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67914| Elevate Health| Modern Methods in Data Analysis|

During this course, you will learn to use statistical methods to study the association between (multiple) determinants and the occurrence of an outcome event. The course will begin with an introduction to likelihood theory, using simple examples and a minimum of mathematics. You will then move to learning about the most important regression models used in medical research. These include logistic regression, Poisson regression, analysis of `event history´ data, and the Cox proportional hazards regression model. In addition, you will become familiar with model validation and regression diagnostics, as well as with the basic principles of resampling methods and longitudinal data analysis.

By the end of the course, you should be able to:

  • Explain the principles of the likelihood theory and maximum likelihood methods
  • Explain the principles of the following statistical analysis techniques: Logistic regression analysis, Poisson regression analysis, Analysis of event history data, including the Cox proportional hazards regression model
  • Explain model validation and regression diagnostics
  • Describe the basic principles of longitudinal data analysis
  • Apply the above-mentioned techniques using common statistical packages (e.g. SPSS or R)
  • Name the situations in which these techniques can be applied and the conditions that should be met to obtain reliable results using these techniques
  • Explain and interpret the results obtained with these techniques, and apply these results in practice (e.g. to answer a research question)

Course fee: € 1285,-
EC: 4.5

67913| Elevate Health| Classical Methods in Data Analysis|

You will become familiar with interpreting and creating data based upon a whole range of applications that you are likely to come across in your professional life. For instance, we will discuss and utilize location and variability measures, samples and populations, distributions, confidence intervals, hypothesis testing, comparisons between two or more means or proportions (parametric and non-parametric methods), and relationships between two variables (correlation and simple linear regression). The course also includes an extensive discussion of the multiple linear regression model.

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

Understand the principles and results of statistical analysis techniques including student t-tests, analysis of variance, simple and multiple linear regression analysis, and 1-sample, 2-sample and paired proportion tests

In particular, you should be able to:

  • Understand the ‘√n’ law and its consequences for sample size
  • Understand the general principles of decision procedures (‘testing’)
  • Know in which situations different techniques can be applied and the conditions that should be met to obtain reliable results 
  • Understand the Kolmogorov Smirnov test and the Fisher test for equality of variances
  • Understand the terms ‘explained variance’ and ‘multi-collinearity’
  • Understand the principles of model reduction in regression analysis, and the basic principles of logistic regression analysis
  • Select the appropriate non-parametric technique to be applied in case of non-normally distributed data
  • Understand the results obtained with all the above techniques, and be able to apply all these tests in practice (e.g. to answer a research question) using common statistical packages (such as SPSS or R)

Course fee: € 1585,-
EC: 6

67902| University of Oxford| Systematic Reviews (5)|

Solving the problems of your own systematic review with peers

This module will take students through the process of doing a systematic review. It will focus on the practicalities, and build on the introductory modules. The module will use a problem-based learning approach in which each participant brings a specific topic for a systematic review to discuss, justify and revise during the module. It will stress the importance of choosing the correct study design to answer the question posed by the systematic review and will, therefore, not be restricted to systematic reviews of randomized trials.

This module is relevant both to people who will conduct systematic reviews and to those who will use knowledge from the ever-increasing number of systematic review being done by others. It does this by providing participants with a thorough understanding of the systematic reviews process, and how decisions made during the systematic review may have influenced its quality and relevance.

The last date for receipt of complete applications is 5pm Friday 24th June 2016. Regrettably, late applications cannot be accepted.

Prices start from £1,855

67899| University of Oxford| Practice of Evidence-Based Health Care (1)|

Appraising the evidence to answer your clinical question

This module will introduce the basic concepts and skills of evidence-based health care. Students will be facilitated to turn clinical queries into focussed questions, from which they can search the evidence. Participants will learn the skills to develop a search strategy for use across several databases. They will also learn about the importance of matching a research question with the most appropriate study design, and then be guided through suitable critical appraisal techniques, so that they can understand how and why published research can be used in clinical practice. Students will learn with peers in small groups, and through the week, they will have the opportunity to decide on a relevant question, search the evidence and present a critical appraisal for shared discussion.

The last date for receipt of complete applications is 5pm Friday 25th September 2015. Regrettably, late applications cannot be accepted.

Prices start from £1,690.00

67898| University of Oxford| Introduction to Study Design and Research Methods (1)|

Choosing and designing the most appropriate study to address your clinical research problem is paramount in generating the best evidence.

