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137233| University of Portsmouth| A Day of Practical Minimal Intervention Dentistry|

This hands-on course will provide delegates with  day of learning and tasks on practical aspects of MI dentistry that can be used every day.

Speaker(s):
Michael Thomas - Senior Teaching Fellow and Specialist Clinical Teacher, Department of Conservative & MI Dentistry, Faculty of Dentistry, Oral & Craniofacial Sciences, King’s College London.
Deputy Programme Manager for the Advanced Minimum Intervention MSc by Distance Learning
MI Dentistry, Faculty of Dentistry, Oral & Craniofacial Sciences, King’s College London.
Specialist in Prosthodontics at The Wessex Dental Specialist Centre, Fareham.

Details: This course, with lectures and practical sessions, aims to consider the MI approach to dental care and how this can be applied in practice by means of risk assessment, targeting prevention and practical aspects of restorative dentistry.

Learning Objectives:

By attending this course the attendees will learn about:
1) Aspects of risk assessment and how this can assist in planning care.
2) The use of saliva testing.
3) Using the oral healthcare team to assist in the delivery of MI care.
4) Practical applications of MI restorative care..

Development Outcomes:
A,B,C,D

137232| Multiple Locations| Tooth Whitening for Dental Hygienists and Dental Therapists|

This hands-on course is designed specifically for dental hygienists & therapists who would like to expand their knowledge and develop their skills by providing tooth whitening for patients, focusing on home and in-surgery techniques. The course is both theory and hands-on, in line with GDC Scope of Practice, whilst following the European and UK legislation concerning tooth whitening products.

Speaker(s):
Diane Rochford RDH, BSc (Hons), Dental Hygienist - Diane qualified as a dental hygienist at Guy’s (London), in March 1996. Joining Dr Linda Greenwalls team in September 1996, Diane works as an extended duties dental hygienist in the practice. Since 2008, Diane has been teaching with Dr Greenwall on her dental bleaching courses in the UK and overseas, before running her own courses specifically for dental hygienists and therapists in 2010. She has written and published articles for various dental journals including Dental Health and Primary Dental Journal. She completed her BSc (Hons) in Dental Studies at University of Central Lancashire in 2016.
Diane has been a BSDHT member (formally BDHA) since qualifying and was the BSDHT North West Region group representative on Council four years until being elected President Elect in November 2018.

Details: This course, will provide delegates with the skills, knowledge and confidence to undertake appropriate tooth whitening treatment safely for patients of the practice.

Learning Objectives:

At the end of the session the students will be able to:
1) List the components that form a comprehensive examination prior to tooth whitening
2) Discuss how tooth whitening works
3) Design a suitable prescription template and quick reference sheet
4) Explain the types of tooth whitening treatments available and recommend the most appropriate treatment
5) Clarify the answers to patient’s questions
6) Demonstrate a safe and effective method for taking alginate impressions
7) Apply home whitening gel safely into the patient’s trays.
8) Perform in-surgery isolation safely

Development Outcomes:
A,B,C,D

137231| Multiple Locations| Tooth Whitening for Dental Hygienists and Dental Therapists|

This hands-on course is designed specifically for dental hygienists & therapists who would like to expand their knowledge and develop their skills by providing tooth whitening for patients, focusing on home and in-surgery techniques. The course is both theory and hands-on, in line with GDC Scope of Practice, whilst following the European and UK legislation concerning tooth whitening products.

Speaker(s):
Diane Rochford RDH, BSc (Hons), Dental Hygienist - Diane qualified as a dental hygienist at Guy’s (London), in March 1996. Joining Dr Linda Greenwalls team in September 1996, Diane works as an extended duties dental hygienist in the practice. Since 2008, Diane has been teaching with Dr Greenwall on her dental bleaching courses in the UK and overseas, before running her own courses specifically for dental hygienists and therapists in 2010. She has written and published articles for various dental journals including Dental Health and Primary Dental Journal. She completed her BSc (Hons) in Dental Studies at University of Central Lancashire in 2016.
Diane has been a BSDHT member (formally BDHA) since qualifying and was the BSDHT North West Region group representative on Council four years until being elected President Elect in November 2018.

Details: This course, will provide delegates with the skills, knowledge and confidence to undertake appropriate tooth whitening treatment safely for patients of the practice.

