COLLEGE OF MEDICINE AND HEALTH
Medicine, Nursing and Allied Health Professions

Further Study

Further Study

Would you like to acquire new skills, progress in your career, and continue to learn?

Whether you study on-campus, virtually, or via a blended learning programme, you'll be supported by the University of Exeter's world-class faculty with wide-ranging opportunities to develop interdisciplinary and vocational skills. Options for further study include:

Our CPD courses are designed to develop your skills and abilities and expand your knowledge in key areas of professional learning and practice. They are usually between 10 and 24 hours of study, with several of our courses delivered virtually, and may bear CPD points (see individual course details). They are typically aimed at those already working in or considering moving into the course area, or those that wish to pursue further study and personal development.

We also have postgraduate modules, which are part of our postgraduate programmes, that may be taken individually with or without credits (i.e.with or without assessment) for the purposes of CPD.

If you are interested in attending a postgraduate module (see below) on a non-credit-bearing basis (without the assessment), please contact the CPD Team at the College of Medicine and Health, UEMS_CPD@exeter.ac.uk

However, if you are interested in attending a module with credits, please email CMH_Admissions@exeter.ac.uk.

Our postgraduate programmes (PGCert, PGDip and Master's courses) equip you with the advanced skills and knowledge you need to progress in your chosen career, improve your employment prospects, and develop your expertise.

Postgraduate programmes are divided into units of study called ‘modules’ that are assigned a number of ‘credits’. The credit rating of a module is proportional to the total workload, with one credit being nominally equivalent to 10 hours of work. A 15 credit module is therefore equivalent to 150 hours of work.

A PGCert may be gained by completing 60 credits of postgraduate modules at level 7 (i.e. Master's level modules).

If you are interested in attending a postgraduate module (see below) on a non-credit-bearing basis (without the assessment), please contact the CPD Team at the College of Medicine and Health, UEMS_CPD@exeter.ac.uk

However, if you are interested in attending a module with credits, please email CMH_Admissions@exeter.ac.uk.

Our postgraduate programmes (PGCert, PGDip and Master's courses) equip you with the advanced skills and knowledge you need to progress in your chosen career, improve your employment prospects, and develop your expertise.

Postgraduate programmes are divided into units of study called ‘modules’ that are assigned a number of ‘credits’. The credit rating of a module is proportional to the total workload, with one credit being nominally equivalent to 10 hours of work. A 15 credit module is therefore equivalent to 150 hours of work.

A PGDip may be gained by completing 120 credits of postgraduate modules.

If you are interested in attending a postgraduate module (see below) on a non-credit-bearing basis (without the assessment), please contact the CPD Team at the College of Medicine and Health, UEMS_CPD@exeter.ac.uk

However, if you are interested in attending a module with credits, please email CMH_Admissions@exeter.ac.uk.

Our postgraduate programmes (PGCert, PGDip and Master's courses) equip you with the advanced skills and knowledge you need to progress in your chosen career, improve your employment prospects, and develop your expertise.

Postgraduate programmes are divided into units of study called ‘modules’ that are assigned a number of ‘credits’. The credit rating of a module is proportional to the total workload, with one credit being nominally equivalent to 10 hours of work. A 15 credit module is therefore equivalent to 150 hours of work.

To gain a Master's qualification, you will need to complete 180 credits of postgraduate modules.

If you are interested in attending a postgraduate module (see below) on a non-credit-bearing basis (without the assessment), please contact the CPD Team at the College of Medicine and Health, UEMS_CPD@exeter.ac.uk

However, if you are interested in attending a module with credits, please email CMH_Admissions@exeter.ac.uk.

Postgraduate Courses

Below are some opportunities for further study you may be interested in exploring following this course.

If you would like to continue your interests developed during the Nature, Health and Well-being CPD course, we have a full programme in Environment and Human Health to study the intricate relationships between contemporary global human health and the environment. This programme provides a much broader curriculum than the CPD course. You’d explore how factors such as climate change, air pollution and microbes impact health, gain an insight into ecological public health and global health topics in connection to environmental change and learn how to critically appraise evidence from a range of qualitative and quantitative sources. You can also take a specialism in Global Health, Pandemics or Antimicrobial Resistance.

You can take individual modules, accumulate modules to a PGDip or PGCert, or enrol in the full MSc.

For a full description of each module, please visit the programme page and see 'Course content'.

Module Course Code Credits
Contemporary Environment and Human Health HPDM027 15
Nature, Health and Wellbeing HPDM029 15
Environmental Science and Population Health HPDM030 15
Ecological Public Health HPDM032 15
Global Public Health and Environmental Change HPDM033 15
The Global Antimicrobial Resistance Crisis HPDM140 15
Research Methods for Practice HPDM034 15 
Postgraduate Skills and Evidence HPDM028 15
Project Design HPDM083 15 
Dissertation (primary or secondary research project) HPDM000 60 

For a public health focus, we offer a programme called Master of Public Health (MPH) that is taught fully online. This course combines the expertise of our world-renowned public health experts with specialists in leadership and management in our outstanding Business School.

