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112396| SRUC| Epidemiology for General Practice Part I|

Course Summary

As a practising vet are you aware of the importance of epidemiology - even when dealing with animals on an individual level?

This interactive course, using practical examples from both veterinary and human practice, offers you the opportunity to:

  • Brush up on basic concepts in epidemiology and statistic
  • Understand and explain the limitations of diagnostic tests
    • Review sensitivity, specificity and more
    • Use free online tools to interpret test results
  • Critically review evidence presented in scientific papers and reports
    • Assess the clinical significance of research results
  • Avoid common statistical pitfalls
    • Spot errors in scientific reporting in the media
  • Communicate uncertainty to clients and patients.

Course Times

The course starts at 11am on Day One and will finish around 3pm on Day Two.

Tutors

  • Prof George Gunn: Head of Veterinary Epidemiology
  • BVMS, MSc, DiplECVPH, DiplECBHM, RCVS Spec Vet Epi, MRCVS
  • Roger Humphry BA, PhD, DipStat
  • Katharine Adam BVM&S, MSc, PhD, MRCVS
  • Aaron Reeves BS, MS, PhD
  • Carla Gomes DVM, PhD, MRCVS

SRUC: Veterinary Epidemiology Department, Inverness

Cost (Inc 20% VAT)

  • Early bird price £400 *
  • Standard price £450

Price includes refreshments, lunch and dinner.

* Applies to bookings made until 13 July 2017.

 

 

 

112395| MBL Seminars Limited| Education Law - A Guide for Teachers & Governors|

This full day course will provide staff and governors with everything you need to be aware of in education law when dealing with every day school matters.

The course will cover employment issues to parental complaints and admissions to safeguarding.

This course will cover the following:

  • Update on Employment Law
    • Recent developments
    • Prospective legislation and likely developments in education policy
  • Dealing with Parental Complaints
    • Policies on social media
    • Student discipline
    • Uniform and jewellery
    • Other matters affecting the interrelationship between school and parents
  • Admissions
    • Review of the law relating to the school admissions process
    • Admissions policies
    • Admission appeals and how best to deal with them
  • Safeguarding, SEN and EHC Plans
    • Overview of the new regime relating to EHC Plans
    • Recent developments in case law on special educational needs
    • Recent developments in safeguarding

Price

MBL SmartPlan Members: £216 (ex VAT)

MBL Season Ticket Members: £240 (ex VAT)

Non Members: £480 (ex VAT)

 

112392| British Institute of International and Comparative Law| 14th Annual BIICL International Mergers and Antitrust Conference|

Our annual conference convenes at a time of significant change in global political dynamics. As rising levels of nationalism threaten the high levels of international cooperation which have developed between antitrust authorities over recent years, our panels of experts will examine the impact of these changes on international merger control and antitrust risk in 2017 and beyond. How will political change affect trans-Atlantic merger reviews? Will businesses face more controls on foreign investment in strategic sectors? How should international businesses factor Brexit into their deal planning? How to best manage the risk of dual antitrust investigations in Europe and the UK?

We will also examine the challenges for authorities assessing complex deals in 2017 - from the impact of innovation on competition to the latest techniques in analysing local markets. How should merging parties prepare for increasing levels of scrutiny and rapidly developing techniques for assessing economic and other evidence? What are the lessons learnt from recent cases for businesses pursuing deals this year?

Speakers

  • James Aitken, Partner (Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer)
  • Tania van den Brande, Principal (RBB Economics)
  • Kate Collyer, Deputy Chief Economic Advisor (Competition and Markets Authority)
  • John Davies, Partner (Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer)
  • Lorelei Fleming, Deputy General Counsel (Hutchison Whampoa (Europe) Limited)
  • Amelia Fletcher, Professor of Competition Policy (Centre for Competition Policy, University of East Anglia)
  • Bill Kovacic, Global Competition Professor of Law and Policy (George Washington University), Visiting Professor (King's College London)
  • Adrian Majumdar, Partner (RBB Economics)
  • Sheldon Mills, Senior Director Mergers (Competition and Markets Authority)
  • Simon Priddis, Partner (Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer)
  • Jacques Steenbergen, President (Belgian Competition Authority)
  • Tommaso Valletti, Chief Competition Economist (European Commission)
  • Richard Whish QC, Emeritus Professor (King's College London)

This CLF event is hosted under the Chatham House Rule

This conference is convened by Dr Liza Lovdahl Gormsen, Director, Competition Law Forum and Senior Research Fellow, BIICL

Download the event flyerJoin the conversation @BIICL #merger14

Pricing and Registration

Free to attend for members of the Competition Law Forum

For all other attendees, the following fees apply:

  • BIICL Members: £95
  • Non Members: £160

 

112391| British Institute of International and Comparative Law| Twenty Eighth ITF Public Conference: Economic Crime and International Investment Law|

Interaction between public law regulating economic crime and private investor-state dispute resolution has given rise to a significant theoretical and practical problems, which the Twenty Eighth ITF Public Conference will address. Leading arbitrators and practitioners drawn primarily from ITF members will discuss the challenges and risks related to allegations of economic crimes in international investment arbitration.