Learning Objectives:

At the end of the session the students will be able to:
1) List the components that form a comprehensive examination prior to tooth whitening
2) Discuss how tooth whitening works
3) Design a suitable prescription template and quick reference sheet
4) Explain the types of tooth whitening treatments available and recommend the most appropriate treatment
5) Clarify the answers to patient’s questions
6) Demonstrate a safe and effective method for taking alginate impressions
7) Apply home whitening gel safely into the patient’s trays.
8) Perform in-surgery isolation safely

Development Outcomes:
A,B,C,D

137218| Oryon Develop| Face-to-face: 2nd Essex Pain Symposium|

Pain manifests itself in many forms and in many conditions. 

As our Pain Symposium returns to Essex for its 2nd year, you’ll have the opportunity to join us in-person for our first post-pandemic face-to-face masterclass! 

With an array of talks, from Pain Consultants to ENT to Radiologists, gain 7 hours’ CPD and exhaustive expert knowledge on conditions on the theme of pain. Take skills, such as knowing which modality to refer for when a patient presents with low back pain, back to your clinic to inform your practice

Join Consultants Of Various Specialities on Saturday 29th January at the Holiday Inn - Brentwood.

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.*

You will receive an email with instructions on joining us in the days leading up to the course – please check your junk mail if you have not received this! 

What's included: Admission to course, 7 hours CPD, speakers' slides (if permitted), light refreshments and lunch, Certificate of Attendance. If you have any dietary requirements, please let us know by Friday 14th January 2022 at the latest.

Price: £119 + VAT

137213| Oryon Develop| Webinar: ENT Conditions & Vertigo Top Tips|

The ear, nose and throat (ENT) are often related to imbalance conditions such as vertigo. Decipher the differences between ENT and neurological vertigo, as well as the signs of other common ENT conditions.

 

Come along and hear Consultant ENT Surgeon, Mr Nicholas Eynon-Lewis, and Otorhinolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery Registrar, Mr Daniel Scholfield, talk about common ENT conditions. The talks will include the management of vertigo. Get a taste of expert knowledge in this interactive evening webinar!

 

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.

137174| Oryon Develop| Hybrid Event: 11th Annual Spinal Symposium|

Oryon Develop is delighted to announce that this year, our flagship event, the 11th Annual Spinal Symposium, will be a hybrid event – both online and face-to-face at the world-renowned Royal College of Physicians. Giving you the opportunity to learn whichever way you prefer, we’ll be making sure you have an experience to remember! 

This year’s line-up explores a range of conditions and aetiologies from spinal cord disease, to cervicalgia, to fasting for inflammatory conditions. Receive your 7.5 hours’ CPD and gain in-depth knowledge of the whole spine, from expert speakers in their fields. 

Join Consultants Of Various Specialities on Saturday 26th February Royal College of Physicians or online.

Select whether you will be attending the face-to-face event (places are limited so secure yours now!), or simply watch the webinar online from wherever is convenient. You will get a full recording of the event either way and can catch up with the recording, if you are unable to attend either of them live!

You will receive an email with instructions on joining us in the days leading up to the course – please check your junk mail if you have not received this! 

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.

What's included: Admission to course, 7.5 hours CPD, speakers' slides (if permitted), light refreshments and lunch, Certificate of Attendance. If you are attending face-to-face and have any dietary requirements, please let us know by Friday 11th February 2022 at the latest.

Price: £129 + VAT

137173| Royal Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Trust| Free From Pain - Lifestyle Medicine for Orthopaedic & MSK issues|

FREE FROM PAIN CPD EVENT

Basics of Lifestyle Medicine as applied to bone, joint, muscle and ligament health
FOR GENERAL PRACTITIONERS AND OTHER HEALTH PROFESSIONALS

27th November 2021 (Saturday) 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM
Venue

Clinical Education Centre, Royal Liverpool University Hospital, Liverpool, L7 8XP

Draft Programme

08:30 Registration
09:00 Benefits of Exercise – Dr George Ampat
09:30 Sarcopenia – Prof Graham Kemp
10:00 The harm from television – Dr George Ampat
10:30 Low Carb Diet – Dr David Unwin
11:00 Move and beverage break
11:30 Plant Based Diet – Dr Niju Bajekal
12:00 Arthritis and current treatment options – Dr George Ampat
12:30 How to move to a Plant Based Diet – Ms Rohini Bajekal
13:00 Lunch – Vegan
14:00 Motivation is not Enough – Dr Sue Smith
14:30 Ikigai – Japanese for “Purpose in Life”– Dr Rajiv Bajekal
15:00 Sleep Health – Dr Biswajit Chakrabarti
15:30 Move and beverage break
16:00 Family and Friends – Dr George Ampat
16:30 Intermittent Fasting – Dr Reeta Karamchandani
17:00 Feedback and close.

