Continuing Professional Development
Welcome to the CPD centre. To take tests and gain CPD certificates of activity, you must register with your professional body information.
On registering as a healthcare professional, you will create a profile that notes your current pain knowledge. This information is used to drive the types of courses that appear under "My CPD Courses". You will see all items tagged with your current pain knowledge.
To see all CPD courses, regardless of your current profile, choose "All CPD Courses".
On entering a CPD Course, you will first read an explanation of what the course entails and its goals. Also note the estimated time to complete the course in the Info block on the right.
Under that, there might be a pre-course quiz. This is a "just for fun" quiz to help you judge what materials you might want to concentrate on in the course articles. You can take this quiz as many times as you like.
Next, are listed all the resources that make up the course. You can read these in any order you like. To help you keep track of what you have already read, you can click to mark articles read as you go. The system will remember this flag and inform you how log ago you read an article if you return later. Note that if an article is used in more than one course and you have read it elsewhere, it will already be marked as read for you - saving you time.
Finally, you will see the Post Course Test. This is a marking test that, once you gain a passing result, will automatically tell the website to create a certificate for you and add it to your "My Certificates" menu above.
Formal courses run by Cardiff University in Pain Management
The MSc in Pain Management at Cardiff University is an interprofessional, distance/e-learning course intended for health care professionals who want to specialise in the field of pain management. It is also aimed at educationalists to provide the appropriate knowledge and expertise on pain to teach others from various disciplines.
Cardiff University also offer a stand alone module for GPs & Pharmacists with a Special Interest in Pain and a stand alone module in Research, Statistics and Evidence Based Practice.
The Foundation in Primary Care Pain Management stand alone e-Learning, 20 credit module is specially designed for GPs and Pharmacists with a special interest in pain and primary, as well as community health care professionals.
The e-Learning stand alone M level module on Research, Statistics and Evidence Based Practice is appropriate for different healthcare professionals working in any clinical areas. The module is an ideal course for someone thinking about doing an MSc, wanting to undertake research and/or thinking about service developments and justifying them.