The Health Campus - opening 2017
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Making a difference to
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.
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.
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
University health and medical
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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.