Health Professions The School of Health Sciences at QMU provides the largest range of professional healthcare courses in Scotland. Why QMU? We aim to create educational courses at the leading edge of today’s issues, with graduates who are in demand, work- ready, able to progress in their chosen profession, and who can challenge current healthcare practices. We strive to ensure that we link our research and practice closely, and wherever possible, engage students with promoting their chosen profession. We offer undergraduate degrees in dietetics, nursing, occupational therapy, physiotherapy, podiatry, radiography (diagnostic and therapeutic), and speech and language therapy. These four year degree courses are approved and recognised by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and on completion graduates will be able to apply for registration with the HCPC to practise in their chosen health profession. We also offer the DipHE Hearing Aid Audiology and the Professional Practice Framework, which are continuing professional development courses for people already working in healthcare. 68 Our courses have excellent links with the NHS across Scotland and collaborations with private, occupational, social service and other care providers. Our range of courses allow students to be at the heart of healthcare learning and development. Cross-School teaching and interprofessional education are important components of our courses and allow students to engage with other professional learners who will be their peers in the working environment. Working together as students helps to break down barriers before entering the workplace. Specialist visiting lecturers in all professional areas engage students with up-to-date health-related issues and help prepare students for working in practice. Students benefit from a well-equipped School with specialised teaching facilities and state-of-the-art laboratories where practical skills can be honed before clinical placement. We also have a range of research laboratories and a suite for the measurement of human movement using three-dimensional motion analysis, human performance and neuromuscular analysis.