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134832| University of Birmingham| Shared Decision Making|

Course Overview

This module introduces the basic elements of shared decision making (SDM) between health professionals and patients. The main focus will be to prepare participants to act as teachers and advocates for SDM within their own organisations. While the course materials will provide a detailed theoretical structure, participants from a variety of clinical professions will be encouraged to discuss and apply these principles within their working contexts and to learn from each other.

Learning outcomes

  1. Understand the ethical and legal reasons why shared decision making is a basic principle of good clinical practice
  2. Know the range of attitudes in patients and health professionals that can act as barriers or facilitators for SDM 
  3. Track the processes by which evidence from clinical trials is used to inform patients of choices within clinical consultations
  4. Access and critique the tools that are available for SDM in their clinical area
  5. Apply the communication skills which can facilitate SDM to the context they work in
  6. Apply the lessons of one-time decision making to a continuous dialogue over time with individual patients
  7. Share their SDM skills with colleagues in the own clinical teams and teach them to others
  8. Communicate the uncertainties which need to be dealt with in all clinical decision-making


Who is the course for?
Clinicians from primary and secondary care holding degree-level qualifications in medicine, nursing or dentistry.

134831| Compliance4all| Responsibility for Off-label Claims in Social Media|

Overview:

FDA's sweeping definition of labeling includes what is said or represented, even by images, in a social media platform.

If the information can reach a consumer, FDA cares, even if you did not publish the information. Firm's need to watch for promotional trespassers. Websites, chat rooms, op-ed articles or even your own postings in social media can cause your product to be misbranded, i.e., illegal.

One big issue is how you patrol and control what someone else is saying about your product in a public forum. Once the off-label information is out there, what is scope your responsibility?

Why you should Attend:

  • What is considered "off-label"
  • Using social media website "likes" and links
  • Direct to Consumer promotion pitfalls
  • Fair and balanced information


Areas Covered in the Session:

  • Understand how social media is labeling
  • Learn how third parties place you in jeopardy
  • Understand FDA's concern about "fair and balanced" information
  • Ways to define your social media responsibilities
  • Apply FDA Guidance Documents on DTC / social media labeling


Who Will Benefit:

  • Regulatory Affairs Directors
  • Marketing Directors
  • Sales Managers
  • Website Managers
  • Importers
  • Clinical Establishments/Institutions
  • Clinical Sponsors
  • Quality Assurance Managers

 


Speaker Profile
Casper (Cap) Uldriks, through his firm "Encore Insight LLC," brings over 32 years of experience from the FDA. He specialized in the FDA's medical device program as a field investigator, served as a senior manager in the Office of Compliance and an Associate Center Director for the Center for Devices and Radiological Health.

He developed enforcement actions and participated in the implementation of new statutory requirements. His comments are candid, straightforward and of practical value. He understands how FDA thinks, how it operates and where it is headed.

Based on his exceptionally broad experience and knowledge, he can synthesize FDA's domestic and international operational programs, institutional policy and thicket of legal variables into a coherent picture. Professional credentials: JD - Suffolk University, licensed in Massachusetts and the District of Columbia; M.Div in psychology - Boston University with internship through Harvard University.

 

Event link:

https://www.compliance4all.com/webinar/--502909LIVE?channel=admin.findcpd_2020_SEO

Contact Info:

NetZealous LLC DBA-Compliance4all

Email: [email protected]

Phone: +1-800-447-9407

Website: https://www.compliance4all.com/

134830| West Dean College| Conservation of Transport and Industrial Collections|

This course delivers the fundamental information needed to understand the role and approach of the conservator involved in the care of a transport or industrial collection and to extend their knowledge of conservation principles. The programme consists of demonstrations, lectures and handling sessions, concentrating on conserving the many different materials encountered in transport and industrial collections. It also looks at preventive conservation, handling, storage and display and environmental monitoring and control.
There will also be a visit to a local open air museum dedicated to preserving the industrial heritage and skills of the area with demonstrations of at least three different historic skills.

Course timetable:

Day 1

What is a museum?

Day 2

Conservation principles and aims

Conservation ethics

Documentation and work recording

Evening Student Project

Day 3

Storage and display requirements

The conservation of the Fleet Air Arm Museum's Corsair

Conservation project demonstration

Evening Student presentations

Day 4

Environmental controls and checking

Evening Case studies of a selection of industrial objects

Day 5

Metals conservation

'Caravans to Cars': A look at the decision-making behind the Conservation Treatment Plan

Course ends.

134824| The Acupuncture Association of Chartered Physiotherapists| AACP Acupuncture Foundation Course - London - November 2020|

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

Training Hours: 300
Deposit: £150.00 (Remaining balance of £399.00 is due 21 days before the course start date)
Full Course Price: £549.00

"Employer Paying" - Important Information
- Before registering on this course, please download the below "Employer Paying Application" for information on how to register your funding.
- All employer funding must be pre-approved and where applicable, a valid purchase order must be provided (this particularly applies to anyone working within the NHS)
- The form must be returned within 7 days for registration, or places will be cancelled and resold.
- No employer funding applications will be accepted during the 30 days before the course start date.
- All course bookings made within the 30 days must be paid in full at the time of registration.
For full terms and conditions, please click here.

134823| The Acupuncture Association of Chartered Physiotherapists| AACP Acupuncture for the Performing Artist - London - June 2020|

This one day course is designed to demonstrate how the Western Medical approach to acupuncture can be incorporated into the treatment of the performing artist. The course will consist of theoretical and practical components. Acupuncture and trigger points will be taught throughout the day and emphasis will be placed on the clinical reasoning of how to incorporate acupuncture into the management of the performing artist.

Aims
To educate physiotherapists and other appropriately qualified medical professionals to incorporate acupuncture into the treatment of the performing artist (circus, dance and musician).

Learning outcomes
1. Understand the variety of performing artists and the demands on the whole person, not just physically.
2. Understand the local, segmental, supraspinal effects of acupuncture
3. Understand the theory of myofascial trigger points
4. Understand the fascial planes
5. Review the acupuncture meridians
6. Understand femoro-acetabular impingement (FAI) of the hip
7. Be able to integrate acupuncture into the management of FAI of the hip
8. Be able to identify and effectively needle points pertinent to the FAI of the hip
9. Understand shoulder impingement syndrome
10. Be able to integrate acupuncture into the management of shoulder impingement syndrome
11. Be able to identify and effectively needle points pertinent to the shoulder impingement syndrome
12. Understand WRULD into the context of a musician
13. Be able to integrate acupuncture into the management of WRULD in the context of a musician
14. Be able to identify and effectively needle points pertinent to WRULD in the context of a musician

Pre-requisites
- Current professional / statutory body registration (HCPC, GoSc, GMC etc.)
- Valid professional insurance for acupuncture
- Consent to receive needling on the course

This course is open to health professionals with previous acupuncture training and who have a significant level of anatomical and physiological knowledge.

CPD Hours: 7.5
AACP Members: £99.00
Non AACP Members: £125.00
Please log-in to access the members discount.

"Employer Paying" - Important Information
- Before registering on this course, please download the below "Employer Paying Application" for information on how to register your funding.
- All employer funding must be pre-approved and a where applicable, a valid purchase order must be provided (this particularly applies to anyone working within the NHS)
- The form must be returned within 7 days for registration, or places will be cancelled and resold.
- No employer funding applications will be accepted during the 30 days before the course start date.
- All course bookings made within the 30 days must be paid in full at the time of registration.
For full terms and conditions, please click here.

