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Introduction to Oxford Brookes University. Speaker: Dr. Alazar Gebre-Yesus. Oxford. 30,000 students live in Oxford. Oxford is naturally a student-friendly city and there all the facilities you could want in town. (The Guardian University Guide 2009) - PowerPoint PPT Presentation


  • Introduction to Oxford Brookes UniversitySpeaker: Dr. Alazar Gebre-Yesus


    School of Health and Social Care

  • Oxford30,000 students live in Oxford.

    Oxford is naturally a student-friendly city and there all the facilities you could want in town. (The Guardian University Guide 2009)

    Oxford Brookes academic appeal is founded on its outstanding teaching record. (Sunday Times University Guide 2009)


  • What makes OBU great!Its commitment to learning and teaching, for example: a) offering free extra study support. Student can access this through the unique Upgrade service. b) providing three libraries that are well stocked with up-to-date and ancient texts, and friendly subject librarians that are always willing to help by visiting the different sites of the University.


  • What makes OBU great!Strong teaching in research: 75% of the Universitys research is internationally recognised. (Research Assessment Exercise 2008 The official rankings of university research in the UK). These research teaching areas are, for example, in arts, sciences, law, health and education.*

  • What makes Oxford great! ExampleFor the 8th year running, Brookes has been named the UKs leading modern university by the Sunday Times University Guide 2009.

    OBU has reputation for its connectedness to the public. How and why? It calls experts and guest speakers who are leaders , for example, in industry to share their ideas. *

  • What makes OBU great! ExampleOBU has strong links with world leading hospitals based in Oxford, such as the John Radcliffe and Churchill Hospitals, where the Universities health care students carry out work placements.


  • What makes OBU great! World Leading Hospitals:One positive outcome of this is that the Biomedical Science Degree (research study in biotechnology: DNA, immunology, histology, chemistry) has been developed within these local hospitals. The courses clinical aspects are delivered by hospital-based health professionals.


  • What makes OBU great! Study abroadBiomedical Science Degree (3 years):Part of the course can be studied abroad, for example, in USA, Canada and Australia.*

  • What makes OBU great!OBU has won an international award for its European exchange programme. These are with: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Iceland, Italy, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Turkey, USA.


  • What makes OBU great! ConclusionBecause the quality of teaching and learning at Brookes is high, it has been awarded millions of pounds of additional funding.


  • OBU Academic SchoolsSchool of Arts and HumanitiesSchool of the Built EnvironmentThe Business SchoolSchool of Life sciencesSchool of Social Sciences and LawSchool of TechnologyWestminster Institute of EducationSchool of Health & Social Care (SHSC)

    Note: See Appendix for more information about the Academic Schools


  • Academic Departments of the SHSCPre-Qualification: BSc / DipHEAdult NursingPaediatric NursingLearning Disability NursingMental Health NursingMidwiferyNursing StudiesOccupational TherapyOperating Department Practice OsteopathyParamedic Emergency CarePhysiotherapySocial Work

    Post-Qualification: BSc / BACancer CareChildrens NursingEmergency Care PracticeHealth & Social Care StudiesHealth & Social Care Student Designed AwardMental Health NursingMidwiferyNursing StudiesPalliative CareSocial Work Post-Qualifying Specialist Level Studies*

  • Entry Requirements to the SHSCExample: Adult NursingFT Study: Application through UCASPT Study: Application direct to the UniversityDipHE and BSc courses: 5 GCSEs (including Mathemathics, English Language and a science subject at C or above, or equivalentBSc (Hons) requirements: additionally, CCC at A-Level preferable including a science subject, or equivalent in terms of vocational A-Levels.All applicants will be screened for fitness for practiceA Criminal Records Bureau (CRB) and Independent Safeguard Authority (ISA) check will be made. Process of Selection: Application Letter / CV/ and Interview*

  • SHSC Yearly Admission: Example Adult NursingOxford: Twice a year: September and January.Swindon: Once a year, i.e. SeptemberNumber of student according to the available place of study: Total number of places available: 588See Table of Admission (Example):*

    OBU CampusesAvailable Number of PlaceApplication Received 2009Application Received 2010Oxford95 + 32= 127455 students725 studentsSwindon 67130 students243 studentsTotal 194

  • Teaching and Learning ResourcesBrookes Virtual Learning (BVLE): PCsLibraries and Library Staff Support (Headington, Wheatley, Swindon)Student Support: - Academic Advisor - Student Support Co-ordinator - Dyslexia Support - Upgrade: Study Skills - Tutorial Group Support - Student Services: e.g. Counselling, Financial Advice, Student Union Advice Centre, Student Representatives

    Clinical Practice: - Link Lecturer - Practice Educator - Mentors - Staff Nurses - BVLE


  • Teaching and Learning Methods SchoolBlended LearningSeminarLectureConferenceWorkshopPresentationSelf-directed LearningTutorial GroupProject works

    SchoolBVLE: demo of study skillsOSCEAuthentic WorldSimulated Practice LearningCVS Practical SkillsPlacement: Clinic

    OSCE: Objective Structured Clinical Examination


  • Example of Skills Learning & Assessment Method in Anatomy & Physiology: Cardiovascular (CVS) Practical Skills*

  • OBU Structure of Each SemesterThe academic year is divided into 3 sections: Semester 1: 16 Weeks: i.e. 12 weeks of teaching, 12-16: Reflection, Consolidation of clinical practice, Week 13: Examination.Semester 2: 14 Weeks: i.e. 12 weeks of teaching, Weeks 13-14: Examination.Summer Session: Teaching professional practice or skills simulation, or resits.*

  • ConclusionQuestion TimeThank you for listening*

  • Appendix: OBU Academic SchoolsSchool of Arts and HumanitiesThe School is one of the world's leading centres of education in publishing, and our History department is internationally recognised as a centre of excellence for research and teaching.School of the BuiltEnvironmentThe School is one of the largest of its kind in the UK. A recent HEFCE report indicated that the Brookes-based Oxford Institute for Sustainable Development (OISD) is one of the key players in sustainable development research.The Business SchoolOne of a limited number of schools worldwide to be AMBA accredited, Oxford Brookes Business School programmes were rated excellent in the last Government quality audit. The BA (Hons) Business and Management programme and Hospitality and Tourism MSc programmes were among the first to be EPAS accredited.


  • Appendix: OBU Academic SchoolsSchool of Life sciencesWith a long standing reputation for its teaching and research, the school teaches subjects across the whole spectrum of the life sciences. Students have access to excellent laboratories and state-of-the-art technology. School of Social Sciences and LawThe school has an acclaimed Law Department and both the Psychology Department and the Department of International Relations, Politics and Sociology were rated excellent by the Quality Assurance Agency (QAA). The MSc in Primate Conservation was awarded the Queens Anniversary Award for Higher and Further Education.School of TechnologyThe school is situated in a new 8 million teaching and research facility including workshops, computer laboratories, a recording studio, and a dedicated motor sport engineering area. The school has good industry links and internationally reputed research groups.


  • Appendix: OBU Academic SchoolsWestminster Institute of EducationBoth primary and secondary teacher training have been graded as 'outstanding' by Ofsted inspection.The school is the largest provider nationally of government funded continuing professional development.School of Health and Social CareWith a dedicated site in Oxford and a thriving campus in Swindon, the school is strongly focused on encouraging each individual to attain their full potential. The school has been awarded the highest rating in all recent quality assurance reviews.