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136930| VetPD - Veterinary Professional Development| Webinar Series - Advanced Ophthalmology|

18 Aug19:00 – 19:55M. de Linde HenriksenRecent Developments in Ophthalmic Diagnostics & Therapeutics Part I50 min 19:55 – 20:50Richard McMullenRecent Developments in Ophthalmic Diagnostics & Therapeutics Part II50 min23 Aug19:00 – 19:55Richard McMullenEquine Uveitis – Understanding a Complex Disease50 min 19:55 – 20:50Richard McMullenEquine Uveitis – A Rational Approach to Treatment50 min25 Aug19:00 – 19:55M. de Linde HenriksenCorneal Healing &Ulcer Management50 min 19:55 – 20:50M. de Linde HenriksenCorneal Surgery – When, why & how?50 min26 Aug19:00 – 19:55M. de Linde HenriksenNon-Ulcerative & Immune Mediated Keratitis50 min 19:55 – 20:50M. de Linde HenriksenOcular Neoplasia – Optimal Approaches to Therapy50 min30 Aug19:55 – 20:50Richard McMullenDiagnostic Ocular Ultrasound & Digital Infrared Photography50 min 19:55 – 20:50Richard McMullenThe Posterior Eye & The Pre-Purchase Examination50 min

 


WEBINAR CONTENT

This course was devised for equine practitioners with a good working knowledge in equine ophthalmology and provides an update on recent developments in the field.  The speaker panel consisting of 2 of the most highly respected and experienced equine ophthalmologists worldwide will be discussing the current thinking on pathophysiology of different conditions affecting the equine eye and will cover established and recently developed cutting-edge diagnostic / therapeutic techniques and medications.  

136927| VetPD - Veterinary Professional Development| Management of Equine Burn Patients|

PANEL DISCUSSION DESCRIPTION

Panelists:

Elizabeth Herbert   BVSc, DVM - Horse Doctor Press, USA
Patrick Pollock    BVMS, PhD, CertES(Soft Tissue), DECVS, FHEA, FRCVS - Royal School of Vet. Studies, Edinburgh, UK
Monica Aleman    DACVIM - University of California, Davis, USA

Moderator:

Derek Knottenbelt  OBE, BVM&S, DVM&S, DECEIM, DACVIM, MRCVS – Consultant, UK

 

The international panel of highly experienced and world-renowned equine veterinarians will discuss the challenges of the equine burn patient. Fortunately burns are rare in horses in most parts of the world, but when they do occur, they often affect multiple horses and invariably create an extensive mix of external, internal, local, systemic, medical and surgical clinical challenges, frequently with immediate life-threatening consequences.

Using actual examples of horses subjected to bush fires, stable fires and blast burns from explosives and petrol incendiary devices, the panel will be discussing the pathophysiology of burns including the less obvious types of thermal injury (e.g. rope burns) and which body parts are most frequently affected. Burn management in the human field remains a major challenge to our medical colleagues, but there are important lessons we can learn from their extensive experience.

The panel will devote significant time sharing insights on how to triage and prioritize patients, administering first aid. From their wide experience with equine burns they will furthermore discuss the immediate needs of patients, short-term burn treatments and medium- and long-term management of skin and organ compromise. A burn on a horse is always a critical matter and remains life-threatening, either directly or indirectly. Join this exchange and find out how to improve your management and prognosis of burn patients, so that you are ready for your next equine burn emergency!

136926| VetPD - Veterinary Professional Development| Interpretation of Sports Horse Pre-Purchase Exam X-Rays – Case-Discussions - Part 2|

PANEL DISCUSSION DESCRIPTION

Panelists:Werner Jahn  Dr.Med.Vet – Bargteheide Equine Hospital, Germany
Kit Miller  DVM – Miller & Associates, USA
Kurt Selberg MS, DVM, Dipl.ACVR
Moderator:Sarah Puchalski  BSc, DVM, DACVR – Diagnostic Imaging Consultant, USA

 

Sport horse pre-purchase examinations are a difficult yet common component of equine practice.  Radiograph interpretation is frequently involved in the overall pre-purchase examination.   In veterinary medicine, strong guidelines on the significance and impact of various lesions are lacking and clinicians often rely on their own experience to make assessments regarding outcome.  Join this panel discussion to see various different viewpoints on radiographs in the pre-purchase examination.

