, 31 January 2023
7, 14, 28 February
7, 14, 21, 28 March
Assessment - w/c 17 April (exact date TBC
Trimester 3- Cambridge and Chelmsford
9, 16, 23 May 2023
6, 13, 20, 27 June
4, 11, 18 , July
Assessment - w/c 31 July (exact date TBC)
The Faculty of Health, Education, Medicine and Social Care is the largest in ARU, with over 7,000 students. Our Faculty is teeming with expertise and primed to meet the demand for creating health professionals, teachers, doctors, scientists and educators for the three districts we serve: Chelmsford, Cambridge and Peterborough.
We have been training undergraduates for professional roles for over 25 years, with a reputation for quality, dedication and ambition balanced with student satisfaction.
We know that to give our students the very best experiential learning, prior to getting into the workplace, simulation is second to none, for safe, realistic, learning environments. We have invested heavily in purpose built simulated wards, science labs and skills space, to support our students through their learning.
Please ask your manager or Education Lead about available funding before you apply.
To access this course at Level 6 you must:
To access this course at Level 7 you must:
No degree?Non-graduates with extensive relevant, practical and continuing professional development experience will be considered for entry onto this module.