The panellists will discuss breach of substantive national and international law obligations, particularly related to corruption and tax evasion, as a bar to jurisdiction of investment tribunals. The conference will also address the effect of economic crimes on the merits of investor-state disputes, including issues of state attribution and responsibility and the effect of domestic proceedings.

In addition, a special panel will deal with evidentiary challenges of allegations of economic crimes in investor-state disputes and will touch upon issues such as burden of proof, evidentiary privileges and freedom of information.

Speakers

  • Arif Ali, Dechert
  • Andrea Bjorklund, McGill University Faculty of Law
  • George Burn, Vinson & Elkins
  • Thomas Kendra, Hogan Lovells
  • Yarik Kryvoi, British Institute of International and Comparative Law
  • Lucinda Low, Steptoe & Johnson & American Society of International Law
  • Wendy Miles QC, Debevoise & Plimpton
  • Cecily Rose, Leiden University
  • Noah Rubins, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer
  • Professor Surya Subedi, OBE, QC, University of Leeds
  • Baiju Vasani, Jones Day

This event is convened by Professor Yarik Kryvoi, Senior Research Fellow in International Economic Law and Director of the Investment treaty Forum.

Download the event flyerJoin the conversation @BIICL #itflaw

Pricing and Registration

BIICL Members:

  • Individual - £210
  • Full-time Academic - £150
  • Full-time Student - £66

Non-members:

  • Individual - £350
  • Full-time Academic - £250
  • Full-time Student - £110

N.B. The Academic rate also applies to staff of government and non-profit organisations.

112390| British Institute of International and Comparative Law| 26th Annual SLS/BIICL Workshop on Theory in International Law|

The 2017 Conference on Theory and International Law seeks to understand better the behaviour of those who shape international law - international and domestic judges, arbitrators, and state officials. Inspired by ground-breaking research that opens the "black box" of international decision-making, this Conference invites participants to theorise, experiment and speculate.

Some of the questions we will explore are: Do decision-makers behave rationally? Do they behave predictably?What factors may influence their decision-making? What are the roles of cognitive skills, intuition, and background, including education and political persuasion? What are the implications of these insights for choosing a method of dispute settlement for a particular case or designing a dispute settlement mechanism for future disputes? What are the implications for the conduct and procedures of international negotiations?

Keynote speaker:

  • Professor Anne van Aaken, Professor of Law and Economics, Legal Theory, Public International Law and European Law at the University of St. Gallen and Vice-President of the European Society of International Law.

Closing address:

  • Dr Charlotte Peevers, University of Glasgow 'Prospects of truth seeking: the Chilcot Inquiry and the decision to go to war'

More information will be available shortly

Join the conversation @BIICL #26SLS/BIICLPricing and Registration

BIICL Members:

  • Individual - £55
  • Full-time Academic - £35
  • Full-time Student - £15

Non-members:

  • Individual - £95
  • Full-time Academic - £60
  • Full-time Student - £25

N.B. A limited number of free places are available for staff of government and NGOs.

112389| British Institute of International and Comparative Law| The Annual Bingham Lecture: A Judge's View on the Rule of Law|

The Bingham Centre for the Rule of Law invite you to the fourth Annual Bingham Lecture: 'A Judge's View on the Rule of Law'

The rule of law is a vital bulwark in a time of uncertainty of the powers of the government, Parliament and the courts, as well as in the context of democratic legitimacy and popularism. The extent of the rule of law must be examined in the context of the work of Lord Bingham, who embraced it with every fibre of his judicial being. Lord Judge will offer some reflections from the perspective of a former judge who is now a member of the legislature.

Chair: The Rt Hon the Lord Phillips of Worth Matravers, President of the British Institute for International and Comparative Law

The Rt Hon Lord Judge PC, former Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales will deliver the lecture.

The Rt Hon Chief Justice Dame Sian Elias GNZM PC QC, Chief Justice of New Zealand will respond providing an international perspective.

Download the event flyer

Join in the conversation @BinghamCentre #binghamlecture2017


Pricing and Registration

This event is free to attend for BIICL members, for Non-members a fee of £25 applies.

