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66904| SRUC| Practical Bovine Ultrasonography|

4 February 2015

Dumfries, Scotland

Cost: £360 + VAT

About this course

This course is aimed at Veterinary Surgeons with an interest in routine health and fertility work. The majority of the course is practical and by the end of the day the participant will have the skills to carry out pregnancy diagnosis and bovine infertility examinations using ultrasound.

Course content

  • Introductory classroom theory session with images of key stages of pregnancy and infertility diagnoses discussed
  • Morning and afternoon practical scanning sessions with small group tuition
  • Examples of cows at all stages of pregnancy to 28 days post-insemination available
  • Examples of the main causes of infertility available for examination
  • Technical advice on choice of scanners to suit practice needs
66901| SRUC| Infectious Diseases of Cattle|

28 & 29 January 2015

Edinburgh, Scotland

 

About this course

The purpose of this course is to provide in depth information on the major infectious diseases that impact at the herd level. We will cover the biology, diagnosis and control of BVD, IBR, Johne’s disease, Leptospirosis, Neospora and SBV in relation to the UK livestock systems.

This course will provide the veterinary practitioner with all the information required to advise their clients on the control, accreditation and prevention these financially important diseases. The course will satisfy CHeCS requirement for cattle practitioners to have undergone appropriate post graduate training in these diseases in order to provide veterinary support to their clients participating in CHeCS programmes. The course also covers elements of the Certificate of Advanced Veterinary Practise.

Course content

  • The biology of each of the diseases
  • The principles and limitations of diagnostic tests and their applications for each disease
  • Practical approaches to control in the dairy and beef herds
66897| Buckinghamshire New University| BSc (Hons) Professional Practice (Renal Care)|

Is this course for me?

This 'top-up' degree is flexibly designed to enable health care practitioners to meet their continuing professional development (CPD) needs and develop their expertise in health care practice with the option to gain an award in a specific area of practice.

Course overview

The programme provides both a full-time route (one year) and part-time route (two-six years) to the completion of BSc (Hons) Professional Practice (award) for students who have successfully completed their Diploma in Higher Education or equivalent.

It is designed to enable you to develop your theoretical knowledge further, enhance your practice and develop your expertise to provide effective care in accordance with your personal development plan.

Further opportunities

This course offers a grounding that enables health care professionals to knowledgeably manage patients within their specialist field. As a successful graduate you will have a desirable qualification for career progression, including highly sought after jobs.

How much does it cost?

Home and EU students: £6,750 per year.

Fees quoted are subject to change.

66896| Buckinghamshire New University| Positive Psychology Pathways to Change|

What will this course cover?

This short course will provide a critical exploration and evaluation of 6 models of change (pathways) or processes available within the practice of positive psychology (positive psychotherapy, hope therapy, quality of life therapy, positive therapy, positive organisation development). The module will also consider where these processes sit within and contribute positive psychology generally and to the concepts of ‘flourishing’ and well-being.

How much does it cost?

Home and EU students: £750 per year.

Fees quoted are subject to change

66895| Buckinghamshire New University| Practice Educator Professional Standards Stage 2 (Enabling Learning and Mentoring)|

Is this course suitable for me?

This short course is designed for practice educators who have already met the requirements for Stage 1 of the Practice Educator Professional Standards. The course meets the requirement for Stage 2 of the standards and will enable you to take full responsibility for the teaching and assessment of a final year placement student.

What will this course cover?

You will normally take on full responsibility as a practice educator for a pre-qualifying social work student. However the requirements may potentially be met through taking on full responsibility for another professional social work learner (e.g. ASYE or AMHP). Practice evidence may also be gained through enabling other learners and by engaging with the wider context of practice education.

Through working with a learner or learners you will have the opportunity to develop knowledge and confidence in:

  • applying creative teaching and supervisory methods that address the complexities of the learning
  • using assessment methods that result in justifiable and fair judgements
  • managing complex and contentious issues such as dealing with failing students, complaints and appeals
  • developing your own practice as an educator including exploration of new roles and engaging with the wider issues of practice education
  • supporting and assessing students experiencing difficulties on placement.

