Taking a strategic approach to CPD
Information about the course
In this module we’ll consider CPD as a strategic endeavour rather than a ‘one and done’ episode. The ultimate goal of CPD is to improve patient and population health and this will not be achieved by a single, knowledge- or skill-based training session, no matter how well it is designed and delivered. Here we’ll look at CPD as a component in health and social systems and consider how it can support long-term, systems-level change.
The overall aim of this module is to enable participants to take a long-range, strategic approach to designing and evaluating CPD.
What will be covered: The content is organised into three short units, covering an introduction to strategy, defining outcomes for a CPD strategy and applying a strategic approach to the CPD model. Each unit uses a blend of activities, including video, audio, reading, practical and reflective activities and quizzes.
Who it’s for: This module is aimed at practitioners with a responsibility for design, delivery, assessment or recognition of CPD activities for health professionals but is likely to be of interest to a wide range of professionals with an interest or involvement in CPD. Complete newcomers to the field of CPD may find it useful to study one or more of our other CPD modules before embarking on this one as it requires a general understanding of the principles of CPD.
Delivery format: This is a self-paced module, and we estimate that it will take the average learner around ten hours to complete the module. There is no minimum time requirement; you can spend as much or as little time as you need to understand the key concepts.
What’s included in the registration fee: You’ll get full access to your module for three months from the start of your enrolment which includes all of the course content, a bank of additional readings and resources, and the option to submit an end-of-module assessment if you wish to receive a certificate of participation.
Although the course is designed to be self-paced and self-directed, you will have access to learning support and the opportunity to learn from and with colleagues around the world via the course forums. You will also be invited to join our exclusive programme of live teaching sessions for the duration of your enrolment. These cover a range of topics and provide the opportunity to meet and interact with tutors and other course participants. You can access technical support by email for the duration of your enrolment.
Taking it further: This module forms part of a course. Studying a series of six modules and submitting an end-of-course assessment will qualify you to receive an AMEE Essential Skills in CPD for the Health Professions Certificate. You will need to complete and submit the end-of-module activity for this module as a pre-requisite to submitting work for assessment as part of our Certificate programme.