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School of Medicine, Pharmacy and Health


In light of a decision made by the governing Councils of Durham and Newcastle Universities in 2016 to transfer the Durham’s School of Medicine, Pharmacy and Health to Newcastle University by August 2017, there has been a discontinuation of postgraduate taught courses offered by the School of Medicine, Pharmacy and Health. Further information about the transfer may be found here.

Accredited CPD courses in the School of Medicine, Pharmacy and Health are single module courses that allow you to study a subject of interest in greater depth whilst simultaneously pursuing personal and professional development. CPD is designed to be flexible to suit the needs of contemporary workers. Our courses enable you to develop a wide range of additional skills, experience and knowledge and gain formal University credits in recognition of your achievement.

Whether your goal is to develop your professional knowledge and skills, demonstrate your professional standing to clients, obtain membership of a professional body or even change your career path, accredited Continuing Personal Development is increasingly seen as an excellent way to systematically maintain and develop your professional competence.

Individual modules (apart from placements and dissertations) from each of the School of Medicine, Pharmacy & Health taught postgraduate courses can be taken as accredited CPD. They are taught in two concentrated blocks to aid management of work and study commitments.

Durham University recognises the credits gained on individual modules which means the credits awarded may count towards future programme of study. Taught modules vary in credit weight so please look at individual module outlines for a detailed summary of each module’s content and academic credit load.

All modules are delivered at the Queen's Campus, Stockton. Teaching sessions are delivered through short intensive classroom blocks with supported self-learning. This form of teaching structure is designed to suit all needs, whether you are studying full-time or balancing your study with professional commitments. As a student you will receive education and guidance from our internationally highly regarded staff. In addition, regular guest lectures and seminars from experts engaged in developing and delivering health-related policies within the UK.

When applying for a CPD programme you must:

  • Select programme code B9K018 CPD Health and
  • State in the personal statement section of the application form the name of the specific CPD module you are doing

Public Policy and Global Health

Health Research Methods

The Programme Leader is Dr Sharyn Maxwell

There are no examinations in the School’s masters courses; assessment is undertaken through a variety of assignment formats.