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Concept: Diploma

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Lauren O'Connell is a Bauer Fellow at Harvard University, USA, where she studies genetic and environmental contributions to behaviour and physiology in poison frogs. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Biology from Cornell University, USA, before moving to the University of Texas at Austin, USA, for her PhD in the laboratory of Hans Hofmann, which she completed in 2011. O'Connell received a L'Oréal USA For Women in Science Fellowship in 2014 and was recognised for her outreach work by L'Oréal USA in 2016.

Concepts: Academic degree, Texas, Bachelor's degree, Doctorate, Association of American Universities, Ivy League, Diploma, University of Virginia

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The flipped classroom approach is based on shared responsibility for learning by students and teachers, and empowers students to take an active role in the learning process. While utilization of this approach has resulted in higher exam scores compared to traditional approaches in prior studies, the flipped classroom has not included learners in Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing (ABSN) programs.

Concepts: Education, Learning, History of education, Bachelor's degree, Diploma

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More educated adults have lower average body mass index (BMI). This may be due to selection, if adolescents with lower BMI attain higher levels of education, or it may be due to causation, if higher educational attainment reduces BMI gain in adulthood. We test for selection and causation in the National Longitudinal Survey of Youth 1979, which has followed a representative US cohort from age 14-22 in 1979 through age 47-55 in 2012. Using ordinal logistic regression, we test the selection hypothesis that overweight and obese adolescents were less likely to earn high school diplomas and bachelor’s degrees. Then, controlling for selection with individual fixed effects, we estimate the causal effect of degree completion on BMI and obesity status. Among 18-year-old women, but not among men, being overweight or obese predicts lower odds of attaining higher levels of education. At age 47-48, higher education is associated with lower BMI, but 70-90% of the association is due to selection. Net of selection, a bachelor’s degree predicts less than a 1 kg reduction in body weight, and a high school credential does not reduce BMI.

Concepts: Causality, Obesity, Education, Body mass index, Academic degree, Higher education, Bachelor's degree, Diploma

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Writing a Bachelor thesis is the last step in obtaining a university degree. The thesis may be job- or research-orientated, but it must demonstrate certain degree-level competences. Rubrics are a useful way of unifying the assessment criteria.

Concepts: Academic degree, Bachelor's degree, Doctorate, Doctor of Philosophy, Master's degree, Licentiate, Bachelor of Science, Diploma

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there is extensive evidence to show that skilled midwifery care is crucial in reducing maternal deaths; however, in East Africa, the midwifery profession has been subsumed within the nursing role. This paper highlights issues in the preparation of skilled midwives in three East African countries, specifically, Uganda, Kenya and Tanzania and provides a case study description of a flexible work/study programme designed to develop skilled midwives to meet internationally regarded ICM competency standards in midwifery education and practice. THE MODEL: a flexible, competency-based Bachelor’s of Science in Midwifery programme (BScM) has been developed based on fifteen years' experience of running a Bachelor of Science in nursing programme. The new BSCM programme allows licensed diploma midwives the opportunity to study for two days a week towards a bachelor’s degree in midwifery, whilst continuing to work and support their families. The model also provides education at degree level thus providing a sound platform for ongoing development of a cadre of midwifery leaders.

Concepts: Africa, Academic degree, Kenya, East Africa, Bachelor's degree, Bachelor of Science, Diploma, Bologna Process

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In 2016, 2.0% of adults aged ≥25 years who were surveyed had been told by a doctor or other health professional in the past 12 months that they had a liver condition. The prevalence of liver condition declined as education level increased. Adults who had completed a bachelor’s degree or higher were the least likely to have been diagnosed with any liver condition (1.3%), whereas those without a high school diploma were the most likely (3.3%).

Concepts: High school, Academic degree, Higher education, High school diploma, Bachelor's degree, Licentiate, Diploma, Diplom

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The aim of this paper is to describe the development of an innovative bachelor’s degree program for physiotherapy directly affiliated with the medical department, which is a unique approach to making physiotherapy an academic course in Germany. The previous system for qualifying as a physiotherapist was amended by the adaption of qualification objectives resulting in a model that links scientific and vocational knowledge from the beginning of the study. Several lectures support interprofessionality. The vocational training is fully integrated into the curriculum. The exemplary concept is monitored by an extensive quality management program. The approach meets general recommendations of experts and can serve as a model for other universities.

Concepts: University, Academic degree, Higher education, Bachelor's degree, Master's degree, Licentiate, Bachelor of Science, Diploma

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in 2012 the Aga Khan University in Karachi, Pakistan opened the country’s first bachelor’s degree program in midwifery for women who held diplomas in nursing and midwifery. The principal aims were to prepare midwives who would be competent to provide full-scope practice. For quality assurance, the programme was continuously monitored and assessed. As part of this ongoing evaluation process we sought in-depth feedback from the first graduates about their student experiences.

Concepts: University, Academic degree, Bachelor's degree, Aga Khan IV, Karachi, Licentiate, Diploma, Diplom

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An elective placement where students are facilitated to access different models of midwifery care was included in the 18 month Higher Diploma Midwifery programme in 2008 in a university in Ireland. All students since then have had the opportunity to experience this placement which is advocated by the regulatory board for Nursing and Midwifery in Ireland (NMBI). This paper details the integration of an elective placement referred to as an ‘observation week’ into the 18 month midwifery programme. It includes a description of the organisation of the observation week, a summary of services accessed by midwifery students, student evaluation of their experience and mechanisms for feedback of these experiences to our partners in clinical practice. The benefits and the challenges of the observation week are considered with reference to the published literature.

Concepts: Education, University, Philosophy of science, Knowledge, Student, The Opportunity, Diploma, Higher diploma

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Paloma Gonzalez Bellido is a Lecturer in the Department of Physiology, Development and Neuroscience at the University of Cambridge, where she investigates insect vision. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Marine Biology from the University of Queensland, Australia, before moving to the University of Sheffield for her PhD with Mikko Juusola, which she completed in 2009. Paloma has been awarded a Cozzarelli Prize and her research has been recognised by the Society for Neuroethology and the Society for Experimental Biology.

Concepts: Neuroscience, Academic degree, Bachelor's degree, Doctorate, Licentiate, Diploma, Bachelor of Arts, Russell Group