Interprofessional Learning Symposia

Within the School of Health and Education we believe that gaining an understanding of other professionals' roles and skills in a shared learning context can benefit interprofessional team working in practice. We have students studying health, nursing, social work, midwifery, teacher training, allied health care, and integrative medicine courses and seek through our weekly Interprofessional Learning Symposia programme to provide a rich and deeper understanding of what different professionals have to offer within their respective sectors.

This programme of afternoon sessions presents a range of key topics representative of the health, social and educational subjects being taught, with invited experts both from within and outside of the university.

The full programme is outlined below – with a 100 places available for each session.  To ensure a place/seat please book via Eventbrite

This dynamic series is now in its 4th year.  It offers students and staff from across the disciplines studying within our school; and external partners from practice (e.g. clinicians, social care staff, educators etc) an inter professional learning opportunity.  Each session runs for 1.5hr at the end of the formal teaching day (sessions start at 4pm) and participants come together to discuss, debate, update personal learning  lead by a key subject expert, on a range of relevant, often challenging themes. Post the event learning materials and slides from each of the sessions are posted within the dedicated IPL section within MyLearning/my courses.

Sessions are advertised on Eventbrite (see link…) and advanced booking is one month from the date of the event.    Nursing and Midwifery students attending sessions will be able to log their participation as part of the mandatory IPL learning – please see your Programme Lead for details

These sessions are:

  • Open to all students and staff, running between October and June
  • Offered late afternoon, on a weekly basis rotating between Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 16:00 and 17:30, to allow students to complete daytime lectures
  • Recorded with pre and self-directed learning materials uploaded to Moodle
  • Subject to demand can popular topics be scheduled more than once
  • Available with certificates of attendance to assist with personal development portfolios linked with the online evaluation feedback sheets.

Below you can see the full list of session for this academic year 2017/2018, however you can only book onto session up to December through Eventbrite.
Please also note that there might be changes to this timetable.

If you have any questions, please contact Alfonso Pezzella at

IPL Symposia Timetable



Tuesday 3rd October 2017

Working Inter-professionally

Wednesday 11th October 2017

Mental Health Assessment

Tuesday 17th October 2017

Working with resistive behaviours (including principles/techniques of Motivational Interviewing)

Wednesday 25th October 2017

Health promotion and wellbeing

Wednesday 31st October 2017

Drug and Alcohol Awareness

Tuesday 7th November 2017

Drug and alcohol assessment

Wednesday 15th November 2017


Tuesday 21st November 2017

Understanding the Past, Present and Future: An Introduction to the Political Economy of UK Healthcare’

Wednesday 28th November 2017

Child Protection and safeguarding

Tuesday 5th December 2017

Domestic Abuse

Tuesday 12th December 2017


Tuesday 9th January 2018

Looking after yourself

Wednesday 17th January 2018

LGBTQI Awareness

Tuesday 23rd January 2018

Drug and alcohol awareness

Wednesday 31st January 2018

Drug and alcohol assessment

Tuesday 6th February 2018

Mental Health Assessment

Wednesday 14th February 2018

Translation as a barrier

Tuesday 20th February 2018

Therapeutic use of animals

Wednesday 28th February 2018

Self-injurious behaviour

Tuesday 6th March 2018

Modern Day Slavery

Wednesday 14th March 2018

Learning Disability

Tuesday 20th March 2018

Maternal Mental Health

Wednesday 28th March 2018

Co-production – role of service users

Tuesday 10th April 2018

Working with resistive behaviours (including principles/techniques of Motivational Interviewing)

Wednesday 18th April 2018

Culturally Competent Compassion

Tuesday 24th April 2018

Drug and Alcohol Awareness

Wednesday 16th May 2018

Introduction to Eating Disorders

Tuesday 22nd May 2018

Mental health assessment

Wednesday 30th May 2018


Tuesday 5th June 2018

Drug and alcohol awareness

Wednesday 13th June 2018

Drug and alcohol assessment

Tuesday 19th June 2018

Cultural competent leadership

Wednesday 27th June 2018

Leading people

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