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Continuing Professional Development study options

Choose a study option that suits you

Courses are either fully-funded by the NHS, part-funded, or self-funded. For part- and self-funded courses, you may be eligible to apply for loans from Student Finance England, or a Professional Career Development Loan from the government.

What do the course levels mean?

Levels 4, 5 and 6 are undergraduate level courses and modules. You’re an undergraduate student if you are studying for your first degree-level qualification.

Level 7 courses and modules are postgraduate level. Level 7 is typically for those who have completed an undergraduate degree.

If you’re unsure about your eligibility for studying any of our courses or modules, please contact fhs.admiss@hull.ac.uk. for health courses and sustainable@hull.ac.uk for Sustainability Skills.

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All options

  • Advanced Clinical Assessment and Examination [Module]

    Develop your competence, knowledge, understanding, confidence and clinical skills in advanced clinical assessment.

    Level: 7 Funded

  • Advanced Practice in Context (for perioperative practice) [Module]

    Successful completion of this module will equip you with up to date augmented skills necessary to fulfil an expanded role within the perioperative arena.

    Level: 6 Funded

  • Advanced Practice in Context - Anaesthetics [Module]

    Successful completion of this module will equip you with up to date augmented skills necessary to fulfil an expanded role within the perioperative arena.

    Level: 6 Funded

  • Advanced Practice in Context - Intraoperative [Module]

    Successful completion of this module will equip you with up to date augmented skills necessary to fulfil an expanded role within the perioperative arena.

    Level: 6 Funded

  • Assessment and support for learners in Professional Practice (Mentorship) [Module]

    Level: 6 Non-funded

  • BSc/PGDip Community Nursing [Course]

    Within the programme, there are the following specialist pathways: Community Nursing in the Home (District Nurse Specialist Practice Qualification) and Specialist Community Public Health Nursing (School Nursing or Health Visiting).

    Level: 6 Funded

    Level: 7 Funded

  • Climate Change Essentials [Course]

    Run over 3 consecutive weeks, our 3-day Climate Change Essentials course provides delegates with a strong foundational understanding of climate change and its impacts, including the potential risks and practical solutions available to mitigate and adapt to those risks. 

    Level: N/A Funded

  • Clinical Reasoning (theory) [Module]

    This module enables practitioners to understand the key theoretical underpinnings of clinical reasoning.

    Level: 7 Funded

  • Community Practitioner Nurse Prescribing [Module]

    This module will enable suitably qualified registered nurses who meet the standards laid down by the Nursing and Midwifery Council to undertake the community practitioner nurse prescribing course. It aims to prepare registered nurses to prescribe safely, appropriately and cost-effectively from the community practitioner formulary for nurse prescribers.

    Level: 6 Non-funded

    Level: 7 Non-funded

  • Comprehensive Assessment of At Risk Mental States Clinician and Supervisor training [Module]

    Level: N/A Non-funded

  • Dementia - Responding Positively [Module]

    There are 800,000 people with dementia in the UK with numbers set to rise to over 1 million by 2021. This module aims to provide the health and social care practitioners and carers with an insight into the dementia. 

    Level: 4 Non-funded

  • Driving Specialist Developments through Contract Learning [Module]

    This module aims to provide a framework through which you can tailor your learning experience to meet the requirements of your operating environment.

    Level: 7 Non-funded

  • Effective Practice Teaching [Module]

    Explore the knowledge base that supports the facilitation of teaching, learning and assessing in practice, in order to develop the role of the practice educator. 

    Level: 7 Non-funded

  • Electrocardiograph Interpretation [Module]

    This module will provide you with the theoretical underpinning knowledge that is required to begin to interpret ECGs in clinical practice. 

    Level: 7 Non-funded

  • Ethical Decision Making [Module]

    This module provides an opportunity for postgraduate students to evaluate clinical ethical dilemmas through an application of extensive moral theory and decision-making models.

    Level: 7 Non-funded

  • Evidencing Personal and Professional Development [Module]

    This module provides a structure to enable reflective learning and encourages learning from experience by means of tutorial guidance and advice.

    Level: 6 Funded

    Level: 7 Funded

  • First Step Study Skills [Module]

    This module will give you the skills needed for academic study, to build your self-confidence, to familiarise you with current tools and technology, and enables you to think critically about the work you do.

    Level: 4 Non-funded

  • Frenulotomy [Module]

    This course is designed to prepare practitioners with the knowledge and skills necessary to assess, diagnose and divide Ankyloglossia (Tongue Tie) in babies.

    Level: 7 Non-funded

  • Haematological and Biochemistry Interpretation [Module]

    This module will provide you with the underpinning knowledge that is required to begin to interpret Haematological (the full blood count) and Biochemistry (electrolytes, urea and creatinine and liver function) tests in clinical practice.

    Level: 7 Non-funded

  • Health Promotion [Module]

    Develop and enhance pre-existing knowledge, skills and experience alongside colleagues from various professions and agencies.

    Level: 7 Non-funded

  • Infection, Immunity and Anti-Microbial Therapies [Module]

    Develop your knowledge, confidence and competence in providing care for patients with infections.

    Level: 7 Non-funded

  • Introduction to Health and Social Care [Module]

    This module will introduce you to the role of the health and social care professional. You'll explore collaborative working within the context of the integrated care agenda and develop an awareness of the key national public health issues.