112374| The Acupuncture Association of Chartered Physiotherapists| AACP Acupuncture Foundation Course - Wolverhampton - November 2017|

AACP Foundation Acupuncture Course

This course is divided equally between direct contact time and self-directed learning. It is designed to offer you a level of knowledge, skill and understanding that will allow you to practice acupuncture in a safe and appropriate manner, in a clinical setting.

Tailor-made for Physiotherapists, the course provides a Western medical approach to acupuncture – grounded in current research evidence rather than in traditional Chinese philosophical thinking. This course does not cover the traditional Chinese medical approach to acupuncture, except where Western scientific theory and evidence can be used to explain concepts of traditional Chinese medicine (e.g. fascial planes and meridians).

You will be encouraged to critically evaluate your own clinical practice and where appropriate, challenge the current evidence base. This course is designed to provide you with a rationale for using acupuncture as an adjunctive treatment for the management of common musculoskeletal pain conditions. Topics covered include the laboratory and radiological research which is used to explain the mechanism of acupuncture analgesia; current evidence from acupuncture clinical trials research; and the non-specific ‘placebo’ effects associated with acupuncture analgesia. In addition to needling classical acupuncture points, participants will be introduced to the concept of myofascial trigger points, and the use of acupuncture needling for pain associated with myofascial trigger points.

Students must:

- have HCPC physiotherapy registration

- have CSP membership

- be able to practise acupuncture in a clinical setting between the course parts

- give the tutor informed consent to receive repetitive needling (with particular regard to being or trying to become pregnant).

- attend all 6 days of the course

- be able to treat three separate patients in a safe and legal environment for their case studies. Failure to do so may affect your professional HCPC registration (see AACP website for safety guidelines).

You will also benefit from one year FREE membership with the AACP.

Previous delegates have said:

I found the course really eye opening and refreshing to be taught such a skill and encouraged to actually make my own judgements about it based on a variety of sources instead of told why I should believe what someone else is saying.

I think the course itself is a credit to the AACP as an organisation and I am really glad I had the opportunity to benefit from the tutors personal experience and viewpoint as a teacher. I feel really quite lucky!

- Ms L. Stewart

 

112372| The Acupuncture Association of Chartered Physiotherapists| AACP Acupuncture Foundation Course - Hemel Hempstead - October 2017|

AACP Foundation Acupuncture Course

This course is divided equally between direct contact time and self-directed learning. It is designed to offer participants a level of knowledge, skill and understanding that will allow them to practice acupuncture in a safe and appropriate manner, in a clinical setting.

The course provides a Western medical approach to acupuncture - grounded in current research evidence rather than in traditional Chinese philosophical thinking. This course does not cover the traditional Chinese medical approach to acupuncture, except where Western scientific theory and evidence can be used to explain concepts of traditional Chinese medicine (e.g. fascial planes and meridians).

Participants will be encouraged to critically evaluate their own clinical practice and where appropriate, challenge the current evidence base. This course is designed to provide participants with a rationale for using acupuncture as an adjunctive treatment for the management of common musculoskeletal pain conditions. Topics covered include the laboratory and radiological research which is used to explain the mechanism of acupuncture analgesia; current evidence from acupuncture clinical trials research; and the non-specific "placebo" effects associated with acupuncture analgesia. In addition to needling classical acupuncture points, participants will be introduced to the concept of myofascial trigger points, and the use of acupuncture needling for pain associated with myofascial trigger points.

Students must:

  • have HCPC physiotherapy registration
  • have CSP membership
  • be able to practise acupuncture in a clinical setting between the course parts
  • give the tutor informed consent to receive repetitive needling (with particular regard to being or trying to become pregnant).
  • be able to treat three separate patients in a safe and legal environment for their case studies. Failure to do so may affect your professional HCPC registration. (see AACP website for safety guidelines)
  • attend all 6 days of the course
112369| Multiple Locations| askit level 1|

askit training will enable you to give pupils tools to move their thinking forward, provide opportunities for discovery and problem solving, and help you develop their natural desire to wonder. 

Open Futures askit trainers will help you develop the skills and techniques to engage children with their learning.

The course includes SAPERE validation, registration and an askit certi cate, plus a copy of the Open Futures askit Level 1 handbook.

Additional in school support days may be booked separately.

We recommend that askit training is the first step to establishing Open Futures successfully in your school. 

Suitable for all skill levels

£200 per person 

£2,200 for whole schoole (up to 22 participants)

 

112367| The Acupuncture Association of Chartered Physiotherapists| AACP Acupuncture Foundation Course - Bristol - February 2018|

AACP Foundation Acupuncture Course

This course is divided equally between direct contact time and self-directed learning. It is designed to offer participants a level of knowledge, skill and understanding that will allow them to practice acupuncture in a safe and appropriate manner, in a clinical setting.

