Continuing Professional Development courses.
Virtual Delivery on 4th and 11th November 2022.
About the course
The COVID-19 outbreak has highlighted the importance of primary care in delivering effective healthcare. Testing, vaccination, caring for people in their homes, aftercare of those hospitalised and helping the families who have lost loved ones - are all services delivered by primary care and cornerstones of global solutions to health crises. Provision of these services makes primary care the most effective form of healthcare and it is the principal vehicle through which the WHO envisages delivering health for all. But what is primary care? What are its core principles? How does it deliver such outstanding health outcomes? Despite their increasing roles, there remains uncertainty about how primary care and public health can be effective in different healthcare systems. A clear understanding of what primary care is and what it can deliver is therefore essential.
The online contact days focus on applying ideas to practice using a combination of small groups, masterclasses and interactive panel sessions. After completing the course you will have also gained an insight into academic postgraduate study and the possibility of continuing your studies in education, public health and leadership.
Limited number of fully-funded scholarships for international health care practitioners. Please visit this website for details on eligibility criteria.
Designed for a UK and international audience of health practitioners, analysts and or policymakers including (but not limited to):
■ General Practice ■ Radiography ■ Nursing
■ Pharmacy ■ Paramedics
■ Occupational Therapy ■ Midwifery
About the course
The implementation of next-generation sequencing technologies has enabled genomics to become a mainstream subject in medicine. The UK has now adopted Whole Genome Sequencing (WGS) in clinical practice, and the use of genomic sequencing technologies in healthcare has become widespread across many countries. Healthcare professionals across the world need the skills to understand genomics and what it means for their patients.
This online course will provide participants with the basic principles of genomic medicine. The content will include the distinction between genetics and genomics and a focus on understanding the different modes of inheritance. With a focus on practical case studies and a workshop-style of delivery, the course will offer the opportunity to engage with academics and fellow participants and build collaborative networks.
See the Speakers page for the full faculty list.
About the Course
The arrival of the SARS-CoV-2 Pandemic strain of the Coronavirus has highlighted the importance of emergency preparedness, forward planning, and robust outbreak management systems and infrastructure. The importance of the normally, not in the news, Communicable Disease Control expertise and collaborative working with Public Health and other interrelated agencies has come to the forefront. Prevention is the best way forward and this is what we should excel at.
The course will give participants a grounding in the core principles of health protection and is a useful building block towards achieving competency in health protection on call. The content will cover all the Faculty of Public Health competencies, including the DFPH (Diplomate exam) and will serve as a refresher and a primer for new practitioners (Consultant to Health Protection Practitioners).
Dr Bharat Pankhania, Senior Clinical Lecturer, University of Exeter Medical School with contributions from expert guest speakers.
Who is it for?
Useful for those already working in or considering working in public health, health protection, infection control, environmental health, infections with an animal and human interface, and primary care.
This six day course will be delivered virtually on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 12:30 to 17:00 GMT on 4th, 6th, 11th, 13th, 18th and 20th October 2022 from the comfort of your home and/or office without the need to travel.
Please see more information on the More Info tab.
In this course, we take a ‘One Health’ approach to understanding antimicrobial resistance: We consider the important roles that humans, animals, and the environment play in the emergence and spread of antimicrobial resistance.
Antimicrobial resistance (AMR) is therefore recognised as a significant global threat to healthcare and society. AMR is a leading cause of death globally and has been referred to as a ‘silent pandemic’. Recent estimates suggest that 5 million people die each year from antibacterial resistant infections, with the cumulative impact upon the global economy placed at $100 trillion by the year 2050. AMR was added to the UK National Risk Register in 2014, alongside climate change, pandemic influenza, and terrorism.
The UK Government has recognised the importance of understanding AMR across humans, animals and the environment (One Health), and refer to this approach in several policy documents. A One Health approach to tackling AMR has also been identified as pivotal internationally by the World Health Organization in their report ‘World Leaders Call for Action’and the United Nations and the Food & Agricultural Organisation, to name a few.