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Nursing, midwifery and social work

Nursing, midwifery and social work CPD courses

Our CPD courses provide exciting opportunities for qualified nurses, midwives, social workers and other allied health professionals to advance their knowledge and skills for practice and gain an academic award.

The University of Manchester is the ideal place to study for an award that will enhance your knowledge and skills.

We aim to prepare you for advanced roles in clinical practice, management, teaching and research.

Each course combines a range of discipline-specific units with core units in which students from a range of healthcare professions study core concepts and subjects together.

You will also benefit from being taught in outstanding facilities by internationally-acclaimed, research-active staff undertaking cutting-edge research into different aspects of healthcare practice, policy and education.

Our CPD courses

Nursing, midwifery, social work and other allied healthcare professions

You can take individual Level 7 units as standalone CPD courses or combine several to work towards the Advanced Practice and Leadership MSc. 

You can take individual Level 6 units as standalone CPD courses or combine several to build 120 credits for a BSc (Hons) award.

This flexible course offers nurses and other healthcare professionals the opportunity to develop theoretical knowledge and practical skills across topics including palliative care, lung cancer, radiology and systematic anti-cancer therapy.

  • Advanced Clinical Skills (short course) (30 credits)
    Part-time blended learning (includes both campus-based and distance learning elements)

This short course enables trainee practitioners to independently evaluate and assess patients who present to the emergency department and independently recommend and/or prescribe appropriate medicines for their treatment.

  • Independent Prescribing (short course)
    Part-time blended learning (includes both campus-based and distance learning elements)

This four-month course is aimed at nurses, midwives and pharmacists who wish to take on the role of an independent prescriber in their area of practice.

  • CAR-T Cell Therapy (short course)
    Two-day course at The Christie School of Oncology, Manchester

This course meets the needs of nurses and other healthcare professionals who want to learn more about this specialist haematological cancer treatment. It can be taken as either an uncredited standalone course or a postgraduate-level unit awarding five credits upon completion.

Postgraduate degrees

We also offer a range of courses for allied healthcare professionals who wish to work towards a full postgraduate award (MSc/MClin Res/MRes HSC/PGDip/PGCert), including courses in:

  • mental health
  • clinical research
  • health and social care.

See a full list of our taught master's courses.

"What I've learned and the skills and experience I've gained will greatly influence my work with people with dementia."

Alison Holden / APIMH (Dementia Care) MSc student