Leeds Beckett University Schools join together to create one School of Health
The School of Health will bring all the university’s health expertise into one area and will provide the knowledge, skills and training to make a difference to individuals and communities, from exploring the diagnosis or treatment of disease, to the provision of a range of therapies for recovery and rehabilitation to community-based social care.
The range of disciplines covered in the School of Health are:
- Nursing and Healthcare
- Health Promotion
- Social and Community Studies
- Psychological Therapies and Mental Health
- Biomedical Sciences
- Therapeutic and Rehabilitation Sciences
- Health, nutrition and environment
From the study of the human body to understanding the impact of societal inequalities on people’s quality of life the School of Health will cover many a wide range of disciplines.
The Dean of the School of Health, Dr Duncan Sharp, said: “It’s great to be part of a large, vibrant, academic community which brings together all these fantastic disciplines, allowing us to enrich education by creating interprofessional and interdisciplinary opportunities for our students and draw on the wealth of experience we have in the School of Health.
“I am hugely excited about the opportunities this creates in research as well, particularly around supporting multi and interdisciplinary research collaboration – allowing us to respond to the needs of local communities and the grand challenges we face as a society.
“Working as one School will allow us to be part of a community that’s committed to improving health outcomes locally and globally. We will continue to work closely with partners to improve practice, tackle health inequalities and inspire the next generation of leaders in treatment and care whilst listening to and responding to the needs of our community.”
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