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136775| Oryon Develop| Webinar: Osteoporosis, Vertebral Fractures and Bone Health|

Osteoporosis and vertebral fractures are extremely common, particularly in postmenopausal patients. According to NHS RightCare and the National Osteoporosis Society, ‘one in five women who have broken a bone break three or more before being diagnosed’, suggesting there is a lack of early diagnosis in the UK.

Be the first to spot the signs in your patients and become familiar with the range of management options available by joining us and Dr Rizwan Rajak, Consultant Rheumatologist, for this webinar.

Osteoporosis and vertebral fractures require a high index of suspicion in postmenopausal patients. Dr Rajak will be giving us a breakdown of the common risk factors associated with the conditions and steps to take in patients, such as these, who are higher risk. 

Learn about the range of assessment options and diagnostics available, such as what a DEXA scan involves and understanding the patient’s report. We will also be looking at assessing the patient for vitamin D and K deficiency and inadequate calcium intake. Optimal bone supplementation could be a necessary treatment route, and we will be understanding what this entails. 

Reducing the risk of further broken or fractured bones is vital for osteoporotic patients, therefore they may be prescribed medicines such as bisphosphonates, hormone injections such as teriparatide or Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT), or supplementation. Dr Rajak will be exploring when each treatment is necessary and when to refer to a specialist.

 

We will send you an email with instructions to register and gain access to the webinar 'room' 24 hours before, and a reminder 1 hour before the event.

 

Speaker: Dr Rizwan Rajak, Consultant Rheumatologist

What's included: Live 2-hour group learning webinar, speaker's slides (if permitted), CPD certificate, recording of the course.

Price: £39 + VAT

136774| MGP ltd| Guidelines Live 2021|

Guidelines Live 2021 is a two-day educational conference, focusing on the latest clinical guidance in primary care.

 

Join us at Guidelines Live as it returns as an in-person event in 2021. With 2 days of clinically-focused education, 12 clinical streams, and 36 expert speakers Guidelines Live will provide you with an unmatched opportunity to question, understand, and practice the latest guidance in primary care. The conference also has a large exhibition hall showcasing the latest innovations in healthcare. 

  • Question: Participate in Q&A with expert GP speakers
  • Understand: Hear how new guidance will change your clinical practice
  • Practice: Ensure your practice is up to date with the latest guidance

Attending Guidelines Live in person brings you the following additional benefits:

  • Raise questions with expert GP speakers
  • Network with like-minded healthcare professionals
  • Ring-fence time out to focus on guidance-related learning. 

Register your place today and save £360 incl. VAT on your ticket by claiming one of our limited number of educational bursaries available for UK-registered healthcare professionals. This means you simply need to pay the £48 (incl. VAT) registration fee.

Register now to attend Guidelines Live

136647| West Dean College| Transport and Industrial Collections - Conservation|

This course delivers the fundamental information needed to understand the role and approach of the conservator involved in the care of a transport or industrial collection and to extend their knowledge of conservation principles. The programme consists of demonstrations, lectures and handling sessions, concentrating on conserving the many different materials encountered in transport and industrial collections. It also looks at preventive conservation, handling, storage and display and environmental monitoring and control.

Fees: Please see West Dean College website

 

136646| West Dean College| Managing Environmental Monitoring|

This course will review the agents that cause deterioration of museum and cultural heritage objects and consider how they impact on complex collections. We will discuss the basic interactions of materials with their surroundings and then consider the values and standards that shape environmental decisions and how we communicate our goals. You will examine a range of strategies, from technical to managerial, to understand and modify conditions to deliver acceptable levels of care for collections.

The course will consider the process of environmental management, from the identification of environmental factors to be considered, targets, monitoring conditions and data capture, to the interpretation of results with subsequent action.
You will develop targets for light, ultraviolet light, temperature and humidity for your organisations. There will be a discussion of other targets such as pollution, pests and emergency preparedness and about how to integrate these concepts into the collection management plan.

There will also be practical sessions to test environmental monitoring equipment and an opportunity to discuss the range of equipment available and the opportunities these create. The thorny issue of interpreting data, especially humidity and temperature charts, will be addressed so that you are able to interpret charts from your own organisations and compare them to the targets they have set. The course will complete the cycle by discussing how to respond to and report on the findings of the data. Simple reporting and action plans will be discussed followed by a session focused on how to make influential recommendations.

Fees: Please see West Dean College website

 

136645| West Dean College| Architectural and Structural Metalwork - Conservation and Repair|

This course covers the conservation of structural metalwork, architectural features and statuary, and includes both ferrous and non-ferrous metals, with tuition from leading practitioners on a wide range of repair techniques.

It also includes the methods of manufacture and shaping of ferrous metals, the history of their use, deterioration, surveys, practical cleaning methods, surface preparation and coatings, and specifying metalwork repairs. It covers corrosion science, the latest developments in cathodic protection as a remedial solution to rusting cramps and the science of traditional electrotype forming as used for statuary.

There will be a 'hands-on' opportunity in the Forge when students will be able to try out traditional and modern techniques relevant to architectural conservation such as forging at the hearth, arc and gas welding, flame cutting and needle gunning.

