CPP hosts The British Society of Dental Hygiene & Therapy Conference

The Centre for Professional Practice (CPP) hosted a study event for the Sout East branch of The British Society of Dental Hygiene & Therapy on Saturday 7th April at the University of Kent Medway campus.

Over 30 specialists attended the event to discuss the latest professional development news in the dental hygiene and therapy sector.

The Centre for Professional Practice is very proud to announce that Laura McClune, current a Stage 1 student on CPP’s Master’s level programme MSc in Advanced and Specialist Healthcare, has become the new Chair of the BSDHT South East Group. Laura praises the high standard of the education at the University and says that studying for the Master’s has given her credibility and the confidence that is needed to lead and direct den

The Centre for Professional Practice offers part-time, flexible work-related programmes. Our BA/BSc Top-up in Professional Practice or MA/MSc in Professional Practice programmes and short courses, including  Introduction to Masters-Level Study have been specifically designed to meet the needs of working professionals who wish to develop their academic ability while maintaining their professional role. Loans for both undergraduate and postgraduate study are available (subject to eligibility criteria).

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For any queries, please email cppmedway@kent.ac.uk or call 01634 888929, or visit: www.kent.ac.uk/cpp

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Former CPP student Stuart Gardner, MSc in Professional Practice, leads the Thinking Schools Academy Trust

The Thinking Schools Academy Trust (TSAT) has been ranked the best multi-academy trust in the country for the performance of its secondary schools by the Department of Education. It is made up of a family of schools that work together to “improve the life chances” of children and young people. From July 2017 there are 13 academies in the Trust covering two hubs, Medway and Portsmouth. This includes four secondary and nine primary/junior academies.

To read more about the Trust, follow: https://www.tsatrust.org.uk/

Interview with Stuart Gardner, MSc in Professional Practice, Chief Executive Officer, The Thinking Schools Academy Trust.  

How do think your studies at the University of Kent enhanced your professional employment prospects?

“The Master’s in Professional Practice Teaching & Learning pathway had an immediate impact and improved my professional practice in many ways that enhanced my performance and my future professional prospects.”

What attracted you to the programme?

“The opportunity to focus on reflecting on and developing my own personal professional practice and have the opportunity to conduct research specifically of interest to me within my professional context.”

What did you particularly enjoy about studying at Kent?

“The tutors understand that this is a part-time course and that we all have many other commitments to juggle. The tutors have always been supportive in my studies and the feedback on my draft work has been exemplary. The tutors – Debbie and Tania were great as all the support staff within the Centre.”

Find out more about the MA/MSc in Professional Practice: https://www.kent.ac.uk/courses/postgraduate/224/professional-practice

or MSc in Professional Practice Teaching & Learning Pathway: https://www.kent.ac.uk/cpp/programmes/professional-practice/msc-teaching-learning.html

 

 

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Short CPD course Introduction to Interprofessional Working within an Organisational Context

What impact do cultures, sub-cultures and frameworks related to leadership have on interprofessional collaborations within and across organisations?

Date and Time: Saturday 24th March 2018, 09:00 – 17:00.

Venue: The course is delivered by the University of Kent’s Centre for Professional Practice (CPP), based at Medway Building, Chatham Maritime, Medway, Kent ME4 4AG, Room M2-28.

Course Information

This one day transdisciplinary CPD event open to all individuals who undertake collaborative activity as part of their role. Collaboration may include working in partnership with colleagues within the organisation or may involve working collaboratively across organisations, for example; through projects, major initiatives such as mergers or in negotiating service strategies.

Working collaboratively with others requires skill and is strongly influenced by the context in which the collaboration takes place and the intention of the participants. The aim of this CPD event is to provide an understanding of concepts and theoretical frameworks related to collaborative leadership within and across organisations and to identify key cultural issues that might enhance or inhibit collaboration.

Topics covered will include:

  • Considering the emergence and purpose of organisational culture
  • Identifying norms and values related to organisational culture
  • Considering how cultures form
  • Critiquing evolving theories of leadership and their impact on collaborations
  • Reviewing the role of the team within collaborative practice

On completion of the event, you will be able to:

  • Critically appraise differing models, concepts and frameworks related to leadership and team working; specifically styles and approaches impacting on multidisciplinary working.
  • Demonstrate a clear understanding of the context, characteristics and culture of interprofessional and collaborative working and interaction, both within and across organisations.

Tutor: The tutor for this event is Helen Woodruff.

Fee: The fee for this CPD event is £60.

 How to book and pay:

This short CPD course can be booked online and paid for via the University’s online store:

https://store.kent.ac.uk/short-courses/faculty-of-social-sciences/centre-for-professional-practice

Places Available: 10

For any queries, please email cppmedway@kent.ac.uk or call 01634 888929.

 

 

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CPP offers a short CPD course Introduction to Evaluation within Professional Context

Two-weekend short CPD course for multi-professional healthcare workers Introduction to Evaluation within Professional Context will commence with consideration of a key question “what is the difference between evaluation and research“ by way of an introduction to evaluative approaches in health services and how evaluation can take into account the complexity of health services.

