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Short Courses & Professional Development

Health and Sport Science - Short Courses

Enhance your career opportunities by expanding your knowledge through one of our industry-focussed and relevant courses.

Build upon your existing professional skills and knowledge and positively impact the health and wellbeing of individuals through one of our short courses. Our vocational and industry-centred courses will ensure you are prepared to apply your enhanced skills within your chosen field. 

Contract Learning for Professional Development

Contract Learning for Professional Development

Short Course - 15 credits at SCQF level 11

This module provides a means to create a bespoke learning framework to support the development of specific professional or clinical skills required for an advanced practice role.

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Digital Literacy in Health and Social Care

Short Course - 15 credits at SCQF level 11 | ECTS points 7.5

Develop and enhance your digital literacy skills within health and social care. This course will equip you with the knowledge and skills to advance within an ever changing twenty first century health and social care.

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First Contact Practitioner Role Development

Short Course - 30 credits at SCQF level 11 | ECTS points 15

This short course will enable you to develop a critical and applied understanding of the attributes and role of the FCP in advanced clinical practice. This course is designed to enable you to develop an understanding of the key competencies relating to the FCP role including leadership, management, current policy and the evidence base supporting the delivery of advanced clinical practice.

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Food, Culture and Human Nutrition SCQF level 8 | SCQF 30 points

Food, Culture and Human Nutrition

Short Course - 30 credits at SCQF level 8

This course provides students with an understanding of the food matrix, macro- and micro-nutrients, energy balance, and the relevance of history, geography, psychology, sociology and economics in understanding food patterns and food choice.

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Health Inequalities

Short Course - 15 credits at SCQF level 11 | ECTS points 7.5

Do you want to learn more about inequalities and the complex interplay of factors which can cause and perpetuate inequalities in populations and communities, from a global, national and local perspective of health?

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Health Professionals and Sports Scientists CPD Framework

Health Professionals and Sports Scientists CPD Framework

PgCert | PgDip | MSc

The flexible framework is designed to broaden knowledge and understanding in the general field of health sciences to meet the demands of a changing population demographic. Cherry-pick from a portfolio of modules to create a tailored programme, specific to your own role within the health service, your career ambitions, or area of interest.

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Image Commenting for Radiographers

Image Commenting for Radiographers

Short Course

These study days will be of interest to Radiographers, Nurses, Physiotherapists and other healthcare professionals who are required to assess and interpret diagnostic images of the skeletal system to inform patient management.

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Influencing Individual Health and Wellbeing

Short Course - 15 credits at SCQF level 11 | ECTS points 7.5

Do you want to learn more about the principles and approaches for working to improve individual health and wellbeing? This short course will explore the theories and models of behaviour change and the facilitating and inhibiting factors impacting on health behaviours. This short course will support you to create and evaluate interventions to influence health.

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Integrating Fifth Wave Thinking into Professional Practice 5 SCQF credits Level 11

Integrating Fifth Wave Thinking into Professional Practice

Short Course - 5 credits at SCQF level 11

The Fifth Wave was launched in 2003 by key thinkers in Scotland including; Professor Phil Hanlon, Dr Margaret Hannah and Andrew Lyon and was published by the Scottish Council Foundation. The concept of a Fifth Wave of public health builds on and transcends the previous four: clean water and sanitation, tackling infections, delivering universal health services and reducing disease risk factors.

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Intravenous Administration

Intravenous Administration

Short Course - Certificate of Completion

Gain a certificate of competence in intravenous administration at a pace and time that fits in with your work commitments and home life. Having a recognised qualification in intravenous administration allows you to operate seamlessly in a variety of clinical environments, for example as a radiographer allowing you to administer iodinated contrast and radioisotopes in various imaging modalities

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Leading Strategic Innovation in Health & Social Care

Leading Strategic Innovation in Health & Social Care

Short Course - 15 credits at SCQF level 11

Health and social care face huge demands in the 21st century with rapidly changing society and technology. Balancing these needs with sustainability requires creative thinking and a culture of innovation. This course will equip leaders with the confidence to instil authentic innovation practice and create culture aligned to strategy.

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Lifespan Nutrition

Lifespan Nutrition

Short Course - 15 credits at SCQF level 8

This course is designed to provide students with an understanding of metabolic demands and nutritional requirements at key stages of the lifespan, and introduce evidence relating nutrients, diet and lifestyle-related factors to health and chronic disease prevention.

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Minor Injuries Assessment 5 SCQF credits level 11

Minor Injuries Assessment

Short Course - 5 credits at SCQF level 11

This course aims to equip you with the knowledge and understanding to underpin clinical decision making in assessment of patients with musculoskeletal minor injuries in an accident and emergency environment. The course is aimed at honours graduates in Diagnostic Radiography, Nursing or a relevant Allied Health Profession with experience in imaging or treatment of minor injuries.

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Minor Injuries Discharge 5 SCQF credits level 11

Minor Injuries Discharge

Short Course - 5 credits at SCQF level 11

This course aims to equip you with the knowledge, understanding and skill to underpin clinical decision making in non-medical discharge of patients with musculoskeletal minor injuries in an accident and emergency setting. This course is aimed at honours graduates in Diagnostic Radiography, Nursing or a relevant Allied Health Profession with experience in imaging or treatment of minor injuries.

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Practice Education Courses for Allied Health Professionals

Practice Education Courses for Allied Health Professionals

Short Course

The School of Health Sciences is delighted to invite practice educators to its series of Practice Education Courses for Allied Health Professionals.

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Principles and Concepts: Health Promotion and Public Health

Short Course - - 15 credits at SCQF level 11 | ECTS points 7.5

This short course will support you to come up with creative and innovative solutions to improving population health. You will explore what health is and the different influences upon health using the latest evidence. This course critically examines the key principles, models and approaches to public health and health promotion.

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Promoting Health in Practice 5 SCQF credits | level 11

Promoting Health in Practice

Short Course - 5 credits at SCQF level 11

This module will increase your critical awareness of the principal concepts of health improvement and the range of approaches used in practice. This will be relevant to the role of the health professional in promoting health and wellbeing and preventing adverse effects on health and wellbeing.

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Reporting – Principles of Diagnostic Image Reporting 15 SCQF credits level 11

Reporting – Principles of Diagnostic Image Reporting

Short Course - 15 credits at SCQF level 11

Using a range of conventional and interactive learning methods, you will develop the knowledge base, analytical, interpretive and evaluative skills required to underpin the practice of diagnostic image reporting.

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Reporting – Radiographic Appearances of Musculoskeletal Pathophysiology and Trauma 15 SCQF credits level 11

Reporting – Radiographic Appearances of Musculoskeletal Pathophysiology and Trauma

Short Course - 15 credits at SCQF level 11

This module will be of value to radiographers and other professionals who require to develop a knowledge base related to patho-physiological appearances in conventional diagnostic imaging.

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