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The Health Campus - opening 2017

Making a difference to the region

The University is a major contributor to the region’s healthcare workforce and carries out world-leading research to help address critical health issues. As such we are investing £28-million in a new health campus to significantly enhance the environment and facilities to allow students and researchers to thrive.

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At its heart is the iconic five-storey Allam Medical Building. Built in-part with a £7-million donation from leading East Yorkshire businessman Assem Allam.

The new Allam Medical Building will provide specialised teaching facilities including a full mock hospital ward, operating theatre and intensive care nursing facilities, and will see medical students working alongside, nursing, midwifery and allied health undergraduates, as well as PhD students, advanced nurse practitioners and physician’s associates.

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The Allam Medical Building will house the newly created Faculty of Health Sciences, which incorporates the Hull York Medical School, School of Health and Social Work and the School of Life Sciences.

In addition to providing extensive collaborative working areas for researchers, post graduate and undergraduate students, the building houses a large lecture theatre with a completely flexible layout, an extensive atrium housing a café on the ground floor, several fully equipped meeting rooms, a flexible collaborative think pod and ‘green roofs’ with external terrace areas.

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University health and medical programmes

The University delivers professional education programmes designed in collaboration with the NHS to prepare students for a career in hospitals, clinics, surgeries and the community. Specifically students go on to careers in nursing, midwifery, operating department practitioners and paramedics.

The University’s biomedical science courses are designed in consultation with NHS clinicians. Graduates go on to careers in as clinical biomedical engineer or scientist for the NHS or private sector, researchers and teachers. Biomedical science graduates are accredited by the Institute of Biomedical Science.

HYMS innovative MB BS curriculum includes an enquiry based approach to learning, early clinical experience, balanced teaching across all health sectors and a wide range of special interest learning opportunities. For the last two years, HYMS has been in the top 10 for overall student satisfaction in the National Student Survey. HYMS also delivers a growing portfolio of postgraduate taught programmes.

Outcomes:

According to the latest Graduate Destination Report from the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA), 100 per cent of students from HYMS and 99 per cent of students from the School of Health and Social Work were in employment after graduating from the University.

World-leading research

The University’s medical research is a major strength, helping to address critical health issues. 87 per cent of the University’s research is classed as ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’.

Within the Health Campus, the University is establishing an Institute of Clinical and Applied Health Research (ICAHR), bringing together expertise in the field. The Institute will support significant research which will make an impact on the health and wellbeing of the population.

It will provide research relevant to the local community, taking into account the healthcare needs of the region and ensuring research here in Hull is at the forefront of its field.

Within the Institute will be the Wolfson Centre for Palliative Care Research. Through the Wolfson Centre, the palliative care research programme in Hull will develop its standing for international excellence supporting an increase in volume and range of high quality research. The vision of the centre is to be a global leader in research which is relevant to the needs of people living with and dying from serious chronic illness, their families and also communities.

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