Continuing Professional Development (CPD) gives the opportunity to gain new knowledge, skills and behaviours and remain up to date in all areas of your practice.
More importantly, CPD will impact on the safety and quality of the patient and carer experience by ensuring our patients receive the best possible evidence-based treatment and care.
Designed with busy healthcare professionals in mind we aim to offer flexible and accessible CPD opportunities to support regional, national and international healthcare priorities across the South West Peninsula and beyond.
Improve your expertise
Our CPD opportunities include master classes with plenty of hands-on experience, workshops on commonly occurring difficulties and conferences featuring expert speakers. You can also choose to study the modules and components of our taught postgraduate programmes as short courses.
We deliver courses in various locations across the South West in formats to suit you, from face-to-face to distance learning, and even a blend of the two.
CPD points awarded by Royal Colleges as available and appropriate.
We offer innovative approaches to the accrual of academic credit, offering a number of pathways to suit individual and professional requirements. The modules or components within our postgraduate programmes can be studied as short courses, either as credit or non-credit bearing depending on individual preference.
Our suite of CPD opportunities may take the form of short courses, master classes, conferences and events using ‘blended learning’ across traditional face-to-face and distance learning approaches.
Variable - dependent on the specific CPD being studied.
Professional Development Unit
Degree and master's level study designed for health and social care professions.
A comprehensive range of modules, programmes and short courses for your personal, professional and academic development.
For further information visit the Professional Development Unit.
To access documentation required for the application process visit the Professional Development Unit - Admissions.
Professional and Generic Skills Programme
A unique collaborative programme delivered across the Health Education South West (HESW) footprint.
The programme provides a unique combination of practical skills, knowledge and thinking to develop your career path as a clinical leader.
Postgraduate taught programmes
We offer a wide variety of taught postgraduate degrees within the Faculty of Health. Many of our programmes are run on a part-time, flexible basis, helping you balance your studies with your personal and professional commitments.
MClinRes Clinical Research
MSc Advanced Professional Practice in Dietetics
MSc Advanced Professional Practice (Health and Social Care Professions)
MSc Human Nutrition (Full-time)
MSc Human Nutrition (Part-time)
MSc Advanced Professional Practice in Neurological Rehabilitation
MSc Advanced Professional Practice in Occupational Therapy
MSc Occupational Therapy (Pre-registration)
MSc Advanced Professional Practice in Paediatric Dietetics
MSc Advanced Professional Practice in Physiotherapy
MSc Pre-Hospital Critical Care/Retrieval and Transfer
MSc Advanced Neonatal Nurse Practitioner
MSc Advanced Professional Practice (Clinical Practitioner)
MSc Advanced Professional Practice (Community and Primary Care Practitioner)
MSc Advanced Professional Practice (Mental Health Practitioner)
MSc Advanced Professional Practice (Nursing and Midwifery Professions)