School of Health and Social Care

CPD Module Calendar

Our module calendar lists the details of our upcoming Continuing Professional Development modules.

All modules are listed by start date. End date, teaching dates and deadlines for assessments or exams vary across module, please read all the information carefully.

Modules with the same title but different levels (i.e. level 6 or level 7) will be taught together, with assessment being the difference between the levels.

Please note that information on this page may change throughout the year, depending factors such as; staff availability, whether a course has reached a minimum number of registrations, and restrictions caused by the on-going pandemic situation. If you have already signed up for a module then you will be emailed regarding any changes made to it.

If you are interested in taking one of these modules please email cpd@essex.ac.uk and including the module code and start date.

2023

January 2023

10th January - HS909: Quality Improvement in Practice (Level 7)

Levels: Level 7

Module code: HS909-7-PS-CO.

Credits: 30.

Start date: 10th January 2023.

End date: 11th July 2023.

Teaching dates:

Scheduled sessions, running from 10.00am to 1.00pm:

  • 10th January
  • 24th January
  • 7th February
  • 21st February
  • 7th March

1-2-1 tutorials will be arranged with allocated supervisor

Assignment hand in date:

  • Formative (Project proposal): 26th January 2023
  • Summative assignment: 11th July 2023

Teaching and assessment methods:

  • Teaching: Tutorials supported by self directed/online learning.
  • Assessment: 4000 word portfolio, worth 100% of your final mark.

Teaching site: Online.

Module leads: Vikki-Jo Scott (v.j.scott@esex.ac.uk)

Application deadline: 6th December 2022.

11th January - HS856: Intersectional Health Inequalities

Levels: Level 7

Module code: HS856-7-SP-CO

Credits: 15.

Start date: 11th January 2023.

End date: 17th January 2023.

Teaching dates:

  • 11th January 2023
  • 12th January 2023
  • 13th January 2023
  • 16th January 2023
  • 17th January 2023

Teaching and assessment methods:

  • Teaching: 5 study days.

Teaching site

Module leads: Anuj Kapilashrami (a.kapilashrami@essex.ac.uk)

Application deadline

12th January - HS951: Learning Organisations and Quality Enhancement

Levels: Level 7

Module code: HS951-7-SP-CO.

Credits: 30.

Start date: 12th January 2023.

End date: 23rd March 2023.

Teaching dates:

  • 12th January 2023.
  • 26th January 2023.
  • 23rd February 2023.
  • 16th March 2023 (tutorials).
  • 23rd March 2023.

Assignment hand in date:

  • Formative: 3rd March 2023.
  • Summative: 27th April 2023.

Teaching and assessment methods:

  • Teaching: 4 days classroom study consolidated with technology-enhanced learning.
  • Assessment: 6000 word portfolio.

Teaching site: Colchester.

Module leads: Chris Green (cmgreeb@essex.ac.uk).

Application deadline: 6th December 2022.

12th January - HS619: Applying & Using Learning in Practice (15 credits)

Levels: Level 6 and Level 7.

Module code: HS619-6-PS-CO/SO (Level 6, Colchester or Southend) or HS619-7-PS-CO/SO (Level 7 Colchester or Southend).

Credits: 15.

Start date: 12th January 2023

End date: 13th July 2023

Teaching dates:

  • Launch session will be held on 12th January from 10.00am to 1.00pm 
  • 1-2-1 tutorials to be booked with module lead.

Assignment hand in date:

  • Formative (Part A of Portfolio): 16th February 2023
  • Summative: 13th July 2023

Teaching and assessment methods:

  • Assessment: Portfolio assignment.

Teaching site: Online.

Module leads: Vikki-Jo Scott (v.j.scott@esex.ac.uk)

Application deadline: 6th December 2022.

12th January - HS620: Applying & Using Learning in Practice (30 credits)

Levels: Level 6 and Level 7.

Module code: HS620-6-PS-CO/SO (Level 6, Colchester or Southend) or HS620-7-PS-CO/SO (Level 7 Colchester or Southend).

