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CPD / Short Courses

The Faculty of Medical Sciences runs the following courses:

Dentistry (Eastman Dental Institute)

UCL Eastman Dental Institute offers a range of short courses through its department of Continuing Professional Development, focusing on hands-on training from experienced staff in dedicated facilities. 

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Medical School

Masters modules, short courses and CPD in UCLMS

The following modules are available in the UCL Medical School. They are each 15-credits at Masters level, however can also be taken as Continuing Professional Development (CPD) through attendance only.

Teaching and Learning in Medical Education (ACMEG011)

Using a combination of interactive distance learning and face-to-face lectures this module will provide students with an up to date knowledge of teaching and learning practice in medical education. Participants will be introduced to the theoretical underpinnings of teaching and learning (drawing on medical education research and the wider educational community) in addition to covering basic teaching skills in medical education, skills for teaching in clinical settings and teaching large groups. Participants will be required to participate in one online virtual seminar and submit one written assignment reflecting on their understanding of teaching practice.

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Leadership Skills for the Healthcare Professional (ACMEG012)

Leadership is an imperative component of contemporary healthcare. In a changing societal and healthcare landscape, delivering progressive healthcare is a challenging process. This module has been developed to allow professionals who take responsibility for the resourceful and safe organisation of healthcare practice to develop their skills and understanding of workplace based leadership and its application. This module will suit participants from all medical specialities as well as from professional backgrounds allied to medicine, such as nursing, midwifery and paramedicine.

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Quality Improvement in Health Care (UCLMG001)

This distance-learning module on Quality Improvement is relevant to development and improvement in all health care systems. Drawing largely on UK/European and North American literature participants will explore the theories and methods of healthcare quality improvement. This module will enable participants to appraise these theories in the context of their own organizational setting to understand what initiatives could improve the quality of health care delivered. Participants will be required to participate in online discussions, one online virtual seminar and submit one written assignment reflecting on their understanding, and application, of quality improvement.

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Division of Surgery and Interventional Science

Perioperative Fluid Therapy

Perioperative Fluid Therapy is a web-based learning resource designed to help clinicians and those engaged in the care of the surgical patient to improve their knowledge and understanding of which intravenous fluid therapies are most appropriate for treating patients during, before and after an operation.

In this course you will review the physiology of fluid homeostasis, analyse and appraise the different options for fluid therapy used in perioperative resuscitation, and discuss strategies in choosing the composition of fluid in the context of surgical losses. We will review the literature and best evidence available so you can form your own opinions as to what is the most appropriate fluid therapy in a number of perioperative settings.

Fluid therapy remains a controversial subject in perioperative patient management, with variable recommendations stated in the literature for the composition and volume of the fluid given. Enrolled participants will have access to interactive learning materials, opinions from world experts and be directed to the key evidence-based journal articles and clinical guidelines on the subject. The course is written in a way which presents the case for and against controversial subjects allowing learners to form their own opinions.

The course has been designed primarily aimed at hospital staff involved in the care of patients in the perioperative period. This includes anaesthetists, surgeons, physicians, theatre and clinic nurses as well as operating department practitioners of all training grades.

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