Continuing Professional Education

About Continuing Professional Education

The Office of Continuing Professional Education (CPE) in the Westbrook College of Health Professions offers courses and workshops throughout the year to provide local, regional, national, and international clinicians and administrators with timely and critical information in health care. The overall goals of the Office of Continuing Professional Education are to:

  • Present up-to-date “best practices,” research, and achievements in health care and health care policy to health care professionals.
  • Provide current theories in health professions and instruction on how to translate those theories into practice.
  • Assist health care professionals in obtaining their specific licensure and continuing education requirements.

Contact the Office of Continuing Professional Education at (207) 221-4343 for more information.


Most CPE programs take place on UNE's Portland Campus. Programs that do not take place on campus will be identified in the specific program information.

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Dental Assistant Radiology Exam Prep Course

This is an exam prep course and does not include the radiology license or cost of exams related to the license.

This program consists of eight hours didactic training on radiology theory and application as well as eight (8) hours of practical hands-on experience with typodonts as a real patient practicum opportunity. This course will cover techniques for taking intra-oral, occlusal, and Panorex films. Digital x-ray theory will be covered and the opportunity to expose digital films will be included as well.

Prechtl Assessment of General Movements

Basic Training Course | June 3–6, 2024

The University of New England is proud to offer the Basic Prechtl Assessment of General Movements course. 

Research conducted in the last 20 years has shown that the qualitative assessment of spontaneous movement in the fetus, newborn, and young infant is an early and reliable indicator for diagnosis and prognosis of neurological disorders. Compelling evidence shows that qualitative assessment of General Movements (GMs) — a specific type of spontaneous movement — under the age of five months is the best predictor of cerebral palsy.

This course fulfills the standards specified by the General Movements Trust. The course will consist of lessons, demonstrations, and discussions of video recordings. Lectures will alternate with exercises in small groups discussing videos prepared by the tutors. At the end of the course, participants will be required to take a final test to receive a certificate of reliability in this method of assessment.

Basic Course Objectives

Upon completion of this course, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the theoretical basis of Prechtl’s Method of Qualitative Assessment of General Movements.
  • Assess typically developing infants using the Qualitative Assessment of General Movements.
  • Assess infants with brain lesions using the Qualitative Assessment of General Movements.
  • Incorporate this technique for clinical and research purposes.
  • Reliably distinguish typical versus atypical general movements.

Target Audience

The target audience includes neonatologists, pediatric neurologists, general pediatricians, developmental and behavioral

pediatricians, and physical and occupational therapists. For additional information about these courses, please contact the course coordinator, Eileen Ricci, at (207) 221-4588 or

Download the 2024 Prechtl Assessment of General Movements course brochure and registration form (PDF)