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 are all taught on a part-time basis to fit around your work patterns and aim to put in place specific skills and competencies. All our modules carry academic credit which you can use to contribute to further study for a diploma, degree or masters level qualification.
We also offer range of part-time 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:
|Contraception and Sexual Health Foundations||Module||5/6||08 Jan 2014|
|Heart Failure: Care and Management||Module||5/6||07 Jan 2014|
|Managing Minor Injuries in First Contact Care||Module||6||07 Jan 2014|
|Healthcare Ethics and Law||Module||5/6||08 Jan 2014|
|Asthma Management in Primary and Secondary Care||Module||5/6||09 Jan 2014|
|Mentor Preparation Programme (York B3 Cohort)||Module||5/6||09 Jan 2014|
13 Jan 2014
|Evidence Based Practice||Module||5/6||
13 Jan 2014
|Mentor Preparation Programme (York B1 Cohort)||Module||5/6||
13 Jan 2014
|Mentor Preparation Programme (York B2 Cohort)||Module||5/6||17 Jan 2014|
|Children and Young Persons Diabetes Care||Module||6/7||14 Jan 2014|
|Understanding Adolescent Sexual Health and Well-being||Study Day||21 & 28 Jan 2014|
|Clinical Supervision||Module||5/6||04 Feb 2014|
|Insulin Pump Therapy||Module||6/7||24 Feb 2014|
|Mentoring the Paramedic Professional||Module||5/6||24 Mar 2014|
|Cervical Screening||Module||5/6||30 Mar 2014|
|Understanding and Supporting People with Autistic Spectrum Disorder||Module||5/6||23 Apr 2014|
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
For a list of all modules, diplomas, degrees and postgraduate qualifications we will be offering in 2013-14: please download our CPD Planner 2013-14 (PDF , 401kb)
For more information any of our programmes, please contact the CPD Team at the Student Information Service on 01904 321321 or email email@example.com