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67636| College of Estate Management| MSc Construction Management|

Construction Management is the essential link between the expression of a client's wishes and the occupation of a completed building project. This distance learning course will help develop the skills required for a smooth transfer from design to completion and occupation of a building.

Providing advanced knowledge and management skills required to become a leader in Construction Management, this course is well respected internationally.

This is one of a suite of MSc conversion programmes that enable graduates from disciplines unrelated to Real Estate and Construction to obtain an RICS/CIOB accredited degree, giving access to professional membership.

  • Develop technical and leadership skills in the development and delivery of innovative construction projects
  • Explore the financial, legal and management solutions to complex construction problems at both strategic and operational levels
  • Obtain a professionally recognised and accredited degree with progression to membership of the Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB)
  • Achieve your ambitions for a Master's Degree with a leading provider of Construction Management education that allows you to work and study through a fully supported online programme.
67625| University of Oxford| Nanomedicine Summer School 2015|

Each year the University of Oxford holds a Summer School which focuses on applications of nanotechnologies in a different field. Comprising presentations from leading researchers and practitioners from the University of Oxford and beyond, in 2015 the theme is Nanotechnologies for Medicine and Healthcare, reflecting growing interest in the subject and the University of Oxford's position at the cutting-edge of research and development.

Nanotechnology is a new exciting field that has the potential to transform the way that medical and healthcare solutions are developed and delivered. This year’s Nanotechnology Summer School will focus on the impact that nanotechnology has in the advance of medicine, healthcare and bio-sensing techniques and discuss how to progress this area to meet future needs.

The Nanomedicine Summer School is essential for anyone with an interest in these topics.

The Summer School will be delivered by leading experts from the University of Oxford and distinguished guest speakers from academia, industry and regulatory bodies.

This five-day intensive course provides a thorough overview of the exciting and emerging discipline of nanomedicine. Each of the five days of the Nanomedicine Summer School has a dedicated theme and is led by key researchers in the field. When combined the course covers all aspects of the nanomedicine, including diagnostics, therapeutics, biosensors and nanotechnologies for regenerative medicine and tissue engineering. The course will be valuable to those seeking an introduction to current research and applications in the subject.

You will be able to enrol for individual days of the Summer School by visiting the web page for the relevant day(s) using the links above.

To enrol on all five days of the Nanomedicine Summer School you will need to use the relevant form which will be located at the bottom of this page once enrolments are being accepted.

There are no formal entry requirements for those attending the Nanomedicine Summer School without academic credit.

To apply for the Nanomedicine Summer Schoolwith academic credityou should:

  • be a graduate or have successfully completed a professional training course
  • be able to combine intensive classroom teaching with the application of the principles and practices within the workplace
  • fulfil the English language requirements (please see the guidance notes in the application form)
  • have ready access to a computer and to the internet

Please note that we cannot accept enrolments from those who will be under 18 years of age when the course takes place.

Programme Fee
Five days - standard rate - without academic credit: £1394.00
Five days - student rate - without academic credit: £705.00
Two days - standard rate: £590.00
Two days - student rate: £300.00
One day - standard rate: £305.00
One day - student rate: £155.00
Five days - standard rate - with academic credit: £1654.00
Five days - student rate - with academic credit: £965.00
67624| University of Oxford| Postgraduate Certificate in Nanotechnology|

The University of Oxford’s online Postgraduate Certificate in Nanotechnology is a quality online course aimed at professionals from a diverse range of backgrounds who wish to learn more about the foundations of nanotechnology, technological advances and the applications enabled by nanotechnology. There are opportunities to access cutting-edge research and current practice in a wide range of nanotechnology topics.

The course provides relevant, meaningful and up-to-date learning to enhance career development that is recognised and accepted within industry. A modular structure allows a flexible approach to learning and each module may be taken as an individual short course. The tutor-led approach lends cohesion to the distance learning experience which is tailored for busy people in full-time employment who wish to minimise time away from the workplace to study.

Applications for October 2015 are now being accepted. In the meantime you may be interested in applying for one of the modules from the Postgraduate Certificate in Nanotechnology as a short course in the 2014-15 academic year

Nanotechnology is the production and application of devices and systems at the nanometer scale, which is of the order of one billionth of a meter. Developments in this area of technology are now coming to fruition, and increasingly impacting our daily lives. However it is recognised that there is a need for more people to understand the basics about this technology.

The University of Oxford's online Postgraduate Certificate in Nanotechnology offers a nine-month introduction to the subject. The course is taken part-time and online meaning that it can be taken from anywhere in the world by those seeking a solid foundation in nanotechnology, whilst having the option of working full-time. The course uses a blend of individual study of online learning materials, together with group work during live online tutorials, discussions and research. The group sessions with tutors are particularly valuable because they offer highly authentic learning and assessment opportunities.

Features

Students study the Postgraduate Certificate in Nanotechnology over three modules that introduce the most commonly used and most important analytical, quantitative and experimental methods in nanotechnology. The course has the following features:

  • A unique online, part-time University of Oxford qualification aimed at industry;
  • The course comprises three modules giving a thorough introduction to nanotechnology and the behaviour and characterisation of nanoparticles;
  • The course is taken part-time so students can complete it whilst continuing to work full-time;
  • The course is taught online and can be taken from anywhere in the world;
  • Tutors provide online support and replicate electronically the famed Oxford tutorial system;
  • Assessment throughout the modules ensures that students can monitor their progress;
  • The course has a dedicated course director and administration team accustomed to supporting students undertaking distance learning courses;
  • Students have access to staff at the University of Oxford’s Begbroke Science Park, particularly the Course Director, Dr Christiane Norenberg, and Professor Peter J Dobson, the RCUK strategic advisor for nanotechnology;
  • Throughout the course, students can use the University of Oxford’s unrivalled electronic library resources to enable them to complete the assignment tasks.

