With inter-professional working ever more important, our strong focus in this area is a big ‘plus' post-graduation.

We promote hands-on, practical, patient-centred training that leads to professional registration through our undergraduate courses and high quality care.

We're responsive to health and social care policy, also providing a service to the local community while training - for example through local volunteer patients.

You'll be taught by experienced practitioner staff who are also active researchers in their field. Strong links with practice colleagues ensure up-to-date courses that equip our graduates to enter the workplace with specific skills attractive to domestic and international markets. You'll also learn transferable skills in communication and team working.

Professional placements throughout many courses start as early as year one - earlier than at some other universities. This allows students to start putting theory into practice as soon as possible.

Passion

Like us, you'll want to help others and are genuinely interested in people.

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We're as passionate about developing our students as we are about caring for patients - building relationships with many who go on to become professional colleagues.

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All our staff are experienced in both research and practice - offering students a ‘sounding board' to learn through theory and their practical experience.

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Our Clinical Skills Centre allows students to develop crucial skills in a safe, realistic environment where they can draw upon as much encouragement and support from staff as they need.

Track Record

Our focus on inter-professional working is a big ‘plus' post-graduation.

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Professional body accreditation, plus strong links with practitioners and managers in NHS Trusts, local authorities and the private sector, place us firmly on the professional map.

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Our graduates enjoy high levels of employability and job security, learning the basics in local community health care as students before moving on to the first rung of the professional ladder.

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RGU was ranked first in Scotland for courses in health professions and pharmacy in the 2017 Guardian league tables

Our Partnerships & Affiliations

We are proud to be associated with leading organisations, institutions and professional bodies, including:

HCPC College of Occupational Therapists Association for Nutrition Society of Radiographers

Our Facilities

We have a raft of state-of-the-art technology and specialist facilities including a Clinical Skills Centre, Pharmaceutical Care Centre, Human Performance Lab and Digital X-ray suite.

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Our Clinical Skills Centre is equipped with state of the art digital media equipment (SMOTS) and a wide variety of mannequins and training models including; Sim man, Paediatric Hal and Noelle birthing mannequin.

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Our Human Performance Laboratory provides objective quantitative information on normal and pathological function, which can be ultimately applied to the improved evaluation and treatment of musculoskeletal disease and injury.

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Our well-equipped IT facilities include wireless access for all across the campus.

Our Schools

  • School of Health Sciences

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    A supportive learning environment across the disciplines of occupational therapy, diagnostic radiography, physiotherapy, health promotion, and sports and exercise science.

  • School of Nursing and Midwifery

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    This is an exciting time for the development of nursing and midwifery. We are currently seeing some radical changes in the delivery of healthcare and, as a result, the level of knowledge and skills required by both nurses and midwives has never been greater.

  • School of Applied Social Studies

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    The School of Applied Social Studies offers a wide range of professional learning opportunities in social work, social care, community care, child care, criminal justice and related professions.

  • School of Pharmacy and Life Sciences

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    The School of Pharmacy and Life Sciences offers an impressive multidisciplinary portfolio of practical and professional courses at undergraduate and postgraduate level.