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2008 Student event dates

January, February , March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December

17th January Performing medicine. “Survival Guide to Working in Healthcare”
Session 1: Body language
Do others see us as we intend? An exploration of physical states and communicative messages.  How does your stage presence impact on the well-being of the patient and affect the dramatic narrative of the consultation?
Bookings accepted from 4th January. more information

30th January.

Late night learningLearning with patient simulators. Bookings will be accepted from 15th January. Course code A06. more information



Thursday 21st February. Performing medicine.

Session 2: Voice
Evidence suggests that tone of voice has a significant impact on communication with patients. In this session a voice coach from a leading theatre company will show you how you can have more control over the affect your voice is having in a consultation.




Thursday 20th March Performing medicine.

Session 3: Team Building
Working as a team is one of the most challenging aspects of working on a busy ward. This fun workshop introduces a range of games and exercises to help you work more effectively, flexibly and peacefully with other people.

Bookings accepted from 6th March. More information.


2 April, 4.30 pm – Hearing Aids: Learning Together: Interprofessional Education between Speech and Language Therapy and Nursing Students
Learning Outcomes:
• For students to convey information appropriately with an understanding of each others professional language.
• For student nurses to develop an understanding of the effects of hearing loss on speech perception in older people.
• For student nurses to develop knowledge and skills in hearing aid function, use and basic maintenance.
• For speech and language therapy students to explore their attitudes and perceptions of old age
• For both groups to raise awareness of the National Framework standard “Rooting Out Ageism”

 students trying hearing aids  students writing coments about ageism

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17th April. Performing medicine


Session 4: Power & Status
Thursday 17th April
Theatre workshop that addresses power and status transactions and examines the idea of status using a number improvisational games and archetypal masks with John Wright.
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23rd April. Late night learning. Learning with patient simulators




15th May. Performing medicine. Bookings accepted from 1st May.


19th May

 Title: "Meaning, Identity, and Self-Regulation in Brain Injury Rehabilitation" workshop

Presenter: Professor Mark Ylvisaker, PhD
Date: 19th May, 2008
Time:  9:30am- 4pm
Cost: Professionals and Part time studnets £25, Full time students £10
Suitable for: Any professionals that work with individuals who have sustained a brain injury including speech and language therapists, occupational therapists, physiotherapists, neuropsychologists, nurses, doctors,  etc.
In this workshop Professor Ylvisaker will address a set of closely inter-related issues that tend to be critical in the rehabilitation of individuals with traumatic brain injury. Substantial changes in ability profiles after the injury often block a return to the social, vocational, and educational pursuits that defined meaning in life before the injury. In addition, damage to the frontal lobes typically impairs self-regulatory capacity as well as the ability to reflect in an organized manner about ones new identity. Thus rehabilitation professionals become, in part, consultants to the person’s difficult process of constructing meaning in life, reconstructing a satisfying and organized sense of personal identity, and learning how to regulate emotions and behaviour so that meaning and identity can be effectively constructed. Professor Ylvisaker will present procedural details in these domains as well as illustrative case material.
The participants will be able to:
1. describe a theoretical framework and identify clinical procedures associated with identity reconstruction after traumatic brain injury
2. describe a theoretical framework and identify clinical procedures associated with self-coaching as an approach to behavioural and emotional self-regulation after traumatic brain injury
3. describe a theoretical framework and identify clinical procedures associated with the use of personally meaningful projects in brain injury rehabilitation
Agenda: The day will be split into three parts. They are as follows:
1: Meaning and identity after brain injury
2: Self-coaching and self-regulation
3: The use of projects in brain injury rehabilitation
Brief Biographical Sketch
After an early career teaching philosophy at Carleton College and the University of Pittsburgh, Dr. Ylvisaker became a speech-language pathologist. Currently, he is Professor of Communication Sciences and Disorders at the College of Saint Rose in Albany, New York. He has over 30 years of clinical and program development experience with children and young adults with neurogenic cognitive, self-regulatory, behavioral, and communication disorders in rehabilitation and special education settings. Dr. Ylvisaker is author of over 125 publications, including six books and a large number of journal articles and book chapters. His two most recent books are (1) Traumatic Brain Injury Rehabilitation: Children and Adolescents and(2) Collaborative Brain Injury Intervention: Positive Everyday Routines, with Tim Feeney. He is actively engaged in the work of several professional organizations, serves on a number of national and international committees and on the editorial board of six journals, consults to rehabilitation and education programs in 13 countries on five continents, and presents frequently to national and international audiences on topics related to rehabilitation and education of individuals with cognitive, behavioral, and communication disability.
How do I register for this workshop?
Places are limited. To register please download the registration form (download registration form here), complete it, print it out and mail to CETL. Please include your registration fee.
Need further information?
For further information please contact Naomi Cocks Naomi.Cocks.1@city.ac.uk tel                             020 7040 8287               or Olga Leonova o.leonova@qmul.ac.uk tel                             020 7882 2069              

