We recognise that in order for professionals to keep up-to-date, remain competent in their fields of work and to progress in their careers that we need to provide a high quality and flexible approach to learning.
We offer the opportunity to study and learn in different ways, including e-learning and work-based learning - aiming to give our students choice and enrich their experience where possible.
A number of our continuing professional development programmes, including research degrees, are available through distance learning, while we offer a wide variety of post qualifying courses and postgraduate awards to support the continuous professional development of a diverse range of professionals.
If you would like to know more about what we have to offer, please take a look at our full list of Continuing Professional Development courses.
We will be moving into new facilities in July 2012 to ensure our students experience the highest quality in the teaching and practice of clinical skills.
The new facilities – based at our city centre Portland building – will cost around £1m and will be used in the study areas of Nursing, Physiotherapy, Sports Therapy, Nutrition and Dietetics, and Occupational Therapy. These facilities will be fitted-out with all the latest equipment to help us deliver courses which reflect contemporary and future practice in domestic, primary and secondary clinical environments.
Among our new teaching and practice areas is a simulation suite that includes theatre-style lighting, critical care bed, hospital ward fixtures and fittings, crash trollies, and a high-tech simulation mannequin with multi-task support software to replicate clinical situations. The suite will also offer a video recording and playback system for feedback and assessment, a one-way mirrored viewing room, a control room for our staff to oversee activity in the simulation room and an open plan studio flat.
|Professor Ieuan Ellis
||Dean of Faculty of Health and Social Sciences
|Liz Mackay||Associate Dean, Student Experience|
|Dr Lavinia Norton||Associate Dean Strategic Development|
|Chris Hudson||Associate Dean, Research and Enterprise|
|Sue Newell||Chief Operating Officer
|Tish Naughton||Head of Registry and Student Administration|
|Sally Hayes||Head of School of Health and Wellbeing|
|Sue Sherwin||Head of School of Health and Community Studies|
|Dr Biddy Unsworth||Head of School of Rehabilitation and Health Sciences|
|Professor Malcolm Todd||Head of School of Social, Psychological and Communication Sciences|
|Professor Richard Hogston||Director of Research|
|John Brayshaw||Central Service Support Staff: Senior Management Accountant|
|Christine Bell||Central Service Support Staff: HR Manager|
|Andy Douglas||Central Service Support Staff: Marketing Manager|
The Practice Learning and Employability Unit provides a central focus for advice and communication within the Faculty in relation to practice learning and to enable close partnership with other HEIs, Yorkshire & the Humber SHA and local practice educators.
What we aim to achieve is a better understanding of the processes and mechanisms supporting practice learning in order to facilitate the development of seamless placement strategy across the Faculty along with our external partners, to ensure the adoption of best practice.
We provide support and guidance for groups who are developing practice placement partnerships with new and emerging employers, agencies and sponsoring organisations, in order to maximise the learning opportunities across a range of professions.
We map placement timings, practice educator courses, key contacts and structures across local Trusts and agencies to benefit planning processes and inter professional initiatives.
The Queen Square Wellness Centre houses a teaching clinic and professional practice offering high quality holistic treatments at competitive prices.
Our clinic provides a setting for students to learn and practice osteopathy, acupuncture and herbal medicine, while offering lower cost treatments to patients. All treatments are delivered under the expert guidance of leading practitioners. Our professional practice offers high quality counselling and coaching services tailored to your individual or organisations needs.
Services are available to any member of the public on a self-referral basis; it is not necessary to get a referral from your GP. Please call us on (0113) 812 9186 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to make an appointment. For further information and price details, please visit queensquarewellnesscentre.co.uk.
The clinic is owned and operated by The Faculty of Health & Social Sciences.
Research in the School is linked closely with our strengths in teaching, and we have particular expertise in the areas of Pain, Rehabilitation and Biomedicine. Our work is supported by several laboratories which house state-of-the-art facilities for undertaking biomedical ‘bench’ research as well as behavioural research in human participants.
We offer a range of postgraduate research opportunities (at MRes, MPhil and PhD level) for healthcare professionals and biomedical scientists. We also have expertise supervising international research students.
Our School - which has achieved worldwide recognition for research and consultancy - is dedicated to ensuring the courses we run have professional and vocational relevance. We are committed to an innovative approach to teaching and learning, and maximising the employment prospects of our graduates.
Our close links to key accrediting bodies ensures our graduates can access full professional recognition or status.
We have an international reputation in research, teaching and publications - and most of our courses lead to professional recognition. Our academic staff have all worked in their professional fields and have great contacts - both in the UK and overseas - to help students with placements and volunteering.
We also offer a growing portfolio of international courses, some of which lead to professional accreditation.