Health & Life Sciences
Health, Science and Society in Practice Issue one, Summer 2010
Welcome I am delighted to introduce you to the first issue of Health, Science and Society in Practice from Health & Life Sciences. It has been designed to inform you about the cutting-edge research and teaching initiatives currently being delivered by our staff. The publication also provides news about Faculty development, impact of our staff in their various sectors, and other awards and successes we have enjoyed. Discover more about the many and varied opportunities the Faculty offers through its undergraduate, postgraduate and continuing professional development programmes and short courses. We would be delighted to hear from you if you are interested in discussing any commercial project where you think our expertise could benefit you. Our staff are highly qualified and experienced, not only as academics, but also in the professional world of the health and social care sector. I hope you enjoy reading this first issue, and that you will look forward to the second and subsequent publications. All good wishes,
Professor Barry Mitchell Dean, Health & Life Sciences De Montfort University
An introduction to the Schools within Health & Life Sciences The Leicester School of Pharmacy In 2009 the School of Pharmacy celebrated 100 years of pharmaceutical education, establishing it as one of the oldest institutions in the UK responsible for the education and training of pharmacists. The MPharm degree is a four year course that students must complete before being eligible to enter the pharmacy pre-registration training year, usually in a professional hospital setting. Currently the intake for this very popular course is 150 students. The ‘sister’ course to the MPharm is our Pharmaceutical and Cosmetic Sciences BSc (Hons) which is specifically aimed at preparing students for a career in the pharmaceutical industry. The third and most recently introduced undergraduate course is Forensic Science which recently received accreditation from the Forensic Science Society. Until recently our major postgraduate taught activity was based upon our distance learning Clinical Pharmacy Diploma, aimed primarily at the community pharmacy sector. This has been re-designed and revalidated to have a wider appeal within the hospital sectors. It now includes flexible modular options that make the course more responsive to the recent changes in pharmacy service provision. In addition an MSc is now available to those who have gained a Clinical Pharmacy Diploma. From 2010 we will be offering further Master’s courses including Pharmaceutical Quality by Design and Pharmaceutical Biotechnology which will be of great interest to those in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology sectors. The School encourages external partners to benefit from taking short courses in the areas of pharmacy practice and the pharmaceutical industry, such as the successful Medicines Use Review programme used by Boots. Research has been consistently strong at De Montfort University and in the latest RAE review (2008) the majority of entered submissions were assessed to be of internationally competitive quality. There are currently four research sections; Pharmaceutical Technology, Pharmacology, Biological Chemistry and the most recent Pharmacy Practice. Present principle areas of research include pharmacology and related cancer studies; pharmaceutical technologies; and microanalytical techniques which spans the characterisation of intricate molecular pathways to direct involvement in patient care.
Professor Larry Goodyer Head, Leicester School of Pharmacy
School of Applied Social Sciences The School of Applied Social Sciences is large and diverse and combines excellence in teaching with internationally recognised research across a number of social science areas. The courses within the School are highly regarded as professionally relevant by key stake holders and statutory regulatory professional bodies. The School is organised into four distinct subject areas: Division of Community and Criminal Justice, Psychology, Social Work and Health Studies, and Youth and Community Development. With more than 30 courses in the school ranging from preparation year through to PhD, many of them provide either a professional qualification or professional body recognition. The School works with an extensive range of external partners including partner colleges, public bodies and professional bodies, these include: The National Youth Agency, The British Psychological Society, The General Social Care Council, Skills for Justice, Probation Trusts, Police Forces, Local Councils and a number of voluntary and charitable organisations. Additionally, the work in the school is significantly influenced by our engagement with service users and carers, and our relationship with regional universities though the inter-professional learning agenda. The School is innovative with its educational provision, and this year has developed new courses in Health Psychology, Diversity Management, Criminology and Medical Education all at Master’s level and Sociology and Evaluating Practice at undergraduate level. In addition to the professional experience staff bring, the quality of our courses is enhanced by our well-respected research which underpins teaching. The latest RAE (2008) rated much of our research as of national or international standard. Each Division in the school is led by a Head of Research who manages a number of distinct research groups, these are: The Centre for Social Action, The Parenting Unit and the Youth Affairs Unit. The range of research interests reflect the diversity of provision in the school. Examples of research include young people at risk, social capital and community cohesion and multi-agency public protection arrangements.
