Supporting Professional Development
Short Course - 30 credits at SCQF level 11 | ECTS points 15
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- Educational Theories
- Working Relationships
- Evidence Based Practice
- Lifelong Learning and Continuing Professional Development
- Models of Reflection
- Self and Peer Assessment
- Clinical Supervision
- Advanced Communication Skills
- Professional Expertise and Development
- Teaching and Assessment Strategies
- Changes and Challenges of the Learning Environment
- Assessment in Practice
- Practice Based Education
- Promoting Professional and Inter-professional Education and Practice
The University regularly reviews its courses. Course content and structure may change over time. See our course and module disclaimer for more information.
This module is delivered by Online Distance Learning using the University's Virtual Learning Environment, CampusMoodle
This course is assessed through written assignment.
The Disability & Dyslexia Centre advises and supports students who disclose a sensory or mobility impairment, chronic medical condition, mental health issue, dyslexia and other specific learning differences. Applicants are encouraged to arrange a pre-entry visit to discuss any concerns and to view the facilities.
Study Skills Support
The Study Support Team provides training and support to all students in:
- Academic writing
- Study skills (note taking, exam techniques, time management, presentation)
- Maths and statistics
- English language
- Information technology support
This module is open to you if you are a qualified practitioner in healthcare who has developed your level of knowledge, skills and competence beyond professional registration and, where appropriate, has gained specialist practice/specialist qualifications relevant to their field of practice.
For nurses and midwives undertaking this module they must have gained additional qualifications that will support students in specialist/advanced practice. The nurse/midwife must have met the NMC Standards to Support Learning and Assessment in practice criteria for Practice Teacher preparation.
For new intakes course fees are reviewed and published annually for each mode of delivery. Tuition fees are fixed for the duration of a course at the rate confirmed in the offer letter. For further information see:
This course is recognised by the Nursing and Midwifery Council.
Taking this course, you will have access to some of the world's best facilities.
We've invested more than £100 million in the development of our campus, new facilities and new resources.University Wide Facilities
The university has moved to home teaching and working following official COVID-19 guidance from the Scottish Government. Our staff will continue to process applications and respond to enquiries about your course during this time.
Apply for School of Nursing and Midwifery short courses by requesting an application pack by email.
Have a question about the course? Get in touch with the Nursing CPD team and we'll do our best to help.