The course provides a Western medical approach to acupuncture - grounded in current research evidence rather than in traditional Chinese philosophical thinking. This course does not cover the traditional Chinese medical approach to acupuncture, except where Western scientific theory and evidence can be used to explain concepts of traditional Chinese medicine (e.g. fascial planes and meridians).

Participants will be encouraged to critically evaluate their own clinical practice and where appropriate, challenge the current evidence base. This course is designed to provide participants with a rationale for using acupuncture as an adjunctive treatment for the management of common musculoskeletal pain conditions. Topics covered include the laboratory and radiological research which is used to explain the mechanism of acupuncture analgesia; current evidence from acupuncture clinical trials research; and the non-specific "placebo" effects associated with acupuncture analgesia. In addition to needling classical acupuncture points, participants will be introduced to the concept of myofascial trigger points, and the use of acupuncture needling for pain associated with myofascial trigger points.

Students must:

  • have HCPC physiotherapy registration
  • have CSP membership
  • be able to practise acupuncture in a clinical setting between the course parts
  • give the tutor informed consent to receive repetitive needling (with particular regard to being or trying to become pregnant).
  • be able to treat three separate patients in a safe and legal environment for their case studies. Failure to do so may affect your professional HCPC registration. (see AACP website for safety guidelines)
  • attend all 6 days of the course
112359| Multiple Locations| Practical Tips for Becoming a NED|

Choosing to become a non-executive director (NED) could be prompted by a lifestyle change or a desire to use skills and knowledge gained in an executive environment. This could be fuelled by an ambition to do something worthy in the third sector or to support enterprising organisations. Or it could be the result of wanting to become involved in an organisation without taking on an executive role.

Whatever the rationale, it is essential to know how to access such roles – and how to make yourself the most desirable candidate in a marketplace where multiple applicants may be attempting to secure a prime role. This workshop will also explore the risks and responsibilities of the NED role, with recommendations on best practice for assessing contracts in an increasingly litigious environment.

By the time you have completed the session, you will be able to:

  1. Identify what skills you have and need to hone for NED positions and how to distinguish yourselves from others. Write a compelling CV and have a well prepared list of questions before you proceed.
  2. Asses with greater knowledge the risks and responsibilities and as such be better placed to ensure you contract correctly.
112360| Multiple Locations| Practical Tips for Becoming a NED|

Choosing to become a non-executive director (NED) could be prompted by a lifestyle change or a desire to use skills and knowledge gained in an executive environment. This could be fuelled by an ambition to do something worthy in the third sector or to support enterprising organisations. Or it could be the result of wanting to become involved in an organisation without taking on an executive role.

Whatever the rationale, it is essential to know how to access such roles – and how to make yourself the most desirable candidate in a marketplace where multiple applicants may be attempting to secure a prime role. This workshop will also explore the risks and responsibilities of the NED role, with recommendations on best practice for assessing contracts in an increasingly litigious environment.

By the time you have completed the session, you will be able to:

  1. Identify what skills you have and need to hone for NED positions and how to distinguish yourselves from others. Write a compelling CV and have a well prepared list of questions before you proceed.
  2. Asses with greater knowledge the risks and responsibilities and as such be better placed to ensure you contract correctly.
112356| Multiple Locations| Improvind Boards Dynamics|

This interactive taster session considers the important interplay and balance of board dynamics exhibited at board level, focusing on how to improve interaction, behaviour and relationships in board meetings. In this focused introduction to the topic, you will have the opportunity to explore:

  • What board dynamics are – and why they matter
  • Why (and how) board dynamics differ from those at executive and management level
  • Some of the typical features of a well-functioning board with good board dynamics
  • How to recognise and help develop positive dynamics

Course benefits

By engaging with a practical case study, based around a realistic board meeting scenario, you will learn how to identify both positive and potentially damaging board dynamics.

As a group, you will also have the opportunity to reflect on and share your own experiences, assess your own approach to board meetings, and consider how you could refine your approach in order to achieve more productive personal and business outcomes.

112357| Multiple Locations| Improvind Boards Dynamics|

This interactive taster session considers the important interplay and balance of board dynamics exhibited at board level, focusing on how to improve interaction, behaviour and relationships in board meetings. In this focused introduction to the topic, you will have the opportunity to explore:

  • What board dynamics are – and why they matter
  • Why (and how) board dynamics differ from those at executive and management level
  • Some of the typical features of a well-functioning board with good board dynamics
  • How to recognise and help develop positive dynamics

Course benefits

By engaging with a practical case study, based around a realistic board meeting scenario, you will learn how to identify both positive and potentially damaging board dynamics.

