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66443| University of the West of England| Introduction to Genomics for Health professionals|

This new Introduction to Genomics for Health Professionals study day is suitable for nurses, AHPs and other healthcare professionals who would like to expand their knowledge on genetics and genomics and application in everyday practice.

Course content will include:

  • Why do I need to know about genetics/genomics?
  • Genetic inheritance
  • Family tree
  • Importance of sample collection and preparation
  • Laboratory screening
  • Genetic data in the nursing practice

Our guest speaker on Genetics and Clinical Practice is Catherine King, Genetic Nurse Counsellor, Royal United Hospital, Bath.

66442| University of the West of England| Ultrasound Assessment of Deep Vein Thrombosis|

This workshop is designed for ultrasound practitioners who wish to learn or improve skills for detecting Deep Vein Thrombosis.

The day will consist of:

A morning of lectures on a variety of topics including:

  • Basic Principles of Ultrasound Imaging
  • Colour and Spectral Doppler Review
  • Lower Limb Venous Haemodynamics & Vasculature
  • Ultrasound assessment in the diagnosis of DVT
  • Clinical Management of DVT

Afternoon:

  • Supervised hands-on scanning
  • Discussion and feedback

Lunch, refreshments, CPD Certificate and delegate packs are included

66441| University of the West of England| Carotid Ultrasound Scanning|

This one day workshop is designed for ultrasound practitioners who wish to learn or improve skills for scanning carotid arteries.

The day will consist of:

A morning of lectures on a variety of topics including:

  •       Basic Principles of Ultrasound Imaging
  •       Haemodynamics and Doppler Techniques Review
  •       The head and neck arterial circulation
  •       Ultrasound assessment in the diagnosis of carotid artery disease
  •       Reviewing protocols and diagnostic criteria
  •       Clinical Management of carotid artery disease

·   Afternoon:

  •       Supervised hands-on scanning
  •       Discussion and feedback

 Lunch, refreshments, CPD Certificate and delegate packs are included

66439| University of Surrey| Transana Training Workshop (2 Days)|

Transana is a bespoke video transcription and analysis tool. This workshop provides the opportunity to gain a thorough overview to Transana and plan an analysis using it. Participants bring their own data to the workshop as well as experimenting with sample data. The focus is on gaining confidence in the early tasks of setting up projects efficiently, transcribing, exploring, coding and interrogating data. 

The course will suit those who are complete beginners and those who have looked at the software and tried to use it to a limited extent.  However you should have some idea about what your approach to analyzing video data will be. The course does not teach you ‘how to do’ qualitative data analysis per se. 

During the workshop  we spend some time familiarizing with Transana as a group using sample data. This enables the group to focus on the same tasks at the same time and discuss their implications. We will experiment with transcribing, creating clips, coding interesting or significant data segments and creating notes which centralize thematic work and writing. We will think about the organization of the data and the project itself, developing and visualizing connections between documents, themes, issues, and theoretical ideas. We will generate output files and reports which allow us to integrate work into other applications. The second day is orientated around putting into practice the use of Transana for participants' own projects. 

 

Cost

Government/Commerical Sector - £390

Educational/Voluntary Sector - £300

All UK Students - £40

Non-UK Students - £300

66437| University of Surrey| Mixed Methods using MAXQDA|

Over the last decade, mixed methods approaches have become more and more popular all around the world. These approaches have been adopted in different disciplines like sociology, anthropology, education, general medicine, etc. However, confusing terms are often used. For instance: What is the difference between mixed methods, triangulation, data integration, and data combination? The workshop will try to clarify this subject and focusses on the characteristics of the different methodologies. It starts with an orienting overview and then discusses how mixed methods approaches can be realized using MAXQDA.

MAXQDA is a software program that was a pioneer in the field of supporting mixed methods approaches. It offers many features like variables for documents and codes, visualisation of the relationships between codes, and in general procedures that allow you to quantify qualitative data and qualify quantitative data.


The seminar is divided into three sessions.

First, a methodological overview is given, which focusses on the different ways for using MAXQDA to support triangulation strategies . How should you organize data triangulation and investigator triangulation? How can you use MAXQDA to manage a mixed methods study with different kinds of data (interviews, questionnaires, observations) that apply to the same respondents?

In the second part of the seminar, colleagues from the CAQDAS Networking Project talk about their experiences in analysing open-ended questions with MAXQDA as part of their research into computational support for the integration of qualitative and quantitative data. This presentation derives out of work done during the NCRM funded Qualitative Innovations in CAQDAS (QUIC) research programme (2008-2011). 

The last part of the seminar focusses on the new field of “joint displays,” that is any kind of data display and visualisation that brings together qualitative and quantitative data. Here, Udo Kuckartz will present some results of the work he did with American mixed methods scholar John Creswell. This part of the seminar also includes a presentation of newly integrated methods in the new MAXQDA Version 11.

 

Prices

Government/ Commerical Sector - £195

Educational/ Voluntary Sector - £150

All UK Students - £20

All Non-UK Students - £120

66426| University of Edinburgh| Equine Orthopaedics|

Our online Equine Science programme at the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies is the first and only to be mounted within an international centre of veterinary excellence.

Delivered through our online learning environment, our programme gives students detailed knowledge and understanding of equine science and its applications.

It is also excellent preparation for future independent research or a PhD programme.