This module will introduce some of the more advanced concepts and skills of research design, emphasising how they relate to evidence-based health care. Choosing and designing the most appropriate study to address a clinical question is paramount in generating the best evidence. As students learn to identify the strengths and weaknesses of 6 key study designs, they will also learn how to design a research protocol. Participants will design data collection and analysis, to include appropriate statistical tests. They will also learn strategies to manage bias and assess the quality of published research.

Students will apply their learning in small groups to develop a protocol for an allocated research question, for which they will receive constructive and academic feedback.

The last date for receipt of complete applications is 5pm Friday 23rd October 2015. Regrettably, late applications cannot be accepted.

Prices start from £1,690.00

67897| University of Oxford| Randomized Controlled Trials (1)|

Designing and improving your trial with the experts

This module will take students through the process of undertaking a randomized trial. It will focus on the practicalities of organising and running trials, and build on theory from the introductory modules. The module will use a problem-based learning approach in which each participant brings a specific topic for a trial to discuss, justify and revise during the module. Participants will consider the practicalities from the perspective of potential principal investigators, including the processes for resourcing the trial, recruiting and randomizing participants, maintaining the trial's momentum, and analysing and reporting it.

The last date for receipt of complete applications is 5pm Friday 6th November 2015. Regrettably, late applications cannot be accepted.

Prices start from £1,690

67896| University of Oxford| Systematic Reviews (1)|

Solving the problems of your own systematic review with peers

This module will take students through the process of doing a systematic review. It will focus on the practicalities, and build on the introductory modules. The module will use a problem-based learning approach in which each participant brings a specific topic for a systematic review to discuss, justify and revise during the module. It will stress the importance of choosing the correct study design to answer the question posed by the systematic review and will, therefore, not be restricted to systematic reviews of randomized trials.

This module is relevant both to people who will conduct systematic reviews and to those who will use knowledge from the ever-increasing number of systematic review being done by others. It does this by providing participants with a thorough understanding of the systematic reviews process, and how decisions made during the systematic review may have influenced its quality and relevance.

The last date for receipt of complete applications is 5pm Friday 9th October 2015. Regrettably, late applications cannot be accepted.

Prices start from £1,855

67895| University of Oxford| Systematic Reviews (2)|

Solving the problems of your own systematic review with peers

This module will take students through the process of doing a systematic review. It will focus on the practicalities, and build on the introductory modules. The module will use a problem-based learning approach in which each participant brings a specific topic for a systematic review to discuss, justify and revise during the module. It will stress the importance of choosing the correct study design to answer the question posed by the systematic review and will, therefore, not be restricted to systematic reviews of randomized trials.

This module is relevant both to people who will conduct systematic reviews and to those who will use knowledge from the ever-increasing number of systematic review being done by others. It does this by providing participants with a thorough understanding of the systematic reviews process, and how decisions made during the systematic review may have influenced its quality and relevance.

The last date for receipt of complete applications is 5pm Friday 20th November 2015. Regrettably, late applications cannot be accepted.

Prices start from £1,855

67894| University of Oxford| Introduction to Study Design and Research Methods (2)|

Choosing and designing the most appropriate study to address your clinical research problem is paramount in generating the best evidence.

This module will introduce some of the more advanced concepts and skills of research design, emphasising how they relate to evidence-based health care. Choosing and designing the most appropriate study to address a clinical question is paramount in generating the best evidence. As students learn to identify the strengths and weaknesses of 6 key study designs, they will also learn how to design a research protocol. Participants will design data collection and analysis, to include appropriate statistical tests. They will also learn strategies to manage bias and assess the quality of published research.

Students will apply their learning in small groups to develop a protocol for an allocated research question, for which they will receive constructive and academic feedback.

The last date for receipt of complete applications is 5pm Thursday 17th December 2015. Regrettably, late applications cannot be accepted.

Prices start from £1,690.00

67893| University of Oxford| Online Introduction to Statistics for Health Care Research (1)|

Take your first steps to unlock the power of statistics

This ten week online statistics module is designed for health and social care professionals who want to understand the basics of analysis methods commonly used in medical research, in order to understand published research and to participate in more specialised courses. Students will learn to use and interpret basic statistical methods using SPSS, with reference to cohort studies, case control studies and randomized controlled trials. Online discussion forums enable communication between students and the tutor to provide support and to interpret and understand real-life scenarios.

The last date for receipt of complete applications is 5pm Friday 18th December 2015. Regrettably, late applications cannot be accepted.

