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University of Derby - The University of Going Places!

September 2020 Cohort starts on 7th September! Confirmed!

We are proud that the University of Derby is iOH’s higher educational partner.
The University of Derby has risen three places in The Guardian University Guide from 29th to 26th place – its highest ever ranking.

As well as being ranked in the Top 30, Derby has been placed joint third out of 121 institutions for the number of students satisfied with teaching quality – a jump of 18 places in the league table for the metric. 

We are rated as Gold Standard in The Office for Students, Teaching Excellence Framework. A Provider is awarded Gold for consistently delivering outstanding teaching, learning and outcomes for its students. It is of the highest quality found in the UK.

At the point of writing this article, we currently have in excess of 15 applications for our OH SCPHN courses at both Level 6 and 7 and across full and part time. We are also seeing an influx of other SCPHN registrants wanting to migrate meet the SCPHN standards in the OH field of practice and we are achieve this with  this NMC Validated  level 7, 20 credit module. It does not lead to an annotated note on Part 3 of the register but you do get the same benefit by virtue of full accreditation as an OH SCPHN.

The SCPHN programme here at The University of Derby is taught alongside the other SCPHN disciplines and this has come under fire of late from a National perspective but we embrace the co-education of the disciplines to add depth and meaning to our students experience. Occupational Health is woven throughout the course and not concentrated to one module. There are discipline specific lectures and OH input for every module.

Occupational Health is really important to us here and we want to share our passion with all the disciplines. In fact, as an OH Senior Lecturer, I also teach Health Visitor, School Nurse and District Nurse Students on all 4 core modules. To keep myself up to date, I still engage in what is happening in clinical practice. This allows me keep myself right up there with Occupational Health issues in the NHS and the wider work community.

To read more, please see the full article in OH Today May-June 2019.

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How to conduct a systematic search for a Systematic Literature Review

Dr Charlotte Whiffin
Senior Lecturer University of Derby 


Literature reviews are a comprehensive examination of literature which address a common aim and are increasingly popular in nursing and health related sciences (Aveyard and Bradbury-Jones 2019). Literature reviews are required to advance practice as part of an evidence-based approach and are often a requirement of academic advancement in the form of a Dissertation or Thesis. Literature reviews enable conclusions to be drawn from a large number of studies (Harari et al. 2020).

However, there are many different types of review, and although most share a commitment to comprehensive searching, these do vary in their structure and methodology (Grant and Booth 2009, Aveyard and Bradbury-Jones 2019).

This article will discuss the typical requirements of a systematic search; however, always check the methodology required for the type of review being conducted as the acquisition of literature may be different.

To read more and to see references, please see the full article in OH Today Winter 2020.