You will be supported by a tutor and by a practice assessor/educator for the practical element of the course. The role of the assessor/educator is to assist you in developing your own role as a mentor or practice educator; they will observe you working with a learner, write a report on your practice and will support you in managing wider aspects of practice education.

Entry requirements

Candidates who wish to enrol will normally be from the following areas:

  • hold a professional qualification in social work and been qualified for at least two years
  • hold another recognised qualification and been qualified for at least two years
  • be an experienced practitioner with at least two years experience
  • be work-based and will be currently employed within social work practice
  • be able to provide learning opportunities for a learner within their own or another workplace.

If you come from an alternative background, please contact us for clarification on your suitability.

Fees

Fees for the next intake and are to be confirmed.

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66894| Buckinghamshire New University| Practice Educator Professional Standards Stage 1 (Enabling Learning and Mentoring)|

Is this course suitable for me?

This short course will give you the essential knowledge and skills to enable and assess students and other learners in their work-based or practice settings. This will contribute to your own professional development and also raise the quality of service within the sector.

What will this course cover?

You will be expected to take on full responsibility as a practice educator for a pre-qualifying social work student as part of this course.

The module provides an opportunity for students to study and demonstrate competence in:

  • auditing and managing the learning environment and process
  • adult learning theories
  • models and methods of enabling the learning of others
  • theories and principles of assessment
  • values and power issues in practice learning
  • service user involvement
  • reflective practice
  • working with students experiencing difficulties on placement.

You will be supported by a tutor and by a practice assessor/educator for the practical element of the course. The role of the practice assessor/educator is to assist you in developing your own role as a mentor or educator. They will observe you working with a learner and will support you in gathering practice evidence and?write a short report on your practice as a mentor/practice educator. You are also expected to develop a continuing awareness of your learning needs and a commitment to continuing professional development (CPD).

Entry requirements

Candidates who wish to enrol will normally be from the following areas:

  • hold a professional qualification in social work and been qualified for at least two years
  • hold another recognised qualification and been qualified for at least two years
  • be an experienced practitioner with at least two years experience
  • be work-based and will be currently employed within social work practice
  • be able to provide learning opportunities for a learner within their own or another workplace.

If you come from an alternative background, please contact us for clarification on your suitability.

Fees

Fees for the next intake and are to be confirmed.

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66893| Buckinghamshire New University| BA (Hons) Professional Practice|

Is this course suitable for me?

This top-up degree is flexibly designed to enable practitioners in community health, education, social care and policing to meet their continuing professional development (CPD) needs and develop their expertise in their practice setting.

What will the course cover?

This work-based programme is open to students who have successfully completed a Foundation Degree or a Diploma in Higher Education.  It is designed to help you develop your theoretical knowledge and expertise and enable enhanced practice and career progression.

Entry requirements

Applicants should normally have 120 credits at Level 5 and will normally be working in a relevant area of community health, education and social care. Evidence of working in a relevant practice area will be required prior to commencing the programme.

Fees

Fees for September 2015 to August 2016 entry
Home and EU students: £6,750 per year.

66892| Buckinghamshire New University| PG Diploma Nursing (Mental Health) with NMC Registration|

Is this course for me?

This programme is available to graduates who have already completed an honours degree in any subject and who wish to undertake study to embark on a career as a nurse.

Course overview

The skills and abilities that you possess as a graduate will enable you to respond to the challenges of the programme in order to gain an academic award as well as registration as a nurse with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) in a shorter timescale than usual.

Entry requirements

A typical offer will include a first degree of at least 2:2 classification in a relevant subject eg, Health and Social Care, Psychology, or Biology; or a first degree of at least 2:1 classification in a non relevant degree subject.

All students require GSCE English, Maths and Science at Grade C or above (or equivalent).

Fees

If you are a UK or EU citizen you will be entitled to have your tuition fees paid in full by the NHS.

All eligible new students will also receive a small non-means tested grant of £1,000.

