We offer a range of postgraduate short courses which can be taken individually or combined over a period of time towards a Postgraduate Certificate of Professional Development.

Each short course is worth credit points. Details of credit points are available on the information about each short course.

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The Postgraduate Certificate of Professional Development is awarded when a combination of short courses worth 60 credit points in total have been successfully completed.

You can choose to complete one short course and then return to take a further course at a later stage (any credits will be retained for you). To maintain currency, it is recommended that combinations of short courses leading to the award of the Postgraduate Certificate of Professional Development are completed within a five year timeframe.

Short courses are also available in a range of different formats to help meet the flexibility required by those currently in employment such as block (three full consecutive days during one week), weekly (morning, afternoons or evenings), staggered (three or four days across a twelve week semester) or online (with no need to attend a University campus).

Payments for each short course can also be made over a number of months.

Please contact us if you want to find out any further information about any of the short courses available.

E: flexed@ulster.ac.uk

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Part-time Postgraduate

Year of entry: 2022/23

Jordanstown campus

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Part-time Postgraduate

Year of entry: 2022/23

eLearning

This course focuses on the formulation, characterisation and evaluation of novel pharmaceutical delivery systems based on nanotechnology.

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Part-time Postgraduate

Year of entry: 2022/23

eLearning

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Part-time Postgraduate

Year of entry: 2022/23

Jordanstown campus

Enabling students from a variety of disciplines to increase their knowledge in relation to the advancement of effective and proactive continence care.

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Part-time Postgraduate

Year of entry: 2022/23

eLearning

Enables the student to carefully consider a range of issues related to advancing care for people with a stoma across the lifespan

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Part-time Postgraduate

Year of entry: 2022/23

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Assists the student to identify ways in which they can act as a positive force for the advancement of well-being in people with urological disorders

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Part-time Postgraduate

Year of entry: 2022/23

eLearning

This module will provide students with the skills to complete an assessment of the MH needs of pregnant women and new mothers.

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Part-time Postgraduate

Year of entry: 2022/23

Jordanstown campus

This course aims to critically evaluate, develop and apply business practice and commercial awareness in the marketing of pharmaceutical services.

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Part-time Postgraduate

Year of entry: 2022/23

eLearning

This course focuses on the importance of innovation and entrepreneurship in the wider context of business sustainability and the triple bottom line.

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Part-time Postgraduate

Year of entry: 2021/22

Belfast campus

Prepares safe and effective Community Nurse Prescribers who are competent to prescribe from the Nurse Prescribers Formulary for Community Prescribers

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Part-time Postgraduate

Year of entry: 2022/23

Jordanstown campus

The course explores community planning from different perspectives in terms of integrated service provision.

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Part-time Postgraduate

Year of entry: 2022/23

Belfast campus

This course focuses on fundamental aspects of law and contractual procedures affecting professional practice in the construction industry.

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Part-time Postgraduate

Year of entry: 2022/23

Belfast campus

The aim of this course is to equip participants with the ability to address and critique issues that are of relevance to both tourism and hospitality.

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Part-time Postgraduate

Year of entry: 2021/22

Belfast campus

This course provides an understanding of legal concepts, principles and rules relevant to businesses, and the skills needed to apply them.

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Part-time Postgraduate

Year of entry: 2022/23

Belfast campus

This course critically examines the wider environment in which event organisers must plan and manage their event.

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Part-time Postgraduate

Year of entry: 2021/22

Belfast campus

This course provides knowledge on how digital marketing communications can develop marketing and business decision-making.

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Part-time Postgraduate

Year of entry: 2021/22

Belfast campus

This course focuses on understanding of the processes involved from drug discovery and development to how the drugs are brought to the market place.

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Part-time Postgraduate

Year of entry: 2022/23

eLearning

This course provides core knowledge and understanding of the key concepts and lifecycle stages of emergency planning, response and resilience.

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Part-time Postgraduate

Year of entry: 2022/23

eLearning

This course provides an introduction into how energy is measured, techniques for saving energy and how to influence those around us in saving energy.