Who is it for?

The Postgraduate Certificate in Nanotechnology is a unique part-time, online course leading to a postgraduate qualification at the University of Oxford. The course is designed for students wishing to study part-time. It will appeal to those working in the commercial or healthcare sectors, who use, or expect to use, nanotechnology in their work. Previous students include electrical engineers, materials scientists, project managers, patent agents, chemists, medical practitioners, plastic surgeons and food technologists as well as those involved in manufacturing, research and legislation.

What do students say about the course?

"I really enjoyed the module; in my academic and professional career to date I have had little exposure to the ethical and social science considerations of technology and so it was the first occasion I have had the time and opportunity to focus on the other aspects of technology development. The module content gave a good overview of the social, ethical, environmental and business considerations.".
Dr Lorraine Byrne, Hewlett Packard

"Although my background is in physics by education and electronics by career, by taking this course it has been instrumental in me obtaining a research post at the National Institute for Nanotechnology, Canada."
Richard Hull, National Institute for Nanotechnology (Canada)

"The Postgraduate Certificate in Nanotechnology most certainly helped me making a start in the field and I was even invited to write an article for the Royal Society 350th Anniversary Year incorporating aspects of nanotechnology for drug delivery applications. I would have not been able to make such a contribution to the field without the training received in the course!"
Dr Sofia Pascu, University of Bath

The Postgraduate Certificate in Nanotechnology begins in October and runs for nine months. Students take three online nanotechnology modules. At the end of the third module, students are required to attend a residential weekend in nanoscale materials characterisation based in Oxford. This takes place at the University of Oxford's Begbroke Science Park in July 2016.

The content of each module contains up-to-the-minute thinking and reflects the University of Oxford's world-leading research in nanotechnology. Each module has a different focus:

Each module lasts for 10 weeks corresponding approximately to the University of Oxford's term calendar. Within each module, there are weekly live online tutorials lasting for one hour as well as assignments and problem sheets. Most students should expect to spend an average of between 10 and 15 hours per week on independent study in addition to the timetabled tutorials.

Academic credit

Successful completion of Module 1 is equivalent to 10 CATS (Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme) points at postgraduate level. Successful completion of Modules 2 and 3 is equivalent to 25 CATS points at this level for each. The CATS points system is recognised by many UK higher education institutions as a method of quantifying credit for a particular course.

Each module can also be studied independently as a short course, with or without academic credit. It is possible to successfully complete one module (maximum) as a short course with academic credit and, upon successful application to the University of Oxford's Postgraduate Certificate in Nanotechnology to start in the following year, then apply to be made exempt from needing to complete that module again.

The Basics of Nanotechnology

In partnership with the University of Oxford's Begbroke Science Park, we have developed an interactive multimedia resource to introduce the terminology, concepts and current debates surrounding this rapidly developing science and discussing its potential applications. The Basics of Nanotechnology gives a brief insight into nanotechnology: the basic concepts and terminology involved; the scientific background; some potential applications; and an overview of the wider considerations.

67623| University of Oxford| Fundamental Characterisation for Nanotechnology|

The Fundamental Characterisation for Nanotechnology course provides a justification for materials characterisation, and a framework for considering strategic and tactical issues. It also gives an overview of the most common techniques and methodologies available to determine the nature and composition of nanoparticles (both organic and inorganic), thin films and nanostructures.

The course presents generic descriptions of techniques and methodologies, together with representative case studies. In addition to the course material and online tutorials, the course incorporates interactive team projects, whereby iterative 'proposals' are presented to experts, who then provide feedback and guidance for further development. The course includes a residential weekend in Oxford where students have an opportunity to see the latest characterisation methods at the University of Oxford's Begbroke Science Park.

The Fundamental Characterisation for Nanotechnology online course can be taken alone, with or without academic credit, or as part of the Postgraduate Certificate in Nanotechnology.

 

Materials characterisation is the use of external techniques to probe into the internal structure and properties of a material or object. This course will be of interest to you if you are faced with questions such as:

  • What are the attributes of a given material?
  • Are the attributes of the material those intended, were promised, or were led to expect?
  • Is our chosen materials processing route, or device fabrication route, working as intended, or as it did yesterday?

In answering these questions, the course takes a trouble-shooting approach to nanoparticle characterisation, beginning with the material or object:

  1. Identifying the information that is required;
  2. Formulating an approach to obtaining that information;
  3. Making a rational choice of techniques and methodologies;
  4. Giving due regard to efficiency and cost-effectiveness.

The course also introduces the key methods and approaches used in materials characterisation for nanotechnology and offers guidance as to when and how each technique is best used.

The Fundamental Characterisation for Nanotechnology course begins in April and runs for ten weeks. The course is divided into ten units, each of which is designed to take approximately one week to study:

  • An introduction to what is meant by materials characterisation;
  • The essential elements of the physical basis for x-ray and electron diffraction;
  • Imaging, optical and electron-optical microscopies - imaging at the macroscale to the nanoscale;
  • Micro- and nano-analytical techniques;
  • Scanning probe techniques - physical principles and generic methodologies;
  • Spectroscopies - techniques, with emphasis on surface and film analysis;
  • Physical chemical techniques;
  • Tactical and practical aspects of materials characterisation;
  • A review of problems and further reading;
  • An overview of strategic issues - synthesis and summary.

There will also be live online tutorials, normally once each week.