Credits: 30.

Start date: 12th January 2023

End date: 13th July 2023

Teaching dates:

  • Launch session will be held on 12th January from 10.00am to 1.00pm 
  • 1-2-1 tutorials to be booked with module lead.

Assignment hand in date:

  • Formative (Part A of Portfolio): 16th February 2023
  • Summative: 13th July 2023

Teaching and assessment methods:

  • Assessment: Portfolio assignment.

Teaching site: Online.

Module leads: Vikki-Jo Scott (v.j.scott@esex.ac.uk)

Application deadline: 6th December 2022.

12th January - HS568: Fundamentals of General Practice Nursing

Levels: Level 6 and Level 7.

Module code: HS568-6-SP (Level 6) or HS568-7 (Level 7).

Credits: 15.

Start date: 12th January 2023

End date: 13th April 2023

Teaching dates:

  • 12th January 2023
  • 19th January 2023
  • 26th January 2023
  • 2nd February 2023
  • 9th February 2023
  • 16th February 2023
  • 23rd February 2023
  • 2nd March 2023
  • 9th March 2023
  • 16th March 2023
  • 23rd March 2023
  • 30th March 2023
  • 6th April 2023
  • 13th April 2023

Teaching and assessment methods:

  • Teaching: Online 
  • Assessment: Portfolio assignment.
  • Mentor session: 19th January 2023 at 2:00pm.
  • Cervical Cytology skills session: 26th January 2023 at Colchester campus.
  • Immunisations: 2nd February and 9th February 2023.
  • E-learning/self-directed: 30th March 2023 and 6th April 2023.

Teaching site: Online.

Module leads: Leigh O’Shea (leigh.oshea@essex.ac.uk)

Application deadline: 6th December 2022.

17th January - HS611: Developing Professional Practice

Levels: Level 6 and Level 7.

Module code: HS611-6-PS (Level 6) or HS611-7-PS (Level 7).

Credits: 30.

Start date: 17th January 2023

End date: 30th June 2023

Teaching dates: 1-2-1 tutorials to be booked with module lead.

Assignment hand in date:

  • Formative assessment deadline TBC.
  • Summative assignment due 30th June 2023

Teaching and assessment methods:

  • Assessment: 6000 word portfolio assignment.

Teaching site: Online.

Module leads: Pauline Milne (pauline.milne@essex.ac.uk).

Application deadline: 6th December 2022

17th January - HS215: Introduction to Health Psychology

Levels: Level 5 and Level 6.

Module code: HS215-5-SP-CO (Level 5) or HS215-6-SP-CO (Level 6).

Credits: 15.

Start date: 17th January 2023

End date: 21st March 2023

Teaching days: The following Tuesdays from 10:00am to 12:00pm:

  • 17th January
  • 24th January
  • 31st January
  • 7th February
  • 14th February
  • 21st February
  • 28th February
  • 7th March
  • 14th March
  • 21st March

Assignment hand-in date:

  • Formative assessment (500 words) - 14th March 2023
  • Summative assessment - 13th April 2023

Teaching and assessment methods:

  • Teaching - Delivered in 10 x 2-hour sessions (Tuesdays 10.00am-12.00pm).
  • Assessment - 2500 word essay (Level 5) or 3000 word essay (Level 6), both worth 100% of the final mark.

Teaching site: Colchester.

Module lead: Jennie Todd (jtodd@essex.ac.uk)

Application deadline: 6th December 2022

17th January - HS640: Leadership in Health and Social Care

Levels: Level 6 and Level 7.

Module code: HS640-6-SP-CO (Level 6) or HS640-7-SP-CO (Level 7).

Credits: 15.

Start date: 17th January 2023

End date: 24th March 2023

Teaching dates:

3 synchronous workshop days held on Tuesdays from 10.00am to 4.00 pm:

  • 17th January
  • 24th January
  • 28th February

Assignment hand in date:

Formative: 10th February 2023

Summative: 24th March 2023

Teaching and assessment methods:

  • Teaching: Blended learning of 3 synchronous workshops plus weekly online activities.
  • Assessment: Portfolio 100%.

