Our short courses have been created in collaboration with leading scientists and clinicians operating in the NHS.

Upcoming courses

Using the tabs below you can book your place onto a short course:

Fetal Cardiology for Obstet. And Fetal Medicine Specialists

About the course: Based in St George's Hospital, the course will include ultrasound evaluation of specific forms of congenital heart disease as seen in the fetus, pregnancy management and update on postnatal outcome. Quiz sessions throughout the course will provide you with challenging ultrasound images to test your diagnostic skills, and are discussed in an interactive way.

This two-day course aims to provide Obstetricians and Fetal Medicine Specialists with an update on fetal cardiology topics which are relevant to management of high-risk pregnancies.

Speciality: The course is primarily aimed at obstetricians and fetal medicine specialists but is also suitable for paediatric and fetal cardiologists and other professionals dealing with management of high-risk pregnancies.

Date: TBC

Duration: Two full day

Fee: £290 - early bird discount until 1st May £320 - normal price

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Acute, Intensive and Emergency Psychiatric Care

The Acute, Intensive and Emergency Psychiatric Care module is for anyone working in the area of psychiatry (inpatient, psychiatric intensive care, home treatment teams, liaison psychiatry, or prisons) who wants to further their knowledge and practical skills.

It is a blended course, delivered partly on-line and partly by four days of face to face teaching by experts in the fields of mental health nursing, psychiatry, pharmacology, and mental health law.  Discussion and sharing of experiences and knowledge are encouraged during these sessions.

Examination of the course contents is by a 3000 word essay, if successful candidates receive 15 credits at post-graduate level. Students are supported through this assessment by a mentor.

The course is accredited by the Nursing and Midwifery Council and can be used as evidence of Continuing Professional Development.

Date:  23rd -26th March 2020

Duration: Four full days

Fee: £1000

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Neurosurgery High Speed Drill Course

About the course: An interactive course aimed to build understanding and provide hands-on experience of High Speed Drills. The candidates will learn the basic skills and techniques for high-speed drilling. This is a popular course and due to the practical element, numbers are limited to a maximum number of 15 candidates.

The Society of British Neurological Surgeons has approved this course and delegates can claim six CPD points if attending. 

Speciality: Junior Neurosurgery Trainees (ST1-4) or equivalent level fellows, junior doctors and Physicians Associate graduates with interest in neurosurgery are targeted. Developing drilling skills is an essential operative skill in Neurosurgery (curriculum requirement).

Date: 9 November 2019

Duration: Full day

Fee: £50

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Recent advances in young onset dementia

About the course: The course will provide an update on current diagnostic standards, best practice and new developments in clinical practice relating to the young onset dementias.

Delegates will interact with our specialist doctors and nurses panel, and learn about opportunities for research collaboration.

A case-presentation session at the end of the meeting will give delegates an opportunity to have difficult cases or management dilemmas discussed by an expert panel. Please give organises advance notice of any clinical and imaging cases that you want to have presented.

The overarching aim of the course is to bring delegates fully up to date in the emerging and increasingly important clinical field of young onset dementia.

Course Code


Course Leader

Dr Peter Garrard

Course Description

After attending the course, delegates will have an improved understanding of:

The features that distinguish early stages of neurodegenerative dementia in people under 65 from the worried well or the effects of depression or anxiety. 

The diagnostic processes that lead to the recognition of Alzheimer's disease, the frontotemporal dementias and other, rarer types of dementia in people aged under 65.

The support that is available to people with young onset dementia after diagnosis. 

Speciality: General practitioners; psychiatrists (consultants and trainees); neurologists (consultants and trainees); dementia specialist nurses; dementia support workers.

You will be provided a certificate of attendance and CPD will be sought by the Royal College of Physicians.

Date: 20 November 2019

Duration: Full day


£55 - St George's members of staff (internal)

£75 - External delegates

We will be offering 20 free spaces for neurology trainees based on first come first served. Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.

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Management and Leadership

Senior neurosurgery trainees must demonstrate that they are ready to become consultants and demonstrate that they can lead and work effectively in teams, safe in practise, progress well in their career and bring strength to their units.

This is a one full day course, specifically aimed at Senior Neurosurgery Trainees (ST6 and above) and post training neurosurgery fellows. Please click on link below for more information.

Date: 6th December 2019

Duration: One full day#

Fee: £50

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Contact us

Professional Education Centre
St George's, University of London
Cranmer Terrace
SW17 0RE
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020 8266 6816

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