Kathie Moore Head, School of Applied Social Sciences
School of Nursing and Midwifery The School was created from the merger of Charles Frears College of Nursing and Midwifery with De Montfort University in 1995. The Schoolâ€™s courses have been commended by a recent Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) visit in a number of areas. In particular, practice learning, which includes our effective partnership working with Trust colleagues. Also of note was the excellent work around the patient and public involvement within all of our courses. The academic and research staff within the School are all registered nurses and midwives with designated link areas, which enables them to keep in contact with students and staff when on clinical placements. Some of the teaching team participate in new nursing and midwifery initiatives, whilst others undertake PhD research projects or write textbooks which have a good national reputation. Our partnerships with University Hospitals of Leicester, the NHS, local Primary Care Trusts, specialist hospital units, and third sector organisations provide staff and students with a high level of engagement within the field. We give applicants the opportunity to study midwifery at degree level, or nursing at diploma, advanced diploma or degree-level in adult, child, mental health or learning disability. All our pre-registration courses provide students with the necessary theory and practice which leads to full registration with the NMC as a nurse or midwife. The courses provide the qualifications, experience and confidence students need to become a professional midwife or nurse in their chosen fields of practice. Learning Beyond Registration has been developed with the Education Commissioning Unit of the East Midlands Strategic Health Authority and involves colleagues from a wide range of specialisms. It provides the opportunity to study individual modules for continued professional development, and has been designed specifically for qualified nurses, midwives and Allied Health Professionals.
Angela North-Rose Head, School of Nursing and Midwifery
School of Allied Health Sciences The School of Allied Health Sciences provides teaching, learning, research and continuing professional development for a range of health service careers, many of which are regulated by the Health Professions Council. The school has four main areas of academic activity: audiology, biomedical science, clinical physiology and technology, and speech and language therapy. The School has more than 40 members of academic staff who provide education and training for our students. A majority of staff are also engaged in research and scholarly activity across a range of areas related to their professional roles. The School offers courses which range from foundation degrees through to professional doctorates. Members of staff are highly qualified with many having professional experience in a clinical setting. The majority of our undergraduate (FdSc/BSc) and postgraduate taught courses (MSc and Professional Doctorate) are accredited by the relevant professional body, such as the Institute of Biomedical Science or the Registration Council for Clinical Physiologists, and approved by the Health Professions Council. We have strong links with the NHS in almost all our educational provision, in the form of commissioned or supported courses, and in the delivery of workbased learning or clinical placements. We have recently increased our postgraduate portfolio to include a full-time MSc Advanced Biomedical Science, and MSc Intercultural Business Communication, both of which are new for 2010 entry. The latter course is heavily supported by the Centre for Intercultural Research in Communication and Learning (CIRCL), which connects experts in the field of intercultural research at DMU, nationally and internationally. CIRCL looks to establish a focused research environment for relevant PhD students and visiting researchers, plus generate funding for intercultural studies, communication and issues in professional learning. Research in the School has built on the latest submissions to the RAE (2008) and includes the following discrete research groupings: Biomedical and Environmental Health, Biomolecular Technology, Human Communication and the Unit for the Social Study of Thalassaemia and Sickle Cell.
Dr Simon Oldroyd Head, School of Allied Health Sciences
Health & Life Sciences research successes
Young people with Sickle Cell (School of Allied Health Sciences) Professor Simon Dyson of Allied Health Sciences leads the Education and Young People with Sickle Cell Disorders (SCD) project, funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC). The project involves colleagues from Applied Social Sciences (Lorraine Culley), Nursing and Midwifery (Sue Dyson) and Allied Health Sciences (Dave Rowley), plus colleagues from the University of York and Loughborough University.
One part of the study comprised a survey of 569 young people with SCD in England. This survey found pupils with SCD miss considerable periods of time from school, typically in short periods of two or three days. One-in-eight have school absences equating to government defined â€˜persistent absenceâ€™. Students with SCD report they are not helped by the school to catch up these absences. Half the children reported not being allowed to use the toilet when needed and not being allowed water in class; a third reported being made to take unsuitable exercise and being called lazy when tired. Children perceived both the physical environment (temperature, school furniture) and the social environment (being upset by teachers or other pupils) as triggers to episodes of their illness. Policy initiatives on school absences; preventive measures to ensure maintenance of good health; and measures to prevent perceived social attitudes precipitating ill-health would also support children with other chronic illnesses at school.