Programme structure

The taught part of the programme consists of a series of courses, while the final year is devoted to a dissertation.

Certificate and Diploma courses:

  • Research Methods in Equine Science
  • Equine Digestion and Nutrition
  • Equine Behaviour and Welfare
  • Equine Orthopaedics
  • Equine Reproduction
  • Equitation Science
  • Equine Exercise Physiology

Your final year dissertation of 10-15,000 words will allow you to analyse and present relevant research data that you have collected yourself. Alternatively, you can undertake desk study to explore and develop your own area of interest.

Programme duration

The full MSc Equine Science programme can be completed within two years if students wish to study several courses at any one time so all taught courses are completed in one year and the second year is devoted to a dissertation project. Alternatively students can take up to 6 years to complete the full MSc programme and there is also the option to graduate with either an Equine Science postgraduate certificate or diploma.

Postgraduate Professional Development

If you are looking for a shorter course option, we offer online credit-bearing courses which run for 11 weeks at a time. These lead to a University of Edinburgh postgraduate award of academic credit. You may take a maximum of 50 credits worth of courses through our Postgraduate Professional Development scheme. These credits will be recognised in their own right at postgraduate level, or may be put towards gaining a higher award, such as a Postgraduate Certificate, Postgraduate Diploma or MSc.

Online learning

Our online learning technology is fully interactive, award-winning and enables you to communicate with our highly qualified teaching staff from the comfort of your own home or workplace.

Our online students not only have access to Edinburgh’s excellent resources, but also become part of a supportive online community, bringing together students and tutors from around the world.

Career opportunities

Graduates from this research-rich, taught MSc will be prepared for employment in research establishments, such as universities and research institutions; industry, such as feed companies, stud farms, pharmaceuticals and consultancy firms; government organisations, such as ADAS and DEFRA; and welfare organisations such as the RSPCA, WSPA and LPH.

66425| University of Edinburgh| Equine Exercise Physiology|

Our online Equine Science programme at the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies is the first and only to be mounted within an international centre of veterinary excellence.

Delivered through our online learning environment, our programme gives students detailed knowledge and understanding of equine science and its applications.

It is also excellent preparation for future independent research or a PhD programme.

Programme structure

The taught part of the programme consists of a series of courses, while the final year is devoted to a dissertation.

Certificate and Diploma courses:

  • Research Methods in Equine Science
  • Equine Digestion and Nutrition
  • Equine Behaviour and Welfare
  • Equine Orthopaedics
  • Equine Reproduction
  • Equitation Science
  • Equine Exercise Physiology

Your final year dissertation of 10-15,000 words will allow you to analyse and present relevant research data that you have collected yourself. Alternatively, you can undertake desk study to explore and develop your own area of interest.

Programme duration

The full MSc Equine Science programme can be completed within two years if students wish to study several courses at any one time so all taught courses are completed in one year and the second year is devoted to a dissertation project. Alternatively students can take up to 6 years to complete the full MSc programme and there is also the option to graduate with either an Equine Science postgraduate certificate or diploma.

Postgraduate Professional Development

If you are looking for a shorter course option, we offer online credit-bearing courses which run for 11 weeks at a time. These lead to a University of Edinburgh postgraduate award of academic credit. You may take a maximum of 50 credits worth of courses through our Postgraduate Professional Development scheme. These credits will be recognised in their own right at postgraduate level, or may be put towards gaining a higher award, such as a Postgraduate Certificate, Postgraduate Diploma or MSc.

Online learning

Our online learning technology is fully interactive, award-winning and enables you to communicate with our highly qualified teaching staff from the comfort of your own home or workplace.

Our online students not only have access to Edinburgh’s excellent resources, but also become part of a supportive online community, bringing together students and tutors from around the world.

Career opportunities

Graduates from this research-rich, taught MSc will be prepared for employment in research establishments, such as universities and research institutions; industry, such as feed companies, stud farms, pharmaceuticals and consultancy firms; government organisations, such as ADAS and DEFRA; and welfare organisations such as the RSPCA, WSPA and LPH.

66424| University of Edinburgh| Equitation Science|

Our online Equine Science programme at the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies is the first and only to be mounted within an international centre of veterinary excellence.

Delivered through our online learning environment, our programme gives students detailed knowledge and understanding of equine science and its applications.

It is also excellent preparation for future independent research or a PhD programme.

Programme structure

The taught part of the programme consists of a series of courses, while the final year is devoted to a dissertation.

Certificate and Diploma courses:

  • Research Methods in Equine Science
  • Equine Digestion and Nutrition
  • Equine Behaviour and Welfare
  • Equine Orthopaedics
  • Equine Reproduction
  • Equitation Science
  • Equine Exercise Physiology

Your final year dissertation of 10-15,000 words will allow you to analyse and present relevant research data that you have collected yourself. Alternatively, you can undertake desk study to explore and develop your own area of interest.

Programme duration

The full MSc Equine Science programme can be completed within two years if students wish to study several courses at any one time so all taught courses are completed in one year and the second year is devoted to a dissertation project. Alternatively students can take up to 6 years to complete the full MSc programme and there is also the option to graduate with either an Equine Science postgraduate certificate or diploma.