21st May. Late night learning. Learning with patient simulators




19th June.
Practicing Change
Thursday 19th June  6-7.30pm Room G1, Robin Brook Centre, St Bartholomews
In this last workshop, theatre practitioner Sylvan Baker will unravel some of the issues that are important to the group. Through games and exercises influenced by the work of famous Brazilian Theatre director Augusto Boal, Sylvan will help you to explore the areas of your work that are most challenging and find out what are the obstacles preventing you from becoming an excellent, fulfilled and inspiring health professional?

Booking information:
1) Please e-mail
c.buckwell@qmul.ac.uk and insert the code (PM08/06) in the subject line of the e-mail.
2) Please include the following information in your email:
a) Your name; b) Your profession; c) Year of study (for example 3rd year medic or 2nd yr SLT)
3) Only those who secure a place will receive a reply. All replies will be sent out within one week.
Places are limited, so book your place early to avoid disappointment



4-week Workshop Programme (CETL QMUL & Barts)
Culture, Communication, Meaning & Understanding   
This course is fully booked. Further dates will be released soon



*NEW*        Simulation Drop Ins

Suitable for Medics 3rd-5th year and Student Nurses 2-3rd year

Practice clinical, communication, teamwork and decision making skills with patient simulators
Practice- ABCDE, Handing over a patient, handling an emergency
These facilitated drop in sessions will help you to identify and work on any gaps in your knowledge and skills. You are invited to get involved in a realistic patient scenario before recieving feedback from a facilitator.  This optional session will give you th eopportunity to combine clinical and communication skills, work as part of a teamand reflect on your practice as a whole.
Every first Wednesday of the month. Next one - December 3rd 2008  3-4.30pm room G5/G6

Please apply by sending an email to c.buckwell@qmul.ac.uk stating your name, profession, year and a few sentences about why you would like to come. 

*NEW*      Clinical Skills Wednesdays


Need to hone your clinical skills?
Come to one of our monthly drop in sessions at the clinical skils centre
These facilitated sessions will give you the opportunity to improve and develp your core clinical skills and knowledge
Cover skills such as blood pressure, ABG sampling, phlebotomy, cannulation, CPR, oxygen therapy, male catheterisation, injection technique, and more.
These sessions take place every second Wednesday of the month.
Next one - 10th December 3- 4.30pm

Please contact us beforehand if there are specific skills you wish to pratice and we shall do our best to accomodate you. c.buckwell@qmul.ac.uk




Late Night Learning will be back in 2009

Booking information
1) When booking a LNL session please insert the code for the session in the subject box of your email.
2) Please include the following information in your email. (This is to help us pitch the session to the groups needs)
 a) Your name
 b) Your profession
 c) Year of study   (For example 3rd year medic or 2nd yr SaL)
3) Only those who secure a place will receive a reply. All replies will be sent out within one week.
4) Send your emails to

OSCE Retakes? Need help with clinical skills? Confidence crisis? 

Small group or one to one support offered to students who would like help with clinical and communication skills. To book an appointment email CETL skills facilitator Cherry Buckwell c.buckwell@qmul.ac.uk

CAREERS IN HEALTHCAREThe excellent teachers of tomorrow’s students will come from the NHS and we will identify potential and help them develop. Students prefer to learn in practice settings and therefore consistency between skills rehearsal and the real-life environment is essential to authenticity.  Self-evidently, the NHS is virtually a monopoly employer of graduates in health and its needs are a priority for healthcare educators.For careers in the NHS click here http://www.nhscareers.nhs.uk/

Are you a healthcare professional employed by City University, Queen Mary University or Barts and the London?
If you are changing job and need to brush up your skills contact the Clinical Skills Centre on                       020 7882 2092          www.clinicalskillscentre.ac.uk



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