These findings have been featured in the BBC Radio 4 programme Case Notes; on BBC Radio London; on BBC Newsround and in the newspapers The Voice and the Leicester Mercury. The findings have also featured in a report by the All Party Parliamentary Group on Sickle Cell and Thalassaemia under Dianne Abbott MP, and have been the subject of written questions in the House of Commons. As part of the output of the ESRC-funded research project on Young People with Sickle Cell at School, the team have developed a website, including an explanation of the background to the research, links to the academic publications, and a section on the social and policy impact of the research. The website is hosted by DMU but uses the domain name sicklecelleducation.com Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Diet, environment and health (School of Allied Health Sciences) Exploring the relationship between diet, environment, ethnicity and health, within different communities in the UK, Europe and other parts of the world, is an important area of research. A highly inter-disciplinary research project in this area, involving the use of biological, chemical, physical and bioinformatics methods, is being led by Dr Parvez Haris. Analytical techniques such as MALDI-TOF, FTIR, NMR, ICP-MS are used to assess alterations in the proteomic, metabolomic and trace element profiles of humans as a function of diet, ethnicity and disease states. Molecular changes associated with different disease states, such as diabetes and neurodegenerative diseases, are under investigation. These studies range from analysis and characterisation of individual protein and peptide molecules (eg amyloids, prions) to identification of biomarkers in complex biological matrices such as urine, hair and nail samples. Identification and characterisation of antimicrobial and anticancer peptides are also part of these studies. Analysis of human samples is closely linked to the determination of different chemicals in food, water and environmental samples in order to improve human health and prevent disease through reduction of exposure to harmful substances. For example, as part of these studies the research developed (and continues to develop) methods that reduces exposure to arsenic through drinking water and foods that may be of help to millions of people living in arsenic-affected parts of the world. Contact: email@example.com
Disability Research (School of Applied Social Sciences) Professor Alan Roulstone has been at the forefront of European Disability Policy research through his work on the Academic Network of Disability Academics (ANED). Most recently he has been compiling country reports on national responses to the employment position of disabled workers across Europe. The commission desk staff responsible for each EU country have been provided with the country reports and have been tasked by the European Commission to respond as fully as possible to the employment standards laid out in the wake of the Lisbon treaty. Professor Roulstone is also staging a unique disablist hate crime seminar series through 2010. In May and June 2010 leading international academic and policy commentators came together for international evidence gathering seminars at DMU, to present the findings to the UK authorities with the aim to inform hate crime policy. Keynote speakers include Professor Jack Levin (Boston, USA) a world-renowned expert on hate crimes. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
A VOICE! (School of Allied Health Sciences) Overcoming a motor speech disorder, from such diverse problems as cleft lip and palate and Parkinsonâ€™s Disease, is always resource intensive, frequently distressing for the patient and often affected by understaffing within the NHS. Patients need an accurate analytical and therapeutic tool if their treatment and management is to be improved. Senior Lecturer in Phonetics and Phonology, Pip Cornelius of the School of Allied Health Sciences, is leading a project which aims to facilitate understanding and therapy of some motor speech disorders. The object of this clinically endorsed proposal is to investigate the potential for developing an interactive, clinically managed, self-training system. This is based around an onscreen, computer generated image of a head over-layed by a holographic image of the patientâ€™s head. The VOICE system models both the correct mouth movements and sound for speech which the patient must then produce, based on their interpretation of the image and the speech sound signal. This benefits the patient by facilitating self monitored, perceptually
normal speech using a system that is intuitive and user friendly, providing immediate and tangible evidence of success. Furthermore, stimulating the correct articulations facilitates the transition to perceptually normal speech. The VOICE system benefits healthcare professionals by improving therapy and clinical audit, with progress downloaded to the patient's file. The clinician can then use the profiles to monitor progress, measure outcomes and manage tailored therapy. The system is simple to use and interpret, reducing the need for therapy to be directly clinically supervised, thereby reducing contact time and clinical appointments. Contact: email@example.com
Penal Reform in Eastern Europe (School of Applied Social Sciences) Many of the countries of Eastern Europe are struggling to manage the high prison populations that are a legacy of their former political arrangements. In England, we are used to thinking that we have quite a large number of people in prison, but this is true only in comparison with most of the nations of Northern and Western Europe. In Eastern Europe, especially in the former Soviet countries (the transitional democracies), prison populations are considerably higher. Introducing community punishments as an alternative to imprisonment is seen as one way of addressing this. This initiative is often linked with creating a national probation service. The Council of Europe, working to implement the principles of the European Convention of Human Rights, is an important stimulus to reform. Existing policy and practice should give expression to these principles, the role of the council is to set standards, inspect and offer guidance about how this might be achieved. One of the councilâ€™s committees works on deciding what the convention means and how it applies to people convicted of criminal offences: what rights do serving prisoners retain and how are these to be safeguarded? The council drew up and adopted the European Prison Rules to regulate these matters. In 2007, the council decided to develop corresponding European Probation Rules and invited Professor Rob Canton, De Montfort University (DMU), together with a professor from the Netherlands, to act as an expert to help to draft them. This work is substantially complete and it is anticipated that the new rules will be formally adopted in 2010. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
