12 April 2011
Academics from the University's Department of Nursing and Applied Clinical Studies were invited by the University of Maastricht to present a Masterclass on 'Developing Effective Workplace Cultures through Practice Development'.
University of Maastricht
Carrie Jackson, Head of the Department Nursing, and Dr Kim Manley CBE, who has recently joined the University as a Senior Research Fellow and Project Manager for a joint project with East Kent Hospitals NHS Trust, visited the Netherlands to deliver the masterclass and explore the possibility for future collaborations.
The masterclass was very well attended and the audience included postgraduate Masters and Doctoral students, health scientists, policy and quality directors, pharmacists, and allied health professionals, all undertaking a MSc in Health Policy, Innovation and Management programme.
The Christ Church academics also met with a range of leading researchers and senior academic managers from Maastricht University to discuss future opportunities to work together in research and teaching projects in areas such as public health, chronic illnesses and aging.
Carrie Jackson said: “The potential to share our creative educational expertise with colleagues in Europe is enormous, especially if Christ Church can develop its e-learning portal. This would enable us to link up with partner institutions across the world to deliver real time sessions for students.
“There is a particular interest in the value of practice development methodologies and methods to transform the quality of front line health services, as well as for the importance of learning at work. We hope to further explore the application of E-lluminate, their blended learning system, to enhance the quality of our students’ experience at Canterbury Christ Church University”.
Notes to Editor
Canterbury Christ Church University
Canterbury Christ Church University is a modern university with a particular strength in higher education for the public services.
With nearly 18,000 students, and five campuses across Kent, its courses span a wide range of academic and professional expertise.
• In 2010 the Faculty of Education received top grades in its Ofsted report for primary, secondary and post-compulsory programmes, together with its employment-based routes into teaching. The University’s primary provision has the unique record of having been awarded the highest Ofsted grades in all inspections since 1996.
• Over 90 per cent of our graduates gain employment or are in further study in the first six months after graduating.
• Along with over a thousand undergraduate, postgraduate and professional training courses on offer, we are also home to world-leading and internationally recognised research in Education, History, Music and Sports Related Studies.
• Canterbury Christ Church University was founded in 1962 by the Church of England as a teacher training college.