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66891| Buckinghamshire New University| PG Diploma Nursing (Adult) with NMC Registration|

Is this course for me?

This innovative programme is available to graduates who have already completed an honours degree in any subject and who wish to undertake study to embark on a career as a nurse.

Course overview

The skills and abilities that you possess as a graduate will enable you to respond to the challenges of the programme in order to gain an academic award as well as registration as a nurse with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) in a shorter timescale than usual.

Entry requirements

A typical offer will include a first degree of at least 2:2 classification in a relevant subject eg, Health and Social Care, Psychology, or Biology; or a first degree of at least 2:1 classification in a non relevant degree subject.

Fees

If you are a UK or EU citizen you will be entitled to have your tuition fees paid in full by the NHS.

All eligible new students will also receive a small non-means tested grant of £1,000. To be eligible for NHS bursary funding, you must satisfy three requirements relating to residence and immigration status on the first day of the first academic year of your course.

 

 

66890| Buckinghamshire New University| Leg Ulcer Management|

Is this course for me?

This course will further enhance the skills and knowledge you have already gained in caring for patients with leg ulcers of varying aetiologies.

This is suitable for registered practitioners working in any clinical environment whose role involves caring for patients with leg ulcers of varying aetiologies.

Course overview

This module represents a short course for health care practitioners to study the care of patients with leg ulcers.  Designed to further enhance the skills and knowledge you’ve gained to date, the module focuses on multi-factorial aspects of leg ulcer management, examining theoretical concepts and practical issues that underpin decision making in relation to caring for patients with leg ulcers. These include physiological aspects related to tissue breakdown and wound healing in the lower limb and factors which may influence this process (including infection, allergies and pain). We’ll also be developing and assessing your practical skills – particularly in the application of compression bandages.

How much does it cost?

Home and EU students: £950 per year.

66889| Buckinghamshire New University| BA (Hons) Professional Practice (Policing)|

Is this course suitable for me?

Designed to help you develop your theoretical knowledge and expertise in policing, this part-time course enables enhanced practice and career progression.

If you are a Police Officer this top-up degree is flexibly designed to enable you to build upon your prior qualifications and gain a full honours degree and to develop your expertise in your practice setting.

What will the course cover?

The programme aims to support you to develop your theoretical knowledge and expertise, and support enhanced practice and career progression opportunities. Whilst there are currently no formal requirements within the police service to hold a degree level award in any police officer rank or role, there is a clear progression towards further professionalising the police service. The content of this course aims to underpin such professional development. 

Entry requirements

Applicants should normally have successfully completed an accredited Prior Experiential Learning Policing course (APEL) and have gained 120 credits at Level 5 or have successfully graduated with a Foundation degree (Arts) in Policing.

Fees

Home and EU students: £6,750 per year.

66888| Buckinghamshire New University| BSc (Hons) Social Work|

Is this course suitable for me?

Do you have a desire to work with the most vulnerable in society? Then this course will help you to hone existing skills and acquire new ones, whilst providing an understanding of the framework that governs social work.

What the course covers

To be a social worker one needs to be equipped with knowledge of the theory related to social work and the relevant legislation within which social workers need to work. Social workers work with people, so a range of relevant skills are also be required in order to make that work effective.

This three-year degree course incorporates the recognised qualification that is necessary for eligibility to apply for registration as a qualified social worker with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).

Entry requirements

A typical offer will include a UCAS Tariff score of 240-280, or an Access to Higher Education certificate (in a relevant subject) will normally require at least 45 credits at Level 3 with average unit passes of merit overall. 

You must also hold GCSE's in English and Maths at Grade C or above, or equivalent, ie Numeracy and Literacy at Level 2.

English language requirements for international applicants are IELTS 7.0 or equivalent.

66877| Buckinghamshire New University| Managing Difficult Conversations|

Is this course for you?

This one day course has been designed to develope your skills in managing difficult conversations.

Course overview

This one day course is designed to help you manage difficult conversations.

How much does it cost?

Course fee £175

66876| Buckinghamshire New University| End of Life Care|

Is this course for you?