137160| University of Manchester| An introduction to climate change and health|

The University of Manchester presents: An introduction to climate change and health

An online 3 hour session of CPD costing only £50.

ILOs: By the end of the session, you will be able to

  • Understand the main health impacts of climate change
  • Discuss key mitigation and adaptation strategies
  • Assess the implications and develop setting specific responses

Climate change is the biggest threat the world faces today. Despite the current, understandable focus on Covid-19, climate change has not stopped. The UN Secretary General has said that “climate change is the defining issue of our time”. Even if world leaders make significant commitments to reduce emissions at their meeting in November, we are still facing climate impacts today and for many years to come. This CPD session will provide you with an introduction to how climate change can affect health and wellbeing, looking at the different impacts, and the importance of uncertainties and future projections. We need to plan and prepare, mitigate and adapt and we will explore some of the strategies for developing appropriate setting specific responses to the health and wellbeing challenges exacerbated or caused by climate change.

137156| Oryon Develop| Webinar: Balance Disorders – The Precursor to Falls|

We need our vision, vestibular system and sensory input to maintain balance. Any disruption can affect this balance. BPVV, Meniere's disease, Parkinson’s and multiple sclerosis are just a few examples of conditions that can cause imbalance and sensory disturbances.

 

Find the correct cause and make accurate diagnoses for your patients by joining us and Dr Mashkur Khan, Consultant Physician & Honorary Senior Lecturer, with an interest in syncope, blackouts and dizziness. We will be delving into the mechanisms which explain why we lose our balance and how these can help to achieve good balance.

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: Mashkur Khan, Consultant Physician

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

Price: £39 + VAT

137133| University of Oxford| Clinical Prediction Rules|

Understanding the principles involved in designing, creating and testing clinical prediction rules

This accredited short course will cover the concepts of risk and prediction, statistical techniques used to develop clinical prediction rules, the importance of internal and external validation assessments, and critical appraisal of existing studies of clinical prediction rules. Practical sessions will give students the opportunity to implement common modelling approaches using statistical software (Stata).

The last date for receipt of complete applications is 5pm Friday 29th April 2022. Regrettably, late applications cannot be accepted.

Prices start from £2,080.00

137124| University of Oxford| Economics of Health Care|

Using economics to improve health and healthcare

This module will provide a basic introduction to three key areas of health economics: the financing of healthcare, economic evaluation of healthcare technologies, and the evaluation of healthcare policies. These objectives will be supported by an introduction to fundamental economic concepts and their relevance to decisions concerning the financing, allocation, and evaluation of health care.  

Participants will be able to understand the high-level differences between types of healthcare system financing, critically appraise health economic studies, and will understand how healthcare policies may be evaluated. Successful completion of the course will support engagement with health economists and policy advisors when working with them as advisors, colleagues or research collaborators.

The last date for receipt of complete applications is 5pm Friday 25th February 2022. Regrettably, late applications cannot be accepted.

Prices start from £2,570.00

137103| University of Oxford| Healthcare Evaluation and Research Impact|

This module will focus on how to evaluate the impact of a translational science effort in a healthcare setting. It will include a theoretical introduction to evaluation, including a critical consideration of ‘logic model’ approaches to monitoring and evaluating projects, which address the question; “what were we trying to achieve and to what extent did we achieve it?”.

The module will also cover more theory-driven (critical-interpretivist and realist) approaches to evaluation, which address questions such as; 

- whose interests does and should the evaluation serve?

- whose voices are seldom heard and how can we bring these voices to the table?

- how can we evaluate emergent outcomes that shift the focus away from the original programme goals?

Specific approaches, including realist evaluation and utilisation-focused evaluation will be described with illustrative examples.

