MSc Physician Associate Induction Information January 2018

Please refer back to this page during your induction weeks in case of last minute changes.

It is a good idea to:

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  • follow any links and check instructions
  • bring with you any documents, etc where these are specified.

Some documents may need to be returned to the University before you arrive.

If you have not already done so, please upload a photograph of yourself using the e@pplicant page: https://eservices.plymouth.ac.uk/app/ following the online instructions. This photo will appear on your University Card, which is issued to you when you attend the enrolement session on Monday 8 January 2018 please ensure you bring your passport with you as identification. Without this photo, your University Card cannot be produced and will be delayed getting to you.

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Monday 8 January 2018

0900 – 0930 Welcome Pack Collection , Seminar Room 2, John Bull Building, Plymouth Science Park, Derriford

Welcome pack collection with Lucy Babb, Senior Programme Administrator

0930 - 1000 PU PSMD Welcome Seminar Room 2, John Bull building, Plymouth Science Park, Derriford

Welcome to all students enrolled on the MSc Physicians Associate Studies by Professor Robert Sneyd/Nick Cooper

1000 - 1100 Curriculum Overview by Adele Hill, Leads for MSc, Seminar Room 2, John Bull building, Plymouth Science Park, Derriford

Your next two years at a glance, with a main focus on the Year 1 curriculum 

1100 – 1200 Introduction to IBL with Kerry Gilbert Seminar Room 2, John Bull building, Plymouth Science Park, Derriford

You will meet your IBL group and be introduced to the Peninsula 8-step process for IBL along with some of the key skills needed to take part in sessions.

1300 - 1330 Faculty Office Introduction with Lucy Babb Seminar Room 2, John Bull building, Plymouth Science Park, Derriford

An introduction to the Jon Bull building Faculty Office: How we communicate with you; contact details; opening hours; reporting absences; extenuating circumstances; travel information and University Health and Safety.

1330 – 1400 Student Support with Debbie Couch Seminar Room 2, John Bull building, Plymouth Science Park, Derriford

Overview of support services available for all students of Plymouth University

1430 - 1530 Professionalism with Ann Rigby-Jones, Seminar Room 2, John Bull building, Plymouth Science Park, Derriford

Tuesday 9 January 2018

0900 - 1000 Life Science Induction with Carol Price-Thomas, Debbie Kirvell Room C304, LSRC, Portland Square Building, UoP Main Campus

Introduction to LSRC this session will give you an idea as to what to expect during these teaching sessions. You will also be introduced to all the amazing resources we have for you to use. Finally, you will have an introduction to anatomical terminology to get you started learning this new language and understanding its importance in the clinical setting.

1000 - 1100 Introduction to Digital Learning Environment C203, IT suite, Portland Square Building, UoP Main Campus

Introduction to our virtual learning environment by the TelMed team

1100 - 1200 Travel back to John Bull building 

1230 - 1300 Feedback and student reps with student Seminar Room 4, John Bull building, Plymouth Science Park, Derriford

1330 - 1500 Clinical Skills Induction Part 1 Clinical Skills Resource Centre, John Bull building, Plymouth Science Park, Derriford

This introduction to CSRC will give you an idea as to what to expect during these teaching sessions. You will also be introduced to all the amazing resources we have for you to use. 

1530 – 1730 Clinical Skills Induction Part 2 Clinical Skills Resource Centre, John Bull building, Plymouth Science Park, Derriford

This session will focus upon Basic life support skills, and the use of an automated external defibrillator. You will be trained to recognise when to deliver life support skills and how use the defibrillator. 

Wednesday 10 January 2018

0930- 1030 Introduction to Occupational Health with Dr Jane Thake, Seminar Room 2, Postgraduate Centre, Derriford Hospital, Derriford

1100 – 1200 A Professional Approach to Learning with Tony Finnigan, Seminar Room 2, Postgraduate Centre, Derriford Hospital, Derriford

How to approach your learning. Dr Finnigan will introduce you to successful strategies for learning. This may help you when considering how to manage the volume of learning you will be encountering during your 2 years with us.

1500 – 1630 IBL session 1 with Ann Rigby-Jones, Kerry Gilbert, Adele Hill and Glenda Cooper, Seminar Rooms A, B and C, Level 5, Terrance Lewis Building, Derriford Hospital, Derriford

A chance for us to introduce you to the format of IBL sessions. We will be using a practise case for you to engage with during the induction week.

Thursday 11 January 2018

0930 – 1030 Seminar Room A, Discovery Library Tour with Laura Coysh Discovery Library, Level 5, Terence Lewis Building, Derriford Hospital

Discovery library is housed within Derriford Hospital. You will have access to this and the University’s own library resources

1030 - 1130 Introduction to University Library with Graham Titley, Information Specialist Life Science Resource Centre, John Bull building, Plymouth Science Park, Derriford

An overview of the range of resources available to you including the University library

1400 – 1420 Assessment Database with Laura Grieve Seminar Room 1B, John Bull building, Plymouth Science Park, Derriford

How your assessment results are managed and recorded

1430 – 1530 Fundamentals of Biomedical Science: Introduction to anatomical terms and skeletal anatomy with Grant Mitchell Lecture Theatre, John Bull building, Plymouth Science Park, Derriford

1530 – 1630 Imaging Overview with Grant Mitchell  Lecture Theatre, John Bull building, Plymouth Science Park, Derriford

Friday 12 January 2018

0930 – 1100 PBL session 2 with Ann Rigby-Jones, Kerry Gilbert, Adele Hill and Glenda Cooper Life Science Resource Centre, John Bull building, Plymouth Science Park, Derriford

1100 – 1200 Assessment Overview Adele Hill and Lucy Babb Seminar Room 1B, John Bull building, Plymouth Science Park, Derriford

We will present how and what your assessments will look like during your first year. We will also, time allowing, discuss some of the assessments you will undertake in your Year 2.

1200 –  Social at the Jack Rabbit, Derriford (to include Question and Answer session)

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