Fees: Please contact West Dean College

136634| Oryon Develop| Free Webinar: MRI of the Shoulder – Spotting the Signs of Damage & New Concepts|

We’ve teamed up once again with our sister brand, Oryon Imaging, to bring you another top quality radiology CPD talk for free! 

Focusing on MRI of the shoulder, Consultant Radiologist, Dr Qaiser Malik, will be joining us to discuss MRI imaging and reporting. He will be utilising case studies throughout the talk to demonstrate his points. You will also be given a short virtual tour of Oryon Imaging’s centre. 

Refresh your memory on the anatomy of the shoulder as we delve deeper into MRI imaging of the shoulder and its mechanisms. 

Dr Malik will be concentrating on rotator cuff pathology and labral pathology, helping us to spot the signs of injury or damage in MRI scans and understand how a radiologist would interpret them. 

This will be followed by new concepts in shoulder imaging and we will also be touching upon the language of reporting to help you and your patients in the referral process.

We will also be giving you a virtual tour of Oryon Imaging, where we offer MRI, Ultrasound, X-ray and DEXA scans. Throughout the pandemic, our clinic in the Harley Street area has been operating a safe service with robust, well-practised safety measures in place, including PPE for all patients and staff. We're making sure to keep the option for affordable, efficient and safe diagnostic imaging open for patients and referrers alike. 

 

We will send you an email with instructions to register and gain access to the webinar 'room' 24 hours before, and a reminder 1 hour before the event.

 

Speaker: Consultant Radiologist, Dr Qaiser Malik

What's included: Live 1.5-hour group learning webinar, CPD certificate, recording of the course.

Price: Free

136630| Multiple Locations| Foundation Acupuncture Course|

Acupuncture course description

Treating acute / persistant pain? Or interested in providing more help for stress., anxiety and general wellbeing?

Our foundation acupuncture course provides comprehensive study via online and in-person sessions, giving you everything you need to know how and when to implement acupuncture into your client’s care package. 

Throughout the course you’ll discover prominent evidence supporting the use of acupuncture and dry needling, whilst developing the practical skills and confidence required to safely and effectively implement acupuncture into your practise, allowing you to offer your patients an alternative pain relief and wellbeing package.

Following successful completion of our foundation acupuncture course, you will be able to demonstrate the following needling skills and theoretical knowledge:

  • How to safely apply needling at all times
  • Effective dry needling and acupuncture techniques to the four limbs, trunk, spine, head, and face
  • Identification of prominent and commonly use acupoints
  • Demonstrate an understanding of potential side effects, precautions, and contra-indications of acupuncture and dry needling
  • How to manage potential side effects
  • Confidence to safely and effectively use acupuncture and dry needling as part of your practise

 

 

Acupuncture course link

https://breeze.academy/courses/acupuncture-and-dry-needling/

 

Acupuncture course dates:

London, 25th-27th June

Birmingham, 23rd-25th July

Liverpool 6th-8th August

London 20th- 22nd September

Newcastle 24th-26th Sept

Aberdeen 8-10th Oct

Leeds, 27th-29th Oct

 

136631| Multiple Locations| Foundation Acupuncture Course|

Acupuncture course description

Treating acute / persistant pain? Or interested in providing more help for stress., anxiety and general wellbeing?

Our foundation acupuncture course provides comprehensive study via online and in-person sessions, giving you everything you need to know how and when to implement acupuncture into your client’s care package. 

Throughout the course you’ll discover prominent evidence supporting the use of acupuncture and dry needling, whilst developing the practical skills and confidence required to safely and effectively implement acupuncture into your practise, allowing you to offer your patients an alternative pain relief and wellbeing package.

Following successful completion of our foundation acupuncture course, you will be able to demonstrate the following needling skills and theoretical knowledge:

  • How to safely apply needling at all times
  • Effective dry needling and acupuncture techniques to the four limbs, trunk, spine, head, and face
  • Identification of prominent and commonly use acupoints
  • Demonstrate an understanding of potential side effects, precautions, and contra-indications of acupuncture and dry needling
  • How to manage potential side effects
  • Confidence to safely and effectively use acupuncture and dry needling as part of your practise

 

 

Acupuncture course link

https://breeze.academy/courses/acupuncture-and-dry-needling/

 

Acupuncture course dates:

London, 25th-27th June

Birmingham, 23rd-25th July

Liverpool 6th-8th August

London 20th- 22nd September

Newcastle 24th-26th Sept

Aberdeen 8-10th Oct

Leeds, 27th-29th Oct

 

136632| Multiple Locations| Foundation Acupuncture Course|

Acupuncture course description

Treating acute / persistant pain? Or interested in providing more help for stress., anxiety and general wellbeing?

Our foundation acupuncture course provides comprehensive study via online and in-person sessions, giving you everything you need to know how and when to implement acupuncture into your client’s care package. 

Throughout the course you’ll discover prominent evidence supporting the use of acupuncture and dry needling, whilst developing the practical skills and confidence required to safely and effectively implement acupuncture into your practise, allowing you to offer your patients an alternative pain relief and wellbeing package.