Teaching site: Colchester

Module leads: David Everiss (deveriss@essex.ac.uk)

Application deadline: 6th December 2022

17th January - HS948: Qualitative Health Research

Levels: Level 7

Module code: HS948-7-SP-CO.

Credits: 15.

Start date: 17th January 2023

End date: 21st March 2023

Teaching dates: Every Tuesday from 17th January to 21st March (inclusive).

Assignment hand in date:

  • Assignment deadline: 27th April 2023.
  • A presentation will need to be delivered on 24th March 2023.

Teaching and assessment methods:

  • Teaching: Lectures and labs.
  • Assessment: Presentation (worth 20%) and a 3000 word report (worth 80%).

Teaching site: Colchester.

Module leads: Ewen Speed (esspeed@essex.ac.uk).

Application deadline: 6th December 2022

18th January - HS900: Research Design and Critical Appraisal

Levels: Level 7.

Module code: HS900-7-SP-CO.

Credits: 15.

Start date: 18th January 2023

End date: 24th April 2023

Teaching dates:

  • 18th January
  • 25th January
  • 1st February
  • 8th February
  • 15th February
  • 22nd February
  • 1st March
  • 8th March
  • 15th March
  • 22nd March

Assignment hand in date:

  • Formative assessment 1: TBC
  • Formative assessment 2: TBC
  • Summative assessment: 24th April 2023

Teaching and assessment methods:

  • Teaching: Online with optional face-to-face lab session
  • Assessment: Class activity, 500 word assignment, 3,000 word literature review and critical appraisal skills 100%.

Teaching site: Colchester

Module leads: Andrew Bateman (a.bateman@essex.ac.uk)

Application deadline: 6th December 2022

18th January - HS979: Advanced Clinical Practice Dissertation

Levels: Level 7

Module code: HS979-7-PS-CO.

Credits: 40.

Start date: 18th January 2023

End date: 19th July 2023

Teaching dates:

Scheduled sessions running from 10:00am to 12:00pm:

  • 18th January 2023
  • 1st February 2023
  • 1st March 2023
  • 29th March 2023
  • 19th April 2023
  • 17th May 2023

1-2-1 tutorials- to be arranged with allocated supervisor

Assignment hand in date:

  • Formative: 29th March 2023 (in class presentation)
  • Dissertation: 19th July 2023.

Teaching and assessment methods:

  • Teaching: Group tutorials and individual supervision.
  • Assessment: Dissertation of 8000 words (worth 100%)

Teaching site: Colchester.

Module leads: Vikki-Jo Scott (v.j.scott@esex.ac.uk)

Application deadline: 6th December 2022

24th January - HS927: Statistical Analysis

Levels: Level 7

Module code: HS927-7-SP-CO.

Credits: 15.

Start date: 24th January 2023

End date: 28th April 2023

Teaching dates:

Online held on the following days:

  • 24th January
  • 21st February
  • 21st March

Assignment hand in date:

  • In class assessment: 23rd March 2023
  • Exam will be held in May 2023 (exact date TBC).

Teaching and assessment methods:

  • Teaching: Online learning.
  • Assessment: In class test (20%) and exam in the summer (80%).

Teaching site: Online. Exams will be held in Colchester.

Module leads: Andrew Bateman (a.bateman@essex.ac.uk).

Application deadline: 6th December 2022

March 2023

9th March - HS632: Preparation for Independent and Supplementary Prescribing V300

Levels: Level 6 and Level 7.

Module code: HS632-6-SO (Level 6) or HS632-7-SO (Level 7).

Credits: 30.

Start date: 9th March 2023

End date: 28th September 2023

Teaching dates: Study days held on Thursdays each week

Assignment dates:

  • Exams - 20th July 2023
  • Portfolio deadline - 28th September 2023

Assessment methods:

  • Numeracy exam
  • Pharmacology exam
  • Portfolio
  • Case studies

Teaching site: Online.

Module leads: Tracey Scarth (tascar@essex.ac.uk).

