The Department of Health Sciences provides a flexible, dynamic and relevant CPD curriculum to meet the learning needs of the health and social care workforce.
We tailor our CPD curriculum around eight areas of expertise. Please select your area of interest below for a detailed list what we currently offer:
If you need a quick and effective update in a specific clinical or therapeutic area, sign up to one of our one-day study days. We cover a wide range of topics currently including first aid, patient transport, acute care, sexual health and mental health and we are always happy to discuss your specific needs to organise bespoke training.
Should you require more in-depth knowledge, skills and competencies to help you respond to changes in service delivery and expand your skills mix, look out for a short course or module. Our modules typically last six to ten weeks and aim to put in place specific skills and competencies. All modules are delivered on a part-time basis to fit around your working life and some can be studied on-line. All our modules carry academic credit.
If you would like to build an academic award from your study of modules, we offer range of programmes leading to a diploma, degree or masters level qualification. These programmes are designed so that you can apply your learning directly to your area of practice.
Our part-time programmes are chosen by many different types of healthcare professionals. This leaflet explains how paramedics benefit from studying with us - Health and Social Care part-time Diploma/Degree suitable for Paramedics (PDF , 2,190kb)
Through our Mentor Preparation Programme you can acquire the knowledge and skills required to fulfill the role of a registered mentor. As a mentor you are at the heart of the learning experience of the nursing or midwifery students that you will work with. Our MPP meets all required NMC standards.
The Associate Practitioner programme provides experienced Healthcare Assistants and Support Workers (Band 3) with a greater depth of knowledge and new skills to take on more responsibility and work more autonomously within their teams.
Over the next few months, the following courses will start:
|Mentor Preparation Programme (at York)||Module||5/6||15 May 2013|
|Infection Prevention and Control||Module||5/6||17 June 2013|
|Mentor Preparation Programme (at York)||Module||5/6||09 Sep 2013|
|Dual Diagnosis (for RDASH staff only)||Module||5/6||09 Sep 2013|
|Mentor Preparation Programme (at Harrogate)||Module||5/6||13 Sep 2013|
|Insulin Pump Therapy||Module||6||16 Sep 2013|
|Dual Diagnosis||Module||5/6||17 Sep 2013|
|Family Intervention Work for Psychosis||Module||5/6||17 Sep 2013|
|Psychosocial Interventions for People who Experience Psychosis||Module||5/6||17 Sep 2013|
|Leadership and Service Improvement (at York)||Module||5/6||18 Sep 2013|
|Mentor Preparation Programme (at Scarborough)||Module||5/6||20 Sep 2013|
|Dementia Care||Module||5/6||23 Sep 2013|
|Care of the Acutely Ill Adult||Module||5/6||30 Sep 2013|
|Coronary Heart Disease Prevention||Module||5/6||30 Sep 2013|
|Cervical Screening||Module||5/6||30 Sep 2013|
|Normal Childhood and Adolescence||Module||5/6||30 Sep 2013|
|Service Improvement in the Workplace||Module||5/6||30 Sep 2013|
|Skills for Learning||Module||5||30 Sep 2013|
|Cognitive and Behavioural Strategies for Enabling
Mental and Physical Health
|Module||6/7||01 Oct 2013|
|BSc in CBT applied to Physical and Mental Health Problems||Pathway||6||01 Oct 2013|
|PG Cert in CBT applied to Physical and Mental Health Problems||Pathway||7||01 Oct 2013|
|Independent and Supplementary Prescribing (v300)||Module||6/7||02 Oct 2013|
|Community Practitioner Nurse Prescribing (v150)||Module||6||02 Oct 2013|
|Palliative and End of Life Care||Module||5/6||02 Oct 2013|
|Psychosocial Issues in the Care of People with Long Term Conditions||Module||6||04 Oct 2013|
|Recognising the Sick Child||Module||6||07 Oct 2013|
|Managing Minor Illness in First Contact Care||Module||6||08 Oct 2013|
|Public Health in Midwifery||Module||5/6||10 Oct 2013|
|Professional and Legal Frameworks regulating Midwifery||Module||5/6||17 Oct 2013|
|Early Intervention in First Episode Psychosis||Module||5/6||17 Oct 2013|
Psychosocial Issues in the Care of People with Long Term Conditions
You may want to study with us for many reasons. Part-time study can improve your understanding of your current role or can help you to gain extra professional qualifications for career development. You may also want to study for a degree and feel that the best way forward is to take bit sized chunks on a part-time basis.
Whatever your reasons to study, we have an excellent reputation for developing your knowledge and skills and enabling you to make a directly positive impact on service.
Typically our students tend to be practitioners, managers and researchers in the health and social care sector which takes into account NHS staff from all settings including nursing staff within the ambulance service, prison service and hospices.
We also work with social services and the independent healthcare sector to ensure our programmes are relevant to the continuing professional development needs of service staff.
Read what our students have to say.
We realise that working and learning in healthcare settings can be a challenging experience, and there are a range of possible sources to help on academic, professional and personal issues.
This short course is ideal for those returning to academic study. It is web based; using links to established study skills programmes. It will help you to manage time and self-motivation, organisation, planning and using support effectively. It will help you develop a professional approach to your academic work.
For more information visit: www.york.ac.uk/healthsciences/cpd/modules-courses/skills/
Once registered as a student, you will be allocated a personal supervisor who will provide academic and pastoral support. Your course leader will also provide you with direct support aimed at your individual needs
The Student Information Service in the Department of Health Sciences acts as a first point of contact if you need information or assistance. This might be a query about a particular course or module or, if you are a current student, you might need advice and information about a specific issue relating to your current study.
The Student Information Service is located on the ground floor of the Seebohm Rowntree Building and can be contacted on 01904 321321 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
At the Department of Health Sciences we offer:
The CPD planner at the bottom of this page shows you when our programmes start.
Our study days and modules take place throughout the year. Study days are single-day events. Modules typically last six to ten weeks and are delivered through distance learning or on our Heslington campus. Teaching and seminars usually take place once a week or once a fortnight.
Our part-time diploma, degree and masters level programmes take from two to five years to complete. Some programmes have a fixed duration, while some allow you to chose the pace at which to build your award by selecting modules with the help of our programme leaders and your manager.
For information on funding, visit http://www.york.ac.uk/healthsciences/cpd/funding/
For information on how to apply visit www.york.ac.uk/healthsciences/cpd/cpdapply
CPD Vacancy List - Spring and Summer 2013 (PDF , 382kb)
For more information contact 01904 321321 or email email@example.com