School of Health and Life Sciences The School of Health and Life Sciences offers a wide range of programmes with flexible delivery options, bespoke training and consultancy services across a comprehensive range of disciplines and underpinned by our internationally recognised research. The School has over 300 academic staff in its three departments: • Department of Nursing and Community Health: Nursing (adult; child; mental health and learning disability) Public Health, Health Education, Operating Department Practice and Community Health • Department of Psychology, Social Work and Allied Health Sciences: Physiotherapy, Podiatry, Psychology, Radiography, Occupational Therapy, Social Work, and Diagnostic Imaging • Department of Life Sciences: Biomedical, Biomolecular and Food Science, Nutrition and Dietetics, Microbiology, Physiology and Pharmacology and Vision Sciences Master’s Framework The Advancing Practice Framework covers several academic health and social care disciplines. Students can select professional-titled, 34 named or generic awards, which offer access to a wide range of module options. Students can also elect to study single modules as part of their continuing professional development. Our part-time and CPD options are designed to support professionals working in practice to develop their knowledge and skills, with many options available online. For more information on what is available please visit. www.gcu.ac.uk/hls/studyoptions/part-timeandflexible The Life Sciences Framework enables students who have a first degree to develop their knowledge and skills in a specific field, while enhancing their analytical and laboratory skills. Students on the Life Sciences Framework share common modules in Skills for Professional Practice, enabling them to gain a degree of interdisciplinarity in their studies. We also offer a range of Pre-registration programmes in Nursing, Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy, Social Work and Dietetics. These programmes are aimed at people who already have a degree and are looking to re-train in another profession. They offer an accelerated route to professional accreditation.
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