134819| The Acupuncture Association of Chartered Physiotherapists| AACP Acupuncture Foundation Course - London - September 2020|

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

Training Hours: 300
Deposit: £150.00 (Remaining balance of £399.00 is due 21 days before the course start date)
Full Course Price: £549.00

"Employer Paying" - Important Information
- Before registering on this course, please download the below "Employer Paying Application" for information on how to register your funding.
- All employer funding must be pre-approved and where applicable, a valid purchase order must be provided (this particularly applies to anyone working within the NHS)
- The form must be returned within 7 days for registration, or places will be cancelled and resold.
- No employer funding applications will be accepted during the 30 days before the course start date.
- All course bookings made within the 30 days must be paid in full at the time of registration.
For full terms and conditions, please click here.

134818| The Acupuncture Association of Chartered Physiotherapists| AACP Acupuncture Foundation Course - Tavistock, Devon - November 2020|

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

Training Hours: 300
Deposit: £150.00 (Remaining balance of £399.00 is due 21 days before the course start date)
Full Course Price: £549.00

"Employer Paying" - Important Information
- Before registering on this course, please download the below "Employer Paying Application" for information on how to register your funding.
- All employer funding must be pre-approved and where applicable, a valid purchase order must be provided (this particularly applies to anyone working within the NHS)
- The form must be returned within 7 days for registration, or places will be cancelled and resold.
- No employer funding applications will be accepted during the 30 days before the course start date.
- All course bookings made within the 30 days must be paid in full at the time of registration.
For full terms and conditions, please click here.

134817| University of Leeds| Neurobioengineering - Advanced Training Programme|

These courses are designed for life and medical scientists who would like to build practical and research skills. They are ideal for:

  • undergraduates who have completed at least 2 years of their degrees.
  • those considering Masters or PhD training.
  • continued professional development for those in employment and seeking to expand their practicals skills.

The programmes are structured to allow you to choose between 1, 2 or 4 weeks of study depending on your interests and experiences. Each topic lasts one week and include:

A typical day will include lectures, practical lab sessions and interactive tutorials. Classes will take place Monday to Friday. You will have Wednesday afternoons free for field trips and cultural excursions.

Key benefits of participating in an advanced training programme:

  • Acquire hands-on practical experience in cutting edge research technologies.
  • Build a deeper understanding of theoretical principles underpinning modern bioscience methodologies.
  • Extend data analysis, problem-solving and communication skills.
  • Access our outstanding research facilities.
  • Network with academics, post-doctoral and doctoral researchers within the Faculty.
  • Flexible professional development, creativity and enhanced CV.

Neurobioengineering: Monday 27 – Friday 31 July 2020

Overview

In this course you will learn about tools and techniques that support research at the systems level and its application to design and development of prosthetics and assistive tools like exoskeletons. As an example, you will use hands-on development of a single-joint mechanical arm driven by muscle EMG/s. To evaluate the best way to make the arm reproduce the natural activity of the elbow, you will apply different data processing and coding tools.

Practical content

  • Breadboard assembly and testing (oscilloscopes).
  • Basics of electrical and electronics (Ohms law, impedance, etc).
  • Simple signal modulation (filters, amplifiers and transformations).
  • Simple 'arduino duo' coding tutorials (online resources, made available prior to arrival).
  • EMG recordings from 2 muscles.
  • EMG recording, making sense of these recordings in time and frequency domains.
  • Statistical methods for analysing the data collected.
  • Segmenting and classifying samples into different clusters.
  • Design and operate a single joint robotic arm using your own EMGs.
  • Design a 2 joint robotic arm.
  • Design a threshold finding script and classification tool for up to 4 EMG channels (AD, PD, BB, LT - Upper arm).
  • Use classifier and threshold function to map the inputs of the EMG channels to the 2 joint robotic arm.

Learning outcomes

On completing this course you should:

  • Understand basic physiology and concepts on muscle activity and its control.
  • Know how to obtain meaningful muscle response or signal and make sense of it, use these signals to drive the motors (arm), thus needs to be linked to your future experimental planning.
  • Be able to design effective experiments for recording the EMGs from more than one muscle in non-clinical environments and use it to drive a single- and double-jointed model arms.
  • Be competent in the generation of codes for analysing the EMGs in both time and frequency domains.
  • Be able to design and execute experiments to evaluate the relative influence of the time and frequency components of EMG for control of the model arms.
  • Be able to design and execute experiments to produce movement of the model arm that is the closest replication of the real activity.

Course structure

You will work in small teams to conduct your own experiments and collect data, under the guidance of a team of experienced teachers. At the end of the course, we will bring together to compare notes and evaluate the designed arm/s. There is no formal assessment and not limits imposed on what you can make if it is a working model.

Who would benefit from this week?

  • Graduates from scientific disciplines outside the molecular/cellular biosciences looking to develop competencies in these areas.
  • Recent graduates preparing to undertake Masters-level training with a significant research component.
  • Recent graduates with limited practical biosciences experience wishing to increase their competitiveness for research degree (PhD) programmes.
  • Undergraduate students approaching their final year of study, in particular those preparing for research projects.

Fees and funding

Programme fee: £750 per week payable to the University of Leeds prior to the course starting.  This fee includes tuition costs, consumables for the practical sessions and lunch during the teaching day. It does not include costs for accommodation or any living expenses.

If you’re unsure about the application process, contact [email protected] or +44 (0) 113 343 3021.

How to apply

Applications for 2020 are now open!

All applications for the Advanced Training Programmes must be made online. The application deadline for the Advanced Training Programmes is 4pm on May 6 2020.

We recommend that you apply as soon as possible as enrolment is limited and allocated on a first-come first-served basis. Applying early also means you are more likely to secure a place on your first choice of course as popular subjects are likely to fill up quickly.

Submit your application.

134816| University of Leeds| Integrative Structural Biology - Advanced Training Programme|

These courses are designed for life and medical scientists who would like to build practical and research skills. They are ideal for:

  • undergraduates who have completed at least 2 years of their degrees.
  • those considering Masters or PhD training.
  • continued professional development for those in employment and seeking to expand their practicals skills.

The programmes are structured to allow you to choose between 1, 2 or 4 weeks of study depending on your interests and experiences. Each topic lasts one week and include:

A typical day will include lectures, practical lab sessions and interactive tutorials. Classes will take place Monday to Friday. You will have Wednesday afternoons free for field trips and cultural excursions.

Key benefits of participating in an advanced training programme:

  • Acquire hands-on practical experience in cutting edge research technologies.
  • Build a deeper understanding of theoretical principles underpinning modern bioscience methodologies.
  • Extend data analysis, problem-solving and communication skills.
  • Access our outstanding research facilities.
  • Network with academics, post-doctoral and doctoral researchers within the Faculty.
  • Flexible professional development, creativity and enhanced CV.

Integrative Structural Biology: Monday 27 – Friday 31 July 2020

Overview

This course will provide an introduction to methods of protein production and analysis, including state-of-the-art structural biology methods. Attendees will learn, across a mix of lectures and practical workshops, how to make and isolate proteins and macromolecular complexes, perform analysis to look at protein interactions, and study their structure using X-ray crystallography, nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) and electron microscopy.

Practical content

  • Methods of protein production and purification- students will learn about the different approaches available, and receive hands on training from protein production experts. The practical element will purify an unknown protein on a gravity flow His column, perform a gel analysis to identify which protein has been purified, calculate the protein concentration.
  • Introduction to mass spectrometry as a technique to analyse protein mass and interactions, including opportunities to collect and analyse your own data. This practical will involve performing a protein ID by in-gel digestion, data collection by liquid chromatography mass spectrometry, and data processing.
  • Experience with methods to analyse protein-protein interactions.
  • Introduction to methods in structure determination of proteins by X-ray crystallography.
  • Introduction to studying protein dynamics by NMR.
  • Experience in electron microscopy- participants will gain hands-on experience preparing and imaging samples in an electron microscope, as well as image processing.
  • A demonstration of state-of-the-art cryo-electron microscopy techniques using Titan Krios cryo-electron microscopes.