Postgraduate Professional Development

If you are looking for a shorter course option, we offer online credit-bearing courses which run for 11 weeks at a time. These lead to a University of Edinburgh postgraduate award of academic credit. You may take a maximum of 50 credits worth of courses through our Postgraduate Professional Development scheme. These credits will be recognised in their own right at postgraduate level, or may be put towards gaining a higher award, such as a Postgraduate Certificate, Postgraduate Diploma or MSc.

Online learning

Our online learning technology is fully interactive, award-winning and enables you to communicate with our highly qualified teaching staff from the comfort of your own home or workplace.

Our online students not only have access to Edinburgh’s excellent resources, but also become part of a supportive online community, bringing together students and tutors from around the world.

Career opportunities

Graduates from this research-rich, taught MSc will be prepared for employment in research establishments, such as universities and research institutions; industry, such as feed companies, stud farms, pharmaceuticals and consultancy firms; government organisations, such as ADAS and DEFRA; and welfare organisations such as the RSPCA, WSPA and LPH.

66423| University of Edinburgh| Equine Reproduction|

Our online Equine Science programme at the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies is the first and only to be mounted within an international centre of veterinary excellence.

Delivered through our online learning environment, our programme gives students detailed knowledge and understanding of equine science and its applications.

It is also excellent preparation for future independent research or a PhD programme.

Programme structure

The taught part of the programme consists of a series of courses, while the final year is devoted to a dissertation.

Certificate and Diploma courses:

  • Research Methods in Equine Science
  • Equine Digestion and Nutrition
  • Equine Behaviour and Welfare
  • Equine Orthopaedics
  • Equine Reproduction
  • Equitation Science
  • Equine Exercise Physiology

Your final year dissertation of 10-15,000 words will allow you to analyse and present relevant research data that you have collected yourself. Alternatively, you can undertake desk study to explore and develop your own area of interest.

Programme duration

The full MSc Equine Science programme can be completed within two years if students wish to study several courses at any one time so all taught courses are completed in one year and the second year is devoted to a dissertation project. Alternatively students can take up to 6 years to complete the full MSc programme and there is also the option to graduate with either an Equine Science postgraduate certificate or diploma.

Postgraduate Professional Development

If you are looking for a shorter course option, we offer online credit-bearing courses which run for 11 weeks at a time. These lead to a University of Edinburgh postgraduate award of academic credit. You may take a maximum of 50 credits worth of courses through our Postgraduate Professional Development scheme. These credits will be recognised in their own right at postgraduate level, or may be put towards gaining a higher award, such as a Postgraduate Certificate, Postgraduate Diploma or MSc.

Online learning

Our online learning technology is fully interactive, award-winning and enables you to communicate with our highly qualified teaching staff from the comfort of your own home or workplace.

Our online students not only have access to Edinburgh’s excellent resources, but also become part of a supportive online community, bringing together students and tutors from around the world.

Career opportunities

Graduates from this research-rich, taught MSc will be prepared for employment in research establishments, such as universities and research institutions; industry, such as feed companies, stud farms, pharmaceuticals and consultancy firms; government organisations, such as ADAS and DEFRA; and welfare organisations such as the RSPCA, WSPA and LPH.

66410| Signia Training| Emergency First Aid at Work (EFAW) only £45 per person|

Level 2 Award in Emergency First Aid at Work (QCF)

OFQUAL regulated 1 day accredited course

To be held on Wednesday 26 November 2014 at Sheldon Ivy Leaf in Birmingham

Time: 9.30am to 5.00pm

Only £ 45 per person

 

Course Contents:

 

  • What is First Aid?
  • Legislation
  • Responsibilities
  • Action in an emergency
  • Primary survey
  • Secondary assessment
  • The respiratory system
  • Resuscitation
  • Disorders of respiration
  • Disorders of the circulation
  • Wounds and bleeding
  • Epilepsy
  • Minor burns and scalds
  • Foreign objects and unit closure

 

Course Duration:

6 hours in the classroom, consisting of practical and theoretical activities.

 

Assessment:

Assessment is ongoing by the instructor, along with a multiple choice question paper, and a three year qualification will be issued to those who satisfy the criteria.

 

Certification:

Certificates of qualification last 3 years. To renew their qualification after 3 years, delegates will need to retake the full course before the expiry date of the EFAW course.

66400| University of Edinburgh| Family Medicine|

The Director General of the World Health Organisation calls Family Medicine Doctors "our rising stars of the future" reflecting WHO’s renewed commitment to build family medicine as a primary speciality across all regions. This degree in Family Medicine takes forward WHO’s new vision of primary health care.

The degree is awarded by the University of Edinburgh and taught in partnership with the Christian Medical College, Vellore, India, and expert clinical members of the International Christian Medical and Dental Association (ICMDA).

The programme will equip students with the skills to become expert family medicine doctors, doctors who resolve more and refer less, whose presence will improve the quality of patient care by providing continuity and an understanding of the family and community context.

Entry requirements

Applications are welcome from medical graduates working in India or other low income countries with a commitment to continue working in poorly resourced areas.

International qualifications

Check whether your international qualifications meet our general entry requirements:

English language requirements

If English is not your first language, you must have one of the following qualifications as evidence of your spoken and written English.