 

Prices start from £1,690.00

67892| University of Oxford| Evidence-Based Diagnosis & Screening|

Evaluating and interpreting the evidence for diagnostic tests

This module will teach students how to critically appraise and apply the best evidence on diagnostic tests. They will learn how to evaluate and interpret the diagnostic accuracy of tests and procedures in different settings. They will also learn how the evidence can inform screening and monitoring programmes.

The last date for receipt of complete applications is 5pm Friday 8th January 2016. Regrettably, late applications cannot be accepted.

 

Prices start from £1,690.00

67891| University of Oxford| Randomized Controlled Trials (2)|

Designing and improving your trial with the experts

This module will take students through the process of undertaking a randomized trial. It will focus on the practicalities of organising and running trials, and build on theory from the introductory modules. The module will use a problem-based learning approach in which each participant brings a specific topic for a trial to discuss, justify and revise during the module. Participants will consider the practicalities from the perspective of potential principal investigators, including the processes for resourcing the trial, recruiting and randomizing participants, maintaining the trial's momentum, and analysing and reporting it.

The last date for receipt of complete applications is 5pm Monday 15th February 2016. Regrettably, late applications cannot be accepted.

Prices start from £1,690

67890| University of Oxford| Essential Medical Statistics|

Learning about logistic regression, Cox regression, meta-analysis and more

This module is designed for health care professionals or graduate students who already have some research experience and an understanding of basic statistical principles, and who wish to develop their statistical expertise. Teaching is interactive and will emphasise the practical application of statistical methods to real-life problems, rather than statistical theory. Students will be able to explore and analyse data using a variety statistical packages.

The last date for receipt of complete applications is 5pm Friday 25th March 2016. Regrettably, late applications cannot be accepted.

Prices start from £1,690.00

67881| University of York| Postgraduate Diploma in The Geology of Yorkshire and Northern England|

Northern England has an extraordinary diversity of landscapes and geological features, and as the largest county, Yorkshire preserves a large proportion of them. From the rugged North York Moors and the limestone pavements of the Yorkshire Dales to the coalfields of South Yorkshire and the shifting coastlines of Holderness, it is in many respects a microcosm of the region.

In The Geology of Yorkshire and Northern England, students will obtain a regional geological understanding with which to interpret larger-scale Earth processes and structures. The programme will provide students with training in advanced palaeoenvironmental analysis and science communication skills. Students will also assess Yorkshire and Northern England's importance to current controversies in Earth sciences, from fracking to climate change, and acquire an understanding of the region's vital role in the history of geology.

Principles

The programme will aim to:

  • Introduce the key tenets and sub-disciplines of geology, focussing particularly on the geological evolution of northern England
  • Provide students with a holistic understanding of the geological origins and history of Yorkshire and northern England
  • Introduce students to field and laboratory geological analysis, and the skills and techniques required to interpret geological features accurately
  • Describe the main geological units present in Yorkshire, their composition, distribution and formation
  • Explore the geological history of Yorkshire and its global significance in the development of Earth Sciences
  • Examine and interpret the Palaeozoic and Mesozoic geology of Yorkshire
  • Explain the scientific importance of Yorkshire's rocks, and the role they have played in our understanding of the evolution of the Earth.
  • Further develop students' palaeoecological and palaeoenvironmental interpretation skills
  • Examine the Cenozoic and recent geological history of Yorkshire
  • Provide students with an understanding of human interactions with, and exploitation of, the geological resources and landscapes of Yorkshire and northern England
  • Further develop students’ knowledge of Yorkshire's role in the evolution of global geological hypotheses.

What's involved?

Our approach to e-learning is distinctive and may be different from your general perceptions about online study:

  • Flexible, fully supported, modular delivery
  • Taught exclusively online
  • Two stages: Certificate and Diploma. Each stage typically takes 12 months
  • Comprises six distinct modules
  • Part-time study (approximately 15 hours per week) allows participants to structure their learning around the other life circumstances
67880| University of York| Postgraduate Diploma in Railway Studies|

The PG Diploma in Railways Studies is designed to give students an alternative perspective on railway history, and the course will provide a better understanding of how academics have investigated the social, cultural, political, business, economic, and technological aspects of British railway history between 1825 and 2002. Those successfully completing the diploma are expected to come away from it thinking about railway history differently from when they started the course, and the programme overall will act as a bridge from an ‘amateur’ interest in railways to becoming part of the ongoing academic discourse.