This exchange will in particular focus on the following anatomic regions:

  • The Foot - P3, Navicular Bone, Collateral Cartilages & Hoof Conformation
  • Pastern Joint incl. subchondral defects of P1 / proximal P2
  • Fetlock - Proximal Sesamoid Bones
  • Cervical Spine
136925| VetPD - Veterinary Professional Development| Nutritional Management of the Competitive Equine Athlete|

PANEL DISCUSSION DESCRIPTION

Panelists:Emmanuelle van Erck  DVM, PhD, DECEIM - Equine Sports Medicine Practice, Belgium
Ruth Bishop Senior Equine Nutritionalist  - Premier Nutrition,  UK
Stephen Duren  M.S, PAS, PhD - Performance Horse Nutrition, USA
Moderator:Pat Harris   MA, PhD, DECVCN, VetMB, MRCVS - Mars Equestrian, UK

 

Although nutrition cannot improve the intrinsic ability of a horse (or rider), poor or inappropriate nutrition can impose limitations on performance. Optimal nutritional management that supports the health, performance and behaviour of the competitive equine athlete, thereby enabling him to compete successfully long-term, is therefore essential. Providing optimal nutrition during training, transportation and at competition, as well as during recovery, is an active process that requires constant monitoring and amendment to ensure that the diet and the feeding programme match the changing circumstances and requirements. Adjustments in accordance to current or potential health risks need to be considered and all involved have to be aware of relevant regulations governing their sport relating to prohibited substances in feeds and forages. This panel discussion brings together internationally recognised sports medicine specialists and equine nutritionists to discuss key aspects around optimal practical nutritional management during training, transportation and competition as well as how to help minimise the risks of a positive feed/forage-associated dope test.

136924| VetPD - Veterinary Professional Development| Lumbosacral & Sacroiliac Joint Problems – Diagnostic & Therapeutic Challenges|

PANEL DISCUSSION DESCRIPTION

Panelists:

Sharon Classen   PT, ATC, CERP - Serenity Physical Therapy, USA
Bart Halsberghe  DVM, DABVP (Equine Practice), cISELP, cVSMT, cVMA, CERT, CKTP-E - Global Equine Veterinary Consulting, Belgium
Florent David  DVM, MS, DACVS, DECVS, DACVSMR, ECVDI - Equine Veterinary Medical Center, Qatar
 

Moderator:

Andy Fiske-Jackson  BVSc, MVetMed, FHEA, DECVS, MRCVS - Royal Veterinary College, UK

 

Increasingly lumbosacral and sacroiliac joint region pain are being recognised as common causes of poor performance. The international multidisciplinary panel consisting of a physiotherapist and orthopaedic specialists/surgeons, will discuss possible causes, common presenting signs and the interplay between those conditions and other lameness causes. How can we accurately diagnose lumbosacral and/or sacroiliac joint pain and what imaging modalities can we use? How sensitive and specific are these imaging modalities? Are local anaesthetic techniques replacing imaging modalities? How should those conditions most effectively be treated/managed and what impact do they have on the future performance of the horse?

 

136919| Oryon Develop| Face-to-face: Acupuncture & Dry Needling – An Evidence-Based Discussion|

Acupuncture and dry needling are common treatment interventions in musculoskeletal and sports injuries out-patient clinics. Both are often misunderstood, and preconceived notions about each can influence the bias of both clinicians and patients. 

The aim of this session is to offer attendees a brief introduction to the physiological mechanisms of acupuncture and dry needling and their role in the treatment of musculoskeletal pain and dysfunction. The end goal being to demystify the approaches and shed some light on their underlying mechanisms and potential applications. 

Join Mr Jonathan Hobbs, Acupuncture Association of Chartered Physiotherapists (AACP) Accredited Tutor and Chairman on Thursday 9th December.

Find out the neurophysiological mechanisms of needling and how they can help your patients with numerous musculoskeletal conditions, such as osteoarthritis. 

Mr Hobbs will be explaining the reasons for and benefits of using acupuncture and dry needling. For instance, including enhancing pain modulation via the stimulation of the brain and spinal cord to produce natural pain-relieving chemicals, such as serotonin, endorphins and noradrenalin. We will also examine the differences between acupuncture and dry needling techniques. 

Evidence-based research and clinical practice has proven the abilities of acupuncture within physiotherapy. Mr Hobbs will be exploring the literature around the practices and the clinical reasoning to refer your patients for acupuncture.

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

136918| Oryon Develop| Webinar: The Ultimate Upper Body Half-Day Masterclass|

Our Consultant speakers from Ashtead Hospital in Surrey will be exploring hand and wrist, neck and back, and shoulder conditions with their respective specialities. 