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Part-time Postgraduate

Year of entry: 2022/23

eLearning

This course aims to build awareness of entrepreneurship as a theoretical concept and a practical reality.

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Part-time Postgraduate

Year of entry: 2021/22

Belfast campus

This course introduces environmental impact assessment, the methodology of carrying out an environmental audit and environmental management systems.

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Part-time Postgraduate

Year of entry: 2022/23

eLearning

This course introduces participants to the subject of management, organisational structures and strategy.

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Part-time Postgraduate

Year of entry: 2022/23

Belfast campus

This course gives participants an overview of the primary treaty regimes and institutions which underpin the international human rights regime.

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Part-time Postgraduate

Year of entry: 2022/23

Belfast campus

This course provides an advanced introduction to key concepts, ideas and debates in this field of study of peace and conflict studies.

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Part-time Postgraduate

Year of entry: 2022/23

Belfast campus

This course introduces participants to the aims of transitional justice and the main transitional justice measures that seek to respond to mass abuse.

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Part-time Postgraduate

Year of entry: 2022/23

Belfast campus

This course examines the methods by which data can be stored, accessed and manipulated in order to provide high quality databases for GI Systems

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Part-time Postgraduate

Year of entry: 2022/23

eLearning

This course introduces GIS relevant management and decision making concepts in business and society.

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Part-time Postgraduate

Year of entry: 2022/23

eLearning

This short course focuses on firm internationalisation and the key issues that affect marketing decisions in an international and global context.

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Part-time Postgraduate

Year of entry: 2021/22

Belfast campus

This course covers a range of concepts, issues and practices that are relevant to the study of global marketing.

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Part-time Postgraduate

Year of entry: 2021/22

Belfast campus

Develop and enhance the student knowledge base and practice of health assessment and facilitate the development of problem solving skills

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Part-time Postgraduate

Year of entry: 2022/23

Jordanstown campus

This course will provide the conceptual understanding of and an overview of the current issues within health communication.

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Part-time Postgraduate

Year of entry: 2022/23

Belfast campus

This course focuses on advances in hydrogen safety technologies, including but not limited to prevention and mitigation strategies.

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Part-time Postgraduate

Year of entry: 2022/23

eLearning

This course focuses on designing and delivering inclusive engagement opportunities to empower communities.

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Part-time Postgraduate

Year of entry: 2022/23

Belfast campus

This course examines the strategic importance of infrastructure investment in terms of creating and maintaining sustainable and vibrant growth.

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Part-time Postgraduate

Year of entry: 2022/23

Belfast campus

This short course explores organisational innovation from an operational or practice perspective as a key aspect of business development.

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Part-time Postgraduate

Year of entry: 2022/23

Belfast campus

This course provides participants with the ability to select and apply appropriate methods and instrumentation for quality control/quality assurance.

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Part-time Postgraduate

Year of entry: 2022/23

eLearning

Aims to develop the student's knowledge and systematic understanding of integrative holistic concepts, theories and practices

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Part-time Postgraduate

Year of entry: 2022/23

Jordanstown campus

This applied course focuses on the role of the strategic management process to create competitiveness within a global environment.

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Part-time Postgraduate

Year of entry: 2021/22

Jordanstown campus

This short course aims to enable participants to acquire an understanding of organisations and the behaviour which occurs within them.

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Part-time Postgraduate

Year of entry: 2021/22

Jordanstown campus

This course provides an advanced understanding of how marketing can be managed from both practical and theoretical perspectives.

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Part-time Postgraduate

Year of entry: 2022/23

Belfast campus

Provides the student with the necessary knowledge and values that underpin MI, and introduce them to the skills of practicing it.

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Part-time Postgraduate

Year of entry: 2022/23

Jordanstown campus

This course provides understanding of the legislative and practice requirements, relating to the practice of pharmacy in the Republic of Ireland.

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Part-time Postgraduate

Year of entry: 2022/23

Coleraine campus

This course provides the knowledge and skills necessary to monitor pollution of the environment.

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Part-time Postgraduate

Year of entry: 2022/23

eLearning

Develops the students' decisions making skills and assessment of risk to work safely and effectively in forensic healthcare settings.

