Shush and Write workshops

Shush and Write workshops is an opportunity to sit and write without distractions within the University setting. Students doing WL816 module will have priority but other students may join in (numbers permitting).

Dates:

Saturday 20th October 2018, 10am – 4pm

Tuesday 6th November 2018, 10am – 4pm (date and location tbc)

Saturday 24th November 2018, 10am – 4pm

Saturday 12th January 2019, 10am – 4 PM

Saturday 23rd February 2019, 10am – 4pm

 Wednesday 27th February 2019, 10am – 4pm (date and location tbc)

Saturday 9th March 2019, 10am – 4pm

 

All spaces must be pre-booked. To book click here or follow the link: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/shush-and-write-workshops-for-the-university-of-kent-students-tickets-48552093619?aff=es2

To choose your preferred date, click the Select a different date button.

For further information, please email: cppmedway@kent.ac.uk or tel: 01634 88 8929.

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Workshop for New Authors and Peer Reviewers, Tuesday 23 October 2018

All day workshop for new authors and peer reviewers will be held on 23 October 2018 at the British Dental Association, 64 Wimpole Street. London, W1G 8YS

The workshop should be of interest to CPP students who have just completed, or are about to complete MSc dissertations, as it is designed to help write a paper or papers, based on MSc projects.  Although the workshop is being organised on behalf of the British Dental Editors Forum, it is suitable to new writers from all areas who are most welcome to attend.

The day will constitute 5 hours of Continuing Professional Development for which certificates will be available and will meet GDC development outcomes A & D.

The cost is £40 (£20 for full-time students) to include lunch and refreshments.

To apply to attend the day please contact Stephen Hancocks by email:  stephen.hancocks@bda.org

The workshop will focus on practical skills required to develop an academic writing style: need to follow a journal’s guidelines for authors to the letter, the peer-review process, plagiarism, publication ethics, how to write for scientific journals etc. Practical sessions will help the delegates to understand how papers and articles submitted to scientific journals are reviewed and assessed by editors and their teams. The delegates will also learn how to improve the chances that papers and articles that they submit to peer reviewed journals are accepted.

Programme

Jointly chaired by Ken Eaton and Stephen Hancocks

11.00  Welcome and aims of the day / Chairmen

11.10  Author guidelines and how to begin writing / Stephen Hancocks

11.40  How editors can help / Nairn Wilson

12.40  The peer review process / Ken Eaton

13.10  Lunch

13.50 Small group work looking at papers which were rejected and analysing why

14.40 Small groups report their findings

15.00 Publications ethics – how to avoid the pitfalls / Ruth Doherty

15.30  Online publishing – future opportunities and challenges / David Westgarth

16.00  Panel presentation:

Tips for improving scientific writing and Discussion / All presenters

17.00  Close

 

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AJPP Poster Abstract Opportunity

CPP would like to offer you an opportunity to put a ‘Poster Abstract’ of your dissertation work into the next edition of the Advanced Journal of Professional Practice (AJPP). Please note that this is not an invitation to submit an academic paper but an invitation to submit a poster abstract only.

All you would need to do is:

  1. Populate the template with an overview of your dissertation work in terms of intro / aims / methods / conclusion / recommendations (which you can cut and paste from your dissertation) plus a couple of attractive images which must not be subject to copyright or if they are, they must have permission to be reproduced.
  2. You can add in your own workplace logo (as long as you have permission to use it) at the bottom (do not remove the AJPP or CPP logo).
  3. You can also rearrange the poster as you see fit as long as you do not re-size the template or change the header or footer. The template is set to size A0, which for your information can be printed in the library for only £4 should you wish to display the actual poster at your own place of work or along the CPP corridor (with permission from your supervisor).
  4. Supervisors should be co-authored along with yourselves please.
  5. The 50 word overview must be included. This must detail how your project might fit / be transferable to other disciplines as commensurate with the remit of the transdisciplinary AJPP. This can be really broad (e.g. you might have used an interesting methodology which any profession could pick up and use / or you might have interesting findings in education which any professional who educates other people might find useful / or even if you have very specific dental or medical practice research findings they might still somehow be applied to other health professions).

