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12.2. Links and Resources for Educators

Introduction

Radiography educators generally work in the higher education (HE) sector as Lecturers, Senior Lecturers, Principal Lecturers and Lecturer Practitioners. Their roles encompass the development and delivery of education programmes for assistant practitioners and pre-registration programmes. They also support continuing professional development from level 6 to doctoral level study.

SCoR links:

Policy and Guidance Document Library
http://www.sor.org/learning/document-library contains a variety of documents and by selecting ‘education accreditation’ on the topics option, the most relevant documents can easily be found.

Education and Professional Development Strategy: New Directions
https://www.sor.org/learning/document-library/education-and-professional-development-strategy-new-directions

Code of Conduct and Ethics
https://www.sor.org/learning/document-library/code-conduct-and-ethics

The Scope of Practice 2009
https://www.sor.org/learning/document-library/scope-practice-2009

Clinical Supervision Framework
http://www.sor.org/learning/document-library/listtitles/title/supervision?sort_by=field_date_published_value&title=clinical+supervision+framework&taxonomy_topics_tid=All&field_archive_value=0&=Apply

Quality Standards for Practice Placements
https://www.sor.org/learning/document-library/quality-standards-practice-placements

Improving Student Retention: Guidelines and Good Practice
https://www.sor.org/learning/document-library/improving-student-retention-guidelines-and-good-practice

Education and training opportunities:

As a minimum, new entrants into HE normally require a Masters level qualification. A postgraduate qualification in learning and teaching in higher education, such as a Postgraduate Certificate, will generally be required but is often offered to new entrants by their employers.

Post-registration courses
https://www.sor.org/learning/post-registration-courses

Short courses and study days
https://www.sor.org/short-courses-study-days

CPD Now
https://www.sor.org/learning/cpd/cpd-now

e-learning including CORe-learning and e-learning for healthcare
https://www.sor.org/learning/e-learning

Information on clinical specialisms can be found on the following website: https://www.sor.org/practice

Pages exist for radiotherapy, X-ray, radiation protection, ultrasound, cross-sectional imaging, nuclear medicine and reporting. Hot topics include clinical specialisms that are currently undergoing considerable change; information management and technology and children.

Other links:

The Higher Education Academy (HEA)
This is the national body for enhancing learning and teaching in higher education. It provides services to the whole sector, individuals, subject groups, disciplines and managers and has a useful Resources Centre.
www.heacademy.ac.uk

The Leadership Foundation for Higher Education is committed to developing and improving the management and leadership skills of existing and future leaders of Higher Education and offers a wide range of programmes.
www.lfhe.ac.uk/

The Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA) is the body that safeguards quality and standards in HE. The agency publishes a range of guidance documents including subject benchmarks and the Quality Code.
http://www.qaa.ac.uk/AssuringStandardsAndQuality/quality-code/Pages/default.aspx

The government department responsible for higher education in England is Business, Information and Skills (BIS)
http://www.bis.gov.uk/policies/by/themes/higher%20education

The UK's higher education funding councils distribute public money for teaching and research to universities and colleges in England, Wales and Scotland. Higher Education in Northern Ireland is funded through The Department for Employment and Learning. At the present time, funding for pre-registration radiography education is channelled through the health authorities.
https://www.gov.uk/government/topics/higher-education

Department of Health (England)
http://www.dh.gov.uk/en/index.htm

Health in Wales
http://www.wales.nhs.uk/

NHS Scotland
http://www.show.scot.nhs.uk/

Health and Social Care in Northern Ireland
http://www.hscni.net/

Skills for Health
http://www.skillsforhealth.org.uk/

(All links accessed Nov 2012)

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