Characterisation Weekend

At the end of the taught part of the course, students attend a weekend in Oxford at the University of Oxford's Begbroke Science Park in association with BegbrokeNano, a well-established focus of characterisation expertise, and one of the UK Technology Strategy Board's Micro and Nanotechnology (MNT) Centres.

During the weekend students are given information on the latest techniques for nanoparticle characterisation and some of the latest pieces of equipment from manufacturers are demonstrated. Explanations of the principles behind the techniques and demonstrations of the equipment allow students to gain an understanding of how best to characterise nanomaterials.

Over the two days, the presentations, discussions and demonstrations focus on characterisation and problem-solving in surface and interface science and technology as well as characterisation of nanoparticles and nanostructures. In particular, the following groups of techniques are considered:

  • Surface specific electron spectroscopic (XPS) and spectrometric (SIMS) techniques;
  • Electron-optical analytical and imaging (EPMA/WDS, SEM/EDS, TEM/EDS, HRTEM) techniques;
  • Photon spectroscopic (IR and Raman probes) and thin-film profilometry techniques;
  • Scanning probe (AFM in various operational modes) and stylus (Dektak) techniques;
  • Light scattering for particle characterisation (particle analysis, dynamic light scattering, centrifugal sedimentation, laser diffraction).

The nano-scale materials characterisation weekend will be held on 4-5 July 2015.

What to expect

Overall the course has been designed so that students can study it in the way that works for them. However you want to study, we are aware that this is easiest to do if you are given some idea of how to get the most out of the course. We advise that:

  • Most students should expect to spend between 10 and 15 hours each week on independent study in addition to the timetabled tutorials, including all reading, writing and thinking about the course;
  • Each unit should take approximately a week to study. The units will make the most sense if studied in the order in which they are presented but can be studied in any order;
  • There are a series of review questions designed to let students know whether they have understood a unit, whilst other activities make them draw their learning together;
  • Students should work on the module level activities in parallel with studying the main materials.

A small sample of the Fundamental Characterisation for Nanotechnology course is available through our virtual learning environment.

Features

  • The course is taken part-time so students can complete it whilst continuing to work full-time;
  • The online weeks of the course can be completed from anywhere in the world;
  • An induction course site helps to ease students into the course and familiarise themselves with the online course environment, with the added benefit of enabling them to introduce themselves to other participants;
  • Tutors provide online support and replicate electronically the famed Oxford tutorial system;
  • The course has a dedicated tutor, course director and administration team accustomed to supporting students undertaking distance learning courses;
  • Students have access to staff at the University of Oxford’s Begbroke Science Park and Department of Materials, particularly the Course Director, Dr Christiane Norenberg;
  • The residential weekend provides an introduction to the practical elements of nanotechnology and equipment demonstrations;
  • The weekend gives students the opportunity to meet one another and tutors face-to-face to enhance learning and group work;
  • Throughout the course, students can use the University of Oxford’s unrivalled electronic library resources to enable them to complete the assignment tasks.
67622| University of Oxford| The Fundamental Science of Nanotechnology|

Particles and structures at the nanoscale demonstrate phenomena not seen at other length scales. This online course is designed to cover the science behind the phenomena that arise when considering materials at the nanoscale and will appeal to those requiring a solid introduction to the subject. It provides a good grounding in the scientific equations and principles that an understanding of nanotechnologies requires.

In this course we also consider some of the common nanostructures that are currently being developed and used in nanotechnology applications such as quantum dots, nanotubes and fullerenes, together with their applications including quantum computing.

The Fundamental Science of Nanotechnology online course can be taken alone, with or without academic credit, or as part of the Postgraduate Certificate in Nanotechnology.

The Fundamental Science of Nanotechnology is a part-time online course which introduces the fundamental science behind the phenomena that result from the nanometre scale. Such behaviour encompasses effects, structures, properties and processes that are quite different to those observed in bulk systems. In particular, the course examines the theoretical foundations of these phenomena and their applications by exploring:

  • The mathematical description of these nanoscale phenomena;
  • Common nanoscale structures, their fabrication, properties and applications, such as: quantum wires, quantum dots, carbon nanostructures and quantum computing;
  • The effect of the collective oscillation of electrons in metal nanoparticles.

It is evident that using the behaviours that arise from nanoscale structures have great potential for improving many existing applications. The course gives a foundation in the science and understanding of the principles that underlie nanoscale behaviour which are essential to optimising these desired effects.

The Fundamental Science of Nanotechnology course begins in January and runs for ten weeks. The course is divided into ten units, each of which is designed to take approximately one week to study:

  • An introduction to the mathematical tools that will be required and common nanostructures;
  • The transport effects that are affected by the nanometre length scale;
  • The important mechanical effects that are modified at the nanometre length scale;
  • The effect of the nanometre length scale on various optical effects;
  • An introduction to quantum wires and dots, their structure and properties;
  • An overview of the applications in which quantum dots can be used;
  • The structure, variety, production and application of carbon and inorganic nanotubes;
  • The scattering effects that are observed with nanoparticles;
  • An explanation of the combined oscillation of electrons in metal nanoparticles;
  • A final module summary.

There will also be live online tutorials, normally once each week.

What to expect

Overall the course has been designed so that students can study it in the way that works for them. However you want to study, we are aware that this is easiest to do if you are given some idea of how to get the most out of the course. We advise that:

  • Most students should expect to spend between 10 and 15 hours each week on independent study in addition to the timetabled tutorials, including all reading, writing and thinking about the course;
  • Each unit should take approximately a week to study. The units will make the most sense if studied in the order in which they are presented but can be studied in any order;
  • There are a series of review questions designed to let students know whether they have understood a unit, whilst other activities make them draw their learning together;
  • Students should work on the module level activities in parallel with studying the main materials.

