Literature Searching Presentation

Literature Searching Presentation

Power point presentation with explanatory notes on literature searching and retrieving reference sources. Useful for students who are new to literature searching for essays, extended projects for A Level and BTec assignments. The presentation is particularly relevant to science and healthcare vocational courses but can be applied to all subjects. This is useful for student induction events and setting the scene type sessions. The information is also useful for student handbooks. Covers the following:- *When, how and why we do literature searches *Relevance and reliability of journals, websites, books and other types of media *How to critically evaluate a paper, e.g. peer review, impact factor and professional versus popular press *Dos and Don'ts for literature searching and citation of references.
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"Test your interest" questionnaire for medicine, pharmacy, dentistry, nursing and healthcare courses

"Test your interest" questionnaire for medicine, pharmacy, dentistry, nursing and healthcare courses

This is a questionnaire designed to get students thinking about their interest in medical and healthcare courses. Have they just been watching too much "Holby City" or do they genuinely know what the job is about? Questions will test their perceptions as well as the reasoning behind their ambition and provide a good springboard for careers conversations and practice interviews.
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Anticancer Agents- Chemistry/Biology resource

Anticancer Agents- Chemistry/Biology resource

This is a presentation which may be useful for Biology and/or Chemistry A Level syllabus which contains aspects of anticancer agents targeting DNA. I have included the chemistry and biological mode of action of nitrogen mustards, platinum and the antimetabolites methotrexate and 5-fluorouracil. This is linked to their interaction with DNA and the cell cycle. Also provided are examples of their clinical use.
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Pharmaceutical Apprentice Task

Pharmaceutical Apprentice Task

This is a group task which I used for many years with 1st year Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Science students as an introduction to the process of drug research and development. I have adapted it for use with 14-18 year olds. This may be used as a careers session to give students a taste of careers in the pharmaceutical industry or as an inductive learning exercise to compliment GCSE or A Level science/ Chemistry Biology lessons which have a drug discovery component. The task is based on the popular TV show The Apprentice, where students have to work in a team on a task to develop a new medicine. They are directed to the do their own searching (library, internet etc) and to take on roles as project manager, branding, marketing, legal aspects etc.. The students are given a choice of medicines tasks which will help them consolidate their knowledge, think creatively and critically about the scientific and business aspects involved and will encourage team building skills. I usually enlisted a couple of colleagues to act as "advisers" but there is no reason why 2 students can't be used. I also tended to give a prize to the winning team, which of course is optional!
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What to Expect when you Enrol onto a Medical, Dental, Pharmacy, Nursing or Optometry Course

What to Expect when you Enrol onto a Medical, Dental, Pharmacy, Nursing or Optometry Course

*Leaflet or poster resource for careers teachers or sixth form advisors with information about healthcare courses (Medicine, Pharmacy, Dentistry, Nursing and Optometry) to help students research and prepare for their university application. *Illustrated summary of degree course and vocational healthcare training, with detail on style of assessment, as well as scientific and clinical course content. *Resource has been optimised to A0 printing so printing quality should be good at all sizes and not compromised through enlargement. Content is eye catching and dyslexia friendly. *Signposts to book "So When Do I Get My White Coat?" for advice on applying, enrolling and starting medical and allied health courses.
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