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Professional development and short courses in health

Enhance your career or upskill with flexibility
Whether you're looking to progress in your career, change directions or build competence and confidence in a specialty area, we offer a range of professional development courses for health professionals.

Explore your options

Led by carefully selected educators and industry experts, the Faculty of Medicine and Health offer a year-round program of online and face-to-face professional development and short course opportunities for health professionals.

Please refer to the list of options below before enrolling to ensure your selection meets your requirements. Information on which courses contribute to CPD requirements is provided on each course page.

A single-unit study option for working practitioners who want to increase their knowledge and expertise in a particular area. Enrolling as a non-award student may allow you to count the credit towards one of our university degrees. Non-degree study is completed across a semester. 

A new course offering comprising of two units of coursework study. Designed for working practitioners and senior healthcare professionals wanting to undertake flexible study in specialised areas. One unit is completed each semester, with completion of a certificate within a year.

A lecture/didactic style of meeting where an expert presents on a particular subject for group discussion. Seminars are generally less formally structured than symposiums or conferences.

A practical style of meeting, generally involving a hands-on activity on a particular subject or project. In some cases, workshops can involve a seminar component.

A lecture/didactic style event where a range of speakers/experts present on a particular subject over the course of a day. Symposiums are generally smaller events than conferences.

A lecture/didactic style event where a range of speakers/experts present on multiple subjects, generally over one or more days. In some cases, conferences can involve a tradeshow component and networking events.

They can take many forms, including educational videos, audio files, images, worksheets or other documents. Students have the opportunity to communicate with each other and their teacher online via distance education.

Upcoming short courses

Choose from more than 100 professional education opportunities in dentistry, medicine and public health. Many of our short courses will contribute to you meeting your CPD requirements. Please check on individual course pages to see which programs are eligible.