Course structure

The course will be delivered as a mix of lectures, practicals where participants will work in pairs, and demonstrations. Concepts will be introduced in lectures, followed by relevant practicals or demonstrations to cement learning.

Learning outcomes

On completing this course you should:

  • Have an understanding about the breadth of methods available to produce and study proteins.
  • Be able to readily interpret results from these methods in publications.

Specific methods-based outcomes are below;

  • Protein production;
    • Understand what cloning strategies are available today, what the pros and cons of each are, and when each should be used.
    • What the purpose of protein tags is, and when to use different tags.
    • The benefits of different expression systems, and which system is best for different protein types.
    • How the most common chromatography techniques work, and when you would use each.
  • Mass spectrometry;
    • Understand what a mass spectrometer is, the kinds of information that can be analysed from a mass-spectra, and the basics of data interpretation.
    • Identify what mass spectrometry method may be most appropriate to answer specific research questions.
  • Electron microscopy;
    • Understand the range of different sample preparation methods that can be used to prepare biological samples for imaging in the electron microscope.
    • Be able to prepare macromolecular complexes for imaging in the electron microscope using negative stain sample preparation.
    • Understand the basic principles of how to take an electron micrograph.
    • What image processing steps are involved to turn electron microscopy images into 3D reconstructions.

Who would benefit from this week?

This course is pitched as an introduction to structural techniques for studying proteins and macromolecular complexes. We recommend this week for:

  • Recent graduates preparing to undertake Masters-level training with a significant research component or wishing to increase their competitiveness for a research degree (PhD).
  • Graduates with limited experience in structural molecular biology, who would like to develop additional skills in this area.
  • Undergraduate students approaching their final year of study, particular those preparing for research projects using structural biology, or about to finish their undergraduate degree.

Fees and funding

Programme fee: £750 per week payable to the University of Leeds prior to the course starting. This fee includes tuition costs, consumables for the practical sessions and lunch during the teaching day. It does not include costs for accommodation or any living expenses.

If you’re unsure about the application process, contact [email protected] or +44 (0) 113 343 3021.

How to apply

Applications for 2020 are now open!

All applications for the Advanced Training Programmes must be made online. The application deadline for the Advanced Training Programmes is 4pm on May 6 2020.

We recommend that you apply as soon as possible as enrolment is limited and allocated on a first-come first-served basis. Applying early also means you are more likely to secure a place on your first choice of course as popular subjects are likely to fill up quickly.

Submit your application.

134815| University of Leeds| Computational Programming in Biomedical Science - Advanced Training Programme|

These courses are designed for life and medical scientists who would like to build practical and research skills. They are ideal for:

  • undergraduates who have completed at least 2 years of their degrees.
  • those considering Masters or PhD training.
  • continued professional development for those in employment and seeking to expand their practicals skills.

The programmes are structured to allow you to choose between 1, 2 or 4 weeks of study depending on your interests and experiences. Each topic lasts one week and include:

A typical day will include lectures, practical lab sessions and interactive tutorials. Classes will take place Monday to Friday. You will have Wednesday afternoons free for field trips and cultural excursions.

Key benefits of participating in an advanced training programme:

  • Acquire hands-on practical experience in cutting edge research technologies.
  • Build a deeper understanding of theoretical principles underpinning modern bioscience methodologies.
  • Extend data analysis, problem-solving and communication skills.
  • Access our outstanding research facilities.
  • Network with academics, post-doctoral and doctoral researchers within the Faculty.
  • Flexible professional development, creativity and enhanced CV.

Computational Programming in Biomedical Science: Monday 20 – Friday 24 July 2020

Overview

This course will cover the fundamental concepts of computer programming, aimed towards the problems faced in biomedical sciences. Students will develop a basic competence in computer programming (in Python), and apply their knowledge to a simple but typical problem faced in biomedical sciences. The concepts learned in this course are translatable to any programming language.

Practical content

Part 1: Learning the basics:

  • Learning “hello world” – your first program!
  • Variables and variable types.
  • User and file input/output.
  • Reading in images.
  • Simple calculations.
  • Using premade functions (for example to compute statistics).
  • Arrays.
  • Conditional statements and iterative loops.

Part 2: Application in a mini-project:

Choice of one of two mini-projects which apply the basic programming skills to a simple but typical biomedical sciences problem:

  • Project 1: Automatically segment and analyse a biomedical image.
    • You will be provided with a confocal fluorescence microscopy image of a cell, with protein labelling. Your task is to open the image, segment it into two regions (presence and absence of labelled protein), output the segmented image, and then calculate a histogram of protein expression.
  • Project 2: Automatically analyse time-series data.
    • You will be provided with time-series data, such as an ECG or action potential trace. Your task is to automatically identify and calculate measurable properties on these data.

Learning outcomes

  • Basic concepts of computer programming: user input/output; file input/output; loops and conditionals
  • How to load and analyse scientific images
  • How to load and analyse time-series data
  • How to perform repeated calculations and analyse large datasets

Course structure

This course will be taught through interactive workshops: concepts will be introduced, followed by small tasks which support and test understanding of those concepts. The mini-project will then be conducted with demonstrator supervision to provide help.

Who would benefit from this course?

  • Recent graduates preparing to undertake Masters-level training with a significant research component or wishing to increase their competitiveness for a research degree (PhD)
  • Graduates with limited computational biosciences experience who would like to develop additional skills in this area
  • Undergraduate students approaching their final year of study, particular those preparing for research projects or about to finish their undergraduate degree.

Fees and funding

Programme fee: £750 per week payable to the University of Leeds prior to the course starting.  This fee includes tuition costs, consumables for the practical sessions and lunch during the teaching day. It does not include costs for accommodation or any living expenses.

If you’re unsure about the application process, contact [email protected] or +44 (0) 113 343 3021.

How to apply

Applications for 2020 are now open!

All applications for the Advanced Training Programmes must be made online. The application deadline for the Advanced Training Programmes is 4pm on May 6 2020.

We recommend that you apply as soon as possible as enrolment is limited and allocated on a first-come first-served basis. Applying early also means you are more likely to secure a place on your first choice of course as popular subjects are likely to fill up quickly.

Submit your application.

134814| University of Leeds| Bioimaging - Advanced Training Programme|

These courses are designed for life and medical scientists who would like to build practical and research skills. They are ideal for:

  • undergraduates who have completed at least 2 years of their degrees.
  • those considering Masters or PhD training.
  • continued professional development for those in employment and seeking to expand their practicals skills.

The programmes are structured to allow you to choose between 1, 2 or 4 weeks of study depending on your interests and experiences. Each topic lasts one week and include:

A typical day will include lectures, practical lab sessions and interactive tutorials. Classes will take place Monday to Friday. You will have Wednesday afternoons free for field trips and cultural excursions.

Key benefits of participating in an advanced training programme:

  • Acquire hands-on practical experience in cutting edge research technologies.
  • Build a deeper understanding of theoretical principles underpinning modern bioscience methodologies.
  • Extend data analysis, problem-solving and communication skills.
  • Access our outstanding research facilities.
  • Network with academics, post-doctoral and doctoral researchers within the Faculty.
  • Flexible professional development, creativity and enhanced CV.

Bioimaging: Monday 20 – Friday 24 July 2020

Overview

In this course you will learn about a range of imaging techniques that can be used in biological research. You will make your own samples using fluorescently labelled antibodies to label Actin and Tubulin in Hela cells. You will then image these and other samples on a range of different microscopes to highlight the different microscopy techniques. You will learn about image analysis methods and presenting your data for publication. 