The aim of this one day course is to consider the physical, psychosocial and spiritual needs of patients and their families when entering the terminal phase of an illness.  The study day is suitable for health-care professionals working in a variety of settings where cancer patients are nursed at the end of their lives.

Course overview

One day course with focus on end of life care, aimed at healthcare professionals working in a variety of setting with patients who have a terminal illness.

How much does it cost?

Course fee £175

66875| Buckinghamshire New University| Ear Care|

Is this course for you?

This study day is suitable for practitioners working in primary care secondary care who wish to develop the knowledge and skills to care fpr patients requiring ear irrigation.

Course overview

Available to practitioners looking to develop their knowledge and skills in ear care and ear irrigation in general practice.

How much does it cost?

Contract funded places are available. Course fee £175

66874| Buckinghamshire New University| Cervical Cytology 1 Day Study Day|

Is this course for you?

This one day study course is available to registered nurses at any level, who wish to develop the knowledge and skills required to undertake cervical cytology.

Course overview

Registered nurses can develop the knowledge and skills required to undertake cervical cytology on this one day study course.

How much does it cost?

Contract funded places are available.  Standard fee £175

66873| Buckinghamshire New University| Caring for Older Person|

Is this course for you?

This one day course is aimed at healthcare professionals working with and caring for older persons.

Course overview

This one day course is aimed at healthcare professionals working in an environment caring for the elderly.

How much does it cost?

Course fee £175

66872| Buckinghamshire New University| Acute Respiratory Care|

Is this course for you?

This multi-disciplinary study day is suitable:

  • for practitioners who are currently working inrespiratory care and wish to consolidate/improve their knowledge and skills
  • as an introduction to those practitioners who are looking to move into respiratory care.

Course overview

This one day course in respiratory care is aimed at practitioners looking to consolidate/improve their knowledge and skills in this area.

How much does it cost?

Course fee £175

66871| Buckinghamshire New University| Supporting Emotional Needs of Children|

Course overview

This programme will be of interest to people working with young children in variety of settings such as nurseries, playgroups and health clinics.

What will the course cover

This module will extend the students' knowledge of the emotional needs of young children. The focus will be on the importance of early attachment to a first carer, the consequences of poor attachment on later development, brain development, the ability to learn, emotional intelligence and the ability to form relationships with others. This will include the effects of separation, the effects of trauma/life events upon children's learning and development, recovery and levels of resilience. The students will further explore the importance of working closely with parents/first carers and multi-disciplinary teams and the use of the Key Persons supporting children in different settings. Students will be encouraged to reflect upon their own practice and that of the setting within which they are working. Lectures initially to provide the foundation of knowledge, seminars, visiting speakers, practical experiences including presentations, research, visiting learning centre, resources and community resources, group, colleague and tutor/student discussions, e-mail, blackboard, internet, work based learning that links to the summative assessment.

Entry requirements

A typical offer will include current employment and a minimum of six months experience working in a practice area within an appropriate setting. In addition to this the support of your manager and 120 Level 5 credits (or equivalent) are required, as well as the opportunity to work outside usual practice area, if necessary, to gain specific clinical competence.

How much does it cost?

Home and EU students: £1,100 per year.

Start dates

This course starts in February and September.

66869| Buckinghamshire New University| Stroke Care for Non-Qualified Staff|

Course overview

Stroke care study day for HCA/support nurses working in an environment that cares for/treats patients following a stroke.

This study day is open to any HCA/support nurse working in an environment that cares for patients following a stroke.

How much does it cost?

Course fee £175

Fees quoted are for the next intake and are subject to change.

Additional Information

Our goal as an institution is to develop students who are enterprising, employable, and who can lead. To enable that, we will support you to achieve your potential, build your independence as a learner, your discipline expertise, your professionalism, your awareness of yourself and others, your confidence and efficacy.

66868| Buckinghamshire New University| Phlebotomy|

Is this course suitable for me?

This one day course is aimed at healthcare workers wishing to acquire the skill of venepuncture/phlebotomy.

