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How to book a Practitioner Development UK eLearning course

1 Browse Look through our list of eLearning courses; feel free to try out the short taster session.

2 Buy Use our secure online payment system to purchase the course via the Buy button.

3 Study You’ll have 60 days from the date of purchase to complete the course.

4 Claim your certificate After successfully completing the course, you’ll be issued with a certificate that you can download, print out and add to your portfolio. We recommend that you also save your certificate as a pdf file to your computer. PDUK eLearning courses can contribute to your annual CPD requirements.

eLearning courses

Learn anywhere, any time

Want to study at home, away or when you’re on the move? Practitioner Development UK’s eLearning courses are all available online so you can access them wherever and whenever you choose.

Why eLearning works

  • Two hours (max) is all it takes to boost your CPD.
  • Our taster session is free so you can try before you buy.
  • You can access courses from any computer with internet access*.
     

NOTE: Browser requirements

We recommend Google Chrome as the web browser to run the course. Adobe Flash is not mandatory when viewing in Google Chrome. If you need to use Internet Explorer, it must be version 8 or later and you must have the latest version of Adobe Flash installed.

·         Google Chrome can be downloaded here: www.google.com/chrome/browser/desktop/.

·         Adobe Flash can be downloaded here: www.adobe.com/go/getflash.

We recommend the following requirements when viewing the content from a mobile device:

·         Apple iOS – Safari browser or Google Chrome browser on Apple iOS8 or later on iPad.

·         Google Android – Google Chrome browser in Android OS 4.1 and later.

 

eLearning: the small print
If you don’t gain the correct number of answers to receive certification, you can repeat that section of the course until you succeed, as follows:
• An hour-long course requires a minimum of 8/10 correct multi-choice answers.
• A 90-120-minute course requires a minimum of 12/15 correct multi-choice answers.


Our eLearning courses

Need help to book an eLearning course? Contact us.

The First Steps in Recognising the Acutely Ill Child - FREE COURSE

This FREE course looks at the initial core skills needed for assessing severity of illness in the sick child. It covers common symptoms to look out for and diagnostic examination methods. It is a guide upon which further practitioner skills and confidence can be developed.

Included are interactive activities and games to aid learning, along with images and glossary. To receive your certificate you MUST CORRECTLY ANSWER FOUR OUT OF FIVE QUESTIONS in the final examination. The exam will reappear until a passing grade is achieved.

Author: Dr Debra Sharu DPhil, ANP, RSCN Debra has over 40 years' experience as a practising clinician and educator. As a former senior lecturer on the RCN Nurse Practitioner programme she helped pioneer the advanced practitioner role in the United Kingdom. Debra is a registered sick children's nurse and a fully qualified family nurse practitioner.

Course Length: 20-30 Minutes

CPD: 0.50 Hours

Cost: £ FREE

Immunisation Update

In line with the HPA National Minimum Standards for Immunisation Training

This course covers adult and childhood immunisations, medicines management as well as the legal and professional issues of immunisation. It is suitable for practitioners who are qualified to immunise and already do so. Ideal for meeting yearly update CPD requirements.

A final examination will take place on completion of this course.To receive your certificate you MUST CORRECTLY ANSWER EIGHT OUT OF TEN QUESTIONS in the final examination. The exam will reappear until a passing grade is achieved.

Author: Liz Sherlock, RGN, PG cert, DMS, NMP Practice Nurse, Nurse Prescriber, and Practice Educator

Course Length: 60-90 Minutes

CPD: 1.5 Hours

Cost: £ 23.00

An Introduction to Skin Infections

This course covers an introduction to bacterial, viral and fungal skin conditions that patients frequently suffer from. Coverage includes a variety of causative agents, including those of the staph, herpes and tinea groups.

A final examination will take place on completion of this course.To receive your certificate you MUST CORRECTLY ANSWER TWELVE OUT OF FIFTEEN QUESTIONS in the final examination. The exam will reappear until a passing grade is achieved.

Author: Rebecca Davis MSc, BSc, RN, is an independent Dermatology Nurse Consultant. She also works as a CNS in Dermatology at Princess Alexandra Hospital NHS Trust, Harlow.

Course Length: 90-120 Minutes

CPD: 2.5 Hours

Cost: £ 32.00

An Introduction to the Assessment of Minor Head Injuries

Designed as a brief introduction to the assessment of patients who may have suffered a minor head injury. This course covers the common signs and symptoms you need to look out for as well as the fundamental tools and physical examinations that you will need to get started in effectively managing minor head injuries.

A final examination will take place on completion of this course.To receive your certificate you MUST CORRECTLY ANSWER TWELVE OUT OF FIFTEEN QUESTIONS in the final examination. The exam will reappear until a passing grade is achieved.

Author: David Bradley, previously a senior lecturer at Liverpool John Moores University. Developed and ran distance learning programmes in A&E nursing, ENP, ECP and minor injuries. His recent publications include A&E nursing and minor injury textbooks, and articles in leading nursing journals.

Course Length: 90-120 Minutes

CPD: 2.5 Hours

Cost: £ 32.00

Dementia - Understanding and Dealing with Challenging Behaviour

This course covers the most common forms of challenging behaviour seen in patients with dementia and provides practitioners with the fundamental tools to understand why this behaviour occurs and how they can attempt to prevent and manage it. Real life case studies are also provided to help you put what you have learnt into practice. This iPDUK programme is aimed at the practitioner who has some experience dealing with patients with dementia.

A final examination will take place on completion of this course.To receive your certificate you MUST CORRECTLY ANSWER TWELVE OUT OF FIFTEEN QUESTIONS in the final examination. The exam will reappear until a passing grade is achieved.

Author: Jane Gordon RMN, Bsc MH, MA is a former Senior Lecturer, Course Director and Admissions Tutor at London South Bank University.

Course Length: 90-120 Minutes

CPD: 2.5 Hours

Cost: £ 32.00

An Introduction to Paediatric Minor Injuries

An introductory course that looks at the assessment and management of some of the most common paediatric minor injuries seen in Urgent Care, Minor Injury Units and Emergency Departments. This course is designed as a brief overview of minor injuries that are commonly presented in children. It covers the fundamentals of history taking and documentation, examination techniques, management of foreign bodies and the most common minor injuries including burns, head, face and hand injuries.

A final examination will take place on completion of this course.To receive your certificate you MUST CORRECTLY ANSWER TWELVE OUT OF FIFTEEN QUESTIONS in the final examination. The exam will reappear until a passing grade is achieved.

Author: Lorrie Lawton RN, RN(Child) MSc, PGCTHE, NMIP, BSc (Hons), BA - has worked in emergency nursing for over 22 years and has practiced as an ENP since 1994. Ms Lawton was a lecturer practitioner at Oxford Brookes University, where she developed courses for Nurse Practitioners both at post- qualified and post- graduate level.

Course Length: 90-120 Minutes

CPD: 2.5 Hours

Cost: £ 32.00

Essential Ophthalmic Assessment in Primary Care

This course provides the primary care health professional with a basic understanding of the eye, its function and the assessment of common sight- and non-sight threatening eye problems.

A final examination will take place on completion of this course.To receive your certificate you MUST CORRECTLY ANSWER TWELVE OUT OF FIFTEEN in the final examination. The exam will reappear until a passing grade is achieved.

Author: Author: Margaret Gurney MSc, BSc (Hons) ENB346 INP - Worked in Ophthalmology for 23 years and trained at Moorfields Eye Hospital.

Course Length: 90-120 Minutes

CPD: 2.5 Hours

Cost: £ 32.00