Features

  • The course is taken part-time so students can complete it whilst continuing to work full-time;
  • The course is taught online and can be taken from anywhere in the world;
  • An induction course site helps to ease students into the course and familiarise themselves with the online learning environment, with the added benefit of enabling them to introduce themselves to other participants;
  • Tutors provide online support and replicate electronically the famed Oxford tutorial system;
  • The course has a dedicated tutor, course director and administration team accustomed to supporting students undertaking distance learning courses;
  • Students have access to staff at the University of Oxford’s Begbroke Science Park, particularly the Course Director, Dr Christiane Norenberg;
  • Throughout the course, students can use the University of Oxford’s unrivalled electronic library resources to enable them to complete the assignment tasks.

 

67610| British Small Animal Veterinary Association| Medical Vet Nurse Merit Award|

Medical Vet Nurse Merit Award


The BSAVA Vet Nurse Merit Award is a non-accredited structured CPD course worth 30 CPD hours.

Each award consists of 3 attendance days, 2 webinars, an online assessment and a case study.
Once the assessment and case study are achieved to a passing grade you will be awarded with a certificate and badge.

Fees: BSAVA Nurse member £510.00 Inc VAT
Non BSAVA Member £763.00 Inc VAT

 

Attendance Days
Speakers: Suzanne Rudd & Stuart Ford Fennah
Venue: Woodrow House, Gloucester

Dates: Friday 4th & Saturday 5th September 2015
Saturday 7th November 2015

 

This merit award will cover a range of medical diseases seen in the dog and cat. The course is aimed at qualified nurses looking to expand their medical knowledge and nursing skills and will cover Endocrine, Gastrointestinal, Respiratory, Oncological and renal diseases.

While a recap of each disease process will be provided, the main focus will be to look at the nursing considerations and to establish how the veterinary nurse can be involved from the initial presentation of the patient through to treatment and aftercare.

The course will also include a series of practical sessions to demonstrate the techniques and methods described in the theoretical part of the course. The course will be of particular benefit to newly qualified nurses and nurses who are thinking of undertaking further nursing qualifications such as the diploma.

 

 

 

67609| British Small Animal Veterinary Association| ECC and Anaesthesia Vet Nurse Merit Award|

ECC and Anaesthesia Vet Nurse Merit Award


The BSAVA Vet Nurse Merit Award is a non-accredited structured CPD course worth 30 CPD hours.

Each award consists of 3 attendance days, 2 webinars, an online assessment and a case study.
Once the assessment and case study are achieved to a passing grade you will be awarded with a certificate and badge.

Fees: BSAVA Nurse member £510.00 Inc VAT
Non BSAVA Member £763.00 Inc VAT

 

Attendance Days
Speakers: Louise O'Dwyer & Carl Bradbrook
Venue: Park Royal Hotel, Warrington

Dates: Friday 21st & Saturday 22nd August 2015
Saturday 22nd November 2015

 

This award will concentrate on treating emergency patients and aims to give nurse increased confidence in dealing with these patients when they present to their clients.

Triage and assessment of the patient, involving techniques such as oxygen supplementation, thoracocentesis and trachestomy, will be covered in dealing with a dyspnoeic patient.

We will aim to improve understanding of the managements of wounds and fractures, head and thoracic trauma and effective nursing techniques that can be used to achieve a positive outcome.

Fluid therapy is another important aspect of this course, from initial treatment of the haemodynamically unstable patient to fluid rates used during anaesthesia.

The practical day will include session on updated CPR, vascular access, feeding tube placement and oxygen supplementation.

 

 

 

67608| British Small Animal Veterinary Association| Vet Nurse Merit Award in Exotic Species|

Vet Nurse Merit Award in exotic species


The BSAVA Vet Nurse Merit Award is a non-accredited structured CPD course worth 30 CPD hours.

Each award consists of 3 attendance days, 2 webinars, an online assessment and a case study.
Once the assessment and case study are achieved to a passing grade you will be awarded with a certificate and badge.

Fees: BSAVA Nurse member £510.00 Inc VAT
Non BSAVA Member £763.00 Inc VAT

 

Attendance Days
Speakers: Marie Kubiak & Richard Saunders
Venue: Hartpury College, Gloucestershire

Dates: Friday 8th & Saturday 9th May 2015
Saturday 4th July 2015

 

Exotic animal care is a fast growing field of veterinary medicine and requires expert knowledge in the more unusual species to manage these difficult patients successfully and gain client confidence.

The merit award in exotic species will focus on the main groups of animal presented – parrots, reptile and small exotic mammals including rabbits.

Husbandry and theory behind nursing techniques will be explored in two days of lectures and two webinars, and the day long practical session will give hands on experience of handling and clinical techniques. Difficult areas such as emergency management and anaesthesia will receive in-depth coverage.

 

 

67607| British Small Animal Veterinary Association| Surgical Vet Nurse Merit Award|

Surgical Vet Nurse Merit Award


The BSAVA Vet Nurse Merit Award is a non-accredited structured CPD course worth 30 CPD hours.

Each award consists of 3 attendance days, 2 webinars, an online assessment and a case study.
Once the assessment and case study are achieved to a passing grade you will be awarded with a certificate and badge.

Fees: BSAVA Nurse member £510.00 Inc VAT
Non BSAVA Member £763.00 Inc VAT

 

Attendance Days
Speakers: Laura Owen & Hayley Carne
Venue: College of Animal Welfare, Huntingdon

Dates: Friday 13th & Saturday 14th March 2015
Saturday 23rd May 2015

 

The first day will look at preoperative assessment of surgical patients, including triage and stabilization of the emergency patient.