Healthcare workers wishing to acquire the skill of venepuncture/phlebotomy should enrole on this course

Fees

Course fee £175

Fees quoted are for the next intake and are subject to change

Further information

Our goal as an institution is to develop students who are enterprising, employable, and who can lead. To enable that, we will support you to achieve your potential, build your independence as a learner, your discipline expertise, your professionalism, your awareness of yourself and others, your confidence and efficacy.

66864| Buckinghamshire New University| MSc Specialist Community Public Health Nursing|

Is this course suitable for me?

This course is designed for students who have completed a PG Diploma in Specialist Community Public Health Nursing.

What will this course cover?

The aim of this course is to develop your academic skills in undertaking and applying relevant research for practice.

Entry requirements

The aim of this course is to develop your academic skills in undertaking and applying relevant research for practice. This course is delivered by a very experienced team who are involved in the development of health visiting and school nursing policy at government level.

Fees

Home and EU students: £4,100 per year.

Start dates

February & September

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66861| Buckinghamshire New University| PG Diploma Community Health Care Nursing (Community Children's Nursing)|

Is this course for me?

If you are an experienced, highly motivated nurse seeking to develop your career in one of the specialist pathways listed below, undertaking this postgraduate qualification will prove to be extremely fulfilling. .

Course overview

This modular based postgraduate course has been specifically designed to meet the NMC requirements for the preparation of Specialist Practitioners in Community Health Care Nursing.

Entry requirements

A typical offer will include registration on the appropriate part of the NMC register, 120 credits at Level Five in a subject relating to nursing and community nursing experience is desirable. You will also need to make arrangements for a suitable practice placement to run concurrently with the theoretical element of the course. Most practitioners who undertake the specialist practitioner qualification receive sponsorship from a Primary Care Trust. The practice placement is then arranged by the sponsoring Trust.

Fees

Home and EU students: £4,100 per year.

Further opportunities

This course gives you an understanding of the complexities of working within a community setting, giving an increased awareness of strategic influences on policy. With the changing demographics of patients being cared for in their own homes, this programme provides you with an underpinning knowledge to equip you with skills to care effectively for patients/clients in their own homes or community settings.

 

66898| Multiple Locations| PGCert Enhanced Consultation Skills|

Is this course for me?

This course is aimed at all healthcare professionals including Physiotherapists, Paramedcs and nurses .

Course overview

The aim of this module is to enable students to develop sound knowledge of anatomy and physiology and the way in which deviation from the normal may occur. It aims to enhance the students' ability to assess the patient holistically using a range of different assessment methods through systematic clinical examination of the patients' health history and the budy systems.

Further opportunities

Our goal as an institution is to develop students who are enterprising, employable, and who can lead. To enable that, we will support you to achieve your potential, build your independence as a learner, your discipline expertise, your professionalism, your awareness of yourself and others, your confidence and efficacy

 

66859| Multiple Locations| PGCert Enhanced Consultation Skills|

Is this course for me?

This course is aimed at all healthcare professionals including Physiotherapists, Paramedcs and nurses .

Course overview

The aim of this module is to enable students to develop sound knowledge of anatomy and physiology and the way in which deviation from the normal may occur. It aims to enhance the students' ability to assess the patient holistically using a range of different assessment methods through systematic clinical examination of the patients' health history and the budy systems.

Further opportunities

Our goal as an institution is to develop students who are enterprising, employable, and who can lead. To enable that, we will support you to achieve your potential, build your independence as a learner, your discipline expertise, your professionalism, your awareness of yourself and others, your confidence and efficacy

 

66858| Buckinghamshire New University| MSc Psychotherapeutic Approaches in Mental Health (Part-time)|

Is this course suitable for me?

This innovative, multi-disciplinary masters degree has been created for mental health and other professionals who are interested in developing skills and competences in psychotherapeutic approaches with complex cases and personality disorders within generic and forensic settings. A collaboration between West London Mental Health NHS Trust and Buckinghamshire New University, the course provides the conceptual tools, their application to clinical work, a specialised group experience and a research dissertation to equip participants to orient themselves to the complex reality of their roles in mental health organizations.