The module will include hands-on practical advice on how to plan and undertake small-scale evaluations of local translational projects, and also sessions on the critical appraisal of academic and grey literature evaluations of larger (e.g. national-level) translational initiatives. At a more abstract level, the module will also consider how to evaluate the impact of research at a macro level (e.g. in research excellence assessment).

The last date for receipt of complete applications is 5pm Friday 1st April 2022. Regrettably, late applications cannot be accepted.

Prices start from £2,080.00

137091| University of Leeds| GIS and Environment|

This module looks at the many ways in which GIS can be applied to the study of the environmental sciences including modelling terrain, hydrology, ecology and land use.

The module considers important issues in the application of GIS such as sampling strategies, scale and generalisation, error and uncertainty, and grid-based modelling before moving on to look at how these methods can be applied to gain a better understanding of landscape processes.

The module concludes with a look at how GIS is being applied to inform better decisions about the natural environment within the human dimension of the planning process. The module is assessed through the completion of practical assignments and an individual project report.

137090| University of Leeds| Geodemographics and Neighbourhood Analysis|

Area characteristics about neighbourhoods have widespread use in analyses that inform policy decision making in public (local and national government), and private (commercial) organisations as well as the third sector (charities).

Area characteristics are also linked to individual level data to determine variations in health and educational application, for example, in this module, students will learn how to construct a variety of area measures and methods to incorporate these in analyses.

The knowledge and skills involved are highly useful in many career settings including academic, public, private and third sector settings.

137089| University of Leeds| Digital Image Processing for Environmental Remote|

On completion of this module, students will:

- have been introduced concepts, theories and methods of earth observation from aircraft and earth orbital satellites for environmental research and for input into GIS;

- be able to use appropriate software to read, display, restore, enhance, classify and extract information about the land surface from diverse types of remote sensing images;

- understand the standard workflow used to turn remote sensing data (i.e. images) into information (i.e. thematic outputs) in a range of applications.

137088| University of Leeds| Professional and Personal Development|

This module aims to develop students’ technical skills through exposure to non-traditional software.

The module responds to the changing landscape of industry by enabling students to make use of software packages currently used by leading organisations. It achieves this primarily through hands-on computer practical tasks with an ongoing emphasis on professional development. Indicative software packages include MapInfo, QGIS and Microsoft Excel.

This module will provide students with both a working and critical understanding of how such packages work, their respective pros/cons and how they can be applied more widely. Students will also be introduced to the research process with a view to developing their own research ideas and considering how these may be explored. The latter aims to prompt early dissertation preparation.

137087| University of Leeds| Programming for Geographical Information Analysis|

This module provides foundation level skills in computer programming. It introduces different types of programming and software development practice in general and in a geographical context. It encourages sustainable software development through: the application of software licences; the production of well documented source code; software testing; version control; and the production of user documentation.

It is based on the development of software for geographical data processing and visualisation in a series of supported practical exercises.

137086| University of Leeds| Business and Service Planning|

This module considers the provision of public and private services (such as retail, healthcare, transport and emergency services) from both demand and supply side perspectives.

We provide a brief introduction to public sector service provision before considering the planning and evaluation of healthcare, transport and emergency services provision at a local level in urban and rural contexts. We focus on the application of spatial analysis to capture demand, supply and measures of utilization and accessibility.

We then focus in detail on the application of these modelling tools in a retail context. Students apply data-driven spatial models in a business context, drawing on examples from the grocery sector. This module is applied in nature and involves extensive use of GIS and spatial modelling tools.

Assessment is based on interpretation of modelled outputs within a public sector and business service provision context.

137085| University of Leeds| Visualisation for Geographic Data Science|

This module will equip students with the technical and critical reasoning skills to explore, analyse and communicate structure in geospatial datasets using visualization.

Through the module students will learn modern techniques for processing and wrangling geospatial data, design and critique statistical graphics that expose structure in geographic data and develop expertise in communicating statistical effects under uncertainty.

All data analysis activity will be performed within the R statistical programming environment. Whilst an advantage, prior familiarity with R or programming concepts is not a requirement.

137084| University of Leeds| GIS Data Visualisation and Analysis 2|

This module develops core and intermediate spatial analysis skills required for the analysis of geographically referenced data focussing on a range of socio-economic and environmental applications. Taught through instructional notes and practical activities, students will apply their skills and knowledge of spatial analysis to analyse quantitative data.