Get 4 hours’ CPD and acquire comprehensive knowledge on aetiologies, diagnosis and management of upper body orthopaedic conditions in our half-day masterclass.

 

Hand and Wrist Conditions at The Primary Care: What Not to Miss – Miss Sonja Cerovac, Consultant Plastic Surgeon

In this session, Miss Sonja Cerovac will be giving you a set of practical tips on accurate diagnosis and safe management of common hand and wrist conditions to help your patients as quickly as possible. Using illustrations and case studies of hand and wrist pathophysiology to facilitate learning, we will be emphasising conditions which should be recognised and treated early. This will be essential in avoiding poor outcomes, complicated, less predictable treatments and possible legal challenges. Miss Cerovac will also be commenting on the efficacy of various treatment options which should be explained to patients as part of informed consent.

 

Neck Pain and Cervical Radiculopathy – Mr Amarjit Anand, Consultant Orthopaedic Spinal Surgeon

Degenerative neck conditions can be extremely painful and debilitating for the patient. Enhance your knowledge with Mr Amarjit Anand on how to identify conditions, such as cervical arthritis, radiculopathy, disc herniations and instability. We will be examining investigations, including MRI and SPECT scans and examination techniques, before delving into a discussion on the most advanced treatments in the field. Management options will range from physiotherapy, medications, to various cervical injection techniques, radiofrequency denervation, anterior cervical discectomy and fusion (ACDF), total disc replacements (TDR), posterior foraminotomy, laminectomy and minimally invasive (MIS) posterior cervical fusion. 

 

A Venn Diagram of Common Shoulder Conditions - Mr Ali Shafighian, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

Mr Ali Shafighian will be delving into three common shoulder conditions: the frozen shoulder (adhesive capsulitis), rotator cuff tears, and impingement. Learn about coexisting shoulder pathologies which can make diagnosis for frozen shoulder more difficult, and advances in non-surgical treatment, as well as injection which can halt the condition. We will be exploring when obvious traumatic rotator cuff tears in younger patients with a clear history need to be spotted and repaired, as there is a small window of opportunity to do this. Other cases often may have a mixed picture with chronic elements, so indications for surgery become less clear, and we will consider the factors in the decision to repair. Lastly, we will look at impingement, which can also be in association with varying degrees of rotator cuff tearing. Non-surgical treatments and injections as a first line of treatment will be discussed, followed by arthroscopic decompression as a last resort. Mr Shafighian will be demonstrating that there should not be an “either/or” diagnostic mentality and that they should be depicted as a Venn Diagram with all three conditions overlapping.

 

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

Speakers: Miss Sonja Cerovac,Consultant Plastic Surgeon; Mr Amarjit Anand, Consultant Orthopaedic Spinal Surgeon; Mr Ali Shafighian, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon

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).

Price: £70 + VAT

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

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

136931| 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:

Liverpool 6th-8th August

London 20th- 22nd September

Newcastle 24th-26th Sept

Aberdeen 8-10th Oct

Leeds, 27th-29th Oct

Edinburgh 10th-12th Nov

 

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:

Liverpool 6th-8th August

London 20th- 22nd September

Newcastle 24th-26th Sept

Aberdeen 8-10th Oct

Leeds, 27th-29th Oct

Edinburgh 10th-12th Nov

 

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| Webinar: Sports Nutrition – Fuelling the Amateur & the Elite|

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 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: Live 2-hour group learning webinar, speaker's slides (if permitted), CPD certificate, and recording of the course (even if you can't make it to the live event).

Price: £39 + 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

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.

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.

136479| Multiple Locations| Pharmacoepidemiology & Pharmacovigilance|

Postgraduate Professional Development Short Course (30 credits)

The global pandemic of COVID-19 has focused huge attention on the importance of pharmacoepidemiology. Speculation about the role of prescribed drugs such as ACE inhibitors, NSAIDs and hydroxychloroquine, followed by often poorly conducted studies of association with COVID-19, has caused anxiety globally. Development of Coronavirus vaccines will result in the need for intensive surveillance of subsequent safety profiles internationally. Having the skills to conduct and interpret such studies to a high standard has never been more important.

The global challenge of maximising drug safety yet maintaining public confidence has become increasingly complex. Health authorities are tasked to provide quality care while managing a growing drug budget. Regulatory authorities must balance the potential benefits of new drugs with the perception of their potential harm.