IELTS minimum score

  • IELTS Academic module: 6.5 (with at least 6.0 in each section)

Other accepted tests and scores

  • TOEFL-iBT: 92 (with at least 20 in all sections)
  • PTE: 61 (with no score lower than 56 in each of the 'Communicative Skills' sections - 'Enabling Skills' section scores are not considered)
  • CPE: Grade B; CAE: Grade A

Find out more about our language requirements:

How to apply

You must submit a reference with your application.

The application deadline for the next intake is:

Programme start dateApplication deadline14 September 201524 August 2015

We strongly recommend you submit your completed application as early as possible, particularly if you are also applying for funding or will require a visa. We may consider late applications if we have places available.

Supporting documentation must be uploaded together with your application. You should have all your documentation ready before you start the process. If you do not upload these documents, it will delay the application process.

Find out more about the general application process for postgraduate programmes:

Programme description

This programme provides high quality postgraduate medical education in Family Medicine through a distance learning medium to an international audience from India and other partner countries whose health systems are beginning to identify Family Medicine as a clinical speciality.

The programme will give doctors a comprehensive understanding of the principles, processes, and practices of Family Medicine, and the essential medical knowledge and management skills for the most common presenting health issues.

It is based on the competencies identified by the World Association of Family Medicine, the key components being:

  • an understanding of health promotion, prevention, diagnosis, treatment and care within a District hospital/health centre/Community setting
  • skills in leadership and management of primary health care teams
  • an understanding of continuity and contextualisation of care of the individual, the family and the community

Programme structure

This blended distance learning programme is delivered with the support of our partner Institution CMC Vellore, India.

Alongside a series of modules delivered online, the programme requires a total of 60 days (30 days each year) in residency at a rural hospital.

There are seven compulsory courses and a dissertation. Courses cover:

  • Family Medicine
  • Reflective Practice and Principles of General Practice
  • Evidence Based Medicine for Rural Family Medicine in Rural Settings

Career opportunities

This programme will shape practitioners to become quality family doctors in rural and peri urban areas in low income countries.

66383| University of Edinburgh| Global eHealth|

This interdisciplinary programme introduces health informatics in the context of international health systems and global health challenges, supported by specialist courses covering areas such as public health informatics, telehealthcare and mHealth.

Entry requirements

An undergraduate degree, with an excellent or very good classification (equivalent to first or upper second class honours in the UK), in the field of clinical and allied health sciences, informatics, health policy, psychology, allied health sciences or a relevant related subject.

International qualifications

Check whether your international qualifications meet our general entry requirements:

English language requirements

If English is not your first language, you must have one of the following qualifications as evidence of your spoken and written English.

IELTS minimum score

  • IELTS Academic module: 6.5 (with at least 6.0 in each section)

Other accepted tests and scores

  • TOEFL-iBT: 92 (with at least 20 in all sections)
  • PTE: 61 (with no score lower than 56 in each of the 'Communicative Skills' sections - 'Enabling Skills' section scores are not considered)
  • CPE: Grade B; CAE: Grade A

Programme description

The term eHealth describes a diverse field concerned with the application of ICT to support the organisation and delivery of healthcare services and to enable citizens to manage their own health and wellness.

eHealth has become a priority area for the international healthcare sector and is attracting considerable global investment. This interdisciplinary programme introduces eHealth in the context of international health systems and global health challenges, supported by specialist courses covering areas such as public health informatics, telehealthcare and mHealth.

It is aimed at a wide audience, including health professionals, policymakers, NGOs, researchers, eHealth vendors and ICT practitioners. The programme is unique in addressing the topic from a truly international perspective, including a consideration of low and medium income economies.

Programme structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to Global eHealth
  • Introduction to Health Informatics
  • The Ethics and Governance of eHealth
  • Telemedicine and Telehealth
  • The Business of eHealth
  • mHealth in High and Low Resource Settings
  • Global Health Challenges
  • User-centred Design
  • Public Health Informatics
  • Project Management

In the final phase of the programme students are be assessed on the basis of a structured research dissertation, based on a piece of original empirical research using a range of methods suited to the technology context and questions under investigation.

Online learning

Our online learning environment is fully interactive and enables you to communicate with classmates and tutors from the comfort of your own home or workplace.

Our online students not only have access to Edinburgh’s excellent resources, but also become part of a supportive online community, bringing together students and tutors from around the world.

Learning outcomes

The programme is focused on eHealth applications, delivery, research and policy and does not provide training in technical aspects of software design.

Career opportunities

  • Academic and commercial research in eHealth
  • eHealth industry - design, development
  • Aid agencies/NGOs - eHealth deployments and evaluation
  • Governments and health providers - eHealth policy and management
  • International Agencies - eHealth policy, analysis, delivery

Postgraduate Professional Development

If you are looking for a shorter course option, or are unsure if online postgraduate study is for you, we offer online credit-bearing courses. These lead to a University of Edinburgh postgraduate award of academic credit.

You may take a maximum of 50 credits worth of courses through our Postgraduate Professional Development scheme. These credits will be recognised in their own right at postgraduate level, or may be put towards gaining a higher award, such as a Postgraduate Certificate, Postgraduate Diploma or MSc.

 

66381| University of Surrey| Guildford School of Acting (GSA) Pre-Audition Course|

Due to popular demand GSA are now running Pre-Audition Courses which will help you to prepare for your audition at drama school, we offer two pathways:

  • Musical Theatre audition technique
  • Acting audition technique

The Musical Theatre pathway focuses on audition techniques and integrated skills within Acting, Singing and Dance whilst the Acting pathway places emphasis on Acting technique, Voice and Movement.