Dates:
Fri 16th – Sat 17th February 2018, 09.00-17.00 and
Fri 23th – Sat 24th March 2018, 09.00-17.00.

Location: The course is delivered by the University of Kent’s Centre for Professional Practice (CPP), based at Medway Building, Chatham Maritime, Medway, ME4 4AG.

For more info and how to book visit: http://store.kent.ac.uk/short-courses/faculty-of-social-sciences/centre-for-professional-practice/introduction-to-evaluation-within-professional-context

The course will take into consideration the contexts and potential areas of conflict when conducting evaluation in health care settings through a session on the politics of evaluation, this will be followed by topics on:

  • Different approaches to evaluation within implementation science.
  • Putting evaluation to practice.

On successful completion of the course you will be able to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of the differences between different evaluative approaches.
  • Competently choose between the different evaluation approaches in an informed way.
  • Apply an understanding of a variety of approaches to evaluate professionally relevant interventions and to ascertain impact of professionally based interventions.

You will be required to attend the course at UoK Medway campus on the above dates.

Flexible, part-time Postgraduate and Undergraduate programmes offered by the Centre build on your professional knowledge and skills, underpinning them with theories and research in the areas of evidence-based practice, learning and development.

 

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The Centre for Professional Practice launches its new Advanced Journal of Professional Practice (AJPP)

The Centre for Professional Practice is delighted to announce the launch of the Advanced Journal of Professional Practice (AJPP). The AJPP is an online open-access, work-related journal dedicated to sharing of experiences and gold standard practices from anyone working in a professional role.

You can access the journal here: http://journals.kent.ac.uk/index.php/ajpp/issue/view/18

“The AJPP has been established as a portal for new knowledge created for the advancement of professional practice. AJPP will host new creative work and welcome submissions of traditional or untraditional nature, but which demonstrate translational work-related professional practice application “, – said Dr Claire Parkin, the Editor-In-Chief of the AJPP.

John Wightman, Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences, said: ” We welcome the appearance and creation of the Advanced Journal of Professional Practice (AJPP). The founding of the AJPP at the University of Kent will allow for the publication of new knowledge and innovations of a work-related professional practice nature or practical advancements. It will encourage its readers to apply new knowledge and skills or to unearth new found inspiration to develop innovative practices within their workplace.”

If you are interested in publishing your work, please send email enquiries to AJPP@kent.ac.uk and submissions via the website.

Further information about the Centre for Professional Practice: www.kent.ac.uk/cpp

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Congratulations to all our dental care professionals who graduated at the Rochester Cathedral this week! Well done for achieving University of Kent awards!  We are looking forward to welcoming you to the BSc Top-up and Master’s in Applied Dental Professional Practice programmes.

 

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CPP students are invited to the Shush & Write workshop

Come and join the SHUSH & WRITE workshop for the CPP students! 25 November 2017, 10am – 4pm. The Centre for Professional Practice, Medway campus.  
Shush and Write is an opportunity to sit and write without distractions. The workshop is intended for the Dissertation-level students but others may join the group if they wish.
All spaces must be pre-booked. Booking via email: C.Sanderson-656@kent.ac.uk
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Dr Anne-Maria Brennan granted Freedom of the City of London

Congratulation to Dr Anne-Maria Brennan, Director of Education in the Centre for Professional Practice who was made a Freeman of the City of London at a ceremony in London on 19 October. She was eligible for the Freedom of the City as earlier this year she was made a Freeman of the Worshipful Company of Educators, a livery company that seeks to advance education in all its forms in the UK and beyond.

Dr Brennan said it was a privilege to become a Freeman of the City of London as it marked a ‘milestone achievement’ in her career as an educator over the past 30 years.

Historically, being granted the Freedom of the City of London gave individuals the right to carry out their trade or profession within the Square Mile of London, with the expectation their goods and services would be of the highest quality possible. Today those involved with the City and its guilds uphold the tradition of promoting excellence through their professional and charitable activity.

As well as this Dr Brennan also has the right to drive sheep across London Bridge without having to pay a toll, cannot be pressganged into the navy, and can go about the City with a drawn sword.

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SHUSH & WRITE WORKSHOPS FOR THE CPP STUDENTS

Shush and Write is an opportunity to sit and write without distractions. The workshops are intended for the Dissertation level students but others may join the group if they wish.

All spaces must be pre-booked. Booking via email: c.sanderson-656@kent.ac.uk

Dates:

21 October 2017, 10am-4pm

25 November 2017, 10am-4pm

10 February 2018, 10am-4pm

10 March 2018, 10am-4pm

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The Centre for Professional Practice joins the National Dental Nursing Conference

The British Association of Dental Nurses is organizing its annual National Dental Nursing Conference, 17-18 November 2017, Milton Keynes.

Register now to receive an early bird discount (until 6th October)

www.badn.org.uk

E: conference@badn.org.uk

T: 01253 338 364

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