This Postgraduate Professional Development Short Course addresses the need for well-informed professionals to work in all areas related to the assessment of drug safety and the management of risks and benefits of medications, including vaccines.

This course is run in collaboration with University of London, and applications must be made via the University of London website.

Course objectives

This course aims to equip you with a basic understanding of the concepts and practice of pharmacoepidemiology and pharmacovigilance, and to apply these skills to a currently unresolved drug safety issue. 

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Demonstrate an understanding and critically evaluate issues surrounding the risks and benefits of drug use in humans including the cause, manifestations and consequences of adverse drug effects (ADEs), the manner in which these are detected and monitored, and the related historic and legal frameworks
  • Understand and critically compare fundamental statistical, economic and epidemiological concepts and methods
  • Understand and critically reflect upon important pharmacoepidemiological concepts and methods and how these methods can be applied to specific drug issues
  • Assess and critically analyse the results of pharmacoepidemiological studies, including critical appraisal of the study question, study design, methods and conduct, statistical analyses and interpretation
  • Understand how new medicines are assessed for their cost-effectiveness as well as efficacy and safety, before being recommended for use
  • Apply the techniques and approaches covered in the taught element of the course, plus your own experience, to evaluate issues presented to you in the format of a project, and where relevant, develop recommendations for the best option or options

Key course topics

Pharmacoepidemiology - you will learn about the fundamentals of pharmacoepidemiology, its conduct, practical uses and limitations in determining the effects of medications in large groups of people. The statistical basis underpinning pharmacoepidemiology will also be introduced, and you will integrate statistics and epidemiology to gain competence in critically appraising pharmacoepidemiology studies.

Pharmacovigilance - you will be introduced to the key elements of pharmacovigilance and its basis within drug regulation. Within the risk management elements of the course, you will gain insight into how pharmacoepidemiology and pharmacovigilance are combined in the investigation of the effects of medicines. Principles will largely be demonstrated within the European legislative context, whilst recognizing these general principles apply more broadly throughout the world.

Health economics - you will be introduced to the fundamental concepts involved in assessing the cost effectiveness of health technologies and methodologies used to assess the health related quality of life. Real world examples will be used to illustrate concepts.

Who is it for?

This course is aimed at personnel involved in the safe use of medicines, particularly in developed countries. This includes those working (or intending to work) in: the pharmaceutical industry who are involved in drug development, licensing and surveillance; regulatory bodies who are involved in licensing and surveillance; the health service who are involved in drug policy; and health policy decision-making agencies.

136478| Multiple Locations| Pharmacoepidemiology & Pharmacovigilance|

Postgraduate Professional Development Short Course (30 credits)

The global pandemic of COVID-19 has focused huge attention on the importance of pharmacoepidemiology. Speculation about the role of prescribed drugs such as ACE inhibitors, NSAIDs and hydroxychloroquine, followed by often poorly conducted studies of association with COVID-19, has caused anxiety globally. Development of Coronavirus vaccines will result in the need for intensive surveillance of subsequent safety profiles internationally. Having the skills to conduct and interpret such studies to a high standard has never been more important.

The global challenge of maximising drug safety yet maintaining public confidence has become increasingly complex. Health authorities are tasked to provide quality care while managing a growing drug budget. Regulatory authorities must balance the potential benefits of new drugs with the perception of their potential harm.

This Postgraduate Professional Development Short Course addresses the need for well-informed professionals to work in all areas related to the assessment of drug safety and the management of risks and benefits of medications, including vaccines.

This course is run in collaboration with University of London, and applications must be made via the University of London website.

Course objectives

This course aims to equip you with a basic understanding of the concepts and practice of pharmacoepidemiology and pharmacovigilance, and to apply these skills to a currently unresolved drug safety issue. 

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Demonstrate an understanding and critically evaluate issues surrounding the risks and benefits of drug use in humans including the cause, manifestations and consequences of adverse drug effects (ADEs), the manner in which these are detected and monitored, and the related historic and legal frameworks
  • Understand and critically compare fundamental statistical, economic and epidemiological concepts and methods
  • Understand and critically reflect upon important pharmacoepidemiological concepts and methods and how these methods can be applied to specific drug issues
  • Assess and critically analyse the results of pharmacoepidemiological studies, including critical appraisal of the study question, study design, methods and conduct, statistical analyses and interpretation
  • Understand how new medicines are assessed for their cost-effectiveness as well as efficacy and safety, before being recommended for use
  • Apply the techniques and approaches covered in the taught element of the course, plus your own experience, to evaluate issues presented to you in the format of a project, and where relevant, develop recommendations for the best option or options

Key course topics

Pharmacoepidemiology - you will learn about the fundamentals of pharmacoepidemiology, its conduct, practical uses and limitations in determining the effects of medications in large groups of people. The statistical basis underpinning pharmacoepidemiology will also be introduced, and you will integrate statistics and epidemiology to gain competence in critically appraising pharmacoepidemiology studies.