If you are serious and determined to pursue a career in the performing arts industry and want an insight into drama school audition days this is the course for you. Our aim is to offer experience through mock auditions, intensive technical workshops and how to prepare for auditions. Guidance will be given on your audition material, how to present yourself and any areas you may need to develop further in order to give you the best possible chance of success.

Please note this two day intensive course is not solely for GSA but for any drama school.

Dates

  • Saturday 6 and Sunday 7 December 2014

 Times

  •  Saturday 12.30pm – 6.30pm
  •  Sunday 10.00am – 5.00pm

Fee £150.00

To book your place contact Sam Lloyd at s.k.lloyd@gsa.surrey.ac.uk

Please note that due to the nature of the audition process there is no guarantee that a student attending these courses will achieve a recall or place at a drama school.

66379| Multiple Locations| Guildford School of Acting (GSA) Saturday School|

Classes are held at GSA, Stag Hill Campus, Guildford between 9.30am-5.30pm each Saturday during a ten-week term.

Applications for the Spring 2015 term are now being accepted, deadline 31st October

Applications received after the deadline cannot be guaranteed an interview. 

Classes provided for:

  • Children aged 5-7 years can have a 90 minute class which gives an insight into Acting, Singing and Dance to help prepare students for our group classes.
  • Children from 8 years upwards who are looking for a focused and caring environment in which to learn whilst having fun.
  • Students 16 years+ who want to gain an insight into the demands of full-time training regardless of previous experience.
  • Adults who want to make a career change or would like to hone skills already acquired.

Classes are graded to age and ability and last 1 hour for each subject:

  • Acting
  • Singing
  • Jazz
  • Tap
  • Ballet
  • Street Dance
  • Musical Theatre styles
  • Private singing and acting tutorials [30 minutes]

Workshops are held in TV Acting, Radio, Audition Skills, Stage Combat, Voice, Improvisation and other skills. Many Saturday School tutors are members of the full-time GSA faculty.

2014 Fees: One or two classes £90 each per term; three or four classes £85 each per term; five or six classes £80 each per term; Workshop prices on application; Tutorials £230 per subject per term.

Introduction to Musical Theatre class is £90 per student, per term. This class is at 9:30-11am each Saturday.

The Saturday School can set you on the road to becoming proficient in all three disciplines, acting, dancing and singing – a must for anyone considering taking the profession seriously.

We create the environment for you to have fun whilst acquiring and developing skills for a lifetime.

Spring 2015

Saturday 10 January– Saturday 21 March 2015
Half term – Saturday 14 February 2015

Summer 2015
Saturday 25 April – Saturday 4 July
Half term – 30 May

Please note that we do not offer taster sessions/days at GSA Saturday School

66380| Multiple Locations| Guildford School of Acting (GSA) Saturday School|

Classes are held at GSA, Stag Hill Campus, Guildford between 9.30am-5.30pm each Saturday during a ten-week term.

Applications for the Spring 2015 term are now being accepted, deadline 31st October

Applications received after the deadline cannot be guaranteed an interview. 

Classes provided for:

  • Children aged 5-7 years can have a 90 minute class which gives an insight into Acting, Singing and Dance to help prepare students for our group classes.
  • Children from 8 years upwards who are looking for a focused and caring environment in which to learn whilst having fun.
  • Students 16 years+ who want to gain an insight into the demands of full-time training regardless of previous experience.
  • Adults who want to make a career change or would like to hone skills already acquired.

Classes are graded to age and ability and last 1 hour for each subject:

  • Acting
  • Singing
  • Jazz
  • Tap
  • Ballet
  • Street Dance
  • Musical Theatre styles
  • Private singing and acting tutorials [30 minutes]

Workshops are held in TV Acting, Radio, Audition Skills, Stage Combat, Voice, Improvisation and other skills. Many Saturday School tutors are members of the full-time GSA faculty.

2014 Fees: One or two classes £90 each per term; three or four classes £85 each per term; five or six classes £80 each per term; Workshop prices on application; Tutorials £230 per subject per term.

Introduction to Musical Theatre class is £90 per student, per term. This class is at 9:30-11am each Saturday.

The Saturday School can set you on the road to becoming proficient in all three disciplines, acting, dancing and singing – a must for anyone considering taking the profession seriously.

We create the environment for you to have fun whilst acquiring and developing skills for a lifetime.

Spring 2015

Saturday 10 January– Saturday 21 March 2015
Half term – Saturday 14 February 2015

Summer 2015
Saturday 25 April – Saturday 4 July
Half term – 30 May

Please note that we do not offer taster sessions/days at GSA Saturday School

66376| Cranfield University| Introduction to Microbiological Predictive Modelling|

2 day course

11th & 12th November 2014

Course overview

This short course shows how microbiological predictive modelling (MPM) can be used to assess the risk from microbial growth to the product (spoilage) and/or the consumer (food poisoning). The short course will show how microbiological risk assessment (MRA) is based on the foundations of predictive modelling and how it involves the examination of risk scenarios along the whole food chain. As processors continue to aim for milder processing conditions, the need to understand the impact of new technologies and methods on the potential for microbial growth (pathogen and spoilage) increases, and this short course demonstrates how MPM can be used to serve this purpose.

