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The Royal College of Psychiatrists Improving the lives of people with mental illness


CPD Online


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CPD Online


Full list of modules


Subscribe to this journal onlineCPD Online is an interactive
e-learning website, from the Publications department of the Royal College of Psychiatrists, which provides learning modules using a range of multimedia techniques. It can be used for up to 25 hours towards your CPD requirements.

Learning modules are all peer-reviewed and provide a dynamic and rich information source to improve your knowledge, help you acquire new skills quickly, and enable you to keep up to date with new research and best practice in psychiatry. There are currently over 180 modules and 90 podcasts to choose from and new ones are being developed all the time. 

  • E-learning to fit around your timetable at work, at home, or on the go.
  • Interactive activities and quizzes are incorporated to engage users and measure understanding.

As self-teaching and flexible working become increasingly important, a growing demand for online learning has developed. CPD Online is a high-quality interactive learning experience with links to further resources such as journal articles, external websites and events.

CPD Online may be used to acquire up to 25 hours that can contribute to your continuing professional development (CPD) requirements - this is half your annual requirement. Most modules take between 30 minutes and an hour to finish and on successfully completing each learning module you can print out a certificate for your records. Modules cover a wide range of topics, with plenty within each CPD domain: clinical, academic and professional.

  • Easily return to unfinished modules later on, using the 'My CPD Online' tracker.
  • Share the knowledge and experience of experts in their field to encourage collaborative learning.
  • Modules offer dynamic diagrams, sound and film clips.
  • Also includes modules based on podcasts of interviews with leading psychiatrists, specially produced for CPD Online.
  • You can change the number of hours on your certificate to reflect how long it actually took you to complete the module and other associated work.
  • Relevant for fully qualified psychiatrists and other mental health professionals.
  • Current CPD Online subscribers are eligible for a heavily discounted rate on the British Association for Psychopharmacology’s Online CPD resource (see your 'My CPD Online').


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Subscribing to CPD Online

Users need to have a paid subscription in order to access most of the CPD Online website. CPD Online subscriptions can start from any point during the year.

1) For a personal subscription, please contact:
Turpin Distribution, tel: +44 (0)1767 604 951.
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2) Members of the Royal College of Psychiatrists are entitled to a discount of over 50%. 

The higher the number of users at your site/trust, the greater are the cost savings that can be made. Athens authentication is now available to give your multiple users easy access to the CPD Online site. More info for institutions on subscribing.

If you would like a quote for a multi-user license, please contact:
Turpin Distribution, tel: +44 (0)1767 604 951.
Subscribe online now.

Plus, see Trainees Online (TrOn).