The School of Health and Life Sciences works with organisations and individuals to deliver a number of programmes and short courses which are delivered to suit professionals working in a range of different areas.
Why take a CPD course?
A continuing professional development course helps you:
- develop your career
- maintain your professional registration
- keep pace with the rapidly changing health and social care needs of the 21st century
- award our health CPD courses can be taken for university credit
Where will I study?
Depending on the type of course you choose, you will study:
- at the university over one or more days or on a set time over a number of weeks
- in your work place
- by e-learning
All courses are supported by the University’s state-of-the-art study facilities, including GCU Learn our virtual learning environment.
Courses for professional development
We offer a range of innovative, professional and medical education CPD courses.
Our continuing professional development courses include:
- Perinatal Mental Health for Health and Social Care Practitioners
- Family Issues in Perinatal Mental Health for Health and Social Care Practitioners
- Allied Health Professionals Supplementary Prescriber to Independent Prescriber
- Principles of Anaesthetic and Immediate Postoperative Recovery Practice
- Minor Surgical Procedures
- History Taking and Physical Examination
- British Casting Certificate
- Lost for Words – Communication Skills in Optometry
- Counselling Skills Certificate (February start or September start)
- Leg Ulcer Assessment and Management
- Digital Health in Context
- Digital Health in Practice
- Return to Practice Nursing & Midwifery
- Therapeutic Prescribing for Optometrists
Health and Social Care framework modules
Find a Part-time Masters programmes
Bespoke CPD courses
Create a bespoke course for your organisation through our School for Work Based Education.