You can take individual modules, accumulate modules to a PGDip or PGCert, or enrol in the full MPH.

For a full description of each module, please visit the programme page and see 'Course content' and 'Modules'.

Module Course Code Credits
Structuring and Solving Public Health Problems HPDM118 15
Analytics and Evidence-Based Public Health HPDM119 30
Leadership Strategy and Change HPDM120 30
Epidemiology HPDM121 15
Behaviour Change HPDM123 15
Integrative Policy and Practice Exercise HPDM125 15
Capstone Project HPDM126 30
Planetary Health HPDM122 15
Pandemics: drivers, preparedness and response HPDM141 15
Health Protection HPDM124 15
Principles of Primary Care HPDM127 15
Evidence to Decision: Health Technology Assessment, Health Policy and Resource Allocation HPDM136 15

For a more social science and humanities focus, the Cultures and Environments of Health programme examine how experiences of health, illness and medical knowledge are shaped by diverse environments, cultural practices and beliefs.

This MA can be taken part-time over 2 years. Please contact the Programme Director for further information.

For a full description of each module, please visit the programme page and see 'Course content'.

Module Course Code Credits
Cultures and Environments of Health HUMM018 30
Making, Using and Contesting Evidence HUMM019 30
Food, Body and Society SOCM022 30
Cultures of the Life Sciences SOCM016 30
Critical Approaches to Medical Humanities HISM017 30
Medicine Beyond Borders: History and Politics of International Health HISM026 30
The Body and Identity EASM154 30

For specialising in the sustainability angle, we have the Sustainable Development programme in which students explore environmental, social and economic sustainability challenges from local to global scales.

This MSc can be taken part-time over 2 years. Please contact the Programme Director for further information.

For a full description of each module, please visit the programme page and see 'Course content'.

Module Course Code Credits
Perspectives on Sustainable Development GEOM407 15
Transdisciplinary Methods for Sustainability Science GEOM408 15
Themes in Climate Change GEOM363B 15
Policy and Governance for Sustainability GEOM404 15
Marine and Coastal Sustainability GEOM406 15
Transforming Energy Systems GEOM247 15

There is also the research-based MRes Sustainable Futures which seeks to produce a new generation of researchers who can address the pressing social issues of sustainability in the face of a growing global population. Through a broad interdisciplinary approach, gain an understanding of the economics, law, politics and psychology of sustainability, as well as the geography and demographics of those affected.

For a focus on food production and nutrition and the environment, our Food Studies programme is designed to enable you to understand, critically assess and practically engage with foodways and food systems in industrialised and non-industrialised societies, and provides interdisciplinary perspectives drawing from fields such as archaeology, classics, history, anthropology, sociology, geography and political economy.

This MA can be taken part-time over 2 years. Please contact the Programme Director for further information.

For a full description of each module, please visit the programme page and see 'Course content'.

Module Course Code Credits
Food and Agriculture in Historical Perspective ANTM004 15
Food, Body and Society ANTM021 15
Food Systems, Alternative Food Networks, and Ethical Consumption POLM016 15
Permaculture and Gardening with Nature ANTM002 15
Political Economy of Food and Agriculture POLM073 15
Sustainable Land Use in Grassland Agriculture BIOM562 15
Sustainable Livestock and Fisheries BIOM566 15

For a focus on physical activity and exercise, Sport and Health Science will develop your scientific understanding of sport, exercise and health.

This MSc can be taken part-time over 2 years. Please contact the Programme Director for further information.

For a full description of each module, please visit the programme page and see 'Course content'.

Module Course Code Credits
Biomechanical Aspects of Lower Limb Injury SHSM005 30
Laboratory Techniques in Physiology SHSM006 30
Paediatric Exercise and Health SHSM014 30
Physical Activity in the Prevention and Treatment of Chronic Disease SHSM022 30
Current Issues in Sport and Exercise Psychology SHSM023 30

Health and Wellbeing is an MRes (Master of Research) designed to enhance your interdisciplinary understanding of the social, biological and environmental drivers of individual health behaviours and interventions appropriate to develop health and wellbeing.

For a full description of each module, please visit the programme page and see 'Course content'.

Module Course Code Credits
Contemporary Debates in Lifestyle Behaviours and Public Health SHSM050 15
Contemporary Debates in Human Geography GEOM106A 15
Behavioural Science Research Skills PSYM202 15
Advances and Methods in Social and Organisational Psychology PSYM204 30
Current Research Issues in Social and Organisational Psychology PSYM211 15
Methods in Cognitive and Clinical Psychology and Neuroscience PSYM214 30
Paediatric Exercise and Health SHSM014 30
Physical Activity in the Prevention and Treatment of Chronic Disease SHSM022 30