The module equips students to produce and communicate high quality outputs that can be used to inform decision making in a range of real-life applications. This module reinforces the quantitative skills and familiarity with GIS software introduced in GEOG5001: GIS DVA1 with different types of data to enable students to undertake subsequent modules and independent research.

137082| University of Leeds| GIS Data Visualisation and Analysis 2|

This module develops core and intermediate spatial analysis skills required for the analysis of geographically referenced data focussing on a range of socio-economic and environmental applications. Taught through instructional notes and practical activities, students will apply their skills and knowledge of spatial analysis to analyse quantitative data.

The module equips students to produce and communicate high quality outputs that can be used to inform decision making in a range of real-life applications. This module reinforces the quantitative skills and familiarity with GIS software introduced in GEOG5001: GIS DVA1 with different types of data to enable students to undertake subsequent modules and independent research.

137081| University of Manchester| Occupational Medicine|

Overview

The two units (Foundation for Postgraduate Practice and Fitness for Work) provide a basic level qualification aimed principally at GPs working part-time in occupational medicine, covering the main issues affecting health and work.

On completion of our course, you will have achieved a level of knowledge and competence appropriate to a generalist working in occupational health.

Please note that no formal academic qualification from the University is awarded at this level. Students are provided with a certificate of attendance, making the holder eligible to apply for the FOM DOccMed examinations.

More information about the course content can be found on the course details page. The course consists of two 15-credit units. 

 

The course aims to: 

  • provide an overview of the organisation of occupational health services in the UK;
  • explain the current health and safety at work legislation;
  • describe the common occupational hazards and diseases, their assessment and management;
  • introduce the disciplines of occupational hygiene, toxicology, epidemiology and ergonomics and equip you with some of the relevant practical skills;
  • extend your appreciation of the relevance of your clinical skills to the workplace environment;
  • encourage you to develop an active interest in occupational medicine and its relationship to your day-to-day work.

 

Start date:

Deadline for September 2021 entry is 13th September 2021. Teaching begins in October 2021. 

Full details can be seen on our website: https://www.bmh.manchester.ac.uk/study/cpd/courses/cpd-occupational-medicine/ 

 

 

137020| University of Manchester| Nutrition and Public Health|

Our Personal Professional Development (Public Health and Primary Care) courses meet the training needs of health professionals who are either interested in a career in public health or want to develop new skills in a specific area of public health, primary care or research methods.

 

Course overview

This course unit will be of interest to anyone who wishes to explore the concept of “you are what you eat”. It will be relevant to health professionals, policymakers, managers and public health practitioners. The course will examine how good nutrition is not only important to individuals, but also for good population health. We will consider what is good nutrition and investigate the impacts of not eating well and the global obesity threat. How effective are nutritional policies in ensuring good health. Does a good diet make you clever? What are global nutritional policies that improve population health?
This is an interactive on-line course. Students must work through the online course material. Students are encouraged to use the Blackboard discussion boards to ask questions and check their understanding of the course material.

 

Syllabus

Key themes

  • What does nutrition include and what is good diet
  • How nutrition can contribute to public health issues
  • How policy, societies, industries, individuals can improve public health nutrition
  • How to appraise evidence in public health nutrition critically

 

Start date:

Teaching begins on 31st May 2022.

Full details can be seen on our website: https://www.manchester.ac.uk/study/masters/courses/list/03229/personal-professional-development-public-health-and-primary-care/course-details/POPH66662#course-unit-details

137019| University of Manchester| Infection Prevention & Control|

Our Personal Professional Development (Public Health and Primary Care) courses meet the training needs of health professionals who are either interested in a career in public health or want to develop new skills in a specific area of public health, primary care or research methods.

 

Course overview

This unit looks at Infection Prevention and Control from a public health perspective, and aims to:

1. Identify the impact of healthcare associated infections and provide an introduction to the art and science of Infection Prevention and Control, appraising the evidence-base behind policies, guidance and implementation.
2. Equip students with the skills to apply core principles of Infection Prevention and Control in their professional settings.

