Why choose the Faculty of Health and Applied Social Sciences
Pathways to employment
By working in partnership with a wide range of health and social care organisations to design, deliver and evaluate our courses, LJMU is able to provide training and educational opportunities that meet the health and social care sector’s needs. This means that our students can be confident that they are gaining the skills required for their future careers.
Our partners include: Skills for Health, Skills for Care, NHS North West,Local NHS Acute, ambulance and primary care trusts, local authorities, social care organisations, the National Children’s Workforce, independent care providers, charities and voluntary organisations.
Supporting our students
All our courses are delivered by caring and supportive staff and are designed to ensure that students are equipped to work effectively in a stimulating and constantly changing health and social care arena.
In addition to the many services offered by student welfare, the faculty ensures each student is allocated a personal tutor as well as a mentor if they are out on practice. The faculty offers lunch time drop-in sessions to provide study skills advice and support. A student mentoring scheme operates within the faculty so that students can gain support from other students in their subject area.
Study in a great city
The Faculty of Health and Applied Social Sciences is located in the heart of Liverpool City Centre. As the European Capital of Culture 2008, Liverpool has benefited from many exciting new developments such as the Liverpool ONE shopping and leisure complex and the waterfront Arena and Conference Centre which has attracted events such as the MTV Europe Music Awards.
The city is a World Heritage Site and is packed with museums, art galleries and stunning architecture as well as boasting many theatres, bars, nightclubs, restaurants and leisure outlets. The City is also home to the premiership football teams Liverpool FC and Everton FC and the world’s most famous horse race, the Aintree Grand National.
We were commended for our “Fitness to practice” by the Nursing and Midwifery Council in 2011 and noted for our “particularly good pastoral care” by the Nursing Times in 2011.
Courses combine both practical hands on approaches with theoretical and innovative methods of delivery. Our goal is to produce practitioners who are ‘fit for practice’ and this is reflected in our outstanding graduate recruitment rates.
The faculty is also involved in several European exchange schemes where staff and students spend time abroad in order to address health workforce development requirements within the global context and help promote and advance cultural exchange
Liverpool John Moores University places great importance on helping students find accommodation that suits their needs, budget and lifestyle. Students are offered high quality student accommodation close to all main teaching and research facilities.
We offer all nursing, midwifery and paramedic undergraduate students dedicated ensuite accommodation in the Marybone 3 student halls of residence, located just across the road from the Faculty.
With the support of faculty staff, our students have had the drive to set up their own websites, organise student conferences in their subject areas, deliver training to the local business community and raise funds to arrange experiences abroad for youth groups in the Liverpool area.
Experience in your field
Work-based learning is integral to all of our programmes, which combine theory and evidence-based practice in a range of career areas. Students have the opportunity to work in a range of health and social care partner institutions, where they receive high levels of support from professional mentors. This experience not only helps them gain confidence in their skills and abilities but also provides vital contacts in their particular career path.
The Faculty is also committed to inter-professional working and learning, in classroom and practice settings and at both pre-qualifying and post-qualifying levels. Inter-professional learning enhances our students’ ability to work as effective team members within the health and social care arena by giving them the chance to learn about the various roles and professions operating within the sector.
The Faculty is renowned nationally and internationally for aspects of its social science research, including work around the role of credit unions in promoting financial inclusion and the application of participatory action research as a research methodology.
The Faculty is home to the internationally acclaimed Centre for Public Health which is at the forefront of applied research and, together with other research undertaken in the Faculty, plays a central role in the University’s Institute for Health Research (IHR). The Centre has been designated as a World Health Organization Collaborating Centre for Violence Prevention and is the home to the UK Focal Point for Violence and Injury prevention, supporting the Department of Health in the provision of information and intelligence for the European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction, and contributing to the production of International Guidance and a series of Global Fact Sheets.
Outstanding facilitiesThe faculty is equipped with 9 clinical practice suites, 3 private counselling rooms and it’s own IT facilities, supplementing those which can be found in the Avril Robarts Learning Resource Centre.
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