Practical content

  • Fixing and labelling cells for fluorescent microscopy.
  • Fixed cell imaging using fluorescent proteins to report on the cell cycle.
  • Experience of imaging on a range of different imaging systems including, fluorescence, deconvolution and confocal microscopes.
  • Using the ImageJ suite of programmes to analyse microscopy images.

Learning outcomes

On completing this course you should be able to:

  • Understand the principles of phase contrast, fluorescence, deconvolution and confocal microscopy.
  • Be able to design a fluorescent microscopy experiment which is appropriate for the equipment you have available.
  • Understand the principles of sample preparation for fluorescent microscopy.
  • Be able to perform basic image analysis using standard software.
  • Understand how to present images and create figures for publication.

Course structure

The course will be a mix of theory and practical sessions. You will work in pairs to make your samples and collect your images in pairs or small groups under the guidance of a team of experienced teachers. The class will be brought together for theory and data analysis sessions.

Who would benefit from this course?

  • Recent graduates preparing to undertake Masters-level training with a significant research component.
  • Recent graduates with limited practical biosciences experience wishing to increase their competitiveness for research degree (PhD) programmes.
  • Graduates from scientific disciplines outside the molecular/cellular biosciences looking to develop competencies in these areas.
  • Undergraduate students approaching their final year of study, in particular those preparing for research projects.

Fees and funding

Programme fee: £750 per week payable to the University of Leeds prior to the course starting.  This fee includes tuition costs, consumables for the practical sessions and lunch during the teaching day. It does not include costs for accommodation or any living expenses.

If you’re unsure about the application process, contact [email protected] or +44 (0) 113 343 3021.

How to apply

Applications for 2020 are now open!

All applications for the Advanced Training Programmes must be made online. The application deadline for the Advanced Training Programmes is 4pm on May 6 2020.

We recommend that you apply as soon as possible as enrolment is limited and allocated on a first-come first-served basis. Applying early also means you are more likely to secure a place on your first choice of course as popular subjects are likely to fill up quickly.

134813| University of Leeds| Cell Biology Techniques - Advanced Training Programme|

These courses are designed for life and medical scientists who would like to build practical and research skills. They are ideal for:

  • undergraduates who have completed at least 2 years of their degrees.
  • those considering Masters or PhD training.
  • continued professional development for those in employment and seeking to expand their practicals skills.

The programmes are structured to allow you to choose between 1, 2 or 4 weeks of study depending on your interests and experiences. Each topic lasts one week and include:

A typical day will include lectures, practical lab sessions and interactive tutorials. Classes will take place Monday to Friday. You will have Wednesday afternoons free for field trips and cultural excursions.

Key benefits of participating in an advanced training programme:

  • Acquire hands-on practical experience in cutting edge research technologies.
  • Build a deeper understanding of theoretical principles underpinning modern bioscience methodologies.
  • Extend data analysis, problem-solving and communication skills.
  • Access our outstanding research facilities.
  • Network with academics, post-doctoral and doctoral researchers within the Faculty.
  • Flexible professional development, creativity and enhanced CV.

Cell Biology Techniques: Monday 13 – Friday 17 July 2020

Overview

In this course you will learn about techniques that support research at the cellular level, using a receptor signalling pathway as a key example. You will apply different techniques to study the effects of Epidermal Growth Factor (EGF) on cancer cells, including methods for evaluating the cellular levels of the EGF receptor, activation of EGF receptor-linked signaling pathways, and downstream effects on cancer cell growth.

Practical content

  • Cell culture, focusing on aseptic technique, cell counting and monitoring the health of your cultures.
  • Live cell imaging using the EVOS automated microscopy system, using fluorescent proteins to report on the cell cycle.
  • Using the ImageJ suite of programmes to analyse microscopy images.
  • Protein expression analysis by SDS-PAGE and quantitative immunoblotting.
  • Analysis of cell surface proteins by flow cytometry.
  • Transfection of cultured mammalian cells for protein expression and RNAi applications.
  • Biochemical methods for detecting activation of cell signaling pathways; detection of protein kinase activity.
  • Statistical methods for analysing the data collected during the week.

Learning outcomes

On completing this course you should:

  • Understand how to maintain cell cultures and link this to your experimental planning.
  • Be able to design effective experiments for monitoring the effects of different conditions on cell growth.
  • Be competent in the use of ‘industry standard’ software for analysing microscopy images.
  • Be able to design and execute experiments to evaluate the relative levels of expression a specific protein in a cell, and to be able to control experimentally the levels of that protein.
  • Be able to design and execute experiments to evaluate the location of specific protein within the cell.

Course structure

You will work in small teams to conduct your own experiments and collect data, under the guidance of a team of experienced teachers. At the end of the course, we will bring together the class data for analysis. There is no formal assessment.

Who would benefit from this course?

  • Graduates from scientific disciplines outside the molecular/cellular biosciences looking to develop competencies in these areas.
  • Recent graduates preparing to undertake Masters-level training with a significant research component.
  • Recent graduates with limited practical biosciences experience wishing to increase their competitiveness for research degree (PhD) programmes.
  • Undergraduate students approaching their final year of study, in particular those preparing for research projects.

Fees and funding

Programme fee: £750 per week payable to the University of Leeds prior to the course starting. This fee includes tuition costs, consumables for the practical sessions and lunch during the teaching day. It does not include costs for accommodation or any living expenses.

If you’re unsure about the application process, contact [email protected] or +44 (0) 113 343 3021.

How to apply

Applications for 2020 are now open!

All applications for the Advanced Training Programmes must be made online. The application deadline for the Advanced Training Programmes is 4pm on May 6 2020.

We recommend that you apply as soon as possible as enrolment is limited and allocated on a first-come first-served basis. Applying early also means you are more likely to secure a place on your first choice of course as popular subjects are likely to fill up quickly.

134812| University of Leeds| Molecular Cloning - Advanced Training Programme|

These courses are designed for life and medical scientists who would like to build practical and research skills. They are ideal for:

  • undergraduates who have completed at least 2 years of their degrees.
  • those considering Masters or PhD training.
  • continued professional development for those in employment and seeking to expand their practicals skills.

The programmes are structured to allow you to choose between 1, 2 or 4 weeks of study depending on your interests and experiences. Each topic lasts one week and include:

A typical day will include lectures, practical lab sessions and interactive tutorials. Classes will take place Monday to Friday. You will have Wednesday afternoons free for field trips and cultural excursions.

Key benefits of participating in an advanced training programme:

  • Acquire hands-on practical experience in cutting edge research technologies.
  • Build a deeper understanding of theoretical principles underpinning modern bioscience methodologies.
  • Extend data analysis, problem-solving and communication skills.
  • Access our outstanding research facilities.
  • Network with academics, post-doctoral and doctoral researchers within the Faculty.
  • Flexible professional development, creativity and enhanced CV.

Molecular Cloning: Monday 6 – Friday 10 July 2020

Overview

During this course you will undertake a series of practical exercises that are designed to introduce you to some of the key techniques of molecular biology such as cloning, Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR), gel electrophoresis, and sequence analysis. The practical exercises will be inter-linked involving Green Fluorescent Protein (GFP), which is encoded by the gfp gene. GFP and its variants such as Enhanced Green Fluorescent Protein (EGFP) are widely used in biology as a reporter system to monitor a range of in vivo processes such as regulation of expression from a specific promoter.

Practical content

  • Calculations, solution preparations, and pre-practical quiz intended to assist you in understanding the content covered.
  • Purification of plasmid DNA and quantification by NanoDrop and agarose gel methods.
  • Subcloning of gfp coding sequence from vector pET23 to expression vector pET28c using restriction enzyme, followed by ligation and transformation into a cloning host.
  • Identification of successful ligation products by colony PCR.
  • DNA sequence analysis using Benchling (sequencing of colony PCR amplicon [chromatogram, checking frame, amino acid sequence, mutagenesis data, alignment to wild-type sequence), and designing primers for site-directed mutagenesis.

