New healthcare course puts clinical skills into practice

A new degree course aimed at encouraging students from a wide range of backgrounds to pursue a career in healthcare has been launched by the University of Wolverhampton.

The new Bachelor of Science (Honours) Medical Science and Clinical Practice degree, which is the first of its kind in the region, has been designed by the University of Wolverhampton’s School of Sciences.

The degree has a strong clinical focus with an emphasis on disease processes, pathology, anatomy and physiology. Students will have access to a range of work placement opportunities built into the curriculum, including working in the care sector alongside General Practitioners (GPs) and nurses as well as shadowing consultants and clinical scientists.

Dr Stephen Day, Director of Studies: BSc (Hons) Medical Science and Clinical Practice in the School of Medicine and Clinical Practice at the University of Wolverhampton, said: “This new course is designed to widen participation to higher education and, through an innovative programme of medical science and practice placements, enable graduates from under-represented groups to pursue a wide variety of healthcare careers.”

Students will have access to state-of-the-art simulation technology, including an Anatomage Table (Virtual Dissection Table) and will study in the laboratories at the University of Wolverhampton’s £25 million Rosalind Franklin Science building. They will also benefit from workplace-learning opportunities with strategic partners.