UNIVERSITY OF SALFORD
FACULTY OF HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE
SCHOOL OF HEALTH, SPORT AND REHABILITATION SCIENCES
Wednesday 19 May 2010 at 1pm Room MS1.36
Present: Peter Bowden Directorate of Prosthetics & Orthotics and Podiatry
Staff: Gillian Crofts Postgraduate Co-Ordinator
Kay Hack Chair, Associate Head Teaching
Helen Parker ILS
Sue Norton Directorate of Radiography
David Southwell Faculty of Health and Social Care
Students: Helen Bazley Occupational Therapy
Steve Cox Prosthetics & Orthotics
Suzanne McCollum Physiotherapy
Annabel Minns Prosthetics & Orthotics
Helen Weavers Sports Rehabilitation
Apologies: Alison Barlow Director Prosthetics & Orthotics and Podiatry
Staff: Sue Braid Head of School
Lynn Geelan School Administrator
Kimberley Neal Students’ Union
Julie Nightingale Director of Radiography
Leslie Robinson School Widening Participation and Retention Officer
Students: Anna Beevers Occupational Therapy
Hayley Campbell Podiatry
Helen Carrington Physiotherapy
Jaclyn Coleman Sports Injury Rehabilitation
Peter Durkin Prosthetics & Orthotics
Susan Fenton Radiography
Katie Grain Occupational Therapy
Kelly McFie Occupational Therapy
Miriam Mulholland Prosthetics & Orthotics
Johanna Tattersall Occupational Therapy
Nicolas Young Occupational Therapy
10/01 Minutes from 25 November 2009
The Minutes from 25 November 2009 were received as a true record.
10/02 Matters Arising from 25 November 2009
09/14 Health Professions Council – Visits
The Occupational Therapy HPC visit took place on 4/5 February 2010 and
the programme has been re-approved subject to some conditions and
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The HPC have asked for the following conditions to be completed:
1) Update admissions documentation
2) Update documentation to refer to HPC standards of conduct,
performance, ethics and consent
3) Practice Based Placement issues including:
- evidence of systems for monitoring placements (including
assessment and non traditional and overseas placements)
- How E&D policy is implements in placements
- Skills and knowledge of clinical educators
4) Further details on requirements for External Examiners
There was one recommendation that the new teaching room currently being
renovated be ready by 31 August 2010.
09/15 Student Representative Discussion Board for 19 May Meeting
This had been created in both the undergraduate and postgraduate School
Blackboard sites and information had been uploaded with regard to this
meeting but unfortunately no students had used the discussion board.
This BB site would continue to be used for future meetings and students
would be encouraged to participate on the E meeting site.
10/03 Teaching Learning and Enhancement Report
The Annual Programme Monitoring and Enhancement Reports and the External
Examiner reports are required to be completed by July so they will be received at the
From the School’s Learning Teaching and Enhancement and National Student Survey
plan the main focus this academic year has been around retention and progression and
Leslie Robinson the School’s Retention and Progression Officer has worked with
Programme Leaders to get a feel for why students stay and leave programmes. The
programme teams are working to address some of the issues raised which can vary in
each programme from entrance requirements to young males leaving.
A Collaborative Learning Day was held in March for all level 4 students and next
year these days will also be carried out for level 4, 5 and 6 full and part time students.
Programme teams have been looking how students can become involved in hands on
research and as a result the School has introduced summer research studentships.
Work is currently in progress to introduce guidelines by September on expectations
for both staff and students about communication.
Plans for 2010/2011
Next academic year programme teams will be looking to review assessments,
informal and formal feedback of assessments and assessment strategy within their
E Submission will be introduced across the School with all students receiving online
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Programme teams will be looking at raising awareness with regard to employability
skills. The nature of health programmes and the use of portfolios mean that these
students have a lot of employability skills e.g. communication, IT, team working, etc.
The following developments are also ongoing:
The programme team for MSc Nuclear Medicine Imaging want to develop
more blended learning for a European wide programme.
A possible p/g Prosthetics & Orthotics module
A level 4/5 Dental Hygienist/Therapy programme
Sport – Paul Wilson is looking at developing modules to integrate sports
people back into education or business once they have retired professional
from their sport
This has been another busy year with regard to programme approval and amendment.
The following programmes have gone through the Periodic Programme Review
MSc Advanced Practice (Nuclear Medicine) which from September 2010 will be
called MSc Nuclear Medicine Imaging
MSc Gastroenterology (work for this is still in progress)
BSc (Hons) Applied Sports Science
There has been various programme amendments and a part time route for BSc (Hons)
Exercise, Physical Activity and Health has also been approved.
MSc Surgical Practice is currently going through the Fast Track process for
commencement in September 2010.
MSc Strength and Conditioning, MSc Sports Injury Rehabilitation and MSc Psycho-
Oncology all recruited their first cohorts this academic year. MSc Advancing
Physiotherapy is currently recruiting its first cohort to commence in September.
The following programmes will be going through Periodic Programme Review in
Foundation degree Sports Development
Foundation degree Exercise Physical Activity and Health
MSc Geriatric Medicine
10/04 Research Report
The School is reviewing postgraduate taught programmes in terms of their research
profile and wants to amalgamate research across taught and research programmes.
The School’s aim is to give all students research experience that is equitable across
Any undergraduate students with an interest in getting involved in research should
contact the Directors.
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10/05 Withdrawal of programme – Foundation degree Sport Development
The Foundation degree Sport Development taught at Hopwood and St Helens
colleges has been formally withdrawn. The last cohort of students will complete the
programme in June 2011 no students will be recruited onto the programme in
Sport Development (Top Up) – This programme will be withdrawn no students will
be recruited onto the programme in September 2012 and the last cohort will complete
the programme in June 2012.
A new foundation degree in Exercise, Health and Fitness with The Manchester
College is currently going through the approval and partnership and collaboration
committee processes, and it is hoped to commence this in September 2010. This
programme already runs at St Helen’s College.
10/06 Date of Next Meeting
To be confirmed in the next academic year.
10/07 School Board
No items for discussion
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