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Part-time Postgraduate

Year of entry: 2022/23

Jordanstown campus

This course introduces the theory and practice of GIS (Geographic Information Systems).

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Part-time Postgraduate

Year of entry: 2022/23

eLearning

This course focuses on the fundamentals of hydrogen safety applicable to existing and foreseeable hydrogen and fuel cell systems and infrastructure.

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Part-time Postgraduate

Year of entry: 2022/23

eLearning

Provides the student with the necessary knowledge and skills required to understand what challenging behaviour is

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Part-time Postgraduate

Year of entry: 2022/23

Jordanstown campus

Provides the student with the necessary knowledge and skills to work under supervision in assessing/screening an individual with a learning disability

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Part-time Postgraduate

Year of entry: 2022/23

Jordanstown campus

This course contextualises the infrastructure deficit and critically appraises the innovative approaches to procuring infrastructure.

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Part-time Postgraduate

Year of entry: 2022/23

Belfast campus

This course is designed to allow participants to master the twin tracks of managing a construction project and leading a business organisation.

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Part-time Postgraduate

Year of entry: 2022/23

Belfast campus

This course introduces the concepts of project management, examines the recognised practices involved in the project management function.

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Part-time Postgraduate

Year of entry: 2022/23

Belfast campus

This course provides an understanding of the regulatory compliance issues critical to a role in financial services in the 21st Century.

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Part-time Postgraduate

Year of entry: 2022/23

Belfast campus

This course addresses the scope of remotely-sensed images as another source of GIS data as well as extending mutual benefits of data integration.

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Part-time Postgraduate

Year of entry: 2022/23

eLearning

The aim of this course is to appreciate, analyse and evaluate current solar thermal and solar photovoltaic technologies.

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Part-time Postgraduate

Year of entry: 2022/23

eLearning

This will equip you to accurately produce & critically analyse the interpretation of spirometry readings, leading to an accurate diagnosis & treatment

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Part-time Postgraduate

Year of entry: 2022/23

Jordanstown campus

This course will enable participants to see the interconnections between sport business and the law.

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Part-time Postgraduate

Year of entry: 2022/23

Belfast campus

This short course is designed to introduce participants to the key concepts in business strategy in the context of the global economy.

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Part-time Postgraduate

Year of entry: 2021/22

Belfast campus

This course focuses on strategy and particularly on innovation and business development using innovative business modelling techniques.

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Part-time Postgraduate

Year of entry: 2022/23

Belfast campus

This course covers legal, technological, and policy developments related to the business of law and professional services.

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Part-time Postgraduate

Year of entry: 2022/23

Belfast campus

This course identifies how an online digital communication strategy can enable an organisation to critically evaluate online performance.

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Part-time Postgraduate

Year of entry: 2022/23

Belfast campus

To develop and enhance knowledge in relation to proactive, person-centered continence management

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Part-time Postgraduate

Year of entry: 2022/23

eLearning

Helps healthcare professionals to identify how they can play an increasingly influential role in assisting the person living with a stoma

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Part-time Postgraduate

Year of entry: 2022/23

eLearning

Assisting healthcare professionals to play a greater role in urological care

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Part-time Postgraduate

Year of entry: 2022/23

eLearning

This course provides participants with the necessary base of the key principles of tourism and hospitality.

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Part-time Postgraduate

Year of entry: 2022/23

Belfast campus

This course provides an opportunity for participants to develop their understanding of processes in the environment and in water treatment.

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Part-time Postgraduate

Year of entry: 2022/23

eLearning

This course provides an introduction to web-based GIS using a range of languages such as HTML, CSS and JavaScript.

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Part-time Postgraduate

Year of entry: 2022/23

eLearning

This course will introduce participants to wind energy theory and technology, resource assessment and wind farm site development.

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Part-time Postgraduate

Year of entry: 2022/23

eLearning

This course focuses on a comprehensive, detailed and systematic understanding of the impact of zoonoses on public health and pharmacy practice.

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Part-time Postgraduate

Year of entry: 2022/23

eLearning