Principles

  • To provide students with knowledge of the academic debates regarding different aspects of British railway history between 1825 and 1920s
  • To give students knowledge of how the building and development of Britain’s railways in the Victorian period changed the nation socially, economically and politically
  • To provide the students with an understanding of how and when railways’ operational and managerial systems were developed, refined and advanced before 1914
  • To provide students with knowledge of how labour relations changed within the British railway industry before 1926, and how the railway unions developed
  • To provide students with an understanding of the potential causes of the declining profitability of British railway industry after 1870
  • To demonstrate the complexity and diversity of events in the past, and the range of problems involved in the interpretation of complex, ambiguous, conflicting and often incomplete material • To equip students with the analytical tools to effectively interrogate the worth of primary and secondary source material pertaining to the history of the British railway industry
  • To encourage students to develop their own views on different historical debates in the academic literature and to think creatively about the topics they are studying
  • To provide a supportive and stimulating postgraduate environment enabling students to work independently within a clearly defined structure of regular discussion and supervision
  • To provide students with knowledge of the academic debates regarding different aspects of British railway history between 1920s and 2002
  • To give students with an understanding of the debates in government and in public surrounding what the social and economic role of British railways should be
  • To provide students with an understanding of how government changed the structure of the British railway industry after the First World War
  • To impress on the students the importance of studying emotive or controversial historical events in an objective manner. 

 What's involved?

Our approach to e-learning is distinctive and may be different from your general perceptions about online study:

  • Flexible, fully supported, modular delivery
  • Taught exclusively online
  • Two stages: Certificate and Diploma. Each stage typically takes 12 months
  • Comprises six distinct modules
  • Part-time study (approximately 15 hours per week) allows participants to structure their learning around the other life circumstances
67879| University of York| Postgraduate Diploma in Creative Writing|

The PG Diploma in Creative Writing is a two-year part-time programme, aimed at writers wishing to develop their creative and critical skills at an advanced level. The programme adopts an all-encompassing approach to the discipline of creative writing, taking in a variety of genres and exploring the major forms of prose, poetry and scripts.

Principles

The programme is a keen mix of writing exercises and literary analysis, and students will develop an understanding of the following key areas:

  • The power of imagination in literary creation
  • The distinctive character of texts written in the principal literary genres: fiction, poetry and drama, and of other kinds of writing
  • How literature and language produce and reflect cultural change and difference
  • The structure, levels and discourse functions of the English language
  • The role of critical traditions in shaping literary history, and the linguistic, literary, cultural and socio-historical contexts in which literature is written and read
  • The range and variety of approaches to literary study, which may include creative practice and performance
  • The central role of language and in the creation of meaning, and the affective power of language.

What's involved?

Our approach to e-learning is distinctive and may be different from your general perceptions about online study:

  • Flexible, fully supported, modular delivery
  • Taught exclusively online
  • Two stages: Certificate and Diploma. Each stage typically takes 12 months
  • Comprises six distinct modules
  • Part-time study (approximately 15 hours per week) allows participants to structure their learning around the other life circumstances

 

67878| University of York| Postgraduate Diploma in Astronomy|

This programme will offer home astronomers, who may have graduated in subjects other than physics, the opportunity to gain a formal postgraduate qualification in Astronomy and Astrophysics, and is designed to give students a robust and up-to-date background in these areas. Over the course of two years, we will explore the solar system, stellar physics, infra-red, radio and high energy astronomy, as well as discussing the foundations of cosmology. 

Principles

Through this programme, students will:

  • Gain a comprehensive knowledge of the development of astronomy, astronomy in the visible region of the electromagnetic spectrum, the solar system and stellar physics.
  • Learn that physics is a quantitative subject and appreciate the use and power of mathematics for modelling the physical world and solving problems. 
  • Develop skills in research and planning and their ability to assess critically the link between theoretical results and experimental observation.
  • Develop the ability to solve advanced problems in physics using appropriate mathematical tools. 
  • Be able to identify the relevant physical principles, to translate problems into mathematical statements and apply their knowledge to obtain order-of-magnitude or more precise solutions as appropriate.
  • Develop the ability to plan and execute under supervision an experiment or investigation, analyse critically the results and draw valid conclusions.
  • Be able to evaluate the level of uncertainty in their results, understand the significance of error analysis and be able to compare these results with expected outcomes, theoretical predictions or with published data.
  • Possess a more complete working knowledge of a variety of experimental, mathematical and computational techniques applicable to current research within physics.