ENDOCUL Project (School of Applied Social Sciences) Professor Lorraine Culley has been working with colleagues from Birmingham City University (Professor Elaine Denny); Middlesex University (Professor Rena Papadopoulos) and medical consultant Mr Chris Mann, on a project exploring the information needs of minority ethnic women who have endometriosis. This is a chronic, disabling condition and a common cause of pelvic pain. The research, funded by the Research for Patient Benefit Programme (National Institute for Health Research), has carried out focus groups and interviews with women from Caribbean, Chinese, Indian, Pakistani and Greek backgrounds. The group interviewed a range of health professionals with the aim to produce culturally appropriate, written and audio, resources to inform communities and to help support women living with endometriosis. The research produced an online educational resource for doctors, nurses and counsellors which was completed in March 2010. Further details can be accessed from the project specific website: endocul.co.uk Contact: email@example.com
Cervical screening and breast cancer: experiences of lesbian and bisexual women (School of Applied Social Sciences) Funded by the NHS National Cancer Action Team, Dr Julie Fish of the School of Applied Social Sciences, has produced a report investigating how cancer inequalities can be tackled. This work was commissioned after it was highlighted as a key priority in the NHS Cancer Reform Strategy and the study is the first of its kind in the UK. Commissioned by the National Cancer Action Team the research aims to better understand the information needs of lesbian and bisexual women relating to breast cancer; the availability of support through cancer charities, the lesbian and bisexual womenâ€™s voluntary sector organisations; experiences of women accessing cancer services and awareness of their needs of among health professionals. Dr Fish has also been investigating the lesbian and bisexual womanâ€™s experience of cervical screening. The report is available through the NHS CSP website: cancerscreening.nhs.uk/cervical/publications/lesbian-bi-literaturereview.html Health promotion materials, based on the findings of the study, have been produced and are available at: cancerscreening.nhs.uk/cervical/publications/lesbian-bisexual.html Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Improving treatment for diabetes – a novel method of insulin delivery (Leicester School of Pharmacy) Professor Joan Taylor’s research team of the Leicester School of Pharmacy is interested in improving the treatment of diabetes with insulin using a revolutionary kind of insulin pump. Not all diabetic people need or use insulin and for those who do, pumps are not everyone’s choice, specially an implanted one. Joan’s team have developed a unique pump which is sensitive to the level of glucose in the patient’s body, releasing insulin in a dose-dependent manner when required. Researchers at the School of Pharmacy have for some time been researching a novel automated system and have recently received funding to develop it further.
The aim of the project is to develop a cost-effective, safe, implantable and refillable device that will hold several weeks’ insulin supply at a time and make automatic adjustments for the insulin dose needed to control blood glucose levels. The device will not be ready for patient use for some years to come, but this stage is focused on getting the design right and the performance proved to make sure that the device is a feasible and attractive alternative to conventional treatment. Both the design of the pump and the gathering of information from insulin users are part of an NHS-funded project under an initiative known as NEAT (New and Emerging Applications of Technology). Contact: email@example.com
Investigating the potential information of Dried Blood Spot Analysis (Leicester School of Pharmacy) Doctors Sangeeta Tanna and Graham Lawson are examining the potential of using microanalysis using dried blood spots in the following disparate areas: • Health studies – to obtain information on optimum prescription regimens particularly for paediatric patients where blood samples must be low volume. This is in collaboration with clinicians at University Hospitals Leicester (UHL) and colleagues from Midwifery. This area will: – Assess medication compliance in children – Assess the therapeutic monitoring of paediatric and adult patients. • Forensic investigations – to determine the presence/absence of drugs of abuse in small residues at crime scenes. • Nutritional studies – to assess the uptakes of stabilizers, stimulants, antioxidants, plasticizers etc from food into the blood stream. • Biomarkers of disease – to determine the capability for detection and the prevalence in a target community of indicators for example for sickle cell disease. This is in collaboration with Professor Simon Dyson (School of Allied Health Sciences). Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Shedding light on the emergence of antibiotic resistance microorganisms (School of Allied Health Sciences) The emergence of antibiotic resistance in hospital-acquired infections represents a considerable burden to patients and healthcare globally. Researchers within the Biomedical and Environmental Health group at DMU are investigating spectroscopic approaches to rapid characterisation of antibiotic resistant bacteria. The aim, as outlined by Professor Richard Jenkins, is to reduce the time required for detailed identification of clinical isolates, to provide an earlier opportunity for intervention to halt the spread of resistance within hospitals. The research involves collaboration with NHS hospitals in Leicester and Northampton, and with Shimadzu Biotechnology (one of the worldâ€™s largest instrument manufacturers). One approach involves releasing molecules from the surface of cells using high energy laser light (around 200 pulses).