This course unit is one of the blended options provided on the MPH. Students choosing Infection Prevention and Control will need to be available for the face-to-face teaching block running 5th – 7th July 2022 at The University of Manchester. The 3 days will involve live webinars, presentations and group work. A virtual option may be available depending on government guidelines. We will keep you informed of any changes via My Manchester and regular programme communications.

 

Syllabus

    • Burden of disease from healthcare associated infections.
    • Infection Prevention and Control teams and procedures.
    • Basic communicable disease control.
    • Audit, surveillance and investigation.
    • Antibiotics and antimicrobial resistance.
    • Practical applications of guidelines for Infection Prevention and Control teams, including hand hygiene, personal protective equipment and cleaning.
    • Case studies (including Staphylococcus aureus, TB, Clostridium difficile, Norovirus, bloodborne viruses, Ebola, Covid-19).
    • Infection Prevention and Control in global settings.
    • Practical applications of root cause analysis/audit/outbreak investigation.

 

Start date:

Teaching begins on 31st May 2022.

Full details can be seen on our website:https://www.manchester.ac.uk/study/masters/courses/list/03229/personal-professional-development-public-health-and-primary-care/course-details/POPH65552#course-unit-details

137018| University of Manchester| Implementing Strategy in Dental Services|

Study our Personal Professional Development courses in Public Health and Primary Care.

  • Develop new or existing skills and knowledge in various areas of public health and primary care if you are a health professional.
  • Fit your learning around other commitments through our online courses.
  • Take individual units as standalone Personal Professional Development (Public Health and Primary Care) courses or choose multiple units to build credits for a PGCert, PGDip or master's qualification.
  • Study at a university ranked 6 th in the UK, 8 th in Europe and 27 th in the world (QS World University Rankings 2020).

 

Course overview

This course unit is for students who want to explore how to get the best from a system for providing oral healthcare - both treatment and prevention. It is about putting into action our plans for a service.

We aim to enable the student to understand the systems within which dental services are planned and delivered, to identify the opportunities for improvement and to anticipate and address the barriers to change.

Throughout, there is an emphasis on preventing oral health problems and on reducing inequalities. It is not assumed that students have taken any other course units prior to starting this unit.  

 

Syllabus

  1. Introduction to dental services – aims, methods of addressing oral health problems, models of delivery.
  2. Systems for financing and remuneration and impact on delivery of dental care.
  3. Quality in dental care systems – how it may be defined, assessed and achieved.
  4. Planning services for population needs at system and local level.
  5. Planning workforce to match population needs.
  6. How dental care systems may be changed. 
  7. How dental care may be delivered for groups with additional needs and those who are hard to reach.
  8. How oral health problems may be prevented at practice and population level.
  9. The role and impact of regulations and legislation in dental health care systems.
  10. Methods to ensure appropriate service delivery.

 

Teaching begins on 7th February 2022. Full details can be seen on our website: https://www.manchester.ac.uk/study/masters/courses/list/03229/personal-professional-development-public-health-and-primary-care/course-details/POPH76072#course-unit-details

137017| University of Manchester| Guideline Development and Implementation|

Our Personal Professional Development (Public Health and Primary Care) courses meet the training needs of health professionals who are either interested in a career in public health or want to develop new skills in a specific area of public health, primary care or research methods.

 

Course overview

Practically this module will help to enable clinicians to evaluate whether to use guidelines and to provide them with an understanding about approaches to implementation in the local setting. Methodologically, this module will provide those interested in careers in health scientists with an understanding of approaches to guideline development and implementation.

 

Syllabus

The module will cover:

  • Identifying a need for guidelines
  • Identifying relevant stakeholders
  • Identifying evidence
  • Development processes including a range of case studies
  • Critical appraisals of guidelines including development processes
  • Strategies and interventions to support the translation of evidence into practice, including the role of behavioural science for implementation
  • Evaluating and updating guidelines
  • Guideline repositories

 

Start date:

Teaching begins on 7th February 2022 and runs for 1 semester.

Full details can be seen on our website: https://www.manchester.ac.uk/study/masters/courses/list/03229/personal-professional-development-public-health-and-primary-care/course-details/POPH68012#course-unit-details

137016| University of Manchester| Business, Media & Health|

Our Personal Professional Development (Public Health and Primary Care) courses meet the training needs of health professionals who are either interested in a career in public health or want to develop new skills in a specific area of public health, primary care or research methods.