Day two will look at the nurses role during surgery, including optimising the role off a surgical assistant, use of advanced surgical equipment, indications for and placement of drains and monitoring blood loss.

The final day will look at monitoring and care of the postoperative patient including assessment and treatment of pain, nutritional requirements and tubes / catheters / drains.

Each day will contain practical session on relevant aspects of that day’s lectures

 

67606| University of Liverpool| The Bull|

The Bull 20-24 July 2015

Keywords: penis, sperm physiology, electro-ejaculation

Will be of particular interest to cattle vets wishing to enhance their knowledge and understanding of a wide range of aspects of bovine reproduction. Attend for whole week (35 CPD hours) or individual days (7 CPD hours)

Cost: £350 per day, £600 two days, £1200 whole week

67605| University of Oxford| The Wider Context of Nanotechnology|

Nanotechnology is the identification, application and use of novel behaviour that occurs at the nanoscale to solve real-world problems. The discipline requires a breadth of understanding that is much wider than just the equations and scientific principles that underlie that behaviour. This introductory course gives an overview of the current state of nanotechnology as well as introducing the implications of these new technologies for safety, regulation, and innovation. The course provides an overview of the societal and environmental implications of nanotechnology.

The Wider Context of Nanotechnology online course can be taken alone, with or without academic credit, or as part of the Postgraduate Certificate in Nanotechnology.

Nanotechnology has received much attention from scientists and journalists in the last few years raising hopes of revolutionary developments in a wide range of technologies on an increasingly small scale, dramatic improvements to standards of living, and solutions to a variety of environmental, medical and communications problems. These have gone hand-in-hand with fears that a new technology will disrupt the markets of existing business sectors and that machines are running out of control.

The result has been a high degree of confusion at all levels of society as to the ethics, safety and business implications of this emerging series of technologies. The course addresses these issues and others in emphasising the interdisciplinary nature of nanotechnology. This is important because students who specialise in nanotechnology must be trained to appreciate a range of issues beyond the confines of pure science. Nanotechnology has applications in a broad range of fields and sectors of society. A student trained in electrical engineering, for example, who goes on to specialise in nanotechnology, may undertake a research project developing nanosensors that will be implanted in human subjects. He or she will therefore need to develop new skills to appreciate the broader ethical, societal and environmental implications of such research.

The development of interdisciplinary skills involves not only learning methods of reasoning and critical thinking, but also gaining experience with the dynamics and development of effective multi-disciplinary function. Technologists must become comfortable addressing various issues as an integral part of doing advanced research in a team that might draw upon the expertise of not only engineers, but also biologists, doctors, lawyers and business people. As the project evolves knowledge of the place of nanotechnology in business becomes increasingly important. This course teaches an understanding of the basic workings of how nanotechnology innovation is exploited, together with an understanding of the dynamics of entrepreneurship.

The Wider Context of Nanotechnology course begins in October and runs for ten weeks online. The course comprises two parts: a one-week induction period followed by nine weeks of study, including a reading week. There will be live online tutorials, normally once each week.

Induction

The online Induction week enables students to confidently maximise their online learning experience. We appreciate that students starting any new course may face some challenges, perhaps if you have not studied at postgraduate level before and/or are combining this part-time study with working full-time, and The Wider Context of Nanotechnology course has been designed with these considerations in mind.

Our Induction module aims to help you to ease yourself into The Wider Context of Nanotechnology course by allowing you to familiarise yourself with the online environment and to introduce yourself to the other participants. The Induction also contains practical resources to provide guidance while you prepare for the units that follow and throughout your time on the course. These materials will be available for the duration of your study, so that you can dip into them on a ‘need to know’ basis.

Ethical, social and business considerations for nanotechnology

The second part of the course looks at the ethical, societal and business considerations that are necessary to understand nanotechnology. In particular, the module focuses on the following themes:

  • Ethics and nanotechnology;
  • Society and nanotechnology;
  • The health and environmental impact of nanotechnology;
  • Business and nanotechnology.

The course emphasises and addresses the interdisciplinary nature of nanotechnology. Students completing the course will gain a good in-depth understanding of the numerous issues facing nanotechnology today.

Most students should expect to spend an average of between 10 and 15 hours per week on independent study in addition to the timetabled tutorials.

Features

  • The course is taken part-time so students can complete it whilst continuing to work full-time;
  • The course is taught online and can be taken from anywhere in the world;
  • An induction week helps to ease students into the course and familiarise themselves with the online course environment, also enabling them to introduce themselves to other participants;
  • Tutors provide online support and replicate electronically the famed Oxford tutorial system;
  • The course has a dedicated tutor, course director and administration team accustomed to supporting students undertaking distance learning courses;
  • Students have access to staff at the University of Oxford’s Begbroke Science Park, particularly the Course Director, Dr Christiane Norenberg;
  • Throughout the course, students can use the University of Oxford’s unrivalled electronic library resources to enable them to complete the assignment tasks.
67604| University of Liverpool| Postpartum Cow|

Postpartum Cow 23-27 March 2015

Keywords: stress, oestrus behaviour, ultrasonography, postpartum, vet recording systems

Will be of particular interest to cattle vets wishing to enhance their knowledge and understanding of a wide range of aspects of bovine reproduction. Attend for whole week (35 CPD hours) or individual days (7 CPD hours)

Cost: £350 per day, £600 two days, £1200 whole week

67603| University of the West of England| Ultrasound Guided Intrauterine Brachytherapy|

Delivered by an experienced therapy radiographer and sonographer, this workshop is aimed at practitioners wishing to learn how to insert intrauterine brachytherapy applicators under ultrasound control.