Course Topics

Introduction:

  • Predictive Modelling overview and its context
  • Microbial growth in different environmental conditions
  • Modelling the Growth Curve: logistic interpretation
  • Modelling microbial Inactivation

Secondary Modelling: effect of environmental factors

  • Response Surface Modelling: Salmonella case study (Gibson et al 1988), Bacillus cereus case study (Quintavalla & Parolari 1993)
  • Logistic modelling: Growth/ no growth boundaries, Listeria monocytogenes case study( Tienungoon et al 2000), Using data from Challenge tests, Mould spoilage case study (Battey et al 2001)

Tertiary models

  • Gamma modelling: Hurdle technology, Building composite models
  • Model Validation: From other models, from published work, from food studies

Accessing growth data and predictive models on-line

  • ComBase
  • PMP
  • Cranfield DataBase

Course Objectives:

  • This course offers a specialised introduction to an area of food microbiology which is new, and often misunderstood. Benefits are a unique opportunity to study this area of applied research in a University that specialises in the area
  • Delegates will obtain an up to date perspective on this area of research, and a clear introduction to an area which is often not well understood.
66375| Cranfield University| Modern Postharvest Technology|

2 day course

27th & 28th November 2014

Course overview

This short course will  provide an overview of the fundamentals of modern postharvest technology. It is concerned with postharvest physiology of various crop types, their biochemistry and associated issues of ripening and quality. The short course will look particularly at preservation methods that can be employed in the postharvest situation, including the cool chain, packaging, ethylene and specialist treatments.

The short course will also consider aspects of health promoting properties of different commodities, and the influence of storage on these properties.

Finally it will consider aspects of waste and waste management.

This course is assessed by means of a case study assignment where knowledge learned in the course will be applied by delegates to a specific relevant workplace scenario.

No pre-reading.

Course description

Day 1

  • Fundamentals
  • Non-destructive technologies
  • Current trends in postharvest biology and technology
  • Case study - nectarines
  • Fundamentals - ethylene

Day 2

  • Waste and resource mapping
  • Group task
  • Fundamentals - temperature and gaseous composition
  • Health promoting properties of apples
  • Postharvest clinic
  • Laboratory tour
  • Feedback session.

On successful completion of this module you will be able to:

  • Demonstrate a conceptual awareness of the key principles of postharvest storage, with an emphasis on the changes occurring in stored communities
  • Demonstrate a critical appreciation of the importance of specific preservation methods in postharvest practice, including their advantages and limitations
  • Comment critically on health promoting properties of a range of products, and relate these to postharvest storage practice
  • Demonstrate a conceptual awareness of the issues surrounding waste and resource mapping, and their links with future food sustainability
  • Participate in the discourse on postharvest technology and the role that this stage plays in the supply of food in the modern world.
66373| Bournemouth University| Leading People and Teams|

Duration: 3 day course.

People are a company’s main asset and in today’s complex changing business environment, leading and managing others effectively is crucial for business success.

This course will help you as a manager, or aspiring manager, to learn more about your own leadership style and how it impacts on others and what are the key drivers that can help motivate individuals and teams to perform to their best.

The course combines theory with relevant exercises and case studies to give you a sound under-pinning of the theory and practice of managing and leading others.

Course Tutors

Melissa Carr is a Senior Lecturer in Leadership Development within the Business School. As an Occupational Psychologist, Melissa started her career in consultancy where she gained significant experience helping businesses to recruit, develop and retain talent. Most recently, Melissa spent six years as a client and programme director at Ashridge Business School where she was the director of two leadership development executive education programmes.

Dr Lois Farquharson is Head of the Human Resources and Organisational Behaviour Department in The Business School. She joined Bournemouth University after more than six years as a Senior Lecturer in HRM and Faculty Director of Research Degrees at Edinburgh Napier University. She holds a PhD focused on leading and managing change, and has also delivered applied research, consultancy and leadership development projects for Investors in People (Scotland), the health sector and private sector organisations.

Bespoke delivery of this course for your organisation

This course can be run as an in-house event for your organisation. We can also work with you to develop a bespoke offering if you have specific development goals and training needs for your organisation.

66372| Bournemouth University| Developing Leadership Skills|

Duration: 1 day course.

There is a wealth of research which looks at how leaders can maximise their leadership skills, but what does this mean for real leaders in the workplace?

This course will help you as a leader, or aspiring leader, understand what the core skills are for leadership effectiveness. You will consider what your current leadership situation requires and how you can best develop those leadership skills and competencies to meet your goals. At the end of this intensive one-day programme, you will have developed an effective vision and gained greater insight into your leadership strengths and development areas.

Course Tutors

Melissa Carr is a Senior Lecturer in Leadership Development within the Business School. As an Occupational Psychologist, Melissa started her career in consultancy where she gained significant experience helping businesses to recruit, develop and retain talent. Most recently, Melissa spent six years as a client and programme director at Ashridge Business School where she was the director of two leadership development executive education programmes.

Dr Lois Farquharson is Head of the Human Resources and Organisational Behaviour Department in The Business School. She joined Bournemouth University after more than six years as a Senior Lecturer in HRM and Faculty Director of Research Degrees at Edinburgh Napier University. She holds a PhD focused on leading and managing change, and has also delivered applied research, consultancy and leadership development projects for Investors in People (Scotland), the health sector and private sector organisations.

