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CPD: Tasters & short courses

The Institute of Child Health (ICH) has offered a selection of postgraduate modules as short and taster courses for several years. 

Short courses are aimed at candidates seeking non-credited continued professional development (CPD) for which they receive a certificate of attendance, upon successful completion of the module(s). Taster courses provide an excellent method of giving health professionals the opportunity to develop their knowledge and skills. Upon successful completion of the module(s) these credits can then be banked and transferred to a UCL MSc, postgraduate diploma or postgraduate certificate within the given time frame. 

What are the differences between Taster modules and Short courses?

Participants who successfully complete a short course at ICH receive a certificate of attendance, but they are not assessed and do not receive UCL credit.

Participants who successfully complete an ICH taster course are assessed and can gain UCL credit when they register for a full UCL postgraduate programme. They can also request a certificate of attendance if they so wish. Taster students wishing to convert credits earned at UCL to a Certificate, Diploma or Degree programme through ‘Accreditation of Prior Learning’ must apply within 5 academic years of taking the taster module.

Short and taster course participants complete separate application forms. There is also a difference in fees between the two.
When applying, please allow approximately 2 weeks for your application to be considered and for a response to be sent out.

Cardiorespiratory Short Courses

Respiration Through Life, Health and Disease (distance learning) (16 October - 17 November 2017)
Cardiorespiratory Physiotherapy Skills (8-18 January 2018)
The Heart Through Life, Health and Disease (7-9 February 2018)
Paediatric Cardiorespiratory Physiotherapy (7-14 March 2018)
Muscle & Exercise Physiology in Health & Disease (21-27 March 2018)
Physical Activity & Clinical Exercise for Cardiovascular Disease (23-27 April 2018)
Health Management & Clinical Exercise for Pulmonary Disease (6-13 June 2018)

Paediatric Short Courses

Respiration Through Life, Health and Disease (distance learning) (16 October - 17 November 2017)
Paediatric Neurophysiotherapy (29 November - 6 December 2017)
Paediatric Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy (24-31 January 2018)
Paediatric Cardiorespiratory Physiotherapy (7-14 March 2018)
Muscle & Exercise Physiology in Health & Disease (21-27 March 2018)
Paediatric and Adolescent Sports and Performance Injury Prevention and Management (2-10 May 2018)

Neurophysiotherapy Short Courses

Motor Control in Life, Health and Disease (1-8 November 2017)
Paediatric Neurophysiotherapy (29 November - 6 December 2017)
Neurophysiotherapy: Evidence for Rehabilitation and Practice (21-28 February 2018)
Muscle & Exercise Physiology in Health & Disease (21-27 March 2018)

How to Apply

Please download and complete the application form below.

Deadlines for applications will depend on when each module starts. If possible, please submit your application at least 6 weeks before the module begins so that a computer account request and payment information can be processed. Please allow approximately 2 weeks from the point of application for confirmation of your place.

Application Form

Ways to pay:

  • Cheques should be made payable to University College London and must be in sterling (GBP)
  • BACS payments - please email the course administrator for instructions for paying by BACS
  • Credit/Debit Card Payment should be paid through UCL Online store once your application form has been processed


Please note that if you cancel your confirmed place on the course, a £50 cancellation fee will apply.


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