Topics will include:

  • Requirements for Ultrasound-Guided Gynae Brachytherapy
  • Gynae Ultrasonic Appearances
  • Gaining Competency  A Non-Sonographer"s View point      
  • Ultrasound in the Radiotherapy Department
  • The role of Clarity? scanning for external beam verification

 

 

67602| University of the West of England| Intra-Orbital Foreign Body (IOFB) Reporting|

Delivered by an experienced teaching team and accredited by the College of Radiographers, CPD (Continuing Professional Development) Now scheme, this Intra-Orbital Foreign Body (IOFB) Reporting study day aims to enhance imaging service provision by equipping Radiographers with the skills required to interpret orbital x-rays as part of the MRI screening process.

Emphasis will be placed on the design/ development of robust Schemes of Work to support this role extension at a local level.

 

67601| University of the West of England| Working with distressed and challenging behaviour in dementia Part 2|

'Working with distressed and challenging behaviour in dementia Part 2' is one in a series of Dementia study days; reflecting an essential paradox within dementia care that although dementia is an illness, it is only by being able to understand dementia from the inside out that enables us to provide high quality care.


Participants are welcome to attend either one, some or all of the dementia study days.

 

 

 

67600| University of the West of England| Working with distressed and challenging behaviour I|

'Working with distressed and challenging behaviour in dementia Part 1' is one in a series of Dementia study days; reflecting an essential paradox within dementia care that although dementia is an illness, it is only by being able to understand dementia from the inside out that enables us to provide high quality care.


Participants are welcome to attend either one, some or all of the dementia study days.

 

 

 

67599| University of the West of England| Preventing Falls for people affected by dementia|

Dementia Through Different Lenses is one, in a series of Dementia study days; reflecting an essential paradox within dementia care that although dementia is an illness, it is only by being able to understand dementia from the inside out that enables us to provide high quality care.

This course will look at dementia within a broader context including the strengths and limitations of the disease model and the basic principles of person-centred dementia care.

Participants are welcome to attend either one, some or all of the dementia study days.

 

 

 

67598| University of the West of England| Ultrasound Guided Prostate Brachytherapy|

 Delivered by an experienced therapy radiographer and sonographer, this one-day workshop is aimed at practitioners wishing to learn how to insert brachytherapy needles into the prostate under ultrasound control.

The workshop will consist of lectures and practical hands-on demonstrations. Participants will be taught how to use ultrasound to guide insertion of implants to treat prostate cancer.

Previous experience of ultrasound scanning is not essential.

 

67597| University of the West of England| Ultrasound Examination of the Lower Limb|

In this Ultrasound Examination of the Lower Limb workshop, you are invited to attend a day of lectures and practical hands-on demonstration learning how to use diagnostic ultrasound to scan the lower limb.

Lunch, refreshments, CPD Certificate and delegate packs are included

67596| University of the West of England| Living well with dementia – post-diagnostic support within the community|

'Living well with dementia - post-diagnostic support within the community' is one in a series of Dementia study days; reflecting an essential paradox within dementia care that although dementia is an illness, it is only by being able to understand dementia from the inside out that enables us to provide high quality care.

The day will focus on understanding the impact of a diagnosis upon a person affected by dementia and their family and critically evaluate whether it is possible for people to live well with dementia.


Participants are welcome to attend either one, some or all of the dementia study days.

 

 

 

67595| University of the West of England| Ultrasound Examination of the Shoulder and Arm|

In this Ultrasound Examination of the Shoulder and Arm workshop, you are invited to attend a day of lectures and practical hands-on demonstration learning how to use diagnostic ultrasound to scan the shoulder and arm.

Delivered by experienced musculoskeletal sonographers, this Ultrasound Examination of the Shoulder and Arm workshop is aimed at practitioners wishing to learn how to recognise normal sonographic appearances and to diagnose pathology

Lunch, refreshments, CPD Certificate and delegate packs are included

67594| University of the West of England| Screening for dementia and assessment within the community|

This series of Dementia study days reflects an essential paradox within dementia care that although dementia is an illness, it is only by being able to understand dementia from the inside out that enables us to provide high quality care.

This day is aimed at senior staff who work with people affected by dementia including Community Matrons, Advanced Nurse Practitioners, Community Nurses for older people and Dementia champions working within hospital settings. The day will look at the difference between normal and abnormal ageing, how to recognise the possibility of dementia (including rarer forms), how neuro-psychology and scans fit into the assessment picture, and how to make the best use of dementia screening and assessment tools. We will also look at the broader picture including the importance of assessing other health needs amongst people affected by dementia and their families such as pain, infection, depression and illness.


Participants are welcome to attend either one, some or all of the dementia study days.

 

 

 

67589| UKCCSRC| CO2 Storage and Monitoring (CCS) CPD Course|

Overview

The UKCCS Research Centre is running a two half-day (afternoon & following morning) Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Course on CO2 Storage and Monitoring at Cranfield University on 20 and 21 April 2015. The event is co-scheduled immediately before the Centre's flagship biannual meeting.

This course is expected to be approved for Continuing Professional Development certification by the CPD Certification Service. This course provides an overview of CO2 Storage and Monitoring, beginning with fundamentals and progressing to an overview of the present state of the technology. This course is primarily oriented towards industry professionals, either experts from other parts of the whole chain CCS system or professionals who are newcomers to all of CCS. This CPD course is also highly suitable for postgraduate students.

