Open University

Open University

Continuing Professional Development in Practice (UYC810)

This 6 month course is aimed at people working in a healthcare environment; including doctors, nurses and allied health professionals. It integrates and assesses the learning gained from the online continuing professional development (CPD) courses in clinical leadership offered by us in partnership with BMJ Learning. Through 2 assignments and the end-of-module assessment you will audit and evaluate the CPD activity and its impact on your work. You will identify and progress appropriate development opportunities and plan the future direction of your learning through continuing professional development and evaluate the options for sharing your learning in your organisation.

Entry requirements

To register for UYC810 you will need to have: completed four compulsory 25-hour short courses: Introduction to clinical leadership (BG014) Developing yourself as a clinical leader (BG015) Developing and strengthening clinical teams (BG016) The NHS: structure and decision making (BG017) or the previous versions of these courses: GB080, GB081, GB082 and GB083 Plus a further 50 hours of CPD from : Identifying improvement opportunities (BG018) Lean thinking: Improving service (BG019) or the previous versions of these courses: GB084 and GB085 or 50 hours of CPD from an appropriate source (for example technical training, BMJ Master Classes) an honours degree or equivalent. If you have any doubt about the suitability of the course, please contact our Student Registration and Enquiry Service.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
Distance learning - 6 months

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