School of Health Sciences
We draw on over 100 years of teaching delivered by dedicated staff with real-world, practical experience and are the hub for an extensive network of professionals, academics and researchers. So you can be confident that a degree from the School of Health Sciences will prepare you for a lifelong career making a difference in today’s multidisciplined, patient-focused healthcare services.
The integration of the School within the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences puts it at the forefront of developments in the education of health care professionals and research in health care practice. The School aims to improve patient care by:
- Providing and promoting high quality multi-professional education to produce safe and effective health care practitioners
- Conducting high-class research and disseminating the results of that research.
We provide undergraduate education for Nursing and Healthcare Professions: Diagnostic Radiography, Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Orthoptics, Physiotherapy and Radiotherapy. In addition, we offer a Foundation to Health and Veterinary Studies (Year Zero) programme, widening access to people without the traditional academic qualifications but who have substantial related experience to programmes in Health Sciences, Medicine, Dentistry and Veterinary Science.
Our programmes offer a mix of profession specific and shared inter-professional modules.
If you are interested in diagnosing diseases using the very latest technology and medical imaging techniques, then you should choose a degree in Diagnostic Radiography. If you wish to pursue a career in the use of occupation as a therapeutic medium, then a degree in Occupational Therapy will suit you. Those keen to apply scientific knowledge of the eye and brain to clinical care, investigate the intricacies of the human visual system should follow the Orthoptics programme. If you are drawn to a career in primary care and hospitals, you might consider a degree in Nursing. If you want to focus on rehabilitation of physical problems associated with accidents, illness or aging, then Physiotherapy may be for you. To use your technical skills and caring nature to fight cancer and make a genuine difference to cancer patients then choose Radiotherapy.
Physiotherapy BSc (Hons)
I like working with people and I think the physical nature of Physiotherapy appealed to me more than working in an office. I chose the Department because it had a good reputation and Liverpool is an esteemed university. Physiotherapy is quite autonomous, you diagnose and treat the patient yourself and you can follow the treatment through, that appealed to me. It is quite a small year group; you get to know each other quite well on a personal level and the tutors are really approachable and friendly. The course mimics the profession in that you are not just sitting down behind a desk, it is very active and physical, very practical based and really facilitates learning. There are different placement areas where you can go into, so I will be working in various outpatient departments. All the hospitals are in and around Liverpool and very convenient to get to.
A lot of people have this idea of physios working with sports teams and helping with injuries, however, being here has taught me that it is much more diverse and the scope of practice is limitless really.
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