What's involved?

Our approach to e-learning is distinctive and may be different from your general perceptions about online study:

  • Flexible, fully supported, modular delivery
  • Taught exclusively online
  • Two stages: Certificate and Diploma. Each stage typically takes 12 months
  • Comprises six distinct modules
  • Part-time study (approximately 15 hours per week) allows participants to structure their learning around the other life circumstances

 

67877| University of East Anglia| Mastering Clinical Supervision|

This comprehensive course will provide you with all the knowledge and skills you’ll need to be a competent and successful clinical supervisor. You’ll  learn the rationale of creating an effective learning environment in your workplace so that you can teach and facilitate learning, assess the learning needs of trainees and use workplace-based assessment effectively to help develop your trainees’ knowledge, clinical skills, and evidence based practice, while ensuring patient safety. You’ll also be able to reflect critically on practice and evaluate your own teaching/ training activities as part of continuing professional development as a clinical educator.

This module is based on the General Medical Council’s standards for recognition of trainers and the Academy of Medical Educators’ framework of professional standards for postgraduate medical supervisors.

67876| University of East Anglia| Antibiotic resistance|

This course provides healthcare practitioners with the insight and knowledge they need to minimise the risk of antimicrobial resistance and limit its impact on health, both now and in the future. It will deliver sufficient understanding of microbiology, antimicrobial chemotherapy and the epidemiology of antibiotic resistance to enable appropriate:

  • Requesting and interpretation of laboratory investigations
  • Antibiotic prescribing, and an understanding of their resistance implications
  • Understanding of infection and infection prevention and control.
67874| VetPD - Veterinary Professional Development| Avian / Exotic Animal Medicine & Soft Tissue Surgery - A 2-Day Practical Course|

Interest in soft tissue surgery in avian and exotic animals has increased over the last decade due to widespread use of isoflurane anesthesia, the introduction of microsurgical techniques and improvement of microsurgical and bipolar radio-surgical instrumentation. This course has been designed for veterinarians in practice, working with avian cases, wishing to gain a higher level of expertise in their approach to avian respiratory disease, psittacine neonatology and post mortem techniques. The course also includes an insight into PPDS as well as discussions of raptor tendon injuries and their repair. In preparation of the wetlab, the second day starts with an introductory lecture on avian and exotic animal soft tissue surgery and use of radio surgery, followed by an extensive 4-hour wet lab, where all delegates will undertake a variety of techniques required when confronted with injured avian and exotic animal species. This is an invaluable opportunity for delegates to gain real hands-on practical experience under the supervision of specialists, such that they have confidence to undertake all procedures in their own practices.

On the first day the following topics will be covered in lectures and case presentations:

  • Avian Respiratory Disease
  • Psittacine Neonatology
  • Post Mortem Techniques
  • Diagnosis, Treatment and Management of PPDS
  • Raptor Tendon Injuries and Repair
  • Maintaining Biosecurity in the Exotic Vet Facility
  • Well / New Bird Checks

Frank and honest topical discussions will be encouraged during the dedicated question times, with speakers sharing their successes and failures in order to maximise the learning experience for all attending veterinarians. Day 1 will conclude with an optional course dinner which will give delegates the opportunity to get to know each other and to spend more time with the speakers.

On the second day, after an introduction to avian and exotic animal soft tissue surgery, the 4-hour practical session will give delegates the opportunity to put theory into practice on cadaver specimens and to ask questions in small groups (2-5 delegates), all under the supervision of the course tutors. The following topics will be covered during the practical sessions:

  • Use of radio surgery
  • Ingluviotomy (Avian Crop Surgery)
    • Laparotomy, salpingohysterectomy (removal of uterus and oviduct),                orchidectomy (neutering)
    • Proventriculotomy (Removal of foreign objects or toxic materials from the proventriculus), cloaco-pexi, cloacoplasty, cloacotomy
  • Enterotomy
  • Tendon repair, tracheotomy, trachectomy, liver biopsy, lung biopsy

Day 2 will finish with case discussions. Delegates will be encouraged to bring cases with them for discussion in this session.

67873| VetPD - Veterinary Professional Development| Ferrets, Rodents and Hedgehogs - A 2-Day Practical Course|

This 2-day course is designed to provide practical hands on experience for practitioners who are keen to develop their small mammal skills further. It starts out providing a solid grounding in common clinical presentations in ferrets, rodents and hedgehogs, including details on critical care, anaesthesia, respiratory diseases and gastrointestinal conditions – all of which are vitally important to get sick small mammals better quicker.