Although this is a stand alone CPD course, the content follows on from our highly successful all-of-CCS course last Autumn focussing in much greater detail on the sometimes poorly understood suite of disciplines and technologies that comprise the CO2 Storage and Monitoring portions of the whole chain of CCS.

The course offers advanced training in the field of CO2 Storage and Monitoring for those wishing to either

  • Deepen their knowledge in this exciting and developing part of the CCS sector; or
  • If already working in the area, formalise/upgrade their professional qualifications & experience with recognisable and transferable academic qualifications.

Course Objectives

The course will provide a general introduction to CO2 Storage and Monitoring, beginning with fundamentals and progressing to an overview of present state of the technology, focussing on recent advances in the understanding as well as knowledge gaps. Key topics will include the UK North Sea and International state of the art in understanding of storage and monitoring - generics and specifics; Target formation engineering challenges and modelling approaches; Economic and environmental challenges for operators. Integral to the course is insight from planned and developing demonstration projects in UK and worldwide.

On completion of the course, the delegate is expected to be able to:

  • Describe the current status of CO2 Storage and Monitoring and the technical challenges for its large-scale deployment.
  • Demonstrate a technical understanding of many of the different elements in CO2 Storage and display an understanding of their challenges & requirements and overall benefits & limitations.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the technical and economic issues in monitoring stored CO2 and how predictive modelling of storage engineering interplays with monitoring strategies and deployment.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the complexities of (reactive) fluid flow and CO2 displacement in geologic formations and demonstrate an understanding of CO2 storage.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of challenges in measuring and planning measures for environmental impact.

Intended Audience

The course will provide a fundamental understanding of the portion of the CCS whole chain that comprises CO2 Storage and Monitoring to engineers, scientists, technical managers and policy makers related to sectors with CO2 obligations (e.g. energy or process industry sectors) as well as individuals and company representatives involved in strategies for climate change mitigation. The CPD will be of particular interest to CCS professionals, or those with more experience from other portions of the CCS sector who would benefit from deepening and sharpening their expertise in CO2 Storage and Monitoring. Specific industries that will benefit directly from this course are power utilities, OEMs, process industry, coal (products) industry, oil & gas operators, as well as other operators and SME's that provide technical or (techno-)economic analyses services to these industries. In addition, it will also benefit representatives from government agencies and regulatory bodies with energy and environment portfolio. The material covered and the learning objectives will also benefit researchers and postgraduate students (PGR and PGT) in science, engineering, or policy programs from academic institutions. This CPD course is also highly suitable for postgraduate students.

Course Fees

The following course fees include the cost of tuition, accreditation certification (if applicable), course notes, lunches and light refreshments (tea/coffee etc) for both days.

£125 - UKCCSRC Associate Members
£175 - Non UKCCSRC Associate Members
An ePay payment link and details will be sent to you in the confirmation email after registration. Early Career Researchers may be eligible for support from the ECR Meeting Fund.

For full information please see https://ukccsrc.ac.uk/news-events/events/co2-storage-and-monitoring-cpd-course

67562| Multiple Locations| Kinesio Taping - KT1/2 For Equine|

Kinesio Taping has taken the sports and medical markets by storm. Developed by

Dr Kenzo Kase, the innovative and brightly coloured Kinesio sports tape has helped many professional athletes at the top of their game, as well as amateur enthusiasts participating in grass roots sports.

Following on from this success, we are excited to announce that the Kinesio Taping Method has expanded to equine. For several years Dr. Kenzo Kase and our Certified Kinesio Taping Instructors have been developing taping techniques for horses. This has resulted in the launch of Kinesio for Equine training courses, providing practitioners with taping knowledge for the horse and rider, and the development of a tape which has been specifically designed for Equine use.

Typical scenarios where Kinesio Taping on horses can help include: inhibiting and facilitating muscles, improving muscle weakness after an operation or following stable rest, supporting tendons, aiding tissue healing and facilitating proprioceptive input.

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KTE1 course introduces practitioners to the Kinesio Taping Method for Equine. During this 8 hour class the instructor will introduce concepts, theory and history and describe the unique properties of Kinesio Equine Tape. During lab sessions attendees will practice applications on themselves, followed by Equine Functional Assessments and muscle/joint applications on horses. At the end of KT1E participants will be able to use the tape to relax overuse syndromes, stimulate weak muscles, decrease pain and swelling.

KTE2 course builds on material learnt in KT1E. During this 8 hour class the instructor will introduce 5 corrective techniques (Functional, Space, Fascia, Ligament/Tendon and Lymphatic) with a variety of equine clinical conditions.

KT1/2 courses are taught for 16 hours over 2 days.

67563| Multiple Locations| Kinesio Taping - KT1/2 For Equine|

Kinesio Taping has taken the sports and medical markets by storm. Developed by

Dr Kenzo Kase, the innovative and brightly coloured Kinesio sports tape has helped many professional athletes at the top of their game, as well as amateur enthusiasts participating in grass roots sports.

Following on from this success, we are excited to announce that the Kinesio Taping Method has expanded to equine. For several years Dr. Kenzo Kase and our Certified Kinesio Taping Instructors have been developing taping techniques for horses. This has resulted in the launch of Kinesio for Equine training courses, providing practitioners with taping knowledge for the horse and rider, and the development of a tape which has been specifically designed for Equine use.

Typical scenarios where Kinesio Taping on horses can help include: inhibiting and facilitating muscles, improving muscle weakness after an operation or following stable rest, supporting tendons, aiding tissue healing and facilitating proprioceptive input.

GET CERTIFIED!

