Tuesday, 15 April 2014

ScHARRNews - Monday 14th and Tuesday 15th April 2014



Upcoming short courses at ScHARR
Image: University of SheffieldEvaluating Programmes, Technology and Other Complex Interventions (EPTOCI) - Friday 16th AND 30th May 2014.Making Psychological Therapy Safe & Effective - Tuesday, 3rd June 2014Evidence-Based Physiotherapy: Understanding the Research - Tuesday, 24th June 2014The ScHARR Systematic Reviews Course: Practical Skills for Understanding Reviews - Wednesday, 9th to Friday
Too Old and Ugly to be Useful? Challenging Negative Representations of Older People
 The British Academy are launching a series of debates seen to be vital to the world we live in, with emphasis on humanities and social sciences. The first series focused on aging and the second debate happened on Tuesday 25th March, 2014.RAT Group's Professor Gail Mountain attended the latter debate and dinner and said it was a "lively debate and very interesting." Professor Mary Beard,


Slides from Prof Sue Mawson's Inaugural Lecture, Feb, 2014.
Please see below a video clip showing the slides from Professor Sue Mawson's inaugural lecture, which was held in February, 2014. You can read more about Sue's lecture via an earlier blog post, "From Cardboard Boxes to Intelligent Shoes" by clicking here and you can click here to watch the lecture.
Health Technology Assessment MOOC
The Health Technology Assessment MOOC (massive open online course) finished in December 2013 and achieved an excellent completion rate of over 25%, well above the average for MOOCs, with excellent feedback from participants. Due to demand we are running the course again, beginning in June 2014. If you were unable to attend last time, now is your chance! The course is delivered fully online and you
New project: HS&DR evidence synthesis centre
The NIHR programme has commissioned ScHARR to provide one of two national Centres to produce evidence syntheses to improve the quality, effectiveness and accessibility of NHS service delivery. ScHARR review capacity aims to improve the responsiveness of the Health Services and Delivery Research (HS&DR) Programme in topics of critical importance across the wide span of the programme and/or with
Short course on evaluating programmes, technology and other complex interventions (EPTOCI) is running again this year
Led by Dr Nasrin Nasr and Dr Steven Ariss, the short course: Evaluating programmes, technology and other complex interventions (EPTOCI) was developed in collaboration with the RAT group and CLAHRC SY. First delivered in September 2013, the course includes presentations, interactive sessions, small group discussions and interactive workshops and received very positive feedback from the delegates. T

APR 13

The accuracy of existing prehospital triage tools for injured children in England: An analysis using emergency department data
Author(s):Ardolino, A. | Ronny Cheung, C. | Lawrence, T. | Bouamra, O. | Lecky, F. | Berry, K. | Lyttle, M. | Roland, D. | Koralage, N. | Issa, S. | Chaudhary, A. | Maconochie, I.Publication year: 2014Journal / Book title: Emergency Medicine JournalAccess all results for your search in Scopus

APR 12

Substantial reductions in the number of diabetic ketoacidosis and severe hypoglycaemia episodes requiring emergency treatment lead to reduced costs after structured education in adults with Type 1 diabetes
Author(s):Elliott, J. | Jacques, R.M. | Kruger, J. | Campbell, M.J. | Amiel, S.A. | Mansell, P. | Speight, J. | Brennan, A. | Heller, S.R.Publication year: 2014Journal / Book title: Diabetic MedicineAccess all results for your search in Scopus
The body composition and excretory burden of lean, obese, and severely obese individuals has implications for the assessment of chronic kidney disease
Author(s):Fotheringham, J. | Weatherley, N. | Kawar, B. | G. Fogarty, D. | Ellam, T.Publication year: 2014Journal / Book title: Kidney InternationalAccess all results for your search in Scopus
Mapping EQ-5D Utility Scores from the PedsQL™ Generic Core Scales
Author(s):Khan, K.A. | Petrou, S. | Rivero-Arias, O. | Walters, S.J. | Boyle, S.E.Publication year: 2014Journal / Book title: PharmacoEconomicsAccess all results for your search in Scopus
Modelling the Cost Effectiveness of Interventions for Osteoporosis: Issues to Consider
Author(s):Stevenson, M.D. | Selby, P.L.Publication year: 2014Journal / Book title: PharmacoEconomicsAccess all results for your search in Scopus

APR 11

Citation, and citation, citation! Is learning bibliographic styles a relevant skill for the modern student?
Image source: https://m.flickr.com/#/photos/dan4th/5133979718/At ScHARR Library we run a program of online information skills training which includes coverage of the reference management tool Mendeley (Mendeley.com). One of the many useful features of Mendeley is its ability to plug into Microsoft Word, allowing students to "cite while they write". This is a feature that is also integrat
VIVOCA participant makes a difference!
Peter (VIVOCA participant) has been involved in one of our research projects, VIVOCA (Voice Input Voice Output Communication Aid), for several months and has offered many insightful and practical suggestions which we’ve incorporated to improve our designs. From our point of view he has been a great candidate – full of ideas and never one to hold back on suggestions or opinions.The article below wa

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