Each allied health professional has to consider many elements to meet the requirements of their professional or registration bodies. There are a range of education and learning options to support these professional considerations.
Continuing Professional Development (CPD) is a structured approach to keeping your skills up to date. It can contribute to competence in practice including updating knowledge or clinical skills. CPD is often an ongoing requirement for professional registration and can involve any relevant learning activity. This could include attending a short course or study day or undertaking an online learning module.
As part of your role as an allied health professional, you may be asked to provide education sessions to students, peers, special interest groups, or support groups. Arrangements can be formal or informal, regular or intermittent. Topics could include specific palliative care issues or your understanding of your role in palliative care. There are resources here that can help.
The PCC4U website has information and resources that may be useful:
Visit PEPA and iPEPA for training and education programs
Visit CareSearch's Health Practitioner Education section
Visit AHPRA for further information on Continuing Professional Development
Last updated 06 September 2021