This is followed on the second day by a series of practical cadaver sessions including clinical techniques, soft tissue surgery and dental techniques. These classes present a unique opportunity to develop skills which are otherwise rarely offered.

On the first day the following topics will be covered in lectures and case presentations:

  • Ferret, rodent and hedgehog nutrition and husbandry
  • Clinical assessment of small mammals
  • Critical care
  • Anaesthesia
  • Rodent gastrointestinal disease
  • Rodent respiratory diseases
  • Ferret reproductive control
  • Common diseases of hedgehogs 

Frank and honest topical discussions will be encouraged during the dedicated question times, with speakers sharing their successes and failures in order to maximise the learning experience for all attending veterinarians. Day 1 will conclude with an optional course dinner, which will give delegates the opportunity to get to know each other and to spend more time with the speakers.

On the second day the practical sessions, with intermittent pre wet lab lectures explaining the procedures, will give delegates the opportunity to put theory into practice on cadaver specimens (at least 1 per delegate) and to ask questions all under the supervision of the course tutors. The following topics will be covered during the practical sessions:

  • Ferret clinical techniques
  • Ferret insulinomas and adrenal gland disease
  • Ferret soft tissue surgery
  • Rodent dental techniques

 

The course fee includes lunches on site, coffee/tea breaks, extensive course notes and a certificate of attendance. On the evening of the first day all delegates are invited to attend the course dinner, which costs £25 (not included in the course fee, drinks will be charged extra). Early course registration is recommended as there are only a limited number of places available.

67872| VetPD - Veterinary Professional Development| Diagnostic Imaging in Avian & Exotic Animal - A 2-Day Practical Course|

Interest in Diagnostic Imaging in avian and exotic animals has evolved over the past decade. This course has been designed for veterinarians in practice, working with avian and exotic animal cases, wishing to gain a higher level of expertise in different imaging modalities such as radiology, ultrasound and computed tomography.   The course includes a review on radiographic positioning in small mammals, rabbit, ferret, bird and reptiles followed by review of normal radiographic anatomy of different apparatus. This course will continue with a review of the radiographic appearance of important pathologies in small mammals, rabbit, ferret and reptiles. Review of usage of computed tomography in exotic animal will be added during the lecture. Use of ultrasound and associated practical session will be cover during the second day.   

On the first day the following topics will be covered in lectures and case presentations: 

  • Radiographic positioning in small mammals, rabbits, ferrets, birds and reptiles
  • Normal radiographic anatomy of different apparatus including skull, thorax, abdomen and skeleton
  • Radiographic appearance of pathologies associated to different apparatus including skull, thorax, abdomen, and skeleton
  • Case presentations and discussion
  • Application of computed tomography in rabbit and reptiles: advantages and disadvantages
  • Common pathologies detected on computed tomography

During the first day, radiographic setting and use of conventional, computed radiography and digital radiography will be covered

On the second day, after an introduction of use of ultrasound in exotic animal, the 4-hour practical session will give delegates the opportunity to put theory into practice on exotic animals.

The following topics will be covered during the practical sessions: 

  • Application of ultrasound in exotic animals
  • Practical session with review of abdominal structures in exotic animals
  • Case discussion including ultrasound and computed tomography

 

67871| VetPD - Veterinary Professional Development| Advanced Rabbit Medicine & Surgery - A 2-Day Practical Course|

This course is designed to provide practical hands-on experience for those practitioners wishing to develop their rabbit skills further. The two day course starts out providing a solid grounding in common clinical presentations in rabbits such as dental, respiratory and neurological conditions, including details on critical care, analgesia and anaesthesia – vitally important to get sick rabbits better quicker.  On the second day 6 hours of practical sessions will give delegates plenty of opportunity to put theory into practice on cadaver specimens; including airway management, aural surgery, neutering and dental techniques. This is an invaluable opportunity for delegates to develop skills which are rarely offered otherwise.

67870| VetPD - Veterinary Professional Development| Advanced Avian Medicine & Avian/Exotic Animal Orthopaedic Surgery - A 2-Day Practical Course|

Interest in avian and exotic animal medicine and surgery has evolved over the past decade and it is now one of the fastest growing areas in veterinary medicine. This course has been designed for veterinarians in practice, working with avian cases, wishing to gain a higher level of expertise in their approach to sick and injured avian and exotic patients, anaesthetic safety, and making a correct differential diagnosis. The theory is complimented by an extensive 3½-hour wet lab, where all delegates will undertake all common avian and exotic animal fracture repairs on cadaver cases. This is an invaluable opportunity for delegates to gain real hands-on practical experience, such that they have confidence to undertake all procedures in their own practices.

