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 0) 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.
Radiotherapy BSc (Hons)
I came on a couple of Open Days to the University of Liverpool and it really appealed to me once I had talked to some of the staff members, and Liverpool is a nice city. Therefore, I thought I would come here. I think my time here will put me in a very good position when applying for jobs. It teaches us to treat cancer using radiation so we can get a job working as a qualified radiotherapist.
The course is quite varied in what you do, it is split between academic and clinical work - it is quite enjoyable that you get a mix of both. When you start the degree you take a step back and you watch what people do and what roles they do. As you go through your course you eventually start taking on more of those roles, to the point of being qualified.
I enjoy going on clinical placement personally, because I get hands-on experience. I am very glad that I came here to study, I’m very proud of what I’ve managed to achieve, it has put me in a good position for getting a job when I finish.
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