Continuing Education in Health Professions



The purpose of this course is to provide learners with a comprehensive and working knowledge of the field of continuing health professional education in the context of knowledge translation (KT). This is an expanding area of higher education and professional practice to which increasing academic attention is directed. In particular, the application of CE and continuing professional development to closing the clinical care gap between what is known and what health professionals actually do, has assumed significance in the Canadian context.

This modular five day, intensively participatory course is meant to provide both a theoretical and practical base for professional application and a basis for understanding “knowledge translation” from an educational perspective.


At the completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Discuss Needs assessment for curriculum Development and Evaluation of Continuing Education(CE) and continuing Professional Development(CPD).
  • Describe methods of Individual Learning, Team Learning and Organizational Learning
  • Discuss the knowledge translation and the effects of CE and CPD  on Patients and System
  • Review relevant literature and synthesis knowledge on some aspect of Health Professional Education.

Format: Lecture / Seminar


Short paper -10%
Class presentation -15%
Class discussion -  5%
Final essay -70%

Rayburn W, Davis DA, Turco MG. Continuing Professional Development in Medicine and Health Care: Better Education, Better Patient Outcomes.



Participants must be licensed in a recognized health profession or a senior trainee therein.