67857| Multiple Locations| Hospitality Reporting & the Uniform System of Accounts (USALI)|

Using the 11th Revised Edition of the Uniform System of Accounts for the Lodging Industry (USALI)

The USALI sets out recommended formats, account headings and cost classifications for the preparation and presentation of financial statements for hotels. The first edition was published in 1926 and since then this has become the industry standard for best practice reporting. Over the years the USALI has been revised numerous times with the 11th Revised Edition released in 2014.

The arrival of a new edition of the USALI is a significant event for the hospitality industry and it is important that readers and users understand the significance of the updates.

Who is this course for?

The Principles and Practices of Hospitality Reporting has been designed for hospitality finance professionals whose role includes the preparation of internal accounts for control and strategic decision making.

What is this course about?

The objective of this one-day course is to guide hospitality finance professionals through the range of revisions in the new edition of the USALI, which include updates on the following topics:

  • Summary Operating Statement
  • Operating Schedules
  • Food and Beverage Department
  • Non-Operating Income and Expenses
  • Financial Ratios and Operating Metrics
  • Financial Statements
  • Revenue and Expense Guide

These revisions are a reflection of the need to update due to changes in industry practice and Generally Accepted Accounting Practice. The publishers of the revised USALI state that to remain in compliance with the latest edition reporting changes should be in place by January 2015.

What will participants gain?

On completion of the course, delegates will be equipped with the know-how to be able to:

  • Prepare financial statements to industry standard
  • Understand, interpret and prepare financial reports
  • Remain in compliance with the Uniform System.

Certification

On completion of the course, a certificate of attendance is issued to all delegates.

67858| Multiple Locations| Hospitality Reporting & the Uniform System of Accounts (USALI)|

Using the 11th Revised Edition of the Uniform System of Accounts for the Lodging Industry (USALI)

The USALI sets out recommended formats, account headings and cost classifications for the preparation and presentation of financial statements for hotels. The first edition was published in 1926 and since then this has become the industry standard for best practice reporting. Over the years the USALI has been revised numerous times with the 11th Revised Edition released in 2014.

The arrival of a new edition of the USALI is a significant event for the hospitality industry and it is important that readers and users understand the significance of the updates.

Who is this course for?

The Principles and Practices of Hospitality Reporting has been designed for hospitality finance professionals whose role includes the preparation of internal accounts for control and strategic decision making.

What is this course about?

The objective of this one-day course is to guide hospitality finance professionals through the range of revisions in the new edition of the USALI, which include updates on the following topics:

  • Summary Operating Statement
  • Operating Schedules
  • Food and Beverage Department
  • Non-Operating Income and Expenses
  • Financial Ratios and Operating Metrics
  • Financial Statements
  • Revenue and Expense Guide

These revisions are a reflection of the need to update due to changes in industry practice and Generally Accepted Accounting Practice. The publishers of the revised USALI state that to remain in compliance with the latest edition reporting changes should be in place by January 2015.

What will participants gain?

On completion of the course, delegates will be equipped with the know-how to be able to:

  • Prepare financial statements to industry standard
  • Understand, interpret and prepare financial reports
  • Remain in compliance with the Uniform System.

Certification

On completion of the course, a certificate of attendance is issued to all delegates.

67852| Multiple Locations| Cost Control for F&B Operations - London|

Who is this course for?

Cost Control for F&B Operations is designed for all those involved with the management of food and beverage operations, from head chefs to food and beverage controllers. No prior knowledge of finance and accounting is required.

The course is suitable for all food and beverage establishments within any industry, such as:

  • Hotels
  • Restaurants
  • Pubs
  • Contract Caterers
  • Bars
  • Retail Outlets
  • Amusement Parks
  • Cruise Lines
  • Airlines
  • Leisure Clubs
  • Universities
  • Schools
  • Hospitals
  • Carehomes

What is this course about?

This one day course has the purpose of assisting businesses with the effective management and control of food costs, staffing costs and menu pricing; all of which have a direct impact on profitability. Taking a practical approach, the course is highly interactive and uses a series of worked examples, case studies and discussions.