As a group, you will also have the opportunity to reflect on and share your own experiences, assess your own approach to board meetings, and consider how you could refine your approach in order to achieve more productive personal and business outcomes.

112358| Multiple Locations| Improvind Boards Dynamics|

This interactive taster session considers the important interplay and balance of board dynamics exhibited at board level, focusing on how to improve interaction, behaviour and relationships in board meetings. In this focused introduction to the topic, you will have the opportunity to explore:

  • What board dynamics are – and why they matter
  • Why (and how) board dynamics differ from those at executive and management level
  • Some of the typical features of a well-functioning board with good board dynamics
  • How to recognise and help develop positive dynamics

Course benefits

By engaging with a practical case study, based around a realistic board meeting scenario, you will learn how to identify both positive and potentially damaging board dynamics.

As a group, you will also have the opportunity to reflect on and share your own experiences, assess your own approach to board meetings, and consider how you could refine your approach in order to achieve more productive personal and business outcomes.

112349| Corinium Acupuncture & Eastern Healing Arts| CPD Course: Qigong for Better Bodywork|

Monday, 24th April in Cirencester, GL7 2PF

17 CPD hours (7 hours in the classroom and 10 hours at home)
Price: £120

 

Put the magic in your hands

Acupuncturists: Get better at feeling Qi for diagnosis, point location, needling and bodywork.

Other bodywork therapists: Learn to feel Qi and take bodywork to a new level. Improve your sensitivity for better palpation, hands-on diagnosis and treatment.

 

How Qigong makes for better bodywork

‘Qigong’ can be translated as ‘Qi work, accomplishment, or skill and mastery cultivated through practice’. It is used by Chinese medics to develop their ability to feel and manipulate Qi. Learning and practising Qigong nourishes your own Qi and provides you with an extraordinary therapeutic tool that can be integrated into your existing treatment modalities.

 

Your Tutor

David Dobson, has practised and taught Qigong for 15+ years. He began his Chinese medical training in Taiwan, later completing his acupuncture degree in the UK. David is now part of an expert group translating Chinese medical classics into English, is a practicing Qigong teacher and acupuncturist, and has taught Daoist philosophy at The Acupuncture Academy in Leamington.

 

Chaoyi Fanhuan Qigong

This CPD course teaches the six-form Chaoyi Fanhuan Qigong set, as well as an additional seventh form. Developed as a Qigong medical tool, the set is pragmatic and appropriate to our fast-paced modern lifestyle.

 

Practical learning and individual attention

David immerses you in practical experience from the outset so that you are ready to apply your new skills the moment you get back into your treatment room. Class sizes are limited to 8 people, ensuring that you get the individual attention you need.

 

More information

Find out more at http://www.coriniumacupuncture.co.uk/acupuncturecpdqigongforbodywork

112340| Multiple Locations| Sustainable Home Grown Feeds|

Arable crops are often a key part of pasture-based agriculture, yet their selection and management are likely to be driven by very different requirements than those of intensive arable situations. This module focusses on developing appropriate management approaches to the maintenance and building of soil fertility whilst maximising livestock productivity, to deliver a system that is both resilient and sustainable. You will explore rotational farming practices in the context of mixed farming systems and examine different crop options and their suitability for different situations and regions, their use in the feed ration, and crop management approaches. The environmental and economic implications of different management practices will also be evaluated in context with current UK and European policy.

The module’s units consist of:

  • Overview of mixed farming systems and soil health – assessment of current mixed-farming systems; identification of good and bad practices and their impacts on soil health.
  • Crop rotation - regulatory and environmental context: examination of current UK legislation and its impact on crop rotation.
  • Building soil fertility – the management of crop rotation to ensure soil health is maintained; the benefits of cover crops.
  • Cultivation and harvest options - consequences of cultivation and harvest operations on nutrient and soil management.
  • Plant health and weed control – management of crop disease, weeds and pests using crop rotation.
  • Economic evaluation - the economic justification for home grown feed.
  • Maize - whole crop, corn cob mix and crimped maize.
  • Protein crops - evaluation of common protein crops, including red clover, lucerne, lupins and sainfoin.
  • Cereal and brassica crops - use of whole-crop, crimped grain and grain in the feed ration.
  • Short-term grass leys - assessment of short term grass leys with focus on Italian ryegrass and Festulolium.
112339| Multiple Locations| Sustainable Home Grown Feeds|

Arable crops are often a key part of pasture-based agriculture, yet their selection and management are likely to be driven by very different requirements than those of intensive arable situations. This module focusses on developing appropriate management approaches to the maintenance and building of soil fertility whilst maximising livestock productivity, to deliver a system that is both resilient and sustainable. You will explore rotational farming practices in the context of mixed farming systems and examine different crop options and their suitability for different situations and regions, their use in the feed ration, and crop management approaches. The environmental and economic implications of different management practices will also be evaluated in context with current UK and European policy.

