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Health Sciences

health sciences courses at Edinburgh QMU

Dean of School: Dr Fiona Coutts MSc MCSP

Head of Division:
(Dietetics, Nutrition & Biological Sciences, Physiotherapy, Podiatry and Radiography)
Post Vacant

Head of Division:
Professor Brendan McCormack

Head of Division:
(Occupational Therapy and Art Therapies)
Ian McMillan

Head of Division:
(Speech & Hearing Sciences)
Janet Beck

(Institute for Global Health and Development)
Alastair Ager

School Manager: Jenny Ansett

School Administrators:Aileen Bowles, Josefa Buckland, Gill Glover, Annwen Gray, Kirstie Henderson, Pamela Knox, Alasdair Newton, Elliot Samson, Morag Sherriffs, Eleanor Swift

Collaborations Support Officers:
Cheryl Bruce, Alison Thomson

Pre-Placement Support Officer:
Gintare Zuromskaite (Maternity Cover to Feb 2017)

Laboratories & Technical Services Manager: Richard Wilson

Technical Staff: Shirley Coyle, Andrew Grainger, Ross Walker

Enthusiastic staff and close external partnerships put the school at the forefront of learning and teaching opportunities across nursing and the allied health professions.

The School of Health Sciences comprises of the following subjects:

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Staff and Students
The school has approximately 170 staff and 3300 students studying on health sciences courses.
  • about 1200 students are in undergraduate programmes on campus
  • about 460 students are in postgraduate programmes on campus
  • about 48 students are in research degree programmes on campus
  • the remainder are on collaborative courses with external partners
External Links
The School maintains close links with health and social care practitioners. This
  • creates educational programmes at the leading edge of today's issues
  • ensures our graduates are in demand
  • facilitates clinical placements
  • enables a close fit between research and practice
  • encourages professional development by practitioners
Recognition and Achievements
The School has a European and International reputation for excellence in teaching. This shows itself in: The School has the highest quality research in allied health professions in Scotland

Research Centres
The School also encompasses a number of research centres and knowledge transfer centres:

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