KTE1 course introduces practitioners to the Kinesio Taping Method for Equine. During this 8 hour class the instructor will introduce concepts, theory and history and describe the unique properties of Kinesio Equine Tape. During lab sessions attendees will practice applications on themselves, followed by Equine Functional Assessments and muscle/joint applications on horses. At the end of KT1E participants will be able to use the tape to relax overuse syndromes, stimulate weak muscles, decrease pain and swelling.

KTE2 course builds on material learnt in KT1E. During this 8 hour class the instructor will introduce 5 corrective techniques (Functional, Space, Fascia, Ligament/Tendon and Lymphatic) with a variety of equine clinical conditions.

KT1/2 courses are taught for 16 hours over 2 days.

67521| Peoples' Friendship University of Russia| New Media And e-Journalism|

Description: In this course students will explore and utilize techniques for integrating Social Media marketing as an integral component of marketing campaigns, serving as listening and outreach tools for building brand awareness and promoting business. Through an investigation of tools which include internet forums, message boards, blogs, wikis, podcasts, picture sharing, video sharing, and social networking, students will learn how social media can be leveraged as a powerful alternative to traditional interruptive advertising. You'll gain an overview of the current tools available, as well as the technologies that drive them

The New Media & E- Journalism introduces you to all facets of new media, encompassing design, production and interactivity. The course prepares you for a career in the current world of new media, and also equips you with skills necessary to adapt and thrive as this field evolves.

Topics covered:

· Social media: best practices and examples

· Content marketing: what it is and how to be successful

· How the right online “voice” can support your overall digital marketing strategy

· Social media: best platform for distributing news content.

 Program Benefits:

· Theoretical studies of social media

·  Understand how to form and optimize social networks.

·   Design and implement a social media strategy.

·   Integrate the use of social media tools into implementation of marketing initiatives and other strategic business initiatives for different organizations.

·   Discover new media technologies and identify which is best suited for your news media content.

Dates15 June - 28 June 2015

Course fee: EUR 900

67520| Peoples' Friendship University of Russia| International Communication And Image Of The Country|

14-days intensive, which gives the students an opportunity to have a deep understanding of country brand construction, international and media relations. The country image formation of is a very complex and multi-faced process, which takes into account different social, political, cultural and communicational aspects. This course offers a broad overview of communicational technologies, marketing and branding tools using in country branding. It also helps student to understand Russian peculiarities break some stereotypes about the country.

Dates15 June - 28 June 2015

Course fee: EUR 900

67518| Multiple Locations| Modern Russian: Language Of Business And Colloquial|

Peoples' Friendship University Summer School offers you an opportunity to study the Russian language in the heart of Russia in one of the leading Russian universities.

Classes

Our experienced teachers apply the unique methods of teaching Russian. Classes are given in small groups. We use an interactive approach thatcombines learning Russian grammar with conversation practice, communicative games, using proverbs and idioms, etc., which makes the classes fun and useful.

Course duration – 144academic hours.

Social program

Summer School of the Russian language allows you to combine a qualitative level of language with summer vacation, acquaintance with the Russian culture and history. Socialprogram includes sightseeing and historical tours around Moscow and old Russian towns nearby. Participation in summer school is an opportunity to gain practical knowledge of the language, immerse into the Russian-speaking environment and make new friends.

Location: Peoples' Friendship University

On the campus territory besides academic buildings and students’ residences you can find numerous cafes and coffee-houses, health and beauty facilities, cyber cafes and sports groundswith tennis courts and other infrastructures.

Cost of the program: €900

Accommodation:  a double room in the student residence located in the campus of the University. Improving conditions on request.

Dates: 15 June - 28 June 2015 or 29 June - 19 July 2015

67519| Multiple Locations| Modern Russian: Language Of Business And Colloquial|

Peoples' Friendship University Summer School offers you an opportunity to study the Russian language in the heart of Russia in one of the leading Russian universities.

Classes

Our experienced teachers apply the unique methods of teaching Russian. Classes are given in small groups. We use an interactive approach thatcombines learning Russian grammar with conversation practice, communicative games, using proverbs and idioms, etc., which makes the classes fun and useful.

Course duration – 144academic hours.

Social program

Summer School of the Russian language allows you to combine a qualitative level of language with summer vacation, acquaintance with the Russian culture and history. Socialprogram includes sightseeing and historical tours around Moscow and old Russian towns nearby. Participation in summer school is an opportunity to gain practical knowledge of the language, immerse into the Russian-speaking environment and make new friends.

Location: Peoples' Friendship University

On the campus territory besides academic buildings and students’ residences you can find numerous cafes and coffee-houses, health and beauty facilities, cyber cafes and sports groundswith tennis courts and other infrastructures.

Cost of the program: €900

Accommodation:  a double room in the student residence located in the campus of the University. Improving conditions on request.

Dates: 15 June - 28 June 2015 or 29 June - 19 July 2015

67496| British Small Animal Veterinary Association| Decision making in fracture repair|

Speaker: Stephen Clarke BMV&S DipECVS DSAS (Orth) MRCVS

Venue: Beaumont House, Burfield, Old Windsor, Berkshire, SL4 2JJ

Fees: BSAVA Member £246.00
Non Member £369.00

Working with BVOA

Each fracture patient presents its own set of challenges. When it comes to appropriate management making the correct decisions at the outset are paramount, as we strive to obtain both satisfactory fracture healing and a functional outcome for the patient. Using a predominately case based approach Steve aims to provide a practical and systematic approach to decision making in the fracture patient (which will include some interactive sessions!) with additional focus on some of the more commonly encountered fractures seen in general practice.

To book a place or for further information please visit www.bsava.com>

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