International Inteprofessional Health and Social Care Conference: Learning Better Together, on the 6th and 7th of July 2010

Manchester Metropolitan University, the University of Salford and the University of Manchester are staging the 2nd International Inteprofessional Health and Social Care Conference: Learning Better Together, on the 6th and 7th of July 2010. The conference will be held in the Geoffrey Manton Building at Manchester Metropolitan University and will also include a conference dinner at the Whitworth Art Gallery. The key themes of the conference include the following:

  • The use of simulation in interprofessional education (IPE)
  • Learning Technologies and IPE
  • Integrated Models of Service Delivery
  • Theoretical frameworks
  • Collaborative Learning in Practice
  • Student assessment in IPE

Attached to this e-mail is a flyer for the conference with further details, and we would like to invite you and any of your colleagues that might have an interest in any of these areas of health and social care delivery to attend the conference and submit a paper or poster for presentation.

Keynote speakers for the conference include:

  • Paul Manners Director of the National Co-ordinating Centre for Public Engagement and Executive Producer of the BBC Learning Division.
  • Professor John Carpenter – Professor of Social Work and Applied Science, University of Bristol, Researcher for the Department of Health and the NHS.
  • Associate Professor Ivy Oandasan – Department of Family and Community Medicine at the University of Toronto, Director of the Office of Interprofessional Education at the University of Toronto, Provincial Co-lead for the Health Force Ontario Strategy’s Interprofessional Care Project.
  • Professor Hugh Barr – Chair of CAIPE; Editor in Chief of the Journal of Interprofessional care and Emeritus Professor of IPE at the University of Westminster.

It is expected that the conference will be extremely popular, so early registration is advised.

The conference website is online http://www.fhsc.salford.ac.uk/2ndinterprofessional/

In the meantime, if you require any further information other than that on the attached flyer, please e-mail or telephone the following contacts:

 

Denise Brooks

Business Development Unit

Manchester Metropolitan University

Telephone: ++44(0)161 247 2770

Email: d.brooks@mmu.ac.uk

Cross Cultural Issues in PhD Supervision

Cross cultural issues in PhD supervision

A Vitae NW Hub workshop

14 January 2010, 10:00-15:00

The University of Manchester

Overview:

A full day workshop for supervisors and research managers covering general cross-cultural communication issues and practical solutions to potential problems in supervising postgraduate students from another culture.

Background:

International students by reason of their numbers and growing economic and educational importance are crucial to:

  • The higher education sector
  • The competitive edge of UK universities
  • Profitability and cost-effectiveness

Supervisors are being faced with guiding international researchers through their research degrees and occasionally a clash of cultures can lead to higher drop out figures and lower completion rates. Dr Mona Chung and Professor Richard Ingleby have firsthand experience of dealing with these cross cultural issues across western and eastern cultures, and have a range of tools and examples for dealing with these issues in a student/supervisor relationship.

To book:

To view further details and to book your place on this free course, visit:

http://www.vitae.ac.uk/policy-practice/916-169101/NW-Hub-cross-cultural-issues-in-PhD-supervision-workshop.html. If you have any queries about this course, please direct them to Tracey McLoughlin, Vitae NW Hub Secretary (0161 275 1462 nwhub@vitae.ac.uk).

Using Technology to Enhance Your Teaching

Thanks to all those who attended the recent “Using Technology to Enhance Your Teaching” workshop. I really enjoyed the session, especially hearing your stories about the technologies that you use in your teaching.

I’ve included all the materials used on the day and the mind map that we created from the activities that constitute your teaching.

The Slides

The Handout

The Mind Map

(Click on the image for the actual map)

George Veletsianos’s Slides

(see also George’s blog for more discussion in this area)

Some Reading
(See also http://delicious.com/tag/tech4training)

Handbook of Emerging Technologies”

Blogging with students… how and why

“Top 100 tools for learning 2009”

Tutorial on creating a blog and using RSS

Social Media Classroom – resources about teaching participatory media

How to create a blog with Blogger

7 things you should know about micro blogging

A write up of the “Twitter Experiment” – using twitter in a lecture setting

Rhizomatic Education : Community as Curriculum

Online Researcher Skills Training – Blackboard Link

The Research Training Team provide a series of online learning materials tailored to the needs of Research Staff and PhD students.

These resources are available on our website.

However did you know that the resources are also available in Blackboard with the added benefit of some multiple choice questions with feedback? Members of Manchester University can self enrol on these Blackboard resources here.

BBSRC Innovator of the Year Competition 2010

BBSRC Innovator of the Year 2010

The Innovator of the Year competition recognises BBSRC supported scientists who have identified and harnessed the potential of their excellent research to produce real-world impacts.

 How to apply Application form, eligibility details and guidance notes are available from the BBSRC website: http://www.bbsrc.ac.uk/innovator Closing date: 16 December 2009

Cash prizes of £5000 will be awarded in three categories: Commercial Innovator, Social Innovator and Most Promising Innovator

One of the category winners will receive an additional £5000 prize and the award of BBSRC Innovator of the Year.

The Essential Guide To Careers For Postgraduates

Our EXCELLENT careers service here at Manchester University have been running a series of talks in the area of postgraduate careers. These talks cover a series of topics that will be of interest to all postgraduate students. They cover topics like: “Finding the Job You Want”, “Interviews”, “CV’s” and a good deal more.

We’ve embedded these talks below. You can navigate through each presentation by clicking on the forward and back arrows beneath the slides. However, if you want to listen to the audio commentary, click on the central (green) forward arrow. The slides will advance automatically with the commentary. (Note: When listening to the synchronised commentary, you can also skip slides by using the forward and backward arrows.)

Health and Social Care Conference: Learning Better Together, on the 6th and 7th of July 2010

Manchester Metropolitan University, the University of Salford and the University of Manchester are staging the 2nd International Inter-professional Health and Social Care Conference: Learning Better Together, on the 6th and 7th of July 2010. The conference will be held in the Geoffrey Manton Building at Manchester Metropolitan University and will also include a conference dinner at the Whitworth Art Gallery.

The key themes of the conference include the following:

• The use of simulation in inter-professional education (IPE) • Learning Technologies and IPE • Integrated Models of Service Delivery • Theoretical frameworks • Collaborative Learning in Practice • Student assessment in IPE Attached to this e-mail is a flyer for the conference with further details, and we would like to invite you and any of your colleagues that might have an interest in any of these areas of health and social care delivery to attend the conference and submit a paper or poster for presentation.

Keynote speakers for the conference include:

• Paul Manners Director of the National Co-ordinating Centre for Public Engagement and Executive Producer of the BBC Learning Division. • Professor John Carpenter – Professor of Social Work and Applied Science, University of Bristol, Researcher for the Department of Health and the NHS. • Associate Professor Ivy Oandasan – Department of Family and Community Medicine at the University of Toronto, Director of the Office of Inter-professional Education at the University of Toronto, Provincial Co-lead for the Health Force Ontario Strategy’s Inter-professional Care Project. • Professor Hugh Barr – Chair of CAIPE; Editor in Chief of the Journal of Inter-professional care and Emeritus Professor of IPE at the University of Westminster.

It is expected that the conference will be extremely popular, so early registration is advised. The conference website is online http://www.fhsc.salford.ac.uk/2ndinterprofessional/