The module’s units consist of:

  • Overview of mixed farming systems and soil health – assessment of current mixed-farming systems; identification of good and bad practices and their impacts on soil health.
  • Crop rotation - regulatory and environmental context: examination of current UK legislation and its impact on crop rotation.
  • Building soil fertility – the management of crop rotation to ensure soil health is maintained; the benefits of cover crops.
  • Cultivation and harvest options - consequences of cultivation and harvest operations on nutrient and soil management.
  • Plant health and weed control – management of crop disease, weeds and pests using crop rotation.
  • Economic evaluation - the economic justification for home grown feed.
  • Maize - whole crop, corn cob mix and crimped maize.
  • Protein crops - evaluation of common protein crops, including red clover, lucerne, lupins and sainfoin.
  • Cereal and brassica crops - use of whole-crop, crimped grain and grain in the feed ration.
  • Short-term grass leys - assessment of short term grass leys with focus on Italian ryegrass and Festulolium.
112338| Multiple Locations| Silage Science|

This module will develop your knowledge of modern forage and grain ensilage systems, giving you the skills to integrate recent research into your work. It will examine: silage evaluation; fermentation; microbiology; inoculant development; pathogen transfer; and food safety. Although its focus will be on pasture-based systems, processes for grain and non-arable crops will be described and evaluated.

The module’s units consist of:

  • Fundamentals of silage production - an overview of the ensiling process and an assessment of the environmental impact of silage production.
  • Silage biochemistry and analysis - a detailed look at the biochemical changes that occur during the ensiling process.
  • Silage microbiology - an overview of the key microbes responsible for ensiling and an examination of contamination by undesirable microbes.
  • Silage additives - evaluation of the different additives and their appropriate use.
  • Silage harvest and storage - the technology of harvesting and an examination of storage and sealing options and on-farm silage analysis.
  • Ensiling grass-based forage- an assessment of grassland management and grazing systems for pastures destined for ensiling.
  • Ensiling maize – maize cultivation and harvest, crimped maize and ensiled maize products, maize breeding and listing.
  • Ensiling alternative forages - the challenges of ensiling legumes, including red clover and whole crop cereals.
  • Future developments in silage - an exploration of ‘the next big things’ in silage science.
112337| Multiple Locations| Silage Science|

This module will develop your knowledge of modern forage and grain ensilage systems, giving you the skills to integrate recent research into your work. It will examine: silage evaluation; fermentation; microbiology; inoculant development; pathogen transfer; and food safety. Although its focus will be on pasture-based systems, processes for grain and non-arable crops will be described and evaluated.

The module’s units consist of:

  • Fundamentals of silage production - an overview of the ensiling process and an assessment of the environmental impact of silage production.
  • Silage biochemistry and analysis - a detailed look at the biochemical changes that occur during the ensiling process.
  • Silage microbiology - an overview of the key microbes responsible for ensiling and an examination of contamination by undesirable microbes.
  • Silage additives - evaluation of the different additives and their appropriate use.
  • Silage harvest and storage - the technology of harvesting and an examination of storage and sealing options and on-farm silage analysis.
  • Ensiling grass-based forage- an assessment of grassland management and grazing systems for pastures destined for ensiling.
  • Ensiling maize – maize cultivation and harvest, crimped maize and ensiled maize products, maize breeding and listing.
  • Ensiling alternative forages - the challenges of ensiling legumes, including red clover and whole crop cereals.
  • Future developments in silage - an exploration of ‘the next big things’ in silage science.
112336| Multiple Locations| Global Ruminant Production|

The focus of this module is on how to increase the efficiency of both intensive and extensive ruminant production systems. It draws upon research within Aberystwyth University IBERS and elsewhere and will cover topics including: the basics of performance measuring; the latest research on ruminant genetics and using this to reduce the environmental impact of production. You will explore the fundamental genetics and physiology that underpin animal production in terms of: reproductive technology; genetic improvement; dairy cattle production systems; meat production systems; meat and milk quality; disease prevention and management.

The module’s units consist of:

  • Global Production
  • Supply chains
  • Producing safe and healthy food
  • Measuring performance and management methods
  • Reducing impacts
  • Ruminant behaviour and welfare
  • Reproduction
  • Nutrition
  • Ruminant health
  • Production systems of the future
112335| Multiple Locations| Global Ruminant Production|

The focus of this module is on how to increase the efficiency of both intensive and extensive ruminant production systems. It draws upon research within Aberystwyth University IBERS and elsewhere and will cover topics including: the basics of performance measuring; the latest research on ruminant genetics and using this to reduce the environmental impact of production. You will explore the fundamental genetics and physiology that underpin animal production in terms of: reproductive technology; genetic improvement; dairy cattle production systems; meat production systems; meat and milk quality; disease prevention and management.

