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Aston University School of Life & Health Sciences

Continual Professional Development CPD LHS

Aston University School of Life & Health Sciences offers a range of flexible full-time and part-time professional learning opportunities for those looking to develop their career and enhance their knowledge and skills. Our qualifications are recognised by the professions / industry and are regularly reviewed by relevant professional experts. Many are also accredited by appropriate professional bodies. 

Our ethos is to equip you to make a real difference in your field.

Course Types

We offer a variety of different course types:

Short Courses
Varying from skills workshops to blended learning programmes involving distance learning, these courses are non-credit bearing
Standalone Module
Credit bearing modules which may be taken alone or in alongside other modules
Graduate Diploma
An undergraduate level qualification for those that have already obtained a degree
Professional accreditation courses:
Courses delivered by Aston University to prepare you for professional examinations, such as those required to join the GOC Therapeutics Register for Independent Prescribing
Postgraduate Certificate
Known as a PgCert, this is a 60 credit masters level qualification
Postgraduate Diploma
Known as a PgDip, this is a 120 credit masters level qualification
Master of Science (MSc)
Known as an MSc, this is a 180 credit masters level qualification, typically involving a research project or dissertation
Professional Doctorate
This substantial course will enable you to be at the forefront of your academic discipline through taught and research elements

Subject Areas

Courses are available across a number of different subject areas:

These courses are for you if you are an existing practitioner in Audiology and are looking to gain particular skills or knowledge to perform your role more effectively, or to progress within this industry.

Where appropriate, our courses use our modern clinical skills laboratory which is equipped with the latest audiometric instruments, identical to those that you will use in practice; and computerised patients which helps you develop clinical skills.

Our distance learning courses use a virtual learning environment to provide access to comprehensive study materials.

Full qualifications (e.g. PgCert, PgDip, MSc, and Doctorates):

Standalone modules:

These courses are for you if you are a science graduate wishing to pursue a career as a biomedical scientist. You can choose from a range topics, all of which are Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS) accredited top-up modules. 

These modules allow you to obtain the academic competencies that are required to apply to the Health Professions Council for Registration as a Biomedical Scientist. Many are available via distance learning, or as on campus programmes.

General information:

If you know the specific module that you are interested in:

These courses are for you if you are looking to develop your career within this area within NHS hospitals, community-based practice or related research areas.

Full qualifications (e.g. PgCert, PgDip, MSc, and Professional Doctorates):

Standalone modules:

These courses are for you if you wish to develop your skills and knowledge within the field of Health Psychology. MSc Health Psychology is also available as a full time, campus based course.

Full qualifications (e.g. PgCert, PgDip, MSc, and Professional Doctorates):

Standalone modules:


Not found what you are looking for?

You can find out more about our other course types, including full time postgraduate courses, here: