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Here are our top 10 reasons to choose the School of Health Sciences at Birmingham City University.
The latest DLHE survey (2015/16) showed that 98.7 per cent of ALL our students were in work or completing further study six months after graduation.
We’re investing £41 million in an extension to our existing £30 million campus in Edgbaston to provide state-of-the-art learning facilities for all Health, Education and Life Science courses.
You’ll get hands on experience of the profession or industry you’re training for through placements and/or sandwich year options, ensuring you’re ready for employment when you graduate.
Many of our courses are accredited by professional bodies, such as the HCPC (Health and Care Professions Council) and SENR (the Sport and Exercise Nutrition Register).
Our student employment agency, OpportUNIty – Student Jobs on Campus, allows you to apply for paid roles with us at the University, and gain valuable experience for your CV and future employment.
You’ll have opportunities to travel abroad and observe practise in other countries, like our Diagnostic Radiography students who have been to Canada and Paramedic Science students who arranged their own placement in Australia.
Our Sport and Exercise students will work with cricketers from Warwickshire County Cricket Club and receive teaching from Sport Director Ashley Giles and Conditioning Coach Chris Armstrong as part of a new Official Partnership.
We ensure you have a holistic approach to your practice through FACE, which allowed service users and carers to share their experiences, knowledge and ideas with you.
To welcome new undergraduate students in 2018 we’re giving away at least £150 of free credit to ‘spend’ on books and other learning material. Plus, you don’t have to pay it back!
Our staff come from the services and industries about which they teach, maintaining their links to ensure you get the most up-to-date learning during your course. Some even go to the length of doing shifts in their profession to stay hands on!
You will get the chance to assess and treat university staff and students in the sports therapy clinic, which is replete with state-of-the-art technology.
Our major expansion, includes newly built laboratories and equipment that will give you a leading edge when seeking employment.
Our mock operating theatre lets our Operating Department Practice students practise their skills in a realistic environment.
Skills Practice and Care Enhancement – SPACE – is a room resourced with equipment and a technician, and is dedicated to you practising your clinical skills in a supportive environment.
Where better for our Diagnostic Radiography students to get to grips with the technology used in their profession before they go on placement than in our very own X-Ray room? You can view the X-Rays you take on our dedicated Picture Archiving and Communication Systems (PACS) suite.
If you’re a Paramedic Science student you’re likely to encounter the 4D classroom with ‘cut out’ ambulance, which allows various scenes to be played out on screen and smells to be piped into the room give a very realistic feel to your practice scenarios!
How do you observe how someone communicates with others without them knowing they’re watching? Well you use the ‘mirror room’ dedicated to Speech and Language Therapy which allows observation of both students and service users to assess their communication.
Our Virtual Environment for Radiotherapy Training (VERT) and advanced computer planning facilities allow you to effectively use live simulations to bring the practical realities of the radiotherapy profession directly to your studies.
Access to our cutting-edge virtual technologies and one of the UK's largest specialist health education libraries.
Our Mary Seacole library is one of the UK's largest specialist health education libraries with an extensive of range of information and reference materials set out in a relaxing environment. You also have access to the University’s library in The Curzon Building at the City Centre Campus.
Our current BSc (Hons) Health Studies (Public Health) students and lecturers tell you what public health is about and why it’s an important, growing area.
Learn more about the placements offered at BCU through this course and the variety of public health issues that public health addresses.