Allied Health and Community professional development

 

As a health professional you are on a life long learning journey. At the School of Allied Health and Community we offer many opportunities for you to continue your development.

We offer a wide selection of workshops and conferences, which are under constant review to reflect the changes in health care. Please get in touch if you cannot find what you are looking for, as we are happy to discuss the provision of workshops tailored to the specific requirements of your organisation.

The workshops and conferences are delivered by the diverse members of our course team and also utilize specialists from clinical practice. There are no formal assessments but all participants receive a certificate of attendance.

First time practice educators training

We are delighted to invite you to the University of Worcester to develop your skills as a Practice Educator amongst colleagues from different Trusts and Organisations.

In line with teaching methods employed with our students, we do require you to undertake a small amount of pre-reading before you attend the course.This enables our sessions to be more interactive and limits time spent in didactic teaching. The pre-reading & course preparation should not take you more than 30 minutes to complete but we do ask that you ensure that you have done this before attending.

We do not routinely provided printed course materials, however you are welcome to print your own to use during your training session if you prefer.

Our 2 day training introduces any Occupational Therapist or Physiotherapist, who has never had a student before or not had a student for some time, to becoming a Practice Educator.There is no minimum length of time since registration required to undertake this training.

Learning Outcomes include:

  • Describe the role and critically evaluate the attributes of an effective practice educator

  • Critically apply learning theories that are appropriate for adult and professional learners

  • Plan effective strategies to implement and facilitate learning in the practice placement setting

  • Apply sound principles and judgement in the assessment of performance in the practice placement setting

  • Critically reflect on and evaluate the quality of practice education learning 

  • Critically reflect on experience and formulate action plans to improve future practice

Dates

  • 14th & 28th April 2022 
  • 1st & 8th September 2022
  • 6th & 13th December 2022 
  • 19th April & 3rd May 2023

All training takes place between 9.30 - 16.30

Booking information

Please note that whilst we do not charge for training, we do expect delegates to take a student as soon as practicable after their training. Please consider this before booking and ensure that you have this conversation with your manager before attending.  If you anticipate particular difficulty with this, please contact the team on therapyplacements@worc.ac.uk for an informal discussion.

Please book your place online and download pre-reading here.

 

The Worcester Way (for new Worcester practice educators trained elsewhere)

Worcester Way training can be arranged within your workplace for 10 or more colleagues.If this is not possible, we are delighted to invite you to the University of Worcester to develop your skills as a Practice Educator amongst colleagues from different Trusts and Organisations.

In order to reduce the amount of information delivered in a didactic manner (and therefore increase your engagement and enjoyment), we do require you to undertake a small amount of pre-reading before you attend the course. This basic course information should not take you more than 30 minutes to complete but we do ask that you ensure that you have done this before attending.

We do not routinely provided printed course materials, however you are welcome to print your own to use during your training session if you prefer.

This training is for Educators who are experienced in providing placements but new to the Worcester course and includes:

  • Assessment and documentation

  • Expectations of a student on placement

  • Managing the hours of the placement

  • A summary of the academic subjects covered by students

Dates

  • 27th April 2022
  • 5th September 2022
  • 15th December 2022
  • 27th April 2023
  • 3rd May 2022 - 13.00 – 16.30

All training takes place between 9.30 - 13.30, except for 3rd May 2022.

Booking information

Please note that whilst we do not charge for training, we do expect delegates to take a student as soon as practicable after their training.  Please consider this before booking and ensure that you have this conversation with your manager before attending.  If you anticipate particular difficulty with this, please contact the team on therapyplacements@worc.ac.uk for an informal discussion.

Please book your place online and download pre-reading here

Practice educator update training

In line with the Royal College of Occupational Therapists and Chartered Society of Physiotherapy legislation, Practice Educators are required to attend update training regularly. The University of Worcester recommends that training is attended every two years and may not be able to place students with Practice Educators who have not completed this training.

Whilst you only need to update every other year, you are welcome to book on one of these per year to maintain and develop your skills.

All updates will contain a brief overview of documentation and assessment, and an overview of contemporary placements.

Update 1: Managing Challenges in Practice

Managing Challenges in Practice will follow a participant-led format and enable educators to discuss and problem-solve any particular challenges they have faced recently.  These may include, but are not limited to, supporting struggling students, supporting students with additional learning needs, and challenging students who are exceeding expectations.

  • 20 June 2022
  • 16 November 2022
  • 23 May 2023

 

All training takes place between 9.00 - 13.00

Please book your place online 

The course content is participant-led and details of the course materials will be emailed to you after the session. A basic version of the session is available for your perusal.

Update 2: Facilitating Adult Learning

Facilitating Adult Learning will include an overview of adult learning theory and consider how this can be put to best use within placement settings.  Participants will consider different aspects of adult learning theory including focusing on themselves as adult learners.  Common assumptions will be discussed along with critical appraisal of the evidence in relation to learning styles.

  • 29th March 2022
  • 15th September 2022
  • 20th March 2023

All training takes place between 9.00 - 13.00 

Please book your place online

A basic version of the session is available for your perusal.

 

 

Contact us

To enquire about the above opportunities, or to ask about bespoke training for your team, get in touch via:

cpdinfo@worc.ac.uk

01905 855147