The module’s units consist of:

  • Global Production
  • Supply chains
  • Producing safe and healthy food
  • Measuring performance and management methods
  • Reducing impacts
  • Ruminant behaviour and welfare
  • Reproduction
  • Nutrition
  • Ruminant health
  • Production systems of the future
112341| University of Portsmouth| FA Small Sided Referee Course|

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112334| Multiple Locations| Plant Breeding|

This fourteen week distance learning module is designed to give those with an interest in plant breeding a comprehensive understanding of what it takes to bring a variety from a concept to market. Featured crops include: beans, peas, oats, ryegrass, clover and energy crops. We will consider all aspects of what makes a commercial plant breeding program successful. Real datasets will demonstrate the challenges a breeder faces when making selections. Students will undertake case studies to look in depth at the process of breeding a crop of their choice.

Topics covered will include:

  • Plant reproductive biology
  • Control of pollination and uses in breeding
  • Breeding systems for self and cross-pollinated plant species
  • Trait measurement and selection methods
  • Agricultural experimentation and trial design
  • Defining breeding objectives
  • Variety legislation and commercialisation
  • Marker-assisted and genome wide selection
  • Utilising diversity, mutant and biotechnology in breeding
112333| Multiple Locations| Plant Breeding|

This fourteen week distance learning module is designed to give those with an interest in plant breeding a comprehensive understanding of what it takes to bring a variety from a concept to market. Featured crops include: beans, peas, oats, ryegrass, clover and energy crops. We will consider all aspects of what makes a commercial plant breeding program successful. Real datasets will demonstrate the challenges a breeder faces when making selections. Students will undertake case studies to look in depth at the process of breeding a crop of their choice.

Topics covered will include:

  • Plant reproductive biology
  • Control of pollination and uses in breeding
  • Breeding systems for self and cross-pollinated plant species
  • Trait measurement and selection methods
  • Agricultural experimentation and trial design
  • Defining breeding objectives
  • Variety legislation and commercialisation
  • Marker-assisted and genome wide selection
  • Utilising diversity, mutant and biotechnology in breeding
112332| Multiple Locations| Organic & Low Input Ruminant Production|

This module will examine the concepts behind ruminant production in a low input or organic system. It will consider alternative methods of production, from unique forages and sward mixtures to interesting animal breeds that could provide a more tailored product for niche markets. The course will also look at natural methods of disease control that can be adopted by low input or organic systems.


The module’s units will consist of:

  • Overview of production systems – why organic or low-input? organic standards; defining low-input; different ruminant systems.
  • Low-input markets – overview of supply chains and economics; niche markets; alternative income streams.
  • Nutrition in low-input systems – mixed swards and novel grass breeds; forage/feed balance; pasture-fed only.
  • Home grown feeds – current research into a selection of home-grown feeds.
  • Nutrient flow –   overview of nutrient cycling in ruminant systems and emission reduction.
  • Grazing management – overview of different grazing systems and the role of trees in pasture.
  • Breeding – selective breeding methods and suitability of breeds and species for low-input systems.
  • Disease control and positive welfare approaches – preventative measures to reduce disease risk; possible strategies for welfare enhancement; parasite control and forages for health.
  • Ruminants in mixed-farming systems – rationale for and design of mixed-farming systems; introducing horticulture into ruminant farming and incentives for diversification.
  • The future for low-input farming – challenges and opportunities; ecosystem services; potential use of precision farming techniques.
112331| Multiple Locations| Organic & Low Input Ruminant Production|

This module will examine the concepts behind ruminant production in a low input or organic system. It will consider alternative methods of production, from unique forages and sward mixtures to interesting animal breeds that could provide a more tailored product for niche markets. The course will also look at natural methods of disease control that can be adopted by low input or organic systems.