Learning outcomes

On completing this course you should be able to:

  • Demonstrate a high-level understanding and practical experience in traditional molecular cloning techniques.
  • Compare and contrast traditional DNA assembly techniques with contemporary methods (e.g. Golden Gate, Gibson Assembly).
  • Describe the impact of contemporary DNA assembly techniques on molecular (micro) biology research, and the field of synthetic biology.
  • Demonstrate practical competency in the handling, manipulation, and analysis of DNA for genetic engineering purposes.
  • Carry out basic troubleshooting on problematic DNA assembly experiments.

Course structure

The sessions will include a combination of lectures, practicals and data analysis sessions. You will be taught by a team of experienced academic staff and PhD demonstrators. There will also be opportunities to attend keynote lectures and network with staff and doctoral students. Teaching will be Monday to Friday with Wednesday afternoons free. There is no formal assessment.

Programme fee: £750 per week payable to the University of Leeds prior to the course starting.  This fee includes tuition costs, consumables for the practical sessions and lunch during the teaching day. It does not include costs for accommodation or any living expenses.

If you’re unsure about the application process, contact [email protected] or +44 (0) 113 343 3021.

134811| The Christie School of Oncology| Metastatic Spinal Cord Compression Study Day (MSCC)|

Course content:

This 1 day study event covers:

-Red Flags and recognising early signs & symptoms

-Management including investigations and treatments

-Rehabilitation including spinal stability, collars / bracing, mobility status

Target Audience

Health professionals in all settings where patients with MSCC may present. This includes doctors at all levels (GPs, Consultants, Registrars, Junior doctors), Radiologists, AHPs and Nurses

Cost

£80 Early Bird rate, £100 thereafter

Further information

Email: [email protected] or call 0161 918 7409

Are you waiting for funding to be approved before you book your place? Are you worried you might miss out on a ticket? Purchase your ticket now and change the payment option to 'pay by invoice'. We can arrange to receive your purchase order / grant as and when it is approved. For further questions call 0161 918 7409.

 

134810| The Christie School of Oncology| The Christie Advanced Radiotherapy Summer School 2020|

We invite you to join us again and discover, discuss and debate recent advances in radiotherapy with leading practitioners.

The Christie is one of Europe’s largest cancer hospitals treating in excess of 40,000 patients per annum and has Europe’s largest radiotherapy department, with 16 linacs. It was chosen by the National Health Service as one of the two UK proton therapy sites (NHS investment of £250m) and started treating patients in 2018.

The course is designed as an integrated (4 day) programme but one day attendance options are available; select one day and you will get to select the day you want to attend during the booking process. Varying ticketing prices therefore available (including stiudent rates).

Intended audience

The course is deliberately aimed at a wide audience: radiographers, medical physicists and clinicians as well as those from a more academic environment who wish to learn more about this subject

Contact: Email [email protected], call 0161 918 7409 or visit @TheChristieSoO

*Are you waiting for funding to be approved before you book your place? Are you worried you might miss out on a ticket? Purchase your ticket now and change the payment option to 'pay by invoice'. We can arrange to receive your purchase order / grant as and when it is approved. For further questions, please call 0161 918 7409.

134806| Multiple Locations| Clinical Consultation, Assessment and Diagnosis|

Are you a non-medical prescriber? Are you about to become a non-medical prescriber? Take the opportunity to get some key clinical skills to equip you in your NMP role. Be able to identify key red flags outside your scope of practice. Know when to refer on.

We aim to prepare you for effective clinical consultation, assessment and diagnosis through a combination of distance learning and interactive study days. This will include critical reading of key papers, analysis of case studies, reflective learning through construction of a portfolio of activities to include critical evaluation of patient interactions.

This new 20 credit module is part of the Medway School of Pharmacy (MSoP) suite of short courses and can be taken either before the independent/supplementary prescribing programme or on completion of the IP qualification. It is open to pharmacists, nurses, paramedics, dietitians, radiographers and physiotherapists. Take the opportunity to access the content of the clinically enhanced module that we have available for hospital, mental health and community trust pharmacists on the Clinically Enhanced Prescribing programme.

134807| Multiple Locations| Clinical Consultation, Assessment and Diagnosis|

Are you a non-medical prescriber? Are you about to become a non-medical prescriber? Take the opportunity to get some key clinical skills to equip you in your NMP role. Be able to identify key red flags outside your scope of practice. Know when to refer on.

We aim to prepare you for effective clinical consultation, assessment and diagnosis through a combination of distance learning and interactive study days. This will include critical reading of key papers, analysis of case studies, reflective learning through construction of a portfolio of activities to include critical evaluation of patient interactions.

This new 20 credit module is part of the Medway School of Pharmacy (MSoP) suite of short courses and can be taken either before the independent/supplementary prescribing programme or on completion of the IP qualification. It is open to pharmacists, nurses, paramedics, dietitians, radiographers and physiotherapists. Take the opportunity to access the content of the clinically enhanced module that we have available for hospital, mental health and community trust pharmacists on the Clinically Enhanced Prescribing programme.

134803| Becomings| Always, already with an other...|

 

How does emotional integration happen in the therapeutic relationship?

Using creative action we will explore how adopting a ‘radically dialogic approach’ supports this process

Using creative action we will explore how adopting a ‘radically dialogic approach’ supports the process of emotional integration. This approach takes a complete departure from 'the relational', 'intersubjective' or 'interpersonal', where these ideas are still formulated against what John Shotter has called a background of 'unexamined Cartesianism' (2010). It is 'radically' dialogic as it is underpinned by an assumption of our primary You-I interrelatedness as opposed to the Cartesian view of relations between otherwise lone or bounded individuals. Nor does this approach dissolve into a collective or mystical fusion. At its core it is not a metaphysical framework.

Drawing upon the works of J.L. Moreno, Beata Stawarska and others this underpinning approach asserts that the smallest social unit is not the bounded individual. The smallest social unit is instead the person, the people to whom they are meaningfully related and the two way flow of feeling between them (Moreno, 1934).

Upon this understanding we are always already within the whole-making process of becoming a person with situated and unique others. It is in and through the ravelling and unravelling of this You-I inter-relatedness that the wholeness of the person and an other/s are simultaneously woven and unwoven. It is in the struggle to become whole, in the co-creation, loss or fracturing of our meaningful attachments, or being dispossessed of a place or community, or some other kind of belonging that our very being is made and unmade through each other as unique persons (Buon,2015).

We will explore how adopting a radically dialogic approach leads to an understanding that both client and therapist are moved to change as they come into each other's unique and dynamic whole-making processes.

Our courses are designed for anyone who has undertaken a practitioner training or is in training. Participants can be working with individuals, families or groups of all ages in a facilitative, therapeutic, assessment or helping role. Our workshops are experiential and will invite participants to make use of aspects of self and share their own personal experience in ways that are in keeping with their needs.

£25 and FREE for Students/trainees

 

134801| Royal Veterinary College| Webinar Plus: Finding ways to thrive (not just survive) in veterinary practice|

Key Areas

  • Mental health (depression, anxiety, psychological distress) and suicide
  • Perfectionism, moral stressors, burnout, and compassion fatigue
  • Mindfulness and meditation
  • Self-care planning and practice
  • Sleep hygiene
  • Setting boundaries, saying no, and separating work from home life

About this course

PLEASE NOTE - DUE TO TUTOR AVAILABILITY THIS COURSE HAS CHANGED DATES SINCE THE 2020 BROCHURE WAS PRINTED.

Want to focus on the solutions to stress in practice and learn how to thrive?

