Continuing Professional Development in Speech and Language Sciences

Translating research and best evidence into

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...through flexible and accessible study

Speech and Language Sciences at Newcastle University offers a range of continuing professional development (CPD) opportunities in Speech and Language Sciences for Speech and Language Therapists and associated professionals.

These modules are relevant to Speech & Language Therapists (SLTs), Allied Health Professionals (AHPs), Specialist Teachers, Logopedie; Orthophonistes; Logopèdes; Logopädie and Speech and Language Pathologists

The CPD opportunities in Speech and Language Sciences at Newcastle University include a Masters programme in Evidence Based Practice in Communication Disorders and a number of stand alone Masters level modules as part of a CPD Framework.

These programmes have been developed through a close partnership with regional SLT managers and clinical leads. The focus is on quality improvement in an individual practitioner’s workplace through the identification of clinical or strategic issues, exploration of the evidence base to address that issue and completion of work-based projects. In this way managers or individual practitioners can address current issues, translating research and best evidence into practice.

Qualified professionals can study stand alone CPD modules; accumulate them to a postgraduate certificate or diploma; transfer them into a MSc in Evidence Based Practice in Communication Disorders (EBPCD) or enrol on a two year part time MScEBPCD. 

The programmes are designed to be accessible to professionals working full time in a pressured and ever changing environment. Modules are typically taught over two or three full days at Newcastle University. It is expected that each module will require approximately ten study days in total. Self study is supported by email; a virtual learning environment; discussion boards and Facebook groups.

Professionals can take a number of routes through the modules to a range of final qualifications, which include Masters degrees; postgraduate certificates and postgraduate diplomas and transferable Masters level single module credits.