The module’s units will consist of:

  • Overview of production systems – why organic or low-input? organic standards; defining low-input; different ruminant systems.
  • Low-input markets – overview of supply chains and economics; niche markets; alternative income streams.
  • Nutrition in low-input systems – mixed swards and novel grass breeds; forage/feed balance; pasture-fed only.
  • Home grown feeds – current research into a selection of home-grown feeds.
  • Nutrient flow –   overview of nutrient cycling in ruminant systems and emission reduction.
  • Grazing management – overview of different grazing systems and the role of trees in pasture.
  • Breeding – selective breeding methods and suitability of breeds and species for low-input systems.
  • Disease control and positive welfare approaches – preventative measures to reduce disease risk; possible strategies for welfare enhancement; parasite control and forages for health.
  • Ruminants in mixed-farming systems – rationale for and design of mixed-farming systems; introducing horticulture into ruminant farming and incentives for diversification.
  • The future for low-input farming – challenges and opportunities; ecosystem services; potential use of precision farming techniques.
112330| Multiple Locations| Farm Business Management|

This module gives students the skills to analyse, carry out and revise farm business plans. The module will look at all aspects of farm planning from the accounts to the physical aspects that anyone dealing with farms should be aware of. The students will be taught how to develop a robust and logical plan, and be given the task of creating a plan of their own through our unique interactive farm business. 

The module requires knowledge of Excel and students will be expected to complete short pre-module on using Excel during the first week of the module. 

Topics covered in this module are:

  • Objectives and decision making
  • Integration – policy, economics, markets and the business
  • Business structures
  • Business analysis
  • Risk and Uncertainty
  • Investment
  • Robustness, resilience and sensitivity analysis
  • Dealing with private and personal aspects of a business
  • Drawing up and presenting business plans – methods and practicalities
  • Revising business plans
112329| Multiple Locations| Farm Business Management|

This module gives students the skills to analyse, carry out and revise farm business plans. The module will look at all aspects of farm planning from the accounts to the physical aspects that anyone dealing with farms should be aware of. The students will be taught how to develop a robust and logical plan, and be given the task of creating a plan of their own through our unique interactive farm business. 

The module requires knowledge of Excel and students will be expected to complete short pre-module on using Excel during the first week of the module. 

Topics covered in this module are:

  • Objectives and decision making
  • Integration – policy, economics, markets and the business
  • Business structures
  • Business analysis
  • Risk and Uncertainty
  • Investment
  • Robustness, resilience and sensitivity analysis
  • Dealing with private and personal aspects of a business
  • Drawing up and presenting business plans – methods and practicalities
  • Revising business plans
112326| Multiple Locations| An Update, Diagnosis and Treatment - Low Back Pain and SI Joint Disorders|

Early Bird Booking Offer - All courses in 2017 will launch with a discounted price for a limited time - Book this course now at a reduced cost of £35 + VAT.

Low Back Pain - Is Surgery Ever A Good Idea?
 
Treating low back pain with surgery has always been controversial.  A multinational multi-centre award winning study suggests there are conditions when surgery can be superior to non-operative management. Certainly our European and American cousins do far more back pain surgery than us!  Why? Are they right? What are the controversies and what evidence is there to help guide appropriate treatment?

Newer treatments for back pain include disc supplementation, hydration and stem cell therapy. Is there any evidence for these techniques? What's involved and what are the potential risks and benefits? 

During this talk, Mr Bob Chatterjee will discuss the story behind of the surgical treatment of back pain.  Mr Chatterjee will explain the different viewpoints not only within the UK but also from his experience abroad.  He will explain the latest scanning techniques to help identify patients whom may benefit from surgery, but perhaps most importantly describe a patient's journey through such surgery and how they recover afterwards. Having performed stem cell research at The Royal National Orthopaedic Hospital and currently performing trials in disc supplementation, Mr Chatterjee will update you on the latest progress and evidence for these newer treatments.

Sacroiliac Joint Disorders - Fact or Fiction?

In the first part of the 20th century, sacroiliac (SI) joint syndrome was the most common diagnosis for lumbago (low back pain). Any pain in the low back, buttock, or adjacent leg was usually referred to as SI joint syndrome. Before 1932, SI joint syndrome was a particularly popular diagnosis. There was actually a period referred to as the "Era of the SI Joint." However the diagnosis, then fell out of fashion as newer conditions took the limelight.

In the early 2000's, many doctors "rediscovered" the SI joint as a possible source of back pain. Yet even today, SI joint pain is often overlooked. Many doctors have not been trained to consider it. Many are still reluctant to believe a joint that has so little movement can cause back pain. Currently treatment of the condition surgically is popular on the continent, but is it a genuine entity? I travelled to Germany to train with sacroiliac joint treatment practitioners in order to understand the condition better.

I will describe the science behind the condition, who is at risk of getting sacroiliac problems. I will also explain how to diagnose the condition and what treatment options may be available.

Cost: £35 + VAT

Admission to course, 2 hours CPD, speaker's handout, tea and coffee on arrival, refreshements break during the interval, Certificate of Attendance.

Who should attend? Chiropractors; Osteopaths; Physiotherapists; Podiatrists; Sports Therapists; Hand Therapists; Occupational Therapists

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