There is no doubt that veterinary medicine has become plagued with mental health and wellness concerns including high rates of psychological distress, depression, and suicide that exceed those of the general population. However, a shift is needed to focus on the ways in which we can manage the stressors within veterinary practice, because the demands of the profession are not going away. These sessions will cover mental health, burnout, and compassion fatigue, as well as strategies that all veterinary care providers can adopt on a regular basis to foster wellness and sustain resilience despite the demands of veterinary practice.

Week One: Mental health and wellbeing of veterinary care providers: from perfectionism to burnout and beyond

Week Two: Practicing veterinary medicine mindfully and its impact on the veterinary team

Week Three: Self-care for the team: the key to surviving in veterinary practice

Week Four: Strategies for sanity: sleep hygiene, setting boundaries, saying no, and separating work from home life

Why do this course? 
You will come away from this course with an understanding of the mental health concerns that veterinary care providers face, the suspected contributing factors, and self-assessment tools for recognising perfectionism, burnout, and compassion fatigue. You will also learn practical tools for thriving in veterinary practice that can be immediately implemented during and after the course.

The webinars will run on the following dates from 7.30pm to 9.30pm London time including a 30minute registration and familiarisation period prior to the commencement of the lecture.

Webinar dates:
Wednesday 20 January 2021
Wednesday 27 January 2021
Wednesday 3 February 2021
Wednesday 10 February 2021

Tutors

Marie Holowaychuk, DVM DipACVECC CYT
Small Animal Critical Care Specialist and Veterinary Wellness Facilitator
Critical Care Vet Consulting

134800| Royal Veterinary College| eCPD Haematology and cytology online for veterinary nurses 2020|

About this course

Would you like to be able to provide invaluable nurse support to haematology and cytology cases in your practice? Are you able to consistently make high quality blood smears and examine them efficiently in the microscope?

The ever widening availability of in house haematology analysers have brought about a gap in knowledge of blood smear examination, which is essential for the reliable and safe use of these machines in the veterinary practice. Veterinary nurses can provide invaluable benefit to the veterinary practice by being able to perform an efficient blood smear examination, which can validate the in-house analysis, detect key abnormalities (that the machines can’t), and flag potential need for expert review. Nurses can also provide great help to perform cytological examination of lumps, bumps, organs, fluids, from collection to smear preparation to microscopic examination and/or submission to external laboratories.

The first half of the course (haematology) helps nurses to develop the necessary skills to prepare high quality blood smears, to perform optimal staining, to best setup the microscope for blood smear examination, and to carry out a systematic, highly efficient (3-5 min) blood smear examination in order to achieve the above mentioned goals. Strength and weakness of such analysers will also be discussed.

In the second half of the course top tips will be shared to improve aspiration technique to provide more diagnostic samples, and also new techniques will be taught. We will also discuss how to achieve good staining, and will work on microscopic skill development, which will help with efficiency during the use of a microscope.

The course is developed on a case based teaching approach, with the addition of videos and other materials provided to achieve the above goals. An active tutor-moderated discussion forum is also used to discuss any questions regarding technique, the study cases, specific topics in haematology and cytology, and even cases attendees see during the course in their practice.

Our goal is to provide many practical tips that can be used immediately in your practice for the diagnostics, and furthermore we will explore the specific nursing considerations of the patients requiring haematological or cytological testing.

134717| The Acupuncture Association of Chartered Physiotherapists| AACP 2 Day Western Medical Acupuncture & Neurological Conditions - Tayside, Dundee - June 2020|

This course aims to provide students with the brackground knowledge of how Western Medical Acupuncture (WMA) theory and research can be related to neurological conditions. It is aimed primarily at physiotherapists working in MSK clinics who may encounter neurological patients at times, to provide them with suggestions on how to treat common neurological symptoms and improve wellbeing. Specific groups of points and their actions will be considered along with the effects of myofascial pain and trigger points. There will be a practical element focussing on locating, palpating and needling relevant acupuncture and trigger points.

Physiotherapists attending should be prepared and willing to participate in practical needling sessions. They must have completed basic acupuncture training and submit a consent form before attending the course.

Course Aims
- To Review current evidence for using acupuncture with neurological patients
- To consider the relevance of physiological effects of acupuncture on pain, inflammation and autonomic nervous system for patients with neurological conditions and their symptoms e.g. spasm, fatigue, pain, bowel and bladder functions
- To review useful acupuncture points, identify point locations and correct needling techniques To review pathophysiology of Myfascial Trigger Points (MTrPs) and relevance to patients with neurological conditions
- To gain experience in locating, palpating and needling common upper and lower limb MTrPS

Learning Outcomes: By the end of the day, students will be able to;
- Identify which neurlogical patients / symptoms may benefit from acupuncture
- Clincally reason the use of acupuncture for their neurological patient and determind which points would be relevant depending on symptoms presented
- Understand the relevance and how to find Myofascial Trigger points (MtrPS) which are impacting on the neurological patient Identify an appropriate treatment plan
- Correctly needle relevant acupuncture points and MTrPDs This course is open to health professionals with previous acupuncture training and who have a significant level of anatomical and physiological knowledge.

This course is open to health professionals with previous acupuncture training and who have a significant level of anatomical and physiological knowledge.

CPD Hours: 8
AACP Members: £99.00
Non AACP Members: £125.00
Please log-in to access the members discount.

134714| The Acupuncture Association of Chartered Physiotherapists| AACP 2 Day Acupuncture for Chronic Pain, Radiculopathy & Tendinopathies - London - March 2020|

This course is designed to support practitioners who seek to review their current practice and management of chronic musculoskeletal pain conditions. Drawing from a variety of sources the course introduces advanced techniques to address the management of persistent pain and dysfunction. The course covers a review of the analgesic mechanisms of acupuncture and a variety of alternate needling approaches to support physiologically reasoned clinical decision making in the practical application of a variety needling techniques.

Includes deep needling of the cervical and lumbar spine, deep and superficial trigger point approaches, extra points and advanced needling techniques as well as protocols for chronic LBP, cervicalgia, cervical and lumbar radicular pain and dysfunction, Achilles, hamstring and patella tendonalgia, plantar facial pain, lateral and medial epicondylalgia, AKP and more.

This course is open to health professionals with previous acupuncture training and who have a significant level of anatomical and physiological knowledge.

CPD Hours: 14
AACP Members: £180.00
Non AACP Members: £220.00
Please log-in to access the members discount.

"Employer Paying" - Important Information


- Before registering on this course, please download the below "Employer Paying Application" for information on how to register your funding.
- All employer funding must be pre-approved and a where applicable, a valid purchase order must be provided (this particularly applies to anyone working within the NHS)
- The form must be returned within 7 days for registration, or places will be cancelled and resold.
- No employer funding applications will be accepted during the 30 days before the course start date.
- All course bookings made within the 30 days must be paid in full at the time of registration.
For full terms and conditions, please click here.

 

134713| The Acupuncture Association of Chartered Physiotherapists| AACP 2 Day Women's Health Course - Hertfordshire - November 2020|

Summary
Many women look to more natural or less invasive options to deal with ill health or dysfunction. The array of uniquley female health issues are just the time when such complementary options for alleviating symptoms and improving quality of life are welcome. Acupuncture can offer a valid alternative or complement to bring relief from common female conditions and discomforts where conventional medical treatments are restricted or come with unwanted side effects.

This course will give all practitioners who have contact with this patient group the necessary knowledge, practical skills and confidence to safely treat a variety of female related issues that present in clinic. It will draw on the tutors experience as a midwife, gynaecology nurse and pain team sister and acupuncturist to equip the practitioner gain the knowledge and skills necessary to conduct safe and effective treatments for this patient group.

This course is open to health professionals with previous acupuncture training and who have a significate level of anatomical and physiological knowledge.