Application deadline: 19th January 2023

22nd March - HS955: Consultation and Assessment Skills

Levels: Level 6 and Level 7.

Module code: HS955-6-PS-CO (Level 6) or HS955-7-PS-CO (Level 7).

Credits: 30.

Start date: 22nd April 2023

End date: 19th July 2023

Teaching dates: Wednesdays

Assignment hand in date:

  • 19th July 2023

Teaching and assessment methods:

  • Assessment: Portfolio and case studies.

Teaching site: Online.

Module leads: Michelle Lewington (michelle.lewington@essex.ac.uk)

Application deadline: 8th February 2023

23rd March - HS179: Introduction to Occupational Therapy

LevelsLevel 5

Module code: HS179-5-PS-CO.

Credits: 15.

Start date: 23rd March 2023

End date: 22nd June 2023

Assignment hand in date

  • Placement Assessment Document: 26th May 2023 
  • Summative: 2000 word essay due 15th June 2023

Teaching and assessment methods:

  • Teaching: 1 day per week
  • Placement: 2-week fulltime placement
  • Assessment: 2,000-word essay and Placement Assessment Document - Explore

Teaching site: Colchester

Module leads: Nikki Williamson (nwill@essex.ac.uk)

Application deadline: 27th January 2023

Interviews: w/c 6th February 2023

Registration deadline: 3rd March 2023

April 2023

18th April - HS909: Quality Improvement in Practice (Level 7)

Levels: Level 7

Module code: HS909-7-SL-CO (Level 7).

Credits: 30.

Start date: 18th April 2023

End date: 17th October 2023

Teaching dates:

Scheduled sessions, all running from 10.00am to 1.00pm:

  • Tuesday 18th April
  • Tuesday 2nd May
  • Tuesday 16th May
  • Tuesday 23rd May
  • Tuesday 13th June

1-2-1 tutorials will be arranged with allocated supervisor

Assignment hand in date:

  • Formative (Project proposal): 4th May 2023
  • Summative assignment: 17th October 2023

Teaching and assessment methods:

  • Teaching: Tutorials supported by self directed/online learning.
  • Assessment: 4000 word portfolio.

Teaching site: Online.

Module leads: Vikki-Jo Scott (v.j.scott@essex.ac.uk)

Application deadline: 4th April 2023

19th April - HS768: Advanced Clinical Practice Portfolio

Levels: Level 7

Module code: HS768-7-SU-CO

Credits: 20.

Start date: 19th April 2023

End date: 28th June 2023

Teaching dates:

  • Launch Session: 19th April 2023, 1:00pm - 3:00pm

1-2-1 tutorials- to be arranged with allocated supervisor

Assignment hand in date:

  • Formative: Submission of draft portfolio at monthly tripartite meetings
  • Summative assignment (ACP portfolio): 28th June 2023

Teaching and assessment methods:

  • Assessment: ACP portfolio (worth 100%)

Teaching site: Online induction followed by tripartite meetings via zoom.

Module leads: Vikki-Jo Scott (v.j.scott@essex.ac.uk)

Application deadline: 7th March 2023

Registration deadline: 30th March 2023

20th April - HS619: Applying & Using Learning in Practice (15 credits)

Levels: Level 6 and Level 7.

Module code: HS619-6-SL-CO/SO (Level 6, Colchester or Southend) or HS619-7-SL-CO/SO (Level 7, Colchester or Southend).

Credits: 15.

Start date: 20th April 2023

End date: 19th October 2023

Teaching dates:

  • Launch session to be held on 20th April from 10.00am to 1.00pm
  • 1-2-1 tutorials to be booked with module lead.

Assignment hand in date:

  • Formative (Part A of portfolio) - 25th May 2023
  • Summative assessment - 19th October 2023

Teaching and assessment methods:

  • Teaching: Tutorials supported by self directed/online learning.
  • Assessment: Portfolio assignment.

Teaching site: Any.

