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Taster & short courses

 

The GOS 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 receive a certificate of attendance, but they are not assessed and do not receive UCL credit.

Participants who successfully complete a 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 five 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 twp weeks for your application to be considered and for a response to be sent out.

We are currently very busy with the start of the academic year and do not know yet how many places will be available for short/taster students. We expect to be able to confirm availability from the beginning of October. Contact ich.physio-courses@ucl.ac.uk for further information.

Cardiorespiratory Short Courses

Respiration Through Life, Health and Disease (distance learning, starts on 29 October 2019)

Cardiorespiratory Physiotherapy Skills (8 - 17 January 2019)
The Heart Through Life, Health and Disease (5 - 7 February 2019)
Paediatric Cardiorespiratory Physiotherapy (6 - 13 March 2019)
Clinical Exercise and Physical Activity (20 -  26 March 2019)
Physical Activity & Clinical Exercise for Cardiovascular Disease (1 - 5 April 2019)
Health Management & Clinical Exercise for Pulmonary Disease (24 April - 1 May 2019)

Paediatric Short Courses

Respiration Through Life, Health and Disease (distance learning, starts on 29 October 2019)  
Paediatric Neurophysiotherapy (21 - 28 November 2018)
Paediatric Musculoskeletal Physiotherapy (23 - 30 January 2019)
Paediatric Cardiorespiratory Physiotherapy (6 - 13 March 2019)
Clinical Exercise and Physical Activity (20 -  26 March 2019) 
Paediatric and Adolescent Sports and Performance Injury Prevention and Management (1 - 9 May 2019, OSCE/MCQ exam 25 June 2019)

Neurophysiotherapy Short Courses

Motor Control in Life, Health and Disease (31 October - 7 November 2018)
Paediatric Neurophysiotherapy (21 - 28 November 2018)
Neurophysiotherapy: Evidence for Rehabilitation and Practice (9 - 16 January 2019)
Clinical Exercise and Physical Activity (20 -  26 March 2019) 

** Please note: some of these modules may have assessment days which require your attendance.**

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.

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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