CPD Hours: 14
AACP Members: £220.00
Non-AACP Members: £180.00
Please log-in to access the members discount

"Employer Paying" - Important Information
- Before registering on this course, please download the below "Employer Paying Application" for information on how to register your funding.
- All employer funding must be pre-approved and a where applicable, a valid purchase order must be provided (this particularly applies to anyone working within the NHS)
- The form must be returned within 7 days for registration, or places will be cancelled and resold.
- No employer funding applications will be accepted during the 30 days before the course start date. - All course bookings made within the 30 days must be paid in full at the time of registration.
For full terms and conditions, please click here.

134712| The Acupuncture Association of Chartered Physiotherapists| AACP 2 Day Acupuncture for Chronic Pain, Radiculopathy & Tendinopathies - Cheshire - November 2020|

This course is designed to support practitioners who seek to review their current practice and management of chronic musculoskeletal pain conditions. Drawing from a variety of sources the course introduces advanced techniques to address the management of persistent pain and dysfunction.

The course covers a review of the analgesic mechanisms of acupuncture and a variety of alternate needling approaches to support physiologically reasoned clinical decision making in the practical application of a variety needling techniques.

Includes deep needling of the cervical and lumbar spine, deep and superficial trigger point approaches, extra points and advanced needling techniques as well as protocols for chronic LBP, cervicalgia, cervical and lumbar radicular pain and dysfunction, Achilles, hamstring and patella tendonalgia, plantar facial pain, lateral and medial epicondylalgia, AKP and more.

This course is open to health professionals with previous acupuncture training and who have a significant level of anatomical and physiological knowledge.

CPD Hours: 14
AACP Members: £180.00
Non AACP Members: £220.00
Please log-in to access the members discount.

"Employer Paying" - Important Information
- Before registering on this course, please download the below "Employer Paying Application" for information on how to register your funding.
- All employer funding must be pre-approved and a where applicable, a valid purchase order must be provided (this particularly applies to anyone working within the NHS)
- The form must be returned within 7 days for registration, or places will be cancelled and resold.
- No employer funding applications will be accepted during the 30 days before the course start date. - All course bookings made within the 30 days must be paid in full at the time of registration.

For full terms and conditions, please click here.

134711| The Acupuncture Association of Chartered Physiotherapists| AACP 2 Day Western Medical Acupuncture & Neurological Conditions - Cheshire - March 2020|

This course aims to provide students with the background knowledge of how Western Medical Acupuncture (WMA) theory and research can be related to neurological conditions. It is aimed primarily at physiotherapists working in MSK clinics who may encounter neurological patients at times, to provide them with suggestions on how to treat common neurological symptoms and improve wellbeing. Specific groups of points and their actions will be considered along with the effects of myofascial pain and trigger points. There will be a practical element focussing on locating, palpating and needling relevant acupuncture and trigger points.

Physiotherapists attending should be prepared and willing to participate in practical needling sessions. They must have completed basic acupuncture training and submit a consent form before attending the course.

Course Aims
To Review current evidence for using acupuncture with neurological patients
- To consider the relevance of physiological effects of acupuncture on pain, inflammation and autonomic nervous system for patients with neurological conditions and their symptoms e.g. spasm, fatigue, pain, bowel and bladder functions
- To review useful acupuncture points, identify point locations and correct needling techniques To review pathophysiology of Myfascial Trigger Points (MTrPs) and relevance to patients with neurological conditions
- To gain experience in locating, palpating and needling common upper and lower limb MTrPS

Learning Outcomes: By the end of the day, students will be able to;
- Identify which neurlogical patients / symptoms may benefit from acupuncture
- Clincally reason the use of acupuncture for their neurological patient and determind which points would be relevant depending on symptoms presented
- Understand the relevance and how to find Myofascial Trigger points (MtrPS) which are impacting on the neurological patient Identify an appropriate treatment plan
- Correctly needle relevant acupuncture points and MTrPDs This course is open to health professionals with previous acupuncture training and who have a significant level of anatomical and physiological knowledge.

CPD Hours:8
AACP Members: £99.00
Non AACP Members: £125.00
Please log-in to access the members discount.

134710| The Acupuncture Association of Chartered Physiotherapists| AACP Acupuncture Foundation Course - Oxford - September 2020|

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

Training Hours: 300
Deposit: £150.00 (Remaining balance of £399.00 is due 21 days before the course start date)
Full Course Price: £549.00

"Employer Paying" - Important Information
- Before registering on this course, please download the below "Employer Paying Application" for information on how to register your funding.
- All employer funding must be pre-approved and a where applicable, a valid purchase order must be provided (this particularly applies to anyone working within the NHS)
- The form must be returned within 7 days for registration, or places will be cancelled and resold.
- No employer funding applications will be accepted during the 30 days before the course start date. - All course bookings made within the 30 days must be paid in full at the time of registration.

For full terms and conditions, please click here.

134707| University of Birmingham| Haemostasis and Thrombosis Training and Update|

This course will cover all aspects of Clinical and Laboratory Haemostasis and Thrombosis.

Course Overview

Maintenance of blood fluidity and patency of the vascular system is crucial for normal human physiology. The term ‘haemostasis’ refers to the normal response of the vessel to injury by forming a clot that serves to limit haemorrhage. Thrombosis is pathological clot formation that results when haemostasis is excessively activated in the absence of bleeding. Under normal physiological conditions there is a delicate equilibrium between the pathological states of hypercoagulability and hypocoagulability in the circulating blood. Both inherited and acquired disorders can result in either bleeding or thrombosis.  Thrombosis may occur in veins (venous thrombosis) or in arteries (arterial thrombosis). Venous thrombosis leads to congestion of the affected part of the body, while arterial thrombosis affects the blood supply and leads to damage of the tissue supplied by that artery (ischaemia and necrosis). Fragments of either an arterial or a venous thrombus can also break off as an embolus which can travel through the circulation and cause thromboembolism. Accurate clinical and laboratory diagnosis of these disorders is therefore not only critical for the prevention of significant morbidity and mortality but improves patient care and quality of life through prevention and treatment of future bleeding and thrombotic events. Our understanding of these physiological and pathophysiological conditions has also improved significantly over recent years. This has not only resulted in improved diagnosis but in the evolution of state of the art modern laboratory testing and therapies for both bleeding and thrombotic disorders.  As the subject is also rapidly and continually evolving, this course aims to continually give up to date training from established clinicians and scientists in the field.

  • Up-to-date physiology and pathophysiology of Haemostasis and Thrombosis
  • Comprehensive training in basic and advanced clinical and laboratory practice in Haemostasis and Thrombosis
  • Interactive state of the art Lectures from established clinicians and scientists in the field
  • FRCPath focussed
  • Case based data interpretation
  • Practical Demonstration of Haemostasis Assays


Learning outcomes

  • Understand the physiology and pathophysiology of all aspects of Haemostasis and Thrombosis
  • Understand the clinical and laboratory diagnosis of inherited and acquired disorders of Haemostasis and Thrombosis 
  • Understand state of the art laboratory testing for diagnosing and monitoring treatment of Bleeding or Thrombotic Disorders
  • Understand state of the art treatment strategies for either Bleeding or Thrombotic Disorders


Who is the course for?
It is aimed at SpRs preparing for the part 2 FRCPath examination but is also suitable for clinicians, scientists and biomedical scientists in academia, the NHS, pharmaceutical and diagnostic companies wishing to gain intensive training in Haemostasis and Thrombosis.

134696| University of Oxford| Postgraduate Certificate in Patient Safety|

The Postgraduate Certificate (PGCert) is a part-time course for healthcare professionals, offered by the Department for Continuing Education in collaboration with the Nuffield Department of Surgical Sciences. It can be completed in one year (though two years is possible), and consists of three modules, each a week long and taught in Oxford. The department provides online support and e-Library access for distance learning on either side of the Oxford weeks.

