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Translational Health Symposium (08/01/2018)

The Translational Health Symposium was held on 8th January 2018 at the University of Kent at Canterbury.  To view the presenations go to: https://www.kent.ac.uk/health/initiatives/events/translational-health-symposium/index.html        

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Kent and Medway Medical School Bid

Kent and Medway Medical School Update Background to the application to HEFCE/HEE for medical school places from 2020/21 1 There are currently 6,000 funded medical school places in England each year and 29 medical schools but currently no medical schools … Continue reading

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Strategic Research Development Fund

Purpose of the Fund The purpose of this fund, for which £10,000 has been set aside each year, is threefold: 1. To encourage the development of a collaborative research culture between the University and health practitioners within Kent. 2. To … Continue reading

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MSc Physician Associate Studies

Our MSc in Physician Associate Studies is delivered within the University’s Institute of Medical Sciences at the Medway campus where students have the added benefit of training in a specialist facility with qualified medical practitioners engaged in postgraduate education and … Continue reading

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REGIONAL RENAL CONFERENCE – Wednesday 30th August 2017

Book your free place to the 35th Anniversary Meeting of the South, West and East Kidney Society (SWEKS) Wednesday 30th August 2017, 14:00 – 16:00, University of Kent, Woolf Lecture Theatre The programme will be as follows: 13:30 Registration and … Continue reading

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PHYSICIAN ASSOCIATE STUDIES, PgDip

Would you like to develop your clinical career? Do you have a good first degree in biosciences, pharmacy or similar? Physician Associates are skilled members of the health care team who are qualified to provide a wide range of medical … Continue reading

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Treatment can offer hope for relief of Parkinson’s symptoms

A non-invasive, home-based procedure to stimulate the inner ear and brain functions that control balance and eye movement can offer hope for the relief of Parkinson’s Disease symptoms. Research carried out by the University and East Kent Hospitals University NHS … Continue reading

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How Exercise and Body Temperature Influence the Gut

The paper, entitled “Zinc carnosine works with bovine colostrum in truncating heavy exercise–induced increase in gut permeability in healthy volunteers”, is published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. This is a prestigious journal; according to their website the “AJCN … Continue reading

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Bacterial infection possible cause of bladder condition

OAB (Overactive Bladder) is a condition where the bladder muscle spontaneously contracts before the bladder is full. In the USA, it is ranked in the top 10 of common chronic conditions, competing with both diabetes and depression, with a reported … Continue reading

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The challenge of microbial resistance and appropriate use of antimicrobials

Jerome Durodie was invited to present an overview of appropriate use of antimicrobials and the present problem of microbial resistance by Practitioners Associates at their Advanced Practitioners’ Summer School held at South Bank University 7th – 8th July. Introduced as … Continue reading

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