Thursday 15th May, 2008 – BMJ Learning, part of the BMJ Group, announced today that it has formed a partnership with the College of Emergency Medicine in the UK, to provide Continuous Professional Development (CPD) courses for Fellows and Associate Fellows of the College.
The new learning resources are provided in a series of modules—those available immediately include courses on self-harm and the Medical Capacity Act, the management of acute coronary syndromes, and syncope. Future modules will include courses ranging from acute management of diabetic ketoacidosis and back pain to non-clinical issues such as conflict resolution.
Dr Taj Hassan, Consultant in Emergency Medicine and the Clinical Lead for the ENLIGHTENme e-learning project at the College said:
“The new CPD courses on the BMJ Learning platform are part of our wider web-based strategy to deliver effective e-learning to our members and fellows. We are delighted to be working with the BMJ Group which has a distinguished track record in providing high quality e-learning for medical professionals”
Dr Kieran Walsh of BMJ Learning said:
“We welcome the partnership with the College of Emergency Medicine and the opportunity this provides to extend our expertise in medical education to more health care professionals.”
Note to editors:
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The College of Emergency Medicine became a College by Royal Charter on 29th February 2008. The College is established to advance education and research in Emergency Medicine. The College is responsible for setting standards of training and administering examinations in Emergency Medicine for the award of Fellowship and Membership of the College as well as recommending trainees for CCT in Emergency Medicine. The College works to ensure high quality care by setting and monitoring standards of care, and providing expert guidance and advice on policy to relevant bodies on matters relating to Emergency Medicine.