Module leads: Vikki-Jo Scott (v.j.scott@essex.ac.uk)

Application deadline: 28th March 2023

20th April - HS620: Applying & Using Learning in Practice (30 credits)

Levels: Level 6 and Level 7.

Module code: HS620-6-SL-CO/SO (Level 6, Colchester or Southend) or HS620-7-SL-CO/SO (Level 7, Colchester or Southend).

Credits: 30.

Start date: 20th April 2023

End date: 19th October 2023

Teaching dates:

  • Launch session to be held on 20th April from 10.00am to 1.00pm
  • 1-2-1 tutorials to be booked with module lead.

Assignment hand in date:

  • Formative (Part A of portfolio) - 25th May 2023
  • Summative assessment - 19th October 2023

Teaching and assessment methods:

  • Teaching: Tutorials supported by self directed/online learning.
  • Assessment: Portfolio assignment.

Teaching site: Any.

Module leads: Vikki-Jo Scott (v.j.scott@essex.ac.uk)

Application deadline: 28th March 2023

21st April - HS574: Fundamentals of Renal Care

Levels: Level 6 and Level 7.

Module code: HS574-6-SU (Level 6) or HS574-7-SU (Level 7).

Credits: 30.

Start date: 21st April 2023

End date: 23rd June 2023

Teaching dates:

  • Friday 21st April
  • Friday 28th April
  • Friday 5th May
  • Friday 12th May
  • Friday 19th May
  • Friday 26th May
  • Friday 2nd June
  • Friday 9th June
  • Friday 16th June
  • Friday 23rd June

Assignment hand-in date: 24th July 2023.

Teaching and assessment methods:

  • Teaching: 10 taught sessions.
  • Assessment: 3000 word essay.

Teaching site: Colchester.

Module lead: Christine Fennell-Daley (cndale@essex.ac.uk)

Application deadline: 10th March 2023

25th April - HS918: Developing as a Practice Educator (PEPS2)

Levels: Level 7.

Module code: HS918-7-SU-SO (Level 7).

Credits: 15.

Start date: 25th April 2023

End date: 23rd May 2023

Teaching days: TBC.

Assignment hand in date: 23rd May 2023

Teaching and assessment methods:

  • Teaching: Lectures, group work and tutorials.
  • Assessment: Presentation and portfolio.

Teaching site: Southend.

Module leads: Marina Bailey (mb16894@essex.ac.uk)

Application deadline: 18th April 2023

26th April - HS979: Advanced Clinical Practice Dissertation

Levels: Level 7

Module code: HS979-7-PS-CO.

Credits: 40.

Start date: 26th April 2023

End date: 25th October 2023

Teaching dates:

Scheduled sessions running from 10:00am to 12:00pm:

  • 26th April
  • 10th May
  • 7th June
  • 5th July
  • 19th July
  • 2nd August

1-2-1 tutorials- to be arranged with allocated supervisor

Assignment hand in date:

  • Formative: 5th July 2023 (in class presentation)
  • Dissertation: 25th October 2023.

Teaching and assessment methods:

  • Teaching: Group tutorials and individual supervision.
  • Assessment: Dissertation of 8000 words (worth 100%)

Teaching site: Colchester.

Module leads: Vikki-Jo Scott (v.j.scott@esex.ac.uk)

Application deadline: 28th March 2023

27th April - HS954: Using Technology to Enhance Learning in Practice

Levels: Level 7.

Module code: HS954-7-SU-CO (Level 7).

Credits: 15.

Start date: 27th April 2023

End date: 3rd July 2023

Teaching dates:

The following Thursdays from 2.00pm to 5.00pm:

  • 27th April
  • 18th May
  • 8th June
  • 29th June

Assignment hand in date: 6th July 2023

Teaching and assessment methods:

  • Assessment - 3000 word assignment and creation of an online learning object.

Teaching site: Colchester.

Module leads: David Everiss (deveriss@essex.ac.uk)

Application deadline: 15th March 2023

27th April - HS952: Course Design and Development

Levels: Level 7.

Module code: HS952-7-SU-CO (Level 7).

Credits: 15.