    Level: 4 Non-funded

  • Learning for the Workplace [Module]

    By studying this module, you'll have the opportunity to identify an issue related to your experience in health or social care, and draw on a range of evidence and information in order to propose a response to that issue. 

    Level: 4 Non-funded

  • Mental Health and Wellbeing Practitioner: Specialist Adult Mental Health [Course]

    The Mental health Wellbeing Practitioner role has been developed as part of the Department of Health’s NHS Long Term Plan. 

    Level: 6 Funded

    Level: 7 Funded

  • MSc Midwifery (top-up) [Course]

    This programme is aimed at Midwives who have completed the Postgraduate Diploma in Midwifery at the University of Hull in the last 5 years, to top-up their qualification to an MSc.

    Level: 7 Funded

  • Nature-Based Solutions [Course]

    Run over three consecutive weeks, this three-day course provides delegates with a thorough understanding of nature-based solutions for climate resilience: what they are, how they can help with climate change adaptation and resilience, an overview of ecosystem services and their benefits, and the benefits that nature-based solutions can provide for your business.

    Level: N/A Funded

  • Non Medical Prescribing [Module]

    This module has been developed following the Government's decision to extend prescribing responsibilities to Nurses, Pharmacists and some Allied Health Professional groups.There are three pathways available on this module tailored to your area of practice.

    Level: 6 Funded

    Level: 7 Funded

  • Numeracy in Health and Social Care Practice [Module]

    Designed for health and social care practitioners and carers, this module will give you an insight into numeracy in the health and social care setting.

    Level: 4 Non-funded

  • Offshore Wind Energy [Course]

    Our two-day Offshore Wind Energy course provides an insight into the breadth of opportunities and challenges associated with the deployment of offshore wind energy.

    Level: N/A Funded

  • Perinatal Mental Health [Module]

    Suitable for all healthcare practitioners who work with women and families, you'll gain an in-depth understanding of perinatal mental health and how it impacts on families to develop your skills and gain a greater knowledge of service provision and requirement.

    Level: 7 Funded

  • PGCert Practice Teacher [Course]

    This PGCert programme prepare students for careers as practice teachers in accordance with the standards of the Nursing and Midwifery Council.

    Level: 7 Funded

  • Practice Teaching in Context [Module]

    Explore the knowledge base that supports the management of teaching, learning and assessing in practice, in order to develop the role of the practice educator.

    Level: 7 Non-funded

  • Professional Midwifery Advocate [Module]

    Advocating and educating for quality improvement (A-EQUIP) is the new model and framework of midwifery supervision. This module is designed for midwives wishing to acquire knowledge and skills to become a Professional Midwifery Advocate.

    Level: 7 Non-funded

  • Research and Literature Review Methods [Module]

    The overall purpose of this module is to enable you to identify and critically evaluate research that informs important aspects of your practice.

    Level: 7 Non-funded

  • Science for Health and Social Care [Module]

    Designed for students who wish to gain confidence and skill in the application of scientific knowledge, this module explores the key principles and theories from biology, chemistry and physics to health and the body.

    Level: 4 Non-funded

  • Specialist Practice Teaching (Practice Teacher Programme) [Module]

    This module has been designed to prepare you to act a Practice Teacher in line with published professional standards.

    Level: 7 Non-funded

  • Study Skills for Lifelong Learning in Health and Social Care [Module]

    Explore the key principles and theories of study in higher education. This module equips you with up to date study skills and develops your analytic and critical thinking skills.

    Level: 6 Funded

    Level: 6 Non-funded

  • Supply Chain Risk and Resilience Management [Course]

    This two-day course is designed to help business leaders manage risk and resilience in their supply chains.

    Level: N/A Funded

  • Supporting Adults with Long Term Conditions [Module]

    The number of people living with a long term condition is on the increase. This contemporary module gives you the skills, knowledge, approaches, and behaviour needed to support people living with chronic illness.

    Level: 6 Non-funded

    Level: 7 Non-funded

  • Systematic Examination of the Newborn [Module]

    This module builds on previous knowledge and experience of the care of the healthy neonate and the role of the midwife in promoting independent family life.

    Level: 7 Non-funded

  • The Deteriorating Child [Module]

    Successful completion of this module will equip you with up to date augmented skills necessary to fulfil an expanded role within the perioperative arena.

    Level: 7 Funded

  • Theoretical Principles of Conscious Sedation [Module]

    This module has been developed to meet the increasing demands of education within the Advanced Practitioner roles in the healthcare environment. The module aims to provide the student with extended knowledge and understanding of the theoretical underpinning of Conscious Sedation.

    Level: 6 Non-funded

  • Working with Families and Communities to Safeguard Children and Young People [Module]

    Designed for public health nurses and other community nurses and practitioners, this module will give you the up to date knowledge of the theory and practice skills to work safely to safeguard children and young people.

    Level: 6 Non-funded

    Level: 7 Non-funded

Flexible routes into nursing, healthcare and social work

We offer a range of flexible routes into nursing and healthcare including an apprenticeship, Nursing Associate, foundation degree and University Certificate. These options are a great way to learn and gain experience at the same time, without the need for full-time study at the University.

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