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Monday, 28 July 2008

Launch of the MSc


We had a very successful launch of the new MSc Advanced OT to be delivered entirely on line. After months of planning all went smoothly with Dr Bill Ashraf of Sussex University opening the presentation with an informative overview of the benefits of learning technologies and the future of education utilising such opportunities, followed by Jackie Taylor , Senior Lecturer at the University of Salford offering inspirational and motivational insights into the future of the profession and the joys of continuing learning. I then presented on the details of the programme and what an occupational therapist can expect to engage in - for example working as part of an online community, studying at a time and place that suits you and your life/work committments and engaging in discussion and debate with peers with a global perspective.The event was hosted and chaired by Sarah Bodell - co-programme leader.
I have posted a link here to another blog where we have been given a glowing write up if you'd like to take a look.
Attendees at the launch then had time to ask questions and move to the Technology Suite where they could sample some of the learning opportunites that will be used in the programme. All this in an atmosphere of relaxed and open discussion and sharing of information - oh and wine and canapes too!
Congratulations and a BIG thankyou to all those involved in the development of the programme and we look forward to maybe seeing some of you in the cohort to start in September 08 (closing date for applications 18th August). Please contact us for further info or click the title of this post to take you through to the website for details.

6 comments:

Jaymie Armitage said...

Hi,
Hope i am doing this correctly (my first blog!!) I have Just applied to do the NEW MSc in Advanced Occupational Therapy, and i was wondering if other people had??
I feel it would be great to start blogging in-order to discuss this exciting opportunity and to further our knowledge base of the profession and help develop our clinical practice.
I have many questions about the course, for example, (1) how to fit all the study in with my work / private life. (2) using computers to do distance learning (a whole new learning opportunity for me!) (3) the level/complexity of the assessment's ETC........plus many more,.... I would like to make contact with fellow students. "let's start blogging"

Sarah said...

Hi Jaymie,

Welcome to the program. I'm one of the program leaders (alongside Angeal Hook - you'll find traces of her all over the blog) and am on holiday at the moment but still can't resist checking this website!

I think it is a great idea for us all to "meet" here, but it may take a while yet as we are still dealing with applications. You might also like to check out our Facebook page "Salford Occupational Therapy" .

I know you have some questions - Barabara has been keeping me posted - and I'll email you when I'm back in work. Thanks for choosing us, and I'm looking forward to working with you.
Sarah

brettlee said...

Hi! In this topic of the Launch of the MSc,a successfull launch of the new MSc deeveloped OT has been delivered entirely online.
----------------------------------------------------------------------brettlee
Addiction Therapy

Sue Peek said...

Hi,
This too is my first blog! Hopefully the first of many as I am in the process of completing the induction of the new Msc Advanced Occupational Therapy. So any fellow students out there........Hello!!!!

Sue Peek said...

Hi,
This too is my first blog! Hopefully the first of many as I am in the process of completing the induction of the new Msc Advanced Occupational Therapy. So any fellow students out there........Hello!!!!

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