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international congress, 28 June–01 July 2011
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use of the site? Once again, the content editor will be on hand
this year to answer any queries you have about CPD Online and
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Learn to meet your
Our modules are being categorised in
accordance with the three new CPD domains: clinical, professional
and academic. You will soon be able to sort the modules according
to their CPD category as well as their subject area, date
published, and other criteria. This will help you meet your
revalidation aspirations and get a balance in your learning
Unplanned learning - do we learn even
when we do not plan to learn?
Dr Arunima Ghosh-Nodiyal
Random learning, also called incidental or
unplanned learning, occurs at any time and in any place in everyday
life (UNESCO, 2005). It is
characterised as unorganised, unstructured and unintentional
(setting it apart from “informal learning”, which is
You may be shopping in your local town on
Saturday and happen to notice an elderly gentleman who has lost his
way. Could he have Alzheimer’s? While helping him you may
incidentally learn by observing him. You might interact with him
and “unknowingly” notice his dyspraxia and dysphasia. Though it is
an informal situation, the learning is situated, contextual, and
social – the characteristics considered most effective in formal
learning situations (Rogers, 1997;
However, on a not so sunny day you may
actively choose to learn and also earn CPD points with one of our
CPD Online modules. CPD Online, too, bridges the gap between
everyday activity and learning through its reflective questions,
allowing you to make the most of what you have learnt
Latest CPD Online
Psychotropic medication and the heart: Part
Understanding the link between mood disorder
and heart disease is vital for psychiatrists. These two
complementary modules will give you the knowledge you need,
teaching you how to read and interpret ECGs, helping you comprehend
the potential adverse effects of psychotropic medication on the
cardiovascular system, and giving you the confidence to use
antidepressants in heart disease.
Music therapy – an
Have you considered music therapy for your
patients? Here you can watch and listen to examples of this
fascinating therapy in practice. You will gain a basic
understanding of the main approaches, learn about the skills
involved, and understand how the therapy could aid your patients.
The module presents case studies of patients with autism,
schizophrenia and dementia.
CPD Online’s summer
sizzlers – our most popular
modules and podcasts over the past month are:
Recognising autism spectrum disorders in children with normal-range
Mental health and tribunal law: an
Inappropriate sexual behaviour in dementia
The law of mental health tribunals – Section 72 of the Mental
Rapid tranquillisation of the acutely disturbed
hospital admissions: patients'
of cannabidiol on memory
for borderline personality disorder
See our full Top 10
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touch, please view a list of our
modules in progress.
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