What will this course cover?

There are five distinct elements to this masters degree:

  • an understanding of the basic theoretical framework of psychodynamic theory and practice
  • an applied element to enable the student to reflect upon the emotional impact of being with the patient
  • an understanding of group and organizational dynamics and how these shape all other relationships
  • teaches a structured model of inter personal dynamic consultation for multi disciplinary teams
  • support for undertaking a dissertation which includes a taught element of research methods.

Entry requirements

A typical offer will be made to nurses and allied professional at Band 6* and above or ST4-ST6 psychiatrists in training. Professionals from other disciplines such as social work are welcome to apply depending on their level of clinical experience and the appropriateness of their work setting to the content of the course.

Fees

Home and EU students

Year one: £4,500

Year two: £2,350

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66857| Buckinghamshire New University| MSc Healthcare Practice|

Is this course for me?

The MSc Health Care Practice is an exciting new programme that supports professional development required to meet the needs and respond to the dynamic arena of healthcare. The programme has been developed in response to an increasing need to provide a flexible programme at master’s level for experienced or recently qualified healthcare professionals.

Course overview

The modules available place emphasis on research, leadership, innovative clinical practice from a contemporary perspective and speciality clinical modules. This is to enable the student to innovatively lead, direct and enhance clinical practice, whilst expanding the evidence base for their own area of practice. The content will focus on the evidence for a range of assessment skills and therapeutic management strategies, in order for students to deliver appropriate interventions aimed at the management of patients. Students will also be able to synthesise contemporary initiatives in relation to current practice and service delivery to creatively provide a safe and effective service.

Further opportunities

Our goal as an institution is to develop students who are enterprising, employable, and who can lead. To enable that, we will support you to achieve your potential, build your independence as a learner, your discipline expertise, your professionalism, your awareness of yourself and others, your confidence and efficacy.

Fees

Home and EU students

Year one: £3,600

Year two: £3,600

Year three: £2,350

 

66856| Buckinghamshire New University| MSc Cognitive Behavioural Therapy|

Is this course suitable for me?

There is an increased need for access to evidence based psychological therapies throughout the UK.

This course would be appropriate for those interested in the treatment of mental health problems.

What will this course cover?

Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) is an effective evidence based approach that is recommended in the National Institute of Clinical Excellence guidelines as the treatment of choice for a wide range of mental health presentations.

Entry requirements

Applicants should have a relevant degree in psychology or the equivalent from an allied field.

You must also have at least two year's work experience, one of which needs to be post degree, working with vulnerable adults and/or those with mental health problems.

It is a pre-requisite of the course that applicants have access to a BABCP Accredited therapist to supervise them and a clinical placement to enable them to implement their training into practice.

Fees

Home and EU students: £8,350

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66855| Buckinghamshire New University| MSc Child Protection and Adult Safeguarding|

Is this course suitable for me?

This course is of interest to anyone currently practicing (or aspiring to practice) safeguarding (both children and/or adults) in local government, social services, police service, NHS, and voluntary and NGO organisations wishing to broaden their areas of expertise and those interested in developing a career in safeguarding practice.

What will this course cover?

This safeguarding and protection masters draws upon critical, liberal, feminist and human rights perspectives, while being firmly rooted in practice elements within the sector.

Entry requirements

A Typical offer will include a 2nd class honours in a social science degree. Alternatively, candidates with professional qualifications and directly relevant work experience may be considered.

Fees

Home and EU students: £7,150 per year.

66853| Buckinghamshire New University| MSc Child and Adolescent Studies|

Is this course suitable for me?

This course is of interest to anyone working with children and young people across health, education and social care services..

What will this course cover?

Our MSc in Child and Adolescent Studies will explore childhood and youth from multiple theoretical perspectives drawn from the social sciences including: psychology, sociology, social policy and health.

Entry requirements

Applicants do not need to be in work while undertaking this course. 

Applicants will normally hold a good (2.1 or above) related first degree in the social sciences or be able to demonstrate appropriate experience in working with children and young people.

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