Yes, you will earn CPD credits for every module you complete, and this will be recorded on a certificate that will appear automatically in your PULSE 365 CPD dashboard. Each module has a suggested number of CPD hours. This is an estimate of the maximum time it will take to complete the module, explore the associated references and reflect on your learning as you go. But this suggested number of hours is just intended as a guide – once you have completed the module you will be asked how many CPD credits you wish to claim (based on the principle that one CPD credit = one hour’s learning). This is the number of credits that will appear on your module certificate.
Some of the modules are interactive and involve you working through typical patient scenarios, making management decisions and building your knowledge as you go. In these modules, you will complete a set of multiple-choice questions (MCQs) before you start and again at the end. This will help you to gauge how your knowledge has improved.
Others involve reading articles that review all the latest evidence on the topic in question and then taking a CPD assessment that consists of answering MCQs. You will be given feedback on correct and incorrect answers together with a brief summary of the evidence base behind the correct answer. In many cases, the articles on which these modules are based have been published in Pulse magazine -; meaning that you can come to Pulse Learning to earn CPD credits for your weekly reading in Pulse.
Some modules include video links and pictures.
Whichever type of module format you choose, you will be asked to record your learning points after completing your post-module MCQs and these will be included in your module certificate. This is necessary to enable you to claim CPD credits in line with the RCGP guidance.
Each module has a suggested number of CPD hours -; the modules vary from a suggested 0.5 hours to a suggested 3 hours. This is an estimate of the maximum time it will take to complete the module, explore the associated references and reflect on your learning as you go. But this suggested number of hours is just intended as a guide – once you have completed the module you will be asked how many CPD credits you wish to claim (based on the principle that one CPD credit = one hour’s learning). This is the number of credits that will appear on your module certificate.
You don’t have to complete the whole module in one sitting. You can break off at any point mid-module and your progress will be automatically tracked. You can pick up again where you left off by entering the same module or by going on your ‘CPD dashboard’ and clicking on the module.
The latest modules are displayed on the Pulse 365 home page with a ‘NEW’ corner flag to highlight them.
Each Pulse 365 module that you complete is automatically recorded in your CPD dashboard. The CPD dashboard listing includes the date that you completed the module, the number of CPD credits that you have claimed, the learning points you entered after completing the module and a PDF copy of your module certificate.
You can print your certificate at any time by returning to your CPD dashboard and clicking on the PDF icon next to the relevant module.
Your certificate is automatically generated and stored in your CPD log. You can print the certificate off at any time, or save it to your computer by clicking the download icon next to the relevant module.
You can also download your certificate if you go into the module and scroll to the bottom.
All of our clinical modules are authored by UK clinicians with the needs of UK GPs in mind. Our authors may be primary care experts in the relevant field (eg. GPSIs or GP members of NICE guideline groups) or they may be hospital consultants. Each module lists the author and their credentials at the start.
All the modules on Pulse Learning have been peer reviewed by Pulse’s GP advisers. Our aim is to ensure that we always provide you with modules that are practical, relevant, evidence-based and up-to-date.
Any module that is sponsored is clearly marked as such (with a ‘Sponsored by’ tag above its title) and the sponsor’s name is stated. Sponsored modules are required to meet minimum standards of accuracy and relevance and are also peer reviewed by Pulse’s GP advisers.
All other modules are commissioned by the Pulse editorial team from independent expert authors without any input or influence from any outside company or agency.
Pulse Learning CPD modules that are based on clinical articles published in Pulse will be free for an initial period after publication, giving you the opportunity to complete the CPD assessment and earn CPD credits during the free period. This period (usually two weeks) will be clearly stated at the end of the relevant article in Pulse.
Once the free period is over, the full module will be available only to premium members of Pulse Learning. However, the article on which it is based will still be available to view free. To view an article free once the module has become available only to premium members, just go to www.pulsetoday.co.uk and click on the ‘Article only’ link.