The molecules are then separated in a vacuum tube and detected by a mass spectrometer. This produces a characteristic mass spectrum (a kind of fingerprint) that can be compared with that from other isolates. Such data may be gathered in a matter of a few minutes, which offers considerable potential for reducing the identification time compared to conventional approaches. The research team have applied this approach to characterisation of clinically important groups of bacteria (MRSA; extended spectrum Î˛-lactamase producing E. coli) and yeasts (Candida spp). Research findings have recently been presented at conferences in China, the UK, the USA and Europe. Contact: email@example.com
Health & Life Sciences teaching successes Inter-Professional Education at DMU The essential requirement for professionals to work collaboratively in practice, and be able to function in multidisciplinary teams, continues to be at the core of effective professional practice. The lack of this is often highlighted as a causative factor in high profile cases involving both adults and children who are recipients of complex care packages. Therefore, the preparation of graduates from professional courses to be able to interact in practice, and offer health and social care as part of a multidisciplinary team, is a key aspect of the undergraduate curriculum. It is so important, it has been embedded within the academic strategy of the Faculty. The central focus of the Faculty academic strategy is the delivery of Inter-Professional Education (IPE) and the engagement with practice areas where team working is essential to all decisions relating to the care of patients/service users and carers. The regional strategy for undergraduate/preregistration IPE is a partnership between three East Midlands universities: DMU, the University of Leicester and the University of Northampton. The regional strategy was endorsed in July 2004 and from September 2005, embedded within a number of health and social care courses. This is known as ‘The Leicester Model of IPE’. This model places the patient at the centre of learning, using problembased learning techniques to work in Multidisciplinary groups, students are immersed into service user’s perspectives (Lakhani and Anderson, 2008).
The Leicester Model organises the delivery of IPE across a number of strands that align with levels of a programme. The model provides students with a variety of opportunities to engage in both classroom and practice-based scenarios, which may involve working practioners, service users, and carers and students from a wide range of programmes. Initially students were primarily from the health and social care sectors, such as medicine, social work, nursing midwifery, pharmacy, speech and language therapy and audiology, but have recently increased to include students from police, youth work and education. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
DMU help LOROS celebrate 25th anniversary The Leicestershire and Rutland Organisation for the Relief of Suffering (LOROS) is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year, and throughout this time has had strong links with DMU, where professional courses allow staff to gain accreditation for their work. LOROS is a charity funded entirely by donations, and runs a specialist centre providing free skilled nursing and medical care for seriously ill patients, along with expertise in controlling pain and other distressing symptoms. It also offers emotional, spiritual and social care, allowing patients to live as normal a life as possible. DMU's School of Nursing and Midwifery has worked with LOROS to develop a part-time ‘University Certificate in Continued Professional Development (End of Life Care)’, which helps employees to gain academic acknowledgment for their role through their daily work. This, plus the new MSc in Palliative Care,
highlights the importance and significance of the profession while improving the skills, motivation and performance of the caring staff. The qualifications are ideal for anyone working in the field or with an interest in providing first class support, help and end of life care. The programmes will be delivered jointly in order to draw upon the strengths that both organisation’s possess and maximise the student’s palliative care educational experience. Contact: email@example.com
In September 2009, Dr Vivien Rolfe, from the School of Allied Health Sciences, was honoured with a Learning Technologist of the Year Award by the Association for Learning Technology (ALT). The award was presented at the association’s annual conference in Manchester by Martin Bean the Vice-Chancellor designate of the Open University. The ALT is a professional association supporting members and institutions with an interest in learning technology across the UK.
Dr Rolfe collected the national award for her outstanding work on supporting staff and promoting eLearning across the school. The award was also in recognition of the creation of numerous video and animation resources used for teaching science, and was made even more amazing by the fact that she was a self-taught animator and the first academic ever to win. Already a Teacher Fellow at DMU, Dr Rolfe is part of a vibrant community of university staff interested in the use of learning technology for education and research. She has recently received HEFCE/JISC funding to take part in the Open Educational Resources (OER) pilot programme, as part of a successful £250,000 bid by the UK Centre for Bioscience. The funding will enable one of the more recent developments, the Virtual Analytical Laboratory, which is used for laboratory skills teaching, to be made more widely accessible to everyone with mobile downloads. View Dr Rolfe’s Teacher Fellow Showcase and the Virtual Analytical Laboratory online at hlsweb.dmu.ac.uk/ahs/elearning/Animation_Showreel