Bespoke delivery of this course for your organisation

This course can be run as an in-house event for your organisation. We can also work with you to develop a bespoke offering if you have specific development goals and training needs for your organisation.

66371| Healthcare PCT| ECG Essentials Update|

This Healthcare PCT's ECG Update will increase your knowledge on the topic and is worth a total of 4 CPD points. A full day course from 9-14 including refreshments, coffee and lunch breaks. The topics that will be covered are to be announced closer to the event date. The speaker is the brilliant Dr Saqib Mahmud who is is a Primary care Consultant and GPwSI in Diabetes and Cardiology in Essex at the Jones Family Practice, Hockley and Church View Surgery, Rayleigh.

66369| European Energy Centre| Solar Expert|

SOLAR EXPERT 4 DAY COURSE, 3 - 6 December 2014

(http://www.euenergycentre.org/training/66-solar-photovoltaic-training)

The course is organised in cooperation with leading universities and is aimed at individuals who would like to learn how Solar Photovoltaic systems work and who want to find out about the technical aspects of these systems.

The trainer is a university lecturer with vast practical and theoretical experience in the most commonly used photovoltaic systems and the latest technologies available for commercial and home installations.

Microgeneration Certification Scheme: participants of this course learn how solar panels work and gain a thorough understanding of solar PV systems, this allows them to apply for registration with an MCS provider.

Solar PV course content: 

· Composition of light. Photovoltaic effect

· Photovoltaic cells. Materials. Daily/annual energy. Positioning of the modules. Photovoltaic Energy. Photovoltaic Illumination

· Planning and designing a photovoltaic installation. The electric load

· Costs and evaluation of the economical solutions. Maintenance and reliability

· Practical solutions

· Typologies and modality of installation

· Integration of the photovoltaic modules in the building structure.

· Payback time

· Economical perspectives.

Qualification: Photovoltaic (PV) Arrays

Electrics for Renewables (Practical) course content:

Note: participants will be connecting solar panels/renewable equipment, supervised, in a safe environment.

Electrical Fundamentals 
Electrical Safety 
Instrumentation 
Battery Backup 
Inverters 
Earthing and Bonding 
Cable Termination Skills 
Fault Isolation 
Safe Isolation Methods 
Supply System Overview 
Electrical Regulations Overview
Exam

Practical hands-on experience showing the use of test equipment to enhance installation and troubleshooting technique on renewable energy systems.

The practical sessions will include exercises in:

· aligning solar panels

· true power measurement

· use of dummy loads

· inverter testing

· checking meter calibration

· insulation testing

PRICE:

£567

 

For more information please visit: http://www.euenergycentre.org/training/257-2014-the-galileo-project-expert-learning-pathways 

66368| Healthcare PCT| Hematology|

This Healthcare PCT's Hematology Update will increase your knowledge on the topic and is worth a total of 2 CPD points. A FREE evening course from 19.00-21.00 including food and refreshments. The specific topics that will be covered will be released closer to the event date. The speaker is Dr Paul Fields who is a consultant Haematologist at Guys and St Thomas', and Kings College Hospitals.

66367| Healthcare PCT| Cytology Update|

This Healthcare PCT's Cytology Update will increase your knowledge on the topic and is worth a total of 4 CPD points. A full day course from 9-14 including refreshments, coffee and lunch breaks. The topics that will be covered are to be announced closer to the event date. The speaker is Valerie McMunn who is a lecturer in contraception, sexual health and cytology.

66366| Healthcare PCT| Dermatology Update|

This Healthcare PCT's Dermatology Update will increase your knowledge on the topic and is worth a total of 2 CPD points. A FREE evening course from 19.00-21.00 including food and refreshments. The specific topics that will be covered will be released closer to the event date. The speaker is Dr Charlot Grech who is a consultant dermatologist at Spire Hartswood private hospital in Brentwood, Essex, Spire Wellesley Hospital in Southend, Essex and Spire Alexandra Hospital, Chatham, Kent.

66357| Multiple Locations| Coaching and Mentoring|

Bristol Business School's portfolio of short courses offers flexible learning solutions for you and your business. We have a range of courses in: Finance and Strategic Planning; Coaching and Mentoring; Human Resource Management and Personal Development; Project Management, and Marketing.

Our short courses are delivered by experienced academics and consultants, who apply their expertise and cutting-edge thinking with a practical focus.

Course introduction

Coaching and mentoring are gaining prominence in both organisations and in academic literature, and research suggests that coaching and mentoring can have substantial impact on individual and organisational performance.

This course will encourage participants to assess and develop their own skills, plus provide them with a safe space to experiment with new approaches, models and techniques examined in the taught sessions. The course critically reviews a wide range of academic literature and research on coaching and mentoring models, theories and impact.

The content is equally suitable for those who are new to coaching and mentoring as it is to experienced professionals, as it is broadly based and explores a wide variety of perspectives examining individual's roles, organisational requirements, contracting for services and the relevance of models and theories to specific contexts.

Who is it for?

This course has proved to be beneficial to:

  • People new to coaching and mentoring and who want to explore the concepts.
  • People who want to gain a broader understanding of coaching and mentoring and where it might fit into their organisations.
  • Experienced coaches and mentors who want to broaden their knowledge base, evaluate their skills and gain a formal qualification either academic, professional (ILM) or both.
  • Managers who would like to develop their employees or encourage a more proactive, independent culture in the workplace.
  • Senior managers who want to set up coaching and/or mentoring within their organisations.
  • Care or health professionals who want to include a more coaching style in their practice.
  • People who would like to retrain and set up a new career as professional coaches or mentors.

What do I get out of it?

Past participants say that:

  • It has heightened their awareness of: their job roles, their capacity to offer coaching and/or mentoring, their working environment and the impact of introducing coaching and mentoring into their organisations.
  • It has clarified what effective coaching and/ or mentoring can achieve and the dangers of ineffective practices.
  • It has personally developed their awareness of their own values, beliefs and behaviours and the impact these have on others which in turn has made them more effective in the workplace.
  • It has developed both their knowledge and skills in coaching and mentoring and raised their awareness of the organizational requirements for effective practice.
  • It has made them see how adopting a coaching style as a manager can affect the behaviour and output of employees.
  • It has made them aware of how coaching and mentoring need to be introduced and delivered to deliver benefits to both individuals and the organisation.
66358| Multiple Locations| Coaching and Mentoring|

Bristol Business School's portfolio of short courses offers flexible learning solutions for you and your business. We have a range of courses in: Finance and Strategic Planning; Coaching and Mentoring; Human Resource Management and Personal Development; Project Management, and Marketing.

Our short courses are delivered by experienced academics and consultants, who apply their expertise and cutting-edge thinking with a practical focus.

Course introduction

Coaching and mentoring are gaining prominence in both organisations and in academic literature, and research suggests that coaching and mentoring can have substantial impact on individual and organisational performance.

This course will encourage participants to assess and develop their own skills, plus provide them with a safe space to experiment with new approaches, models and techniques examined in the taught sessions. The course critically reviews a wide range of academic literature and research on coaching and mentoring models, theories and impact.

The content is equally suitable for those who are new to coaching and mentoring as it is to experienced professionals, as it is broadly based and explores a wide variety of perspectives examining individual's roles, organisational requirements, contracting for services and the relevance of models and theories to specific contexts.

Who is it for?

This course has proved to be beneficial to:

  • People new to coaching and mentoring and who want to explore the concepts.
  • People who want to gain a broader understanding of coaching and mentoring and where it might fit into their organisations.
  • Experienced coaches and mentors who want to broaden their knowledge base, evaluate their skills and gain a formal qualification either academic, professional (ILM) or both.
  • Managers who would like to develop their employees or encourage a more proactive, independent culture in the workplace.
  • Senior managers who want to set up coaching and/or mentoring within their organisations.
  • Care or health professionals who want to include a more coaching style in their practice.
  • People who would like to retrain and set up a new career as professional coaches or mentors.

What do I get out of it?

Past participants say that:

  • It has heightened their awareness of: their job roles, their capacity to offer coaching and/or mentoring, their working environment and the impact of introducing coaching and mentoring into their organisations.
  • It has clarified what effective coaching and/ or mentoring can achieve and the dangers of ineffective practices.
  • It has personally developed their awareness of their own values, beliefs and behaviours and the impact these have on others which in turn has made them more effective in the workplace.
  • It has developed both their knowledge and skills in coaching and mentoring and raised their awareness of the organizational requirements for effective practice.
  • It has made them see how adopting a coaching style as a manager can affect the behaviour and output of employees.
  • It has made them aware of how coaching and mentoring need to be introduced and delivered to deliver benefits to both individuals and the organisation.
66314| University of Surrey| Research Methods|

Module Overview

To identify a research   question and plan a research project and structure a dissertation. The module   is central to MSc Pharmaceutical Medicine and MSc Pharmaceutical Medicine   with Clinical Pharmacology

 Module Aims

This module aims to develop:

  •   Ability to formulate a scientific   question and plan a research project with appropriate methods.
  •   Critical awareness of the structure of   dissertation
  •   Techniques for acquiring and appraising data and for   using appropriate statistical analyses
  •   Critical evaluation of published literature, clinical   database and questionnaires
  •   Critical awareness of good scientific writing.

 

 

66313| University of Surrey| Clinical Pharmacology & Early Human Studies|

The module provides the principles of clinical pharmacology and how they are applied in the design and conduct of clinical studies. In addition the module will addresses conprehensively legal, ethical, moral and regulatory requirements of study design in healthy human volunteer subjects. This module is central to both the Pharmaceutical Medicine and Pharmaceutical Medicine with Clinical Pharmacology routes

 

 

66312| University of Surrey| Pharmacogenomics & Personalised Medicine|

The aims of the module are to provide the student with a comprehensive knowledge of pharmacogenomics in relation to drug metabolising enzymes, drug transporters and drug receptors in relation to clinical therapeutics, disease biomarkers, adverse drug events, ethics and clinical trial design.

 

 

66311| University of Surrey| Clinical Development & Therapeutics|

To provide a systematic overview and criticalevaluation of the design, planning, implementation, evaluation and reporting on Phase II-IV clinical trials; and the application of the principles of clinical research to clinical trial design across therapeutic areas. The module is
central to the MSc Pharmaceutical Medicine and MSc Pharmaceutical Medicine with Clinical Pharmacology.

 

 

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