MOSEPEDI Academy for Continuing Education

MoCPD, short for Mosepedi (the traveler), offers comprehensive, registered Continuing Professional Development (CPD) training for Environmental Health Practitioners, Environmental Health Assistance, Social Workers and Social Auxiliary Workers.  As the name implies, “re sepela le wena” (we travel with you) in the quest to being the best practitioner and in ensuring that you comply with professional registration. Our office base is in Durban, but we come to all the provinces and districts of the country, and training can be done in-house by arrangement.

At MoCPD, we “bring the fun back into learning”. All our CPD training is a result of active research and engagement with fellow practitioners locally, regionally and internationally. We offer much more than just CPD points: an experience of training that should endure and hopefully “empower minds and inspire change”.

All our courses are aligned to the Scope of Practice of Environmental Health and Environmental Health Assistants as well as the Scopes of Practice of Social Workers and Social Auxiliary Workers

About Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

Due to the dynamic nature of the profession of Environmental Health and the determinants of health in the environments where the EHPs work, it is imperative on the EHPs to continually refresh and develop their knowledge, skills and capabilities. Every EHP is required to undertake activities that will earn them 30 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) per calendar year. Five (5) of these units have to be on ethics, human rights and medical law. According to the HPCSA, each CEU will be valid for 24 months from the date on which the activity took place (or ended, in the event of post-graduate studies) after which it would lapse”. This means that the EHP should aim to accumulate a balance of 60 CEUs by the end of their second year of practice, and thereafter top-up the balance through additional CPD as each 24 –month validity period expires (HPSCA, 2015).

ALL Registered Social Workers and Social Auxiliary Workers who are practising the profession must obtain at least 20 CPD points per year by participating in approved CPD activities (SACSSP, 2010).

CPD ensures that the knowledge, both academic and practical, do not become old and obsolete as the practitioners undertake refresher courses and activities on a continual basis. This ensures that the profession is always at the forefront with up-to-date and relevant skills and capabilities.

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Courses offered in 2018

Environmental Health Impact Assessment: 4 days (26 CPD points)

This training on EHIA aims to equip Environmental Health Professionals with knowledge and skills needed to conduct a thorough environmental health impact assessment. The training will expose the EHPs to current views and practices in health and development and empower them to make critical decisions based on scientific evidence and in accordance with applicable legislation, moral values and ethical considerations.

This 4 day course carries 25 CPD points and aims to empower the EHP to: Conduct an Environmental Health Impact Assessment (EHIA); Manage an EHIA process / activity; Advocate for the conduct of EHIA and effective utilisation of results; Ensure the quality of the EHIA being conducted; Monitor long term effects of development projects; Communicate to various stakeholders relevant issues related to EHIA. For more  information contact us on info@mocpd.co.za.

The EHP’s guide to food sampling: 3 days (21 CPD points)
Food Sampling_Feb and March 2018

This short learning programme provides a structured approach to the sampling and analysis of food products as part of the EHPs responsibilities. Environmental Health professionals participating in this training will be equipped with knowledge and skills needed for developing a food sampling programme, and carrying out the duty of food sampling. This is a 3-day course offering 18 CPD points.

For more  information contact us on info@mocpd.co.za.

Law enforcement for Environmental Health: 5 days (30 CPD points)

The aim of this training is to empower the EHP in the educating the public about legal ramifications of infringements, different ways of dealing with infringements and where these fail, how to prepare for and successfully prosecute transgressors.

This is a 4 day course offering 25 CPD points and covers Education before prosecution (1 day); General Environmental Health Enforcement Policy (1 day); Preparing for successful prosecution in court (2 days). For more  information contact us on info@mocpd.co.za.

Introduction to research methods and designs for the Environmental Health Professionals: 2 days (14 CPD points)

The participants will be introduced to the application of research in the day-to-day work of the environmental health professional, and how research and its results can be used in informing decision-making and allocation of resources. Professional and ethical issues in research will also be discussed, as well as issues related to the dissemination of research results and their impact on the advancement of the environmental health professionals and the profession (2 days, 14 points). For further information contact us on info@mocpd.co.za

Advancing the Social Work practice through research: 1 day (6 CPD points)

This interactive workshop gives an overview of the research process, research approaches, designs and methods of synthesising research results. The participants will be introduced to the application of research in the day-to-day work of the social work professional, and how research and its results can be used in informing decision-making and allocation of resources. Professional and ethical issues in research will also be discussed, as well as issues related to the dissemination of research results and their impact on the advancement of the social work professions. (6 hours, 6 CPD points). For more information contact us on info@mocpd.co.za.

Refresher courses

  1. Back to basics: Principles of Health Education and Health Promotion
  2. Introduction to research methodologies
  3. Health Impact Assessment

The Social Worker and Social Networks: A Fine line between Professional Conduct and Freedom of expression: 1 day (4 CPD points)

Social networks provide Social work professionals with multitudes of opportunities for disseminating information and communicating with end-users of the social work services. It has become cheap and easy to send a message to groups of people or individuals however, they social networks also pose significant ethical and professional challenges to the social work professionals with potential for citation for inappropriate online behaviour.

This hands-on workshop is important as it exposes the Social Work professionals to the good, the bad and the ugly sides of social networks and shows them navigate their way around the pitfalls and how to use social networks to reach out to different strata of the community (6 hours, 6 CPD points). For more information contact us on info@mocpd.co.za

We are able to design CPD activities on request. Contact us on info@mocpd.co.za for more information,