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Course: Oxford Online Programme in Sleep Medicine

What: The Oxford Online Programme in Sleep Medicine (MSc/PGDip) is open for applications (October 2018 intake). Applicants can choose from:

MSc in Sleep Medicine

PGDip in Sleep Medicine

Standalone CPD module

Additional Information: If you have any questions at all please do not hesitate to contact the course organisers: 01865 618 658 or




Course: MOOC – Behavioural Medicine: A key to better health

What: MOOC – Behavioural Medicine: A key to better health

The new version includes fresh material on innovations for delivering services and treatment in behavioral medicine. One section covers behavioral health for patients in primary care, and a second section covers digital interventions for patients in psychiatry.

When: Course starts 1 November 2016 at 9.00 (UTC) and ends 16 December 2016

Additional Information: Please visit the registration page  to register

Participation in the course is completely without cost, but students who want a verified certificate can sign up for one for a small fee (49USD)

Course: Alcohol Problems, Practice & Policy, King’s College London

What: Alcohol Problems, Practice & Policy (30 credits)

This module is offered within the King’s MSc in Neuroscience and MSc in Addictions and is coordinated by the Addictions Department jointly with the UK Centre for Tobacco and Alcohol Studies.  The module has an explicit focus on alcohol problems and policy interventions based on a whole-population approach. It will introduce key issues in health such as inequalities, corporate epidemics and local and national regulatory approaches. Leading academics from King’s and from across the 13 leading universities in the UK Centre for Tobacco and Alcohol Studies will present and discuss the latest evidence.  The module will: 1) provide a background in the origins and key debates that exist in alcohol policy and practice; 2) enable students to evaluate critically current interventions and approaches; and 3) help participants consider how they can apply lessons from current and emerging areas of alcohol research and practice to their own areas of work.

 Where: Addictions Department, KCL

When: 1-5 February 2016

Additional Information: Course leaders are Dr Sally Marlow, King’s College London, UKCTAS and Dr Niamh Fitzgerald, University of Stirling, UKCTAS

For more information please contact Karl Doyle, MSc Addiction Studies Programme Coordinator:

Event: Intervention mapping 1-day introduction course, Dundee, 8 June 2015

What: Intervention mapping 1-day introduction course

Intervention Mapping (Bartholomew et al., 2001; 2006; 2011) is a framework for developing and transparently reporting the rationale and content of theory- and evidence-based health promotion programs. The framework is ideally suited for developing complex, multi-level interventions to promote health, through changing health behaviours and/or environmental conditions (e.g., social, physical, services, policy). Intervention Mapping seems to successfully integrate the design of complex interventions with detailed content guidance on each of these key steps to maximise the likelihood that the intervention is feasible, acceptable, effective, and sustainable.

Where: Malmaison Hotel, Dundee, DD1 4AY

When: 8 June 2015

Additional Information: The trainers are Professor of Health Psychology Marijn de Bruin, Chair and lead of the health psychology group in Aberdeen, and Professor of Applied Psychology Rob Ruiter, head of the department Work and Social Psychology at Maastricht University.

More information is available online and in the provisional programme

Event: Advanced Course (3 days) in Dietary Assessment Methods, University of Aberdeen

What: Advanced Course (3 days) in Dietary Assessment Methods

Designed for those who would like to update and further their training in current and future dietary assessment methods to allow informed selection, analysis and interpretation of dietary intake data.  The course is very interactive in nature and has restricted numbers to ensure that attendees get the most from the 3 days.

Learning outcomes:

Knowledge and awareness of:

·accepted and new techniques

·food composition databases

·approaches to interpreting and evaluating data

·the role of biomarkers of intake

·future directions of dietary assessment

Where: University of Aberdeen

When: 26 – 28 May 2015 (3 day course)

Additional Information: Developed by the University of Aberdeen’s dietary assessment team a group this course brings together current knowledge and best practice on dietary assessment for nutrition research and clinical and public health practice.

For more information visit the website

Event: Introductory Course in Dietary Assessment Methods, University of Aberdeen

What: Introductory Course in Dietary Assessment Methods

This intensive one day course aims to introduce the subject for those with limited experience in the area. Combining an introduction to dietary assessment methods with selecting the appropriate measurement of dietary intake and nutrient analysis techniques.

Where: University of Aberdeen

When: 25 May 2015

Additional Information:

Learning outcomes

  • Knowledge of different dietary assessment techniques employed in the research setting.
  • Understand the process of dietary data collection and conversion of reported food intake into nutrient data.
  • Appreciate the potential sources of measurement error.

Knowledge of the topics covered in the introductory course will be expected for those attending the advanced 3 day course 26 – 28 May. For more information visit the website



Online course on behavioral medicine

What: Free online course in Behavioral Medicine: A Key to Better Health.

When: Starts 9 September 2014 and lasts for 5 weeks. Participants are expected to invest 5-8 hours per week during the course.

Where: This is an online course available to anyone with an internet connection. The course is organised by the Karolinska Institutet.

Additional Information: The course is open to anyone and is free.

You can find out more about this MOOC here or contact Anne Berman at for more details.

Research on how to improve healthcare – short course at Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre

The Scientific Institute for Quality of Healthcare of Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre will be delivering a short course on how to improve health, from 21-23 November 2012. The aim of this short course is to provide an introduction and overview of research on how to improve healthcare, and to highlight innovative approaches in the field.

For more information, please see the course advert.

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