The PGCert in Patient Safety is designed to provide an understanding of:

  • the basic science behind quality improvement methods
  • the techniques for implementing, sustaining and measuring systems change
  • the techniques for exploring and evaluating the effect of different approaches to improving safety in healthcare.

There is a growing evidence base that quality improvement and human factors-based projects in healthcare have real impact on clinical outcomes for patients. The University of Oxford has a strong research base in patient safety, and this course benefits from the researchers’ intensive collaboration with clinicians.

The course will appeal to doctors, nurses, managers, and other healthcare professionals who have an interest in patient safety.

You will attend two core modules and one option module. The core modules are:

  • Quality Improvement Science and Systems Analysis
  • Human Factors, Teamwork and Communication

Your option module is chosen from:

  • Leadership and Management in Health Care
  • Becoming a Clinical Educator
  • Healthcare Innovation and Technology

Each module will comprise one week’s intensive teaching in Oxford through the use of lectures, workshops, seminars and practical sessions. Modules are constructed to include independent learning, to develop your knowledge and understanding of the subject, as well as group working and discussion. They include a period of preparatory study, and are followed by a period for assignment work.

134694| Cardiff University| Leadership and Business Administration (LBA) programme|

Our Leadership and Business Administration course is designed to be a mini, work-based taster of our Executive MBA programme. It will help you gain essential business knowledge and enhance your professional performance to enable you to realise your career potential.

This exciting programme will provide you with the knowledge and confidence needed to take a leading role within your organisation. It will help you to develop your strategic knowledge and give you the insight needed to influence and affect real change.

All sessions will provide multiple opportunities for participants to appreciate how the discussed concept relates to and/or affects their work.

Many examples will be provided from a range of different sectors, in order to illustrate key learning points. After each session you will be able to practically apply your learning straight away.

We have also recently added new sessions to our programme – Digital Marketing, Responsible Digital Leadership and Project Management – in order to better equip you for today and tomorrow’s challenges.

Lecturers include Dr. Sarah Hurlow, David Jones, Prof. Maneesh Kumar, Richard Strudwick, Prof. Aoife McDermott and Rachel Williams, Dr. Richard Bayliss, Prof. Rob Morgan and Dan Simmons.

Join us for this excellent Executive Education programme at Cardiff Business School.

Who it’s for

This programme has been designed to meet the needs of experienced middle managers looking for ways to develop their understanding and knowledge of business to further their career.

The LBA Programme is designed to fit around your work and home commitments as it is delivered in one-day sessions across 12 months. You can choose to participate in all sessions or can just pick those of most interest to you. It’s completely flexible. However, all of the topics proposed have been selected in order to give you the broad spectrum of expertise needed to hold senior leadership positions.

What you’ll learn

Active participation in the programme is required from participants and the completion of project work is essential.

The LBA programme is created for current and future leaders to gain essential business knowledge and the confidence needed to take a leading role in your organisation.

This course is flexible and you can choose to study just the subject areas that interest you, or the whole programme.

Topics covered

Leadership and professional development: 10 March 2020

  • Different approaches to leadership
  • Understanding leaders as individuals vs leadership as a process
  • Identification of personality type and work preferences – development of action plans to improve personal effectiveness
  • Identification of the organisational factors necessary to foster a distributed or collaborative form of leadership.

Digital leadership: 24 April 2020

  • Improving engagement and transparency in an uncertain environment
  • How teams and individuals can collaborate together to foster mutual trust
  • How to create an environment of responsibility.

Operations management: 20 May 2020

  • Appreciation of key operations management techniques
  • Utilisation of visualisation techniques as an aid to problem solving
  • Continuous Improvement Tools application and how to embed
  • Understanding the challenges inherent in the management of operations.

High performing teams: 14 July 2020

  • Adaptive and distributed leadership
  • Developing a healthy team culture
  • Psychological safety
  • Collaborative problem solving
  • Developing a healthy team culture.

HR and performance management: 8 September 2020

  • Develop knowledge and understanding of key Human Resources techniques and practices
  • Exploration of the key issues that arise in Human Resource Management (HRM)
  • Evaluate and assess the efficacy of different HRM activities from different organisational perspectives
  • Appreciation of the impact of personnel policy in terms of business performance, compliance with employment law and adherence to accepted standards of ethical practice.

Finance for non-financial managers: 15 October 2020

  • How to interpret accounts, profit and loss statements, balance sheets and financial ratios
  • Control of working capital, stock, creditors, debtors and cash
  • Budget forecasting and control
  • Cost accounting and control.

Strategic management: 2 November 2020

  • Awareness and application of basic strategic management concepts and analytical tools
  • Recognition, appraisal and assessment of strategic processes within organisations
  • Diagnosing strategic problems and evaluating strategic choices
  • Demonstration of an awareness of ethics and the role and rights of various stakeholders in order to manage stakeholder demands.

Benefits

  • This is a very flexible programme, designed to fit in around existing work and home commitments. Choose to attend all sessions or just the ones that most interest you.
  • Teaching will be wholly applicable to the workplace, so that, following a session, you will be able to begin practically applying your learning straight away.
  • Conversations within the programme are connected to real-world problems that participants are currently facing within the workplace, and those that you will likely face in the future.
  • Teaching examples are provided from a range of different sectors, in order to illustrate key learning points.
  • A Certificate of Attendance for Executive Education at Cardiff Business School will be awarded subject to the completion of all of the education elements of the programme and Senior Management review of associated project work within the organisation.
  • Study at Cardiff Business School and benefit from access to researchers working at the frontiers of knowledge in their disciplines.
134691| Cardiff University| Leading People through Change|

This workshop will help you to develop your skills in the four key elements required to effectively implement change in an organisation - Programme management, Change management, Benefits management and People management.

Day 1 of the course introduces:

  • The essentials of business change management and how it is linked with programme management – based on Managing Successful Programmes (MSP®), as the delivery vehicle for organisational change
  • The rest of the day focuses on benefits management. Benefits are the foundations of the business case and this session takes you from estimating benefits through describing them and eventually how to review their success. You also cover how benefits realisation takes place both within the programme and post-programme. This session is based on the best management practice method of Managing Benefits™.

Day 2 is all about people.  It describes the skills, tools and techniques required to embed the changes delivered by the programme within the ‘business as usual’ area of the organisation. Several change models are considered as well as the soft skills and communication issues that are faced by business change managers. The session also deals with how to overcome resistance to change.

 

Who it's for

Primarily designed for those with roles such as Business Change Managers, it is also beneficial for senior decision-makers who are responsible for formulating and deploying strategy but who do not require professional accreditation

This course is ideal for those who wish to learn more about practical and theoretical aspects of change and benefits management, but who do not require accreditation.

What you'll learn

  • How a programme and its constituent projects function
  • How to deliver benefits in step changes in order to take advantage of them as early as possible
  • How to define and measure benefits and who is accountable and responsible for their delivery
  • Knowledge and methods to engage with stakeholders in order to plan and deliver the change into ‘business as usual’.

 

Topics covered

  • Principles, Governance Themes and Transformational Flow of a programme
  • Roles and Responsibilities of a programme
  • Identifying, mapping and describing benefits
  • Benefits realisation planning
  • Stakeholder engagement and communication
  • Change management and models for change
  • Leadership and change
  • Resistance to change.

 

Benefits

  • Recognising that change is not easy
  • How to plan the step changes in capability
  • How to describe benefits for inclusion in the business case
  • Getting ‘real’ about benefits and the threats to their realisation
  • Providing some useful hints and tips for stakeholder engagement and change readiness
  • How to plan for the introduction of change
  • Being able to recognise the different tools and techniques to overcome change resistance.

 

 

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