UCC CPD courses

An Introduction to Clinical Pastoral Education for Healthcare Professionals


Fact File

  • Title

    An Introduction to Clinical Pastoral Education for Healthcare Professionals

  • Code


  • College

    Medicine and Health

  • Duration

    3 hours per week; 10 weeks Wednesdays 18:30 - 21:30 PM

  • Teaching Mode

    Part-Time. See Additional Teaching Mode Information for more info.

  • Qualifications

    Cert of Attendance

  • Fees

    €300 See Fees and Costs for full details.

  • Entry Requirements

    No entry requirements See Requirements for full details.

  • Closing Date

    Friday 7th September 2018

  • Venue

    UCC Campus, Cork University Hospital

  • Start Date

    Start date 12th September 2018


An Introduction to Clinical Pastoral Education will introduce healthcare professionals to the role of spirituality in clinical care, self awareness​, reflective practice, personal, pastoral and professional identity, communication, listening and responding skills, empathy, teamwork, self-care, introduction to grief and loss, spiritual assessment and referral, spiritual pain. Drawing from the principles of Clinical Pastoral Education, participants will, with accredited supervisors, explore the use of self in caring relationships and develop skills for pastoral care in a healthcare environment.​


This course is now fully booked.  Please email cpd@ucc.ie if you would like to be contacted should a space become available.  We will also place you on the mailing list for course updates for Spring 2019.

Course Dates:

Starting 12th September 2018

The Course will be delivered in a series of 3 hour workshops and lectures and participants will cover the following topics:

  1. Introduction to action/reflection model of learning.
  2. What is spirituality?
  3. Personal, pastoral and professional identity
  4. Communication, listening and responding skills.
  5. Intra-personal and Inter personal skills, empathy,self care and teamwork.
  6. Introduction to grief and loss.
  7. Introduction to Reflective Practice.
  8. Scope and impact of the pastoral role including boundaries, confidentiality and privacy.
  9. Spiritual Care, what is it? Who does it? Spiritual pain; assessment and referral in clinical practice.
  10. Review of course and integrating the course components into clinical practice.

The course is aimed at all ​Healthcare professionals with direct clinical care and College Staff.

It has been accredited by the Association of Clinical Pastoral Education (Ireland) Ltd.

Approved for CPD/CME by:

Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland : Category 1, 30 CEUs

RCPI : 30 CPD points (live educational event).

A Certificate of Completion will be awared by UCC in conjuction with ACPE (Ireland).

Additional Teaching Mode Information

12 weeks of lectures, 3 hours per lecture


Who Teaches this Course

Dr Daniel Nuzum,

Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology,

School of Medicine, UCC


No Entry Requirements 

Fees and Costs


How Do I Apply

All spaces have now been booked for September 2018.  

Email cpd@ucc.ie to be placed on the mailing list for this course and we will update you if a space becomes available, and also the next time this course is due to run (TBC for Spring 2019).