SCHOOL OF HEALTH SCIENCES

Welcome to the School of Health Sciences. We aim to provide a learning environment that supports our students and staff to achieve excellence in their chosen field of study. We encourage interdisciplinary education, training and research and strive to promote cross-disciplinary working through the sharing of knowledge, skills and expertise. 

Dr. Margaret Hodgins  
Head of School  

Our Commitment To Excellence In Health Sciences

We are the home of the Health Promotion Research Centre (HPRC) which produces high quality research of national and international significance, that supports the development of best practice and policy in the promotion of health. The Centre is a World Health Organisation (WHO) Collaborating Centre for Health Promotion Research. 

Undergraduates

The disciplines of Podiatry, Occupational Therapy and Speech and Language Therapy each offer dedicated undergraduate degree programmes, M.Phil and Ph.D. programmes. The undergraduate programmes are delivered by experienced, research active staff, using innovative approaches to teaching, learning and assessment. All of the undergraduate programmes lead to a professional qualification and are subject to external accreditation. 

The discipline of Health Promotion offers an undergraduate degree in Social Care

Undergraduate Learning

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Postgraduates

We offer a Postgraduate Diploma and MA in Health Promotion, and a Ph.D. Programme. Staff are highly experienced and research active. The discipline is home to the Health Promotion Research Centre (HPRC) which produces high quality research of national and international significance, that supports the development of best practice and policy in the promotion of health. The Centre is a World Health Organisation (WHO) Collaborating Centre for Health Promotion Research. 

NEW: Starting September 2015 - Postgraduate Certificate in Childhood Language and Communication Impairments

This Postgraduate Certificate has been designed to facilitate speech and language therapists to develop the knowledge, skills, and attitudes in relation to using evidence in practice with children with developmental speech, language, and communication needs. 

 

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International Research

The Health Promotion Research Centre  produces high quality research of national and international significance that supports the development of best practice and policy in the promotion of health. The Centre is a World Health Organization (WHO) Collaborating Centre for Health Promotion Research, has an active multidisciplinary research programme, and collaborates with regional, national and international agencies on the development and evaluation of health promotion interventions and strategies. 

The Faculty and staff of the Health Promotion Research Centre have an extensive network of professional links with practitioners and policy makers in Ireland and internationally. We work with funders and NGOs from across Europe and further afield and have developed strong links with academic Health Promotion staff in other countries. 

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