Pharmacovigilance - you will be introduced to the key elements of pharmacovigilance and its basis within drug regulation. Within the risk management elements of the course, you will gain insight into how pharmacoepidemiology and pharmacovigilance are combined in the investigation of the effects of medicines. Principles will largely be demonstrated within the European legislative context, whilst recognizing these general principles apply more broadly throughout the world.

Health economics - you will be introduced to the fundamental concepts involved in assessing the cost effectiveness of health technologies and methodologies used to assess the health related quality of life. Real world examples will be used to illustrate concepts.

Who is it for?

This course is aimed at personnel involved in the safe use of medicines, particularly in developed countries. This includes those working (or intending to work) in: the pharmaceutical industry who are involved in drug development, licensing and surveillance; regulatory bodies who are involved in licensing and surveillance; the health service who are involved in drug policy; and health policy decision-making agencies.

136468| Multiple Locations| Understanding Bereavement & Grief|

Half day course which teaches people in how to support people dealing with bereavement & grief.

Topics covered include:

  • What is ‘bereavement’ & ‘grief’?
  • Beliefs held about ‘death’ and ‘dying’
  • The process of dying
  • Stages of grief & ‘complicated grief’
  • Depression related to grief and bereavement
  • How to help others after bereavement & grief
  • Support organisations and signposting
  • Adjusting to violent death
  • Acceptance, surrender and ‘letting go’
  • Understanding our own boundaries in helping others
136472| Multiple Locations| Understanding Bereavement & Grief|

Half day course which teaches people in how to support people dealing with bereavement & grief.

Topics covered include:

  • What is ‘bereavement’ & ‘grief’?
  • Beliefs held about ‘death’ and ‘dying’
  • The process of dying
  • Stages of grief & ‘complicated grief’
  • Depression related to grief and bereavement
  • How to help others after bereavement & grief
  • Support organisations and signposting
  • Adjusting to violent death
  • Acceptance, surrender and ‘letting go’
  • Understanding our own boundaries in helping others
136470| Multiple Locations| Understanding Bereavement & Grief|

Half day course which teaches people in how to support people dealing with bereavement & grief.

Topics covered include:

  • What is ‘bereavement’ & ‘grief’?
  • Beliefs held about ‘death’ and ‘dying’
  • The process of dying
  • Stages of grief & ‘complicated grief’
  • Depression related to grief and bereavement
  • How to help others after bereavement & grief
  • Support organisations and signposting
  • Adjusting to violent death
  • Acceptance, surrender and ‘letting go’
  • Understanding our own boundaries in helping others
136471| Multiple Locations| Understanding Bereavement & Grief|

Half day course which teaches people in how to support people dealing with bereavement & grief.

Topics covered include:

  • What is ‘bereavement’ & ‘grief’?
  • Beliefs held about ‘death’ and ‘dying’
  • The process of dying
  • Stages of grief & ‘complicated grief’
  • Depression related to grief and bereavement
  • How to help others after bereavement & grief
  • Support organisations and signposting
  • Adjusting to violent death
  • Acceptance, surrender and ‘letting go’
  • Understanding our own boundaries in helping others
136469| Multiple Locations| Understanding Bereavement & Grief|

Half day course which teaches people in how to support people dealing with bereavement & grief.

Topics covered include:

  • What is ‘bereavement’ & ‘grief’?
  • Beliefs held about ‘death’ and ‘dying’
  • The process of dying
  • Stages of grief & ‘complicated grief’
  • Depression related to grief and bereavement
  • How to help others after bereavement & grief
  • Support organisations and signposting
  • Adjusting to violent death
  • Acceptance, surrender and ‘letting go’
  • Understanding our own boundaries in helping others
136460| Multiple Locations| Mental Resilience|

In this 4 hour course we will cover:

- What is mental health?

- Understanding mental health

- What are emotions?

- Emotional resilience

- Stress & how it is personal to us

- Burnout & its effects

- Developing mental & emotional resilience

- Beliefs & how they effect how we live

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