School of Health Sciences

Occupational Therapy and Physiotherapy Erasmus Exchanges to Porto, Portugal

Physiotherapy and occupational therapy lecturers recently visited the Instituto Politécnico do Porto in Portugal on an Erasmus funded staff exchange. HAZEL HOROBIN from the School of Health Sciences, taught both undergraduate and postgraduate physiotherapy students over four days taking both seminars and practical classes. The students were keen to understand UK perspectives on the physiotherapy…

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Graduation congratulations from the Head of Health Sciences

I attended my first Brighton graduation yesterday and was hugely inspired seeing our new graduates come across the podium to receive their awards. I would like to congratulate all the students who successfully passed their degrees and extend a huge thanks to the academic and professional services staff who have supported them along the way….

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Placement Educator Update Day and Emerging- Role supervisors’ workshop

There will be a session on JULY 4th in the morning at Falmer for educators who want to hear about any changes to the course or familiarise themselves with the Brighton course, assessment, paperwork etc. This is useful for educators who have done their educators training at another university but want to know about our…

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Occupational therapy ERASMUS exchange proposed for 2016/17

Through former Brighton Lecturer Linda Lovelock, we are making links with an occupational therapy (ergotherapie) school in Tours, France and this relationship is developing very positively.  Reciprocal visits have been made between our two institutions as part of the European Union ERASMUS Scheme, with Emeraude Quevillon from Tours visiting us in May 2015 and David…

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Joint initiative to develop educational podcasts for older people

Tracy Szekely, Senior Lecturer in Occupational Therapy and Sarah-Jane Ryan, Senior Lecturer in Physiotherapy have been involved with a Health Education Kent, Surrey and Sussex funded project which is developing educational podcasts for members of the multidisciplinary team (MDTea!) who work with older people.  The podcasts will cover a wide range of topics for example…

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Graduation success for Occupational Therapy

  On February 11th students from both our pre-registration courses who completed their studies in the summer received their degrees at the University of Brighton Winter Awards Ceremony.  Staff attended too and were delighted to hear how well they were all doing. From the information that we have we know that for the graduates from…

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Practice Placement Educators Courses

The next practice educators’ course will be Eastbourne Day 1: 9th March                        Day 2: 13th July Day one will include theory, practical tasks and information related to practice education for the two OT courses at Brighton. Participants will then be required to take a student for at least one placement before returning for a second…

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Building resilience for mental health well-being and recovery seminar accepted for COT conference Harrogate 2016, 28-30 June 2016.

University lecturer, Josh Cameron, and MSc Occupational Therapy (Pre-registration) graduate, Katie Pople have had their seminar proposal accepted for this summer’s COT conference. This is jointly authored with Sussex Recovery College Peer Trainers: Saff Brooker, Jo Harris and Paul Neale and by Sussex Partnership Trust Occupational Therapists: Mair Reardon and Anna Kemp. The presentation will…

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