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Skills for Health has announced that its Stand By Me dementia e-learning course has been shortlisted for an award at the E-learning Awards 2015 for ‘Excellence in the production of learning content – not for profit sector’. The course focused on moving away from the traditional style of dementia courses…
The Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) has launched Ushare; a free-to-use online community that allows users to comment on, rate and share links to open-source learning and teaching materials. Ushare allows students, teachers, lecturers and other education professionals to share links to relevant resources, such as articles and videos, presentations and…
The constant bombardment of mixed health messages has led to the creation of an innovative Cardiff University online course to help people find reliable evidence The University is delivering a free online course, known as a Massive Open Online Course or MOOC, to help people navigate the minefield of material…
Thousands of top students and graduates are set to apply to a new fast-track route into mental health social work. More than 2,500 people have pre-registered their interest in applying to the Think Ahead programme, which opened for applications this week. The University of York will lead the programme’s academic…
Alzheimer Scotland has teamed up with Queen Margaret University (QMU), Edinburgh, to launch a new scholarship initiative for allied health professionals in Scotland. The Alzheimer Scotland Scholarships will provide part funding for students to undertake a stand-alone MSc module focussed on ‘Developing Rights-Based Practice for Allied Health Professionals working with…
Scotland’s most senior social workers will be able to embark upon a new postgraduate qualification for Chief Social Work Officers from this autumn. The Scottish Social Services Coouncil (SSSC) have worked with universities to develop the qualification and the first cohort of Chief Social Work Officers (CSWO) will begin study…
Martha-Lane Fox quoted Aaron Swartz in her Dimbleby 2015 lecture: ‘It’s not ok NOT to understand the internet anymore’. It’s true. And why? Because the web offers tools to help you find information, learn new skills and build new connections. If you want to build on your continual professional development,…
A new book questioning some of the assumptions underpinning the work of speech and language therapists – and their education and training – has been launched. Speech and Language Therapy and Professional Identity: challenging received wisdom is co-authored by Jane Stokes, Senior Lecturer in Speech and Language with the Faculty…
Researchers from the University of Exeter have launched a large-scale research study to improve understanding of treatments that are currently offered to people with depression. The aim of the trial is to develop stronger, more effective and more widely available treatments. The trial provides free online cognitive behavioural therapy for…
The University of Bradford will become a hub for the development of healthcare apps and other digital healthcare solutions after becoming the first UK higher education institution to be awarded NHS England Code4Health Community status. The award recognises the University’s central role in creating a community of academics, clinicians, developers,…
Skills for Care, home of the National Skills Academy for Social Care, is now seeking applications from social care organisations with the capacity to host a graduate management trainee for 12 months, beginning in January 2016. Around 20 graduates will be selected based on their values and leadership potential through…
A new patient engagement programme that places student nurses at the heart of general practitioner surgery groups in the South West has been unveiled by Plymouth University. In the first project of its kind in the country, students on Plymouth’s adult nursing degree have been working with patient participation groups…

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