School of Education, Communication and Language Sciences

CPD Modules

CPD Modules

We offer a number of modules as standalone CPD opportunities.


SPE8317 Advanced Evidence Based Practice in Dysphagia

This module runs every year. There are a maximum of 15 places on the course.

Teaching is over four days. There are three days at the beginning of October (first or second week of October depending on staff availability) with a further teaching day in the first week of January.

There are three assignments:

  • reflective log (20% of the aggregate mark)
  • essay (60% of the aggregate mark)
  • plan (20% of the aggregate mark) 


Participants who successfully complete the required assessments for modules will receive a Newcastle University Certificate of Credit Achieved for 20 credits at Postgraduate level.

Participants can accumulate credits from a minimum of 60 to a maximum of 180 credits and so be awarded a certificate, a diploma or a Master's qualification.

Entry requirements

The following is required for entry onto our modules:

  • academic qualification and licence to practice as speech and language therapist or related (specified in individual modules)
  • equivalent qualifications if you are from outside the UK
  • registration with the Health Professions Council as a Speech and Language Therapist in the UK
  • for other professions the equivalent professional licensing body (or the equivalent licensing body outside the UK, if applicable)
  • reference from employer indicating applicant has approval in principle to conduct workplace-related assignments
  • IELTS 7 (or equivalent) - minimum of 6.5 in listening and speaking - for applicants whose first language is not English

We strongly encourage applicants who are unsure whether they meet the entry requirements to discuss their application. You can do this with the CPD Framework Director, Dr Cristina McKean, or Head of Section, Dr Julie Morris.

How do I apply?

Please use CPD Application Guidance (PDF: 377 KB) to support you with the process and visit the applications page at

If you have any queries please contact Cristina McKean or Vivienne Sturgiss.

Any other questions?

If you have any further questions, please contact Cristina McKean or Vivienne Sturgiss.