Department of Continuing Professional Education (DCPE)
The DCPE offers a variety of credit courses, certificate courses, professional development programmes and conferences; these programmes are designed to promote collaborative inter-professional education for physicians, nurses, social workers, pharmacists and other healthcare and allied health professionals. Such opportunities improve clinical knowledge, enhance competence and reinforce provision of excellent patient care, and ultimately improve population health outcomes.
We design and implement evidence-based continuing professional education activities based on identified needs in selected therapeutic areas, determined by a formal needs assessment. Content is designed to improve proficiency and competencies; it is informed by national trend data, expert knowledge from AKU leadership, medical staff committees, the continuing education executive committee, medical professionals, and teams like AKU's quality improvement, infection control and patient safety departments.