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Hierachy of CPD learning activities.

There are 3 levels of activities, those with non-measurable outcomes, those with measurable outcomes and those associated with formally structured learning programmes. A Practitioner may not obtain all of the CPD’s in one level. However, an application for exemption may be considered by the CPD Committee. For further details do refer to attached index.


Level 1


CPD units are allocated according to time in this level and will include:


The activities are clustered together to represent a hierarchy of learning approaches and strategies. The practitioner should select activities from the hierarchy to meet their particular needs or the demands of their practice environments. It is anticipated that the system will also address the unique Kenyan environment by providing a range of activities that will be readily accessible to all.


Small groups

a) Breakfast meetings, presentations or journal clubs;

b) Formally arranged hospital or inter-department meetings or updates;

c) Case study discussions;

d) Formally organized special purpose teaching/learning ward rounds (not including the routine daily ward rounds and teaching ward rounds) mentoring and supervision activities that is specific to certain professions e.g. psychology.

e) Formally organized special purpose lectures that are not part of a business meeting;


Large groups

a) Conferences, symposia, refresher courses, short course

b) Workshops, seminars or similar events


Level 2


In this category will fall education, training, research and publication as per the following list which is not exhaustive.


In this level CPD units will be determined by the MP&DB under recommendation from the CPD committee.


a) Principal author of a peer reviewed publication or chapter in a book

b) Co-author of peer reviewed publication or chapter in a book

c) Review of an article/chapter in a book

d) Presenter/author of paper/poster at a congress/refresher course

e) Co-presenter/co-author of a paper/poster at a congress/refresher course

f) Accredited short courses per presenter

g) Accredited short courses per co-presenter

h) Interactive skills workshop with an evaluation of the outcome

i) Multiple Choice Questionnaires (MCQ) in journals, including electronic journals with a pass rate of 70%

j) Keynote speaker at an accredited conference.

k) Invited guest/occasional lecturer to present an accredited

l) Personnel who guide/support undergraduate students with clinical/technical training at an accredited institution/training site during the academic year.

m) External examiner of Master and Doctoral theses on completion

n) Dedicated workshops, lectures, seminars on ethics, human rights and legal issues pertaining to health sciences.

o) Single modules of Masters Degrees with part-time enrolment or study

p) Professional interest groups (this could include Journal Clubs) that are formally constituted and present a regular recurring programme that extends over a one-year period with a minimum of 6 meetings during the year

q) Learning portfolios; and

r) Practice audit


Level 3


Structured learning (by which is understood a formal programme that is planned and recorded, presented by an accredited training institution, evaluated by an accredited assessor, with a measurable outcome.

This category will earn the require CPD units for a year and activities include:

Post graduate degrees and diplomas that are recognized as additional qualifications by the Board. At the end of each year of study (not exceeding the normal duration of the degree), a maximum of 5 CPDs could be claimed upon submitting an academic report on progress. An additional minimum of 5 CPDs may be claimed on successful completion of the qualification

Short courses with a minimum of 25 hours of direct contact time with additional clinical hands-on training, plus a formal assessment of the outcome

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