 

Course overview

Business and the media are having an increasingly apparent impact on the health of populations worldwide, positively and negatively. Issues such as trade, regulation and legislation vary globally and historically, and this course unit will explore how it can affect the health of populations in an internationalised world. The course also explores the role the media can and does play in conveying health messages to the general public, and how the rise in social media use has led to new problems such as the infodemic, but also potential opportunities.

Students will be assessed through their contribution to an open access resource on business, media and health. Students will conduct an individual piece of work over the full semester supported by their peers and will receive regular formative feedback from the course unit coordinators. Students will apply their knowledge and skills to generate a high quality output of benefit beyond the course unit.  

 

Syllabus

The unit will cover the following major themes, exemplified with contemporary case studies to keep the unit up to date, and with flexibility to incorporate any developing trends: 

  • The relationship between business, media and health, incorporating historical trends up to the present day focussing on technology, big-business and social media 
  • Legislation and Regulation – the industry influence on health policy covering issues such as taxes on unhealthy food and drink, regulation of alcohol and tobacco and the way that industry has challenged and adapted such measures 
  • Health as a business – to include investment in technology for health, the role of pharmaceutical companies, the commodification of healthcare, and how businesses can promote health for their consumers and workforce
  • Trade, internationalisation and health – international agreements around IP and licencing and the impact on global public health, free and fair trade, access and competition for healthy and unhealthy goods 
  • Framing of health issues – health reporting and representation of health issues in the media, production and circulation of health news, the media’s role in raising awareness of health issues and the risk of stigmatisation or discrimination 
  • The media and health promotion – theory and methods of mass media campaigns (to include social media), media advocacy, health and media literacy, inclusion of diverse population groups  
  • Infodemiology – the spread of misinformation and the impact on public health, and the role of both business and media in facilitating and mitigating this 
  • Social media and health – the role social media plays in health communication and the positive and negative (public) health impacts of the increase in social media usage 

 

Start date:

Teaching begins on 7th February 2022 and runs for 1 semester.

Full details can be seen on our website: https://www.manchester.ac.uk/study/masters/courses/list/03229/personal-professional-development-public-health-and-primary-care/course-details/POPH65092#course-unit-details

137015| University of Manchester| One Health|

Our Personal Professional Development (Public Health and Primary Care) courses meet the training needs of health professionals who are either interested in a career in public health or want to develop new skills in a specific area of public health, primary care or research methods.

 

Course overview

‘One Health’ is a “worldwide strategy for expanding interdisciplinary collaborations and communications in all aspects of healthcare for people, animals and the environment” 
It is a relatively new concept, although its predecessors, such as ‘One Medicine’ have been around for over a decade.   ‘One Health is recognised globally   and has recently  gained momentum as a collaborative and trans disciplinary approach to human, animal and ecosystem health.  The alarming acceleration of climate change and its consequences, the devastating impact of pandemics combined with a multitude of related issues such as food security, AB resistance and the emergence of new environmental threats to health  highlight the need for a new approach. It is  impossible to tackle these with a single profession or disciplinary approach.
The increasing professionalisation of the ‘One Health’ field is accelerating  with significant and growing research outputs; emerging policies at the international, national and local levels; and standardisation of practice foretelling the creation of a new discipline with a new cadre of professionals within, or in addition to, current public health professions.

Syllabus

Key themes
•    An overview of the origins, the history and the evolution of the ‘One Health’ concept; its definition and the justification; as well as the evidence behind its successful transformation into a new discipline in its own right. 
•    The theoretical basis of human, animal and environmental health as part of the same ecosystem requiring a unified toolkit for its enquiry, policy and practice.
•    Practical applications to AB resistance, Zoonoses, and food security
•    Applications to infectious diseases
•    Non-Communicable Diseases (NCD) including Mental Health and social wellbeing and their relationship to ‘One Health’
•    The economics of ‘One Health’
•    Policies, governance, ethical and legal considerations
•    Innovation, research and “futuring” of One Health
•    Exploration of the concepts of mutli-disciplinarity, interdisciplinarity and transdisciplinarity to the ‘One Health’ strategy. 

 

Start date:

Teaching begins on 7th February 2022 and runs for 1 semester.