Divided into seven key topic areas, the course covers:

  • Best practice in purchasing and stock control
  • Menu planning, standard costing and gross profit management
  • Impact of sales mix
  • Wage and salary scheduling control
  • KPI’s for food and beverage control
  • Break-even analysis for F&B outlets
  • Action plans for profit improvement

Certification

On completion of the course, all delegates will be issued with a certificate of attendance.

67849| Multiple Locations| Cost Control for F&B Operations - London|

Who is this course for?

Cost Control for F&B Operations is designed for all those involved with the management of food and beverage operations, from head chefs to food and beverage controllers. No prior knowledge of finance and accounting is required.

The course is suitable for all food and beverage establishments within any industry, such as:

  • Hotels
  • Restaurants
  • Pubs
  • Contract Caterers
  • Bars
  • Retail Outlets
  • Amusement Parks
  • Cruise Lines
  • Airlines
  • Leisure Clubs
  • Universities
  • Schools
  • Hospitals
  • Carehomes

What is this course about?

This one day course has the purpose of assisting businesses with the effective management and control of food costs, staffing costs and menu pricing; all of which have a direct impact on profitability. Taking a practical approach, the course is highly interactive and uses a series of worked examples, case studies and discussions.

Divided into seven key topic areas, the course covers:

  • Best practice in purchasing and stock control
  • Menu planning, standard costing and gross profit management
  • Impact of sales mix
  • Wage and salary scheduling control
  • KPI’s for food and beverage control
  • Break-even analysis for F&B outlets
  • Action plans for profit improvement

Certification

On completion of the course, all delegates will be issued with a certificate of attendance.

67842| Robert Gordon University| Reporting - Radiographic Appearances of Musculoskeletal Pathophysiology and Trauma|

In relation to patho-physiological appearances on diagnostic images of the appendicular and axial musculo-skeletal systems, this module will enable you to develop skills in appraisal and communicate patho-physiological and trauma related findings, relative to the clinical presentation of the patient; critically assess the factors involved in pattern recognition, image interpretation and the reporting of clinical findings; understand the significance of normal variant appearances.

Using a range of conventional and interactive learning methods, you will develop the knowledge base, interpretive and evaluative skills required for recognition and interpretation of patho−physiological appearances demonstrated on diagnostic images of the appendicular and axial musculo−skeletal systems.

This is a 15 credit module delivered over one semester. It can be taken in conjunction with modules HSM131, HSM133, HSM134 as a route to a PgCert and will be of value to radiographers and other professionals who require to develop a knowledge base related to patho−physiological appearances in conventional diagnostic imaging.

You will be a registered health professional working in a relevant area.

Awards: 15 credits at SCQF level 11

What you will study:

  • Clinical application of the principles of pattern recognition and image interpretation of diagnostic images of the appendicular and axial musculo−skeletal systems
  • Principles of reporting, specific to the appendicular and axial musculo−skeletal system
  • Radiological appearances of normal and pathological presentations of the appendicular and axial musculo−skeletal systems
  • Role of other imaging modalities in the diagnosis of appendicular and axial musculo−skeletal conditions
  • Normal variant conditions
  • Assessment and significance of clinical information in the context of the patient’s diagnostic pathway

This module costs £620.

 

67838| Robert Gordon University| Reporting - Principles of Diagnostic Image Reporting|

Using a range of conventional and interactive learning methods, you will develop the knowledge base, analytical, interpretive and evaluative skills required to underpin the practice of diagnostic image reporting.

The module will enable development of the skills to analyse and synthesise the principles of vision psychophysics in the context of diagnostic image assessment; application of the principles of performance measurement in diagnostic image reporting; assessment of the role of the practitioner engaged in diagnostic image reporting from a medico−legal perspective; recognition and assessment of the factors involved in image pattern recognition.

This is a 15 credit module delivered over one semester. It can be taken in conjunction with modules HSM132, HSM133, HSM134 as a route to a PgCert and will be of value to radiographers and other professionals who require to understand the principles applied in the assessment and interpretation of diagnostic images.

You will be a registered health professional working in a relevant area.

Awards: 15 credits at SCQF level 11

What you will study:

  • Psychophysical principles related to visual perception and vision physiology; decision thresholds, decision making and clinical reasoning; principles of pattern recognition.
  • Application of performance measurement in image reporting including, sensitivity, specificity, accuracy; statistical Inter−rater reliability evaluation; Receiver Operator Characteristic (ROC) curves
  • Medico−legal perspectives in image reporting, including governance requirements; audit and research.

This module costs £620.

 

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