Start date: 27th April 2023

End date: 8th June 2023

Teaching dates:

  • Thursday 27th April
  • Thursday 18th May
  • Thursday 8th June

Assignment hand in date:

  • Formative assignment - TBC
  • Summative assignment - 7th July 2023

Teaching and assessment methods:

  • Teaching: 2 days classroom study consolidated with technology-enhanced learning.
  • Assessment: 3000 word essay.

Teaching site: Colchester.

Module leads: Chris Green (cmgreeb@essex.ac.uk).

Application deadline: 16th March 2023

To be confirmed

We regret that we are not currently planning to run the modules listed below in the academic year 2022-2023.

HS316: Extended Duties for Dental Nurses - Disease Prevention

Levels: Level 4

Module code: HS316-4-PS-SO

Credits: 15.

Start date: TBC

End date: TBC

Teaching dates: TBC

Assignment hand in date:

Teaching and assessment methods: Direct observation of performance (DOPs) within a clinical setting, submission of a portfolio of 12 review of case studies of clinical case studies undertaken, MCQ and OSCE.

Teaching site

Module leads

To be confirmed for 2023-2024

We hope to confirm whether these modules will be available in 2023-24 in mid-2023 when we confirm the CPD schedule for that academic year.

HS919: Practice Educator Training (PEPS1)

Levels: Level 7.

Module code: HS919-7-AP-SO

Credits: 15.

Start date

Teaching days: TBC.

Assignment hand in date

Teaching and assessment methods:

  • Teaching: Lectures, group work and tutorials.
  • Assessment: Portfolio.

Teaching site: Southend.

Module leads: Marina Bailey (mb16894@essex.ac.uk).

Application deadline

HS950: Learning, Teaching and Assessment

Levels: Level 7

Module code: HS950-7-AU-CO.

Credits: 30.

Start date

End date

Teaching dates:

  • TBC

Assignment hand in date:

  • TBC

Teaching and assessment methods:

  • Teaching: 4 classroom study days consolidated with  technology enhanced learning 
  • Assessment - 6000 word portfolio.

Teaching site: Colchester.

Module leads: David Everiss deveriss@essex.ac.uk

Application deadline: 

HS602: Developing Critical Appraisal Skills

Levels: Level 5 and Level 6.

Module code: HS602-5-AU-CO (Level 5) or HS602-5/6-AU-CO (Level 6).

Credits: 30.

Start date

End date: 

Teaching dates: 

  • TBC

Assignment hand in date:

  • TBC

Teaching and assessment methods:

  • Assessment: 3000/5000 word assignment.

Teaching site: Colchester.

Module lead: Nestor Asiamah  n.asiamah@essex.ac.uk

Application deadline

HS908: Data Collection and Analysis and Interpretation

Levels: Level 7.

Module code: HS908-7-AU-CO.

Credits: 15.

Start date

End date: 

Teaching days

Assignment hand in date

Teaching and assessment methods: Assessment will be through 3000 word assignment worth 100% of your final mark.

Teaching site: Colchester.

Module leads: ZhiMin Xiao (zhimin.xiao@essex.ac.uk)

Application deadline

HS947: Theory and Method in Health Research

Levels: Level 7.

Module code: HS947-7-AU-CO.

Credits: 15.

Start date

End date

Teaching dates:

  • TBC

Assignment hand in date:

  • TBC

Teaching and assessment methods: Assessment is through a 3000 word assignment, worth 100% of your final mark.

Teaching site: Colchester.

Module leads: Jennie Todd (jtodd@essex.ac.uk).

Application deadline

HS982: Dissertation

Levels: Level 7.

Module code: HS982-7-FY-CO (Colchester-based) or HS982-7-FY-SO (Southend-based).

Credits: 60.

Start date

End date

Teaching dates:

  • TBC

Assignment hand in date:

  • TBC

Teaching and assessment methods:

  • Assessment will be through a 12000 word dissertation.

Teaching site: Online.

Module leads: Sarita Panday (s.panday@essex.ac.uk).

Application deadline