Full details can be seen on our website: https://www.manchester.ac.uk/study/masters/courses/list/03229/personal-professional-development-public-health-and-primary-care/course-details/POPH65082#course-unit-details

 

137014| University of Manchester| A One Health Response to Antimicrobial Resistance|

Our Personal Professional Development (Public Health and Primary Care) courses meet the training needs of health professionals who are either interested in a career in public health or want to develop new skills in a specific area of public health, primary care or research methods.

 

Course overview

This is a new and exciting module, and follows the recent Tripartite Agreement with the World Health Organization, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations and the World Organization for Animal Health to take an integrated, one health approach with respect to antimicrobial resistance. The module is an opportunity for students to understand the reality of this global priority, recognised by the World Economic Forum, organizations listed above, and international experts as grave an issue as climate change, and probably worse. Attention is given to a local and global perspective, drawing on examples from the UK and low income countries in particular.

The module considers the micro and macro level influences and possible solutions for antimicrobial resistance. This includes opportunities for students to examine and critique national and international policy, reflect on the structural and social determinants of health, and human behaviours in relation to this topic.

Given the breadth and depth of the one-health agenda for antimicrobial resistance, the module has had to focus on just antibiotic resistance, but notes the similarities with antiviral and antifungal resistance, both health priorities too.

Students do not need to have studied previous topics nor have a detailed understanding of microbiology, pharmacology, or be a clinician. The aim of the module is to upskill the public health profession as a whole and for our students to be capable of making a lasting impact, within and across a one health agenda on antimicrobial resistance.

Syllabus

Key themes:

  1. The introduction of antibiotics ‘the magic bullet’
  2. The development of antibiotic resistance
  3. Antibiotics in the food chain, agriculture and animal health
  4. Use and impact of antibiotics in the environment
  5. Surveillance systems for responding to antibiotic resistance
  6. People and behaviours.
  7. Human healthcare
  8. The role of the pharmaceutical industry, and economic impacts.
  9. UK and global policy
  10. Society and structure

 

Start date:

Teaching begins on 7th February 2022 and runs for 1 semester.

Full details can be seen on our website:https://www.manchester.ac.uk/study/masters/courses/list/03229/personal-professional-development-public-health-and-primary-care/course-details/POPH65072#course-unit-details

137013| University of Manchester| Behaviour Change and Public Health|

Our Personal Professional Development (Public Health and Primary Care) courses meet the training needs of health professionals who are either interested in a career in public health or want to develop new skills in a specific area of public health, primary care or research methods.

 

Course overview

Behaviour change for health, especially public health, has become one of the most prominent topics of discussion within academic and lay circles in recent times. Behaviour change encompasses all aspects of human behaviour and how they are linked to overall health including physical and mental health. Behaviour change has endless applications within and beyond health with research concentrating on how we can change individual behaviours to achieve optimal health outcomes and how to sustain changes in behaviour over a critical amount of time for behaviours to become habits. The need for a specific module in behaviour change for public health arises from the expanding interest and research on behaviour change in public health. This is a relatively new area but has had some major indicative’s which have been taken on not just in public health but across different fields. Major public organizations including the World Health Organization, National Institute for Health and Care Excellence and Public Health England have either recently published specific guidelines or are in the process of collating information to form guidelines on the use of behaviour change and behaviour science in public health. Moreover, more and more industry players are focusing on behaviour change creating an ever-increasing demand on this area. Finally, a significant number of behaviour change consultancies (Behaviour Insights Team, Behavioural Architects, The Decision Lab etc.) have appeared in a short period of time outlining the growth potential in this area. 

Syllabus

  • How individual behaviours can contribute to public health issues
  • How public health interventions can change behaviour (and the theory behind this)
  • Understand the key methodological considerations around behaviour change/behaviour change interventions (for example the Behaviour Change Wheel)
  • Developing a Behaviour change intervention for a public health issue
  • Evaluating real world behaviour change interventions in public health 
  • Inequalities in health and behaviour change
  • The unintended consequences of behaviour change on public health 
  • Engaging the public and differing specialities in the design and implementation of behaviour change interventions

 

Start date:

Teaching begins on 7th February 2022 and runs for 1 semester.

Full details can be seen on our website:https://www.manchester.ac.uk/study/masters/courses/list/03229/personal-professional-development-public-health-and-primary-care/course-details/POPH65062#course-unit-details

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