CDOCTraining provides face-to-face and online training for healthcare students and staff  (nurses, doctors, allied healthcare professionals etc) and is the training arm of the Coma and Disorders of Consciousness research centre, Cardiff University. Our courses draw on 10 years experience of running workshops and training days across the UK in hospitals, rehabilitation centres and care homes. The online materials have been authored by the CDOC team and each course has been developed in collaboration with leading clinical and legal experts, and evolved in dialogue with patients’ families and frontline staff.

View our e-learning resources below.


 Learner experiences of the ‘Caring for PDoC Patients’ course Autumn 2019

As an SLT experienced in working with PDOC patients this course has made me think from a different perspective, which will enhance my future practice, particularly in my interactions with family members. I would definitely encourage all new and existing SLT to complete the course to enhance their knowledge and skills.

Amy Pundole

Royal Hospital for Neurodisability, Putney

I’ve been qualified as an Occupational Therapist for 20 years and have a great deal of experience working with those in PDOC.  It is incredible to have a resource that not only serves to inform and aid students and newly qualified staff but that provides a current knowledge base to ensure more experienced staff are up-to-date and can be confident in this field. To have a resource of this quality and detail is fantastically important and aids ongoing development and learning for staff of all grades.

Suzi Kerrell-Vaughan

Specialist Occupational Therapist

Enlightening Course. Delivered and presented excellently. Very high quality, interesting materials that really placed people at the heart of the topics and discussion. Lots of variety so there was never reading fatigue. The course is so interactive the time flew by.

Occupational Therapist

Such a dynamic and thought-provoking course.  It has been a pleasure to take part and I appreciate the wide-ranging knowledge of the lecturers and other participants


I found this extremely beneficial in developing my skills as a nurse. I came into this course (& placement) a complete novice. … I now have a better understanding of what it is to live with these conditions.

Student nurse

There was a really broad range of learning media through which to explore this challenging subject… I learnt about areas outside of my usual clinical role, such as physiotherapy within acute settings & supporting discussion with families over organ donation. I enjoyed the wide variety of options to learn including detailed articles or soundbites, tapping into different modes of learning.


Hilary Rose

Head of Therapy Services, Regional Hyper-acute Rehabilitation Unit