There will be a £25 voucher prize for the Best Poster. Posters submitted by the deadline will be published in the next issue of AJPP (subject to review).

Poster DEADLINE for academic year 2017-2018 is the 7th September 2018. Any submitted after this time will go in the next issue of AJPP, but will be omitted from the next academic year 2018-2019 prize round.​

To request the poster abstract template email: ajpp@kent.ac.uk

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Congratulations to our Medway students

Congratulations to all our Master’s level students who graduated yesterday at the Rochester Cathedral: MSc Applied Dental Professional Practice, PCert MA/MSc   Professional Practice, MSc Strategic Leadership and Multi-professional Education in Healthcare. Well done!

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Thinking about professional development programmes?

The Centre for Professional Practice, which offers flexible, part-time, work-based studies is coming to the Canterbury campus with its Pop-up stand to provide information to the University’s staff who may want to further their careers.

Come and find us:

Wednesday, 4 July, 12.00-13.00 near Gulbenkian and 13.00-14.00 near Blackwells Book Shop

The Master’s in Professional Practice or BA/BSc Top-up in Professional Practice are flexible, part-time programmes which have been developed for professionals who want the opportunity to validate the professional knowledge, experience and skills they have amassed during their careers and use this to progress their professional careers:

BA/BSc Top-up in Professional Practice. This two-year, part-time programme is suitable for those who already have an Undergraduate and  Foundation Degrees, HND or equivalent and would like to top it up to an honours degree.

MA/MSc in Professional Practice. This three-year, flexible, part-time programme has proved particularly popular amongst managers and professional staff in a range of organisations and businesses.  Requests for accreditation of prior experiential and certificated learning (APECL) are welcome.

The programmes enable participants to:

  • Gain new perspectives on their professional role and develop new approaches to transform their work-related practice
  • Develop professional knowledge and enhance career opportunities
  • Stimulate thinking about the challenges associated with their area of practice
  • Engage, review and analyse the currents debates associated with work practice

The programmes, delivered by the Centre for Professional Practice (CPP) at the University of Kent’s Medway Campus, offer a flexible way of study (on average 6 weekends a year, Friday-Sunday) and are currently recruiting to the 2018/19 intake, which commences on 19 October 2018.

Students may be eligible for staff fee remission or loans (subject to eligibility criteria).

Find out more:

T: 01634 888929  E: cppmedway@kent.ac.uk W: www.kent.ac.uk/cpp

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Understanding and Working with Self-harm and Attempted Suicide – 18 June

A Presentation by Dr Terence Nice, Programme Director (Psychotherapy), the Centre for Professional Practice.

18th June 2018, 10.00-12.00 at the University of Kent Medway campus,

Medway Building, Room M3-04. Chatham Maritime ME4 4AG.

This short presentation focuses upon the assessment and treatment of people who self-harm and attempt suicide. The presentation looks at the prevalence of self-harm,   national guidelines, causative factors and ways of ameliorating suicidal ideations and diminishing acts of self-harm.  The territory of self-harm and attempted suicide is often paradoxical and labyrinthine, leaving clinicians, practitioners and workers uncertain about how to react positively and respond appropriately. The presentation is aimed at all those people who come into contact with young or older people who self-harm or attempt suicide.  The presenter is a Lecturer in Psychological Therapies, Highly Specialist Psychotherapist and an active researcher in this field. Dr Nice has also developed a self-harm tool-kit to assist in the assessment and treatment of this group. The presentation will be followed by Q&A time. Refreshments provided.

Venue: The course is delivered by the Centre for Professional Practice (CPP), based at the University of Kent, Medway Building, Chatham Maritime, Medway, ME4 4AG, Room M3-04.