Following successful completion of our foundation acupuncture course, you will be able to demonstrate the following needling skills and theoretical knowledge:

  • How to safely apply needling at all times
  • Effective dry needling and acupuncture techniques to the four limbs, trunk, spine, head, and face
  • Identification of prominent and commonly use acupoints
  • Demonstrate an understanding of potential side effects, precautions, and contra-indications of acupuncture and dry needling
  • How to manage potential side effects
  • Confidence to safely and effectively use acupuncture and dry needling as part of your practise

 

 

Acupuncture course link

https://breeze.academy/courses/acupuncture-and-dry-needling/

 

Acupuncture course dates:

London, 25th-27th June

Birmingham, 23rd-25th July

Liverpool 6th-8th August

London 20th- 22nd September

Newcastle 24th-26th Sept

Aberdeen 8-10th Oct

Leeds, 27th-29th Oct

 

136629| Oryon Develop| Face-to-face: The Osteoarthritic Knee – A Refreshing Perspective|

‘Approximately 1 in 5 adults (18.2%) over 45 years of age in England has osteoarthritis of the knee’ (Arthritis Research UK, PHE). With such a high prevalence, it is essential to know the signs and best latest treatment options. Mr Ian McDermott, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon, offers a patient-centric viewpoint and will be giving us a refreshing insight into resolving the osteoarthritic knee. 

Join us in London at the London Bridge Hotel for the second of our resumed face-to-face seminars!

Delving into the definition and characteristics of knee arthritis to begin, we will be outlining the pathophysiology of the disease and how it presents in clinic. We will be identifying the importance of imaging in spotting the early- and late-stage signs, using case studies to demonstrate this point, and make an accurate diagnosis.

Mr McDermott will be exploring the vast range of treatment options from the conservative to the operative. We will be examining biological repair and reconstruction, the role of braces and of realignment osteotomy, focal resurfacing implants and partial replacements, and total knee replacement surgery. Analysing their pros and cons, we will be deciding which works best for each individually. Lastly, discussing custom-made knees, we will understand why they are considered the new gold standard.

Knee-dless to say, you’ll get 2-hours’ group-learning CPD from this exciting face-to-face event and the opportunity to ask questions and get involved in interactive discussion! Places are limited so book on and secure your spot!

 

*We will be acting in accordance with government guidelines on social distancing and safety measures.*

We will send you an email with event information 48 hours before, and a reminder email before the event.

 

Speaker: Mr Ian McDermott, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

What's included: Admission to course, 2 hours CPD, speakers' slides (if permitted), light refreshments, Certificate of Attendance. Please let us know any dietary requirements by no later than 12 noon on Thursday 16th September.

Price: £45 + VAT

136628| Oryon Develop| Face-to-face: Sports Nutrition – Fuelling the Amateur & the Elite|

Oryon Develop is excited to announce our first face-to-face event since the pandemic began!

Join us in London and feed your brain some nutritious knowledge on how to fuel amateur and elite sportspeople based on their requirements. Sports Nutritionist and Specialist ED Dietitian, Maja Berry, will be looking at diet, both as an individual and based on the sport, rather than following media advice. We will be discussing specific micro and macronutrients, energy levels, hormones, and Relative Energy Deficit in sports (RED-S). Read more by clicking ‘Agenda’ below.

Nutrition is a key component of sport to prevent injury, disease and ensure energy levels are sufficiently replenished. Make sure your patients, whether elite or amateur sportspeople, are fuelling their bodies correctly. 

Maja Berry will first be exploring energy requirements and helping us to understand intake versus energy expenditure. Macronutrients such as carbohydrates and protein are particularly important for understanding the fuelling process within the body. We will be debating whether training fasted is good or bad for you, or if carbohydrates are needed beforehand, and how much protein is enough. 

Vitamins and minerals are also necessary for energy production, immune function and other purposes. Maja will be examining which specific micronutrients sportspeople should be focusing on, as well as fluid requirements to maintain hydration.

In the second half of the evening, we will be analysing the key considerations for adolescent athletes in terms of nutrition, growth and hormones. Finally, we will be taking a deep-dive into the symptoms, diagnosis and treatment of Relative Energy Deficit in sports (RED-S).

 

*We will be acting in accordance with government guidelines on social distancing and safety measures.*

We will send you an email with event information 48 hours before, and a reminder email before the event.

 

Speaker: Sports Nutritionist and Specialist ED Dietitian, Maja Berry

What's included: Admission to course, 2 hours CPD, speakers' slides (if permitted), light refreshments, Certificate of Attendance. Please let us know any dietary requirements by no later than 12 noon on Thursday 26th August. 

Price: £45 + VAT

136627| Oryon Develop| Webinar: The Alchemy of Cooking the Mediterranean Way|

What makes the Mediterranean diet the "World Number One gold standard diet"? Why is extra virgin olive oil so central in this? What are polyphenols? What benefits do they have for patients, particularly those with inflammatory and chronic conditions? How can Mediterranean food combinations improve health?

Dr Simon Poole is a family physician, renowned author, broadcaster and an acclaimed international authority on the Mediterranean Diet. He will be helping us to answer these questions using his extensive knowledge and research in the area of nutrition and lifestyle medicine. Click ‘Agenda’ below to read more.

Refresh your palate and get a taste for the latest evidence which recommends the Mediterranean diet as the superior diet. Dr Poole will also be examining the key macro- and micronutrients in the Mediterranean diet which lead to nutritional health benefits. We will be discussing the role of the diet in inflammation and prevention of chronic diseases.

Extra virgin olive oil is an essential part of the Mediterranean diet and we will be honing in on why this is. In order to understand its nutritional benefits, we must look at the study of polyphenols – what they are, where they are found and why they are so important, even though they are so unheard of! 

We will also be analysing the alchemy of food combinations and cooking the Mediterranean way, including the lifestyle. This will enable us to comprehend the chemical changes that occur within food and what these do to the body physiologically, as well as in terms of disease.

Sign up, tune in and learn to enjoy and inspire health with the delicious Mediterranean Diet!

 

We will send you an email with instructions to register and gain access to the webinar 'room' 24 hours before, and a reminder 1 hour before the event.

 

Speaker: Dr Simon Poole, GP

What's included: Live 2-hour group learning webinar, speaker's slides (if permitted), CPD certificate, recording of the course.

Price: £39 + VAT

136618| Multiple Locations| Two Day Refresher Course - Manchester|

This two-day course is designed for practicing chartered physiotherapists who have previously
undertaken a recognised acupuncture foundation course and wish to refresh their practical
skills in the clinical treatment of both acute and chronic musculoskeletal pain. Participants
should be MCSP and HCPC registered and have already successfully undertaken a recognised
acupuncture foundation course.

Cost: £190-£260

136619| Multiple Locations| Two Day Refresher Course - Manchester|

This two-day course is designed for practicing chartered physiotherapists who have previously
undertaken a recognised acupuncture foundation course and wish to refresh their practical
skills in the clinical treatment of both acute and chronic musculoskeletal pain. Participants
should be MCSP and HCPC registered and have already successfully undertaken a recognised
acupuncture foundation course.

Cost: £190-£260

136616| Multiple Locations| Two Day Refresher Course - Wirral|

This two-day course is designed for practicing chartered physiotherapists who have previously
undertaken a recognised acupuncture foundation course and wish to refresh their practical
skills in the clinical treatment of both acute and chronic musculoskeletal pain. Participants
should be MCSP and HCPC registered and have already successfully undertaken a recognised
acupuncture foundation course.

Cost: £190-£260

136617| Multiple Locations| Two Day Refresher Course - Wirral|

This two-day course is designed for practicing chartered physiotherapists who have previously
undertaken a recognised acupuncture foundation course and wish to refresh their practical
skills in the clinical treatment of both acute and chronic musculoskeletal pain. Participants
should be MCSP and HCPC registered and have already successfully undertaken a recognised
acupuncture foundation course.

Cost: £190-£260

136614| Multiple Locations| Two Day Refresher Course - London|

This two-day course is designed for practicing chartered physiotherapists who have previously
undertaken a recognised acupuncture foundation course and wish to refresh their practical
skills in the clinical treatment of both acute and chronic musculoskeletal pain. Participants
should be MCSP and HCPC registered and have already successfully undertaken a recognised
acupuncture foundation course.

Cost: £190-£260

136615| Multiple Locations| Two Day Refresher Course - London|

This two-day course is designed for practicing chartered physiotherapists who have previously
undertaken a recognised acupuncture foundation course and wish to refresh their practical
skills in the clinical treatment of both acute and chronic musculoskeletal pain. Participants
should be MCSP and HCPC registered and have already successfully undertaken a recognised
acupuncture foundation course.

Cost: £190-£260

136611| Oryon Develop| Webinar: Investigations & Management of Pain – A Half Day Masterclass|

Oryon Develop is pleased to announce our first ever half day masterclass on the theme of pain! 

Come along and fill your boots with knowledge from four top consultants in different areas of medicine. We will be interactively examining topics from chronic pain to axial and referred arm pain, and you’ll leave with 5 hours’ CPD. 

We encourage you to join live to get the full benefit of our interactive experience, but don’t worry if you can’t make the live session as all talks will be recorded and made available to those booked on.

Book on by 31st May to get the 2nd release price at just £75+VAT!

 

Radicular Pain & Sciatica - Dr Serge Nikolic, Consultant in Pain Medicine

Our hugely popular speaker, Dr Serge Nikolic, joins us to discuss the topic of radicular pain and sciatica. Enhance your knowledge on the epidemiology, history, examination and investigations to carry out for differential diagnosis, and the red flags to be aware of, such as bilateral sciatica. Dr Nikolic will be using case histories and examples to demonstrate diagnosis and treatment principles. Reviewing both conservative and interventional options, we will be understanding when each patient should be managed differently. We will also be looking at more advanced treatments, such as neuromodulation.

 

Neuropathic Pain - Dr Sam Chong, Consultant Neurologist

Take a deep-dive into neuropathic pain with Dr Sam Chong. Identify the underlying cause and understand how to make a precise diagnosis for each patient with neuropathic symptoms. We will be analysing the best-practice treatments including injections, steroids, vitamins and surgical options. Co-morbidities which can manifest as psychological disorders are evident in some patients, and this will also need to be considered within management of the condition. 

 

Love the Adjustments But Not the Fibro-flares - Dr Andriana Tsagka-Cilliers, GP & Functional Medicine Practitioner

Delving into chronic pain from a holistic, functional medicine perspective, Dr Andriana Tsagka-Cilliers will be talking through the non-surgical relief of chronic conditions. Examining chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS), myalgic encephalomyelitis (ME) and fibromyalgia type pain, attendees will leave with an understanding of the functional medicine interventions that induce a stable state. This will include an in-depth discussion on the use of frequency specific microcurrent (FSM) therapy to relieve symptoms.

 

Axial Back Pain & Referred Arm Pain - Mr Chris Brown, Consultant Orthopaedic Spinal Surgeon

Axial back pain can be a real pain in the neck…or the thoracic, or the lumbar spine! Join Mr Chris Brown to explore cervical, thoracic and low back pain, as well as referred arm pain, from an orthopaedic standpoint. Necessary investigation and examination techniques, such as palpation, MRI and other tests, will be examined with a view to making an accurate diagnosis. Whether the patient presents with sharp, dull, varying or achy pain, we will be understanding what this means for the diagnosis and how we can manage the condition both conservatively and non-conservatively. 



 

We will send you an email with instructions toregister and gain access to the webinar 'room' 24 hours before, and a reminder 1 hour before the event.

 

Learning Outcomes:

  • Enhance your knowledge on radicular pain and sciatica investigations and treatment options
  • Spot the signs, make accurate diagnoses of neuropathic pain and understand the necessary interventions
  • Learn about the functional medicine interventions that induce a stable state to relieve chronic pain
  • Understand conservative and non-conservative management of axial back and referred arm pain, depending on the symptoms

 

What's included: Live group learning webinar, speaker's slides (if permitted), CPD certificate, and recording of all the talks (even if you can't make it to the live event).

Cost of Course: £75+VAT if you book on by 31st May, £78+VAT after that

Speakers: Consultants Of Various Specialities

136610| Oryon Develop| Webinar: Nutrition Lessons from Covid-19 – Immunity, Gut-health & Recovery|

Recent research has revealed how nutrition and supplementation can help fight against Covid-19 and aid recovery from Long Covid Syndrome. One study, published in January 2021, found that ‘the habitual use of vitamin D supplements was significantly associated with a 34% lower risk of COVID-19 infection’. 

This webinar with Dr Ese Stacey, Consultant in Sport and Exercise Medicine, will examine the latest evidence in nutrition to support your patients’ immunity and recovery. We will be discussing the metabolic explanations for Long Covid symptoms, the benefits of supplements, diet and detoxifying the body.  

Fatigue, brain fog and chronic pain are just a few symptoms of Long Covid. However, it can affect every system of the body and a resurgence of old non-Covid symptoms is not uncommon. Dr Stacey will be asking if there is a metabolic explanation for these symptoms and investigating the dietary factors involved.

Vitamin D has often been a suggestion for immunity from Covid-19 as well as aiding patients through their Long Covid symptoms. We will be analysing the data around these findings and understanding why it helps and why populations have been affected differently. We will also be considering other supplements that may be of use.

Lastly, we will be asking why is diet important? Dr Stacey will be using her extensive knowledge around toxin-associated foods and the gut to highlight why they might have a negative impact on immunity to and recovery from Covid-19.

 

We will send you an email with instructions to register and gain access to the webinar 'room' 24 hours before, and a reminder 1 hour before the event.

 

Speaker: Dr Ese Stacey, Consultant in Sport and Exercise Medicine

What's included: Live 2-hour group learning webinar, speaker's slides (if permitted), CPD certificate, recording of the course.

Price: £39 + VAT

136609| University of Oxford| Advanced Diploma in IT Systems Analysis and Design (Online)|

Overview

This part-time Oxford University course, taught entirely online, is designed to take your knowledge and experience of practical software development to a new level.

Building on your existing knowledge, this course will help you upgrade your skills from those of an ordinary computer user to those required by an application analyst and designer. We cover the analysis of software systems in terms of their data requirements, function, performance and usability. The subject matter includes many of the basic modelling techniques used in contemporary software and data analysis. You also have the chance to apply these ideas through the analysis of a real problem as you would in a realistic operational environment – working in small teams to tight deadlines.

Delivered entirely online, the course is equivalent to third-year undergraduate level (FHEQ Level 6). 

Who is this course for?

You might be looking for career progression within IT, or to move into an IT role from another function. There are no formal entry qualifications, but you must have some reasonable experience of software – perhaps in a work or academic setting. We will ask you to provide comprehensive details of your current skills and experience in computing, and your reasons for doing the course, to help us assess whether your level of knowledge, ability and motivation is right for this Level 6 course.

This is a challenging course demanding a sustained commitment over one year. You should be sure that you will be able to devote adequate time to studying alongside your other commitments. However, the distance learning mode has been designed to make the course as accessible as possible, allowing you a good degree of flexibility in when you study.

Our previous online computing courses have attracted students from all over the world and a wide variety of occupations, such as teaching, administration, healthcare, social work and industry, as well as those already working in IT. This mix of student backgrounds and experience leads to a lively and stimulating study environment.

Course content

We update our course content regularly to reflect recent developments and feedback from students, so the list given below is provisional and may change.

- The System Development Life-Cycle and Management
- Systems Analysis and Design: Data Driven and Procedural Techniques
- Systems Analysis and Design: Data Organisation
- Systems Analysis and Design: Objects and Architectures
- Team Project

It is expected that students participate fully in the team project.

Award and credit transfer

An Undergraduate Advanced Diploma will be awarded on completion of the course. Outstanding performance will qualify for a Distinction. You will be invited to receive your Advanced Diploma at the annual Awards Ceremony of the Department for Continuing Education, held at Oxford’s Sheldonian Theatre. This happy occasion provides an opportunity to meet your tutor and fellow students in person.

Students are eligible for the award of 60 transferable credit (CATS) points at FHEQ Level 6 on successful completion of the one-year course. You may be able to transfer these credit points to other HE institutions.

 

Please visit our website for contact information, details on how to apply and for information on course fees.

136608| University of Oxford| Advanced Diploma in Local History (Online)|

Overview

Develop key skills need for historical research with this part-time online course from Oxford University.

The Undergraduate Advanced Diploma in Local History is a one-year part-time course providing training in key concepts and methods of historical studies. It is delivered entirely online, so you can work at home with access to the course material, your tutor and fellow students.

This course will help you improve the key skills you need for historical research, especially the manipulation of information using spreadsheets and databases, and it will teach you how to use what you have learned to produce good, scholarly historical writing. With the help of your tutor, you will produce your own piece of local historical research. Some of our past students’ projects have been developed into articles, for scholarly journals.

Equivalent to study in the third year at a university in the UK, the Advanced Diploma is good preparation for a higher degree such as Oxford University’s part-time MSc in English Local History or master’s programmes at other universities.

Who is this course for?

As the course is delivered entirely online, you can join it no matter where you live. There are no formal entry qualifications, but you should have a lively interest in the localities and communities of the past, and some experience of local history. This might have been gained through a course, through research into family history and genealogy, or investigating local, rural, public or labour history using sources in libraries and record offices.

This course is particularly relevant:

- if you want to learn how to use original sources and databases for your own research into local and family history (although please note it is not designed as a family history course);
- if you are pursuing a career in the heritage, archives or library sector, or if you are a history teacher or local studies librarian, you are likely to find the course professionally useful;
- if you volunteer in a museum or historic property or are involved with a local history society or research project.

Past students have gone on to work in a number of related fields, including as historians and in the heritage industry. The transferable nature of the skills you acquire will be valuable in a wide range of jobs, and equally useful if you are retired or not currently working.

You should be familiar with the use of computers for word processing, using email and searching the Internet. It is advisable that you have some experience of Access, Excel, or other database or spreadsheet programs before starting the Advanced Diploma. Short introductory courses are often available locally and online.

The content of the course is entirely devoted to English local history, although the skills learned may be applied more widely and the final project may concern the local history in your own region or an area of your own choice. Students outside Britain are encouraged to apply; you should understand that some knowledge of British history, society and institutions will be assumed.

Modules

Module 1: Concepts and methods of local history

This module consists of eight units, making extensive use of original sources and case studies. There will be four written assignments, allowing you to practise historical skills and to write some local history. The units cover approaches to local history, finding primary and secondary sources, the critical use of evidence, personal testimony as a source, a practical guide to the use of statistics for history and the use of Excel, record linkage, and effective writing and publication.

Module 2: Databases for historians

The second module consists of six units and uses data sets for two contrasting communities, the Lancashire port of Liverpool 1650-1750 and the Oxfordshire market town of Woodstock in the 17th century, as well as criminal records for London from the Old Bailey online database. Students will practise methods for querying existing databases, then move on to learn how to design, create and use their own database for the analysis of historical data. Two further units introduce some of the exciting ways in which historians are now using databases, with up-to-date examples. There will be two assignments, the first to design a database to answer an historical question, based on data supplied. The final project is a longer piece of historical writing using data analysis.

Award and credit transfer

Successful students will be awarded an Oxford University Undergraduate Advanced Diploma in Local History. Outstanding performance will qualify for a Distinction. You will be invited to receive your Advanced Diploma at the annual awards ceremony of the Department for Continuing Education, held at Oxford’s Sheldonian Theatre. This happy occasion provides an opportunity to meet your tutor and fellow students in person.

The Advanced Diploma carries a Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS) rating of 60 points at FHEQ Level 6. You may be able to transfer these credit points to other HE institutions.

 

Please visit our website for contact information, details on how to apply and for information on course fees.

136595| West Dean College| Conservation of Transport and Industrial Collections|

Conservation of Transport and Industrial Collections with Chris Knapp

Location of course: West Dean College of Arts and Conservation, Chichester, West Sussex, PO18 0QZ
Dates of course: 28 June - 2 July 2021

About:
This course delivers the fundamental information needed to understand the role and approach of the conservator involved in the care of a transport or industrial collection and to extend their knowledge of conservation principles. The programme consists of demonstrations, lectures and handling sessions, concentrating on conserving the many different materials encountered in transport and industrial collections. It also looks at preventive conservation, handling, storage and display and environmental monitoring and control.

Read more about the course and book your place via the website here.

Residential option available. Find out accommodation costs and how to book here.

About the tutor - Chris Knapp:
Chris Knapp is the Object and Materials Conservation Subject Leader at West Dean College of Arts and Conservation. Hespecialises in the conservation of aircraft. He trained as an industrial conservator with the Science Museum and is now Head of Conservation at the Imperial War Museum Duxford. He is an accredited conservator with Icon.

136594| West Dean College| Managing Environmental Monitoring|

Managing Environmental Monitoring with Phil Parkes

Location of course: West Dean College of Arts and Conservation, Chichester, West Sussex, PO18 0QZ
Date of course: 28 June - 1 July 2021

About:
This course will review the agents that cause deterioration of museum and cultural heritage objects and consider how they impact on complex collections. We will discuss the basic interactions of materials with their surroundings and then consider the values and standards that shape environmental decisions and how we communicate our goals. You will examine a range of strategies, from technical to managerial, to understand and modify conditions to deliver acceptable levels of care for collections.

We will consider the process of environmental management, from the identification of environmental factors to be considered, targets, monitoring conditions and data capture, to the interpretation of results with subsequent action.
You will develop targets for light, ultraviolet light, temperature and humidity for your organisations. There will be a discussion of other targets such as pollution, pests and emergency preparedness and about how to integrate these concepts into the collection management plan.

There will also be practical sessions to test environmental monitoring equipment and an opportunity to discuss the range of equipment available and the opportunities these create. The thorny issue of interpreting data, especially humidity and temperature charts, will be addressed so that you are able to interpret charts from your own organisations and compare them to the targets they have set. The course will complete the cycle by discussing how to respond to and report on the findings of the data. Simple reporting and action plans will be discussed followed by a session focused on how to make influential recommendations.

Read more about the course and book your place via the website here.

Residential option available. Find out more about accommodation and how to book here.

136590| Oryon Develop| Webinar: Latest Updates In Complex Regional Pain Syndrome|

Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS), whether acute or chronic, can extremely reduce your patients’ quality of life, and in rarer prolonged cases can be a debilitating and disabling condition. Symptoms can range from excess pain from something as mild as touch to spontaneous fluctuating pain, such as a burning or pins and needles sensation.

In this interactive webinar, Consultant In Pain Medicine And Anaesthesia, Dr Nofil Mulla, provides an objective understanding of the fundamentals of CRPS.

Dr Mulla will be discussing the scale of the problem in the UK and wider populations, helping us to understand its origins, from being triggered by an injury to spontaneously appearing without a known cause.

We will be examining clinical presentation and identifying its characteristics, such as severe pain, swelling, temperature and colour changes and motor dysfunction.

CRPS is a poorly understood and difficult to treat condition, so Dr Mulla will be using a diagnostic and management approach to decipher the precise type of CRPS and best route for each patient. We will consider medications, physical therapies, neural stimulation and touch upon psychotherapies, learning about multidisciplinary team (MDT) management. Alongside this we will be reviewing case studies, literature and current updates on the condition.

 

We will send you an email with instructions to register and gain access to the webinar 'room' 24 hours before, and a reminder 1 hour before the event.

 

Speaker: Consultant In Pain Medicine And Anaesthesia, Dr Nofil Mulla

What's included: Live 2-hour group learning webinar, speaker's slides (if permitted), CPD certificate, recording of the course.

Price: £39 + VAT

136514| Oryon Develop| Webinar: Clinical Aspects of Primary Headache Disorders|

The most common disorders of the nervous system are headache disorders. With the World Health Organization (WHO) acknowledging that such disorders have been ‘underestimated, under-recognized and under-treated throughout the world’, it is crucial to be able to identify and diagnose the symptoms accurately.

Dr Dominic Paviour, Consultant Neurologist, joins us for this interactive webinar discussing the primary headache syndromes and how to identify and manage them. 

Dr Paviour will be using his wealth of experience in the neurological field to inform his talk and ensure that delegates leave with comprehensive knowledge of how to deal with a range of headache disorders.

Using case histories and group discussion, we will be understanding in-depth syndromes such as migraines, tension-type headaches and cluster headaches. Learn how to recognise the presentation with tests and examination techniques, accurately diagnose them, and know what to do when you spot a red flag.

Managing headaches can often be a complex and difficult task, but with the right strategies in place your patients can drastically improve their quality of life. We will be delving into the medications, lifestyle modifications and complimentary therapies available currently. Considering new medical therapies, including Ajovy and Aimovig for migraines, we will also be weighing up the pros and cons of each. 

 

We will send you an email with instructions to register and gain access to the webinar 'room' 24 hours before, and a reminder 1 hour before the event.

 

Speaker: Dr Dominic Paviour, Consultant Neurologist

What's included: Live 2-hour group learning webinar, speaker's slides (if permitted), CPD certificate, recording of the course.

Price: £39 + VAT

136513| Oryon Develop| Webinar: Long Covid Syndrome – Tackling the Respiratory & Cardiac Symptoms|

Over a year has passed since Covid-19 was designated a pandemic. During this time there have been considerable advances in our knowledge of treating acute Covid, and vaccine therapy has been a huge success. However, many patients who contract Covid-19 have persistent symptoms which can last for several weeks or months. This multi-system condition has been termed Long Covid Syndrome and the management is proving to be highly challenging.

Bringing together cardiology and respiratory issues, our 3 speakers who run Long Covid clinics will be exploring the latest guidance on the diagnosis and management of Long Covid Syndrome. This is a rapidly evolving area and it is important that healthcare professionals are up-to-date with the current knowledge we have about the condition.

Consultant Respiratory Physician, Dr Vasilis Kouranos, and Consultant Physician in Respiratory and General Medicine, Dr Himender Makker, will be tackling the respiratory problems which Long Covid can induce. They will be examining the definition of Long Covid and its signs and symptoms, including persistent breathlessness, chest pain and sleep disturbance, as well as diagnostic approaches. Following that, we will be discussing best management strategies for long- and short-term patients.

Dr Rakesh Sharma is a highly experienced Consultant Cardiologist at the Royal Brompton Hospital, a tertiary cardiac centre and teaching hospital in London. His expertise includes the management of heart failure, arrhythmias and hypertension which are skills that are particularly relevant for treating patients with Long Covid Syndrome. He will be using this to inform his talk and teach us how the cardiac system is affected and how his Long Covid clinic can help.

With symptoms that many patients are still struggling with over a year into the pandemic, this is not one to be missed!

 

We will send you an email with instructions to register and gain access to the webinar 'room' 24 hours before, and a reminder 1 hour before the event.

 

Speakers: Consultant Respiratory Physician, Dr Vasilis Kouranos, Consultant Physician in Respiratory and General Medicine, Dr Himender Makker, Consultant Cardiologist, Dr Rakesh Sharma 

What's included: Live 2.5-hour group learning webinar, speaker's slides (if permitted), CPD certificate, recording of the course.

Price: £39 + VAT

136506| University of Worcester| PG Certificate Leading Culture Change in Safeguarding|

This exciting course breaks new ground. Its purpose is to find innovative ways to safeguard people’s wellbeing from childhood to adulthood. It brings together students working in health, education, social care, housing, sports and community organisations and across people’s life course, from antenatal care to the care of our older populations, and those keen to be change-makers in these fields.

The course encourages students to consider the implications for their organisation’s learning and service delivery. It develops students’ leadership of culture change by supporting them to integrate research, by pooling expertise, real-life experience and reflection.

Key features

  • The course is made up of two mandatory modules and takes two years. You will take one module each year. The course’s flexible-and-distributed delivery enables you to learn while also striking a manageable work, life and study balance. It is designed with the busy professional in mind.
  • You do not necessarily need an undergraduate degree to apply successfully. Details about admissions and applications are provided below.
  • Independent online learning is blended with twilight discussion and debate. This allows you the independence of managing your own time and energy while also developing professional and social networks through our regular face-to-face discussions.
136606| Multiple Locations| Conservation and Repair of Architectural and Structural Metalwork|

Conservation and Repair of Architectural and Structural Metalwork with Geoff Wallis

Location of course: West Dean College of Arts and Conservation, Chichester, West Sussex, PO18 0QZ
Dates of course: 3 - 6 May 2021

About:
This course covers the conservation of structural metalwork, architectural features and statuary, and includes both ferrous and non-ferrous metals, with tuition from leading practitioners on a wide range of repair techniques.

It also includes the methods of manufacture and shaping of ferrous metals, the history of their use, deterioration, surveys, practical cleaning methods, surface preparation and coatings, and specifying metalwork repairs. It covers corrosion science, the latest developments in cathodic protection as a remedial solution to rusting cramps and the science of traditional electrotype forming as used for statuary.

There will be a 'hands-on' opportunity in the Forge when students will be able to try out traditional and modern techniques relevant to architectural conservation such as forging at the hearth, arc and gas welding, flame cutting and needle gunning.

Read more about the course and book your place via the website here.

Residential option available. Find out accommodation costs and how to book here.

About the tutor - Geoff Wallis:
Geoff is the Building Conservation Masterclass Course Leader at West Dean College of Arts and Conservation. He is a consultant with over three decades' practical experience in the conservation of architectural and structural metalwork and historic machinery. He is a Founder and former Chairman of Dorothea Restorations Ltd and a Chartered Mechanical Engineer.

136480| Oryon Develop| Webinar: The Menopause & Perimenopause: Physical & Mental Health Effects|

Is there a link between hormones and mood? What is the menopause, the perimenopause and their effects? What kind of Hormone Replacement Therapies (HRTs) are available? How can we help patients who experience depression and mood problems?

These are just a few of the questions that Dr Monica Lascar, Functional Medicine Practitioner and Sexual Health Consultant, will be answering over the course of this interactive webinar. Join us on Tuesday 6th July to enhance your knowledge on helping the whole patient.

Dr Lascar sets out to demonstrate that mental health is just as important as the patient’s physical health when it comes to the menopause and perimenopause.

She will be refreshing your knowledge on menopausal and perimenopausal symptoms both physically and mentally. Understanding hormones, we will be exploring whether there is an evidence-based link with mood, looking into the effects on our neuro-steroids and neurotransmitters. Your patients may experience reproductive depression or mood problems such as premenstrual syndrome (PMS), premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD) or postnatal issues, and we will be establishing why this is and how we can help them.

We will be outlining a brief history of Hormone Replacement Therapy (HRT) and delving into the current options for your female patients.

 

We will send you an email with instructions to register and gain access to the webinar 'room' 24 hours before, and a reminder 1 hour before the event.

 

Speaker: Dr Monica Lascar, Functional Medicine Practitioner and Sexual Health Consultant

What's included: Live 2-hour group learning webinar, speaker's slides (if permitted), CPD certificate, recording of the course.

Price: £39 + VAT

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