 Fee: The event has a charge of £10 but is free to University of Kent staff.

How to book and pay: All spaces must be pre-booked. Booking via email: professionalpractice@kent.ac.uk

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

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The Changing Face of Medicine – 18 June

You are cordially invited to attend an illustrated presentation on how changing ideas in medicine shaped today’s healthcare

7-9 pm Monday 18th June 2018 at Sun Pier House, Medway Street, Chatham, ME4 4HF.  

Admission FREE.

The distinguished cardiothoracic surgeon, Professor Tom Treasure is due to give a presentation on The Changing Face of Medicine.

Professor Treasure is currently Honorary Professor of the Clinical Operations Research Unit at University College, London and has chaired, participated and advised numerous initiatives and organisations and was a Director of the British Heart Foundation between 1996 and 2001.

He has wide ranging interests in medicine in general and surgery in particular and, after more than two decades as a world-renowned expert cardiac surgery, broadened his scope to cover both heart and lungs.

His fascination with the history of medicine led him to rescue documents from parts of Guys Hospital which were scheduled for demolition in the course of its refurbishment in the 1990s. Among these were meticulously-kept records belonging to ‘The Heart Club’ a group of surgeons at Guys who pioneered heart surgery in 1940’s Britain. Inspired by this he wrote a book of the same name which detailed the bravery of surgeons who dared to challenge and overturn centuries of dogma using the evidence of treating injured WW2 service personnel to do so.

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This free event is hosted by the University of Kent’s Centre for Professional Practice (CPP). The Centre’s part-time, flexible work-related programmes BA/BSc Top-up in Professional Practice or MA/MSc in Professional Practice and short courses have been specifically designed to meet the needs of working professionals who wish to develop their academic ability while maintaining their professional role.

Find out more: www.kent.ac.uk/cpp

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The Changing Face of Medicine – 18 June

You are cordially invited to attend an illustrated presentation on changing ideas in medicine and how they helped to shape the healthcare of today.

7-9 pm Monday 18th June 2018 at Sun Pier House, Medway Street, Chatham, ME4 4HF.  Admission FREE.

The distinguished cardiothoracic surgeon, Professor Tom Treasure is due to give a presentation on The Changing Face of Medicine.

Professor Treasure is currently Honorary Professor of the Clinical Operations Research Unit at University College, London and has chaired, participated and advised numerous initiatives and organisations and was a Director of the British Heart Foundation between 1996 and 2001.

He has wide ranging interests in medicine in general and surgery in particular and, after more than two decades as a world-renowned expert cardiac surgery, broadened his scope to cover both heart and lungs.

His fascination with the history of medicine led him to rescue documents from parts of Guys Hospital which were scheduled for demolition in the course of its refurbishment in the 1990s. Among these were meticulously-kept records belonging to ‘The Heart Club’ a group of surgeons at Guys who pioneered heart surgery in 1940’s Britain. Inspired by this he wrote a book of the same name which detailed the bravery of surgeons who dared to challenge and overturn centuries of dogma using the evidence of treating injured WW2 service personnel to do so.

This free event is hosted by the University of Kent’s Centre for Professional Practice (CPP). The Centre’s part-time, flexible work-related programmes BA/BSc Top-up in Professional Practice or MA/MSc in Professional Practice and short courses have been specifically designed to meet the needs of working professionals who wish to develop their academic ability while maintaining their professional role.

Find out more: www.kent.ac.uk/cpp

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Congratulations to Kate Neden, MSc SLAMEH student

Congratulations to former MSc student Kate Neden and supervisor Dr Claire Parkin, on the recent publication of Kate’s MSc thesis “Has there been a change in the knowledge of GP registrars between 2011 and 2016 as measured by performance on common items in the Applied Knowledge Test?”:

https://www.tandfonline.com/eprint/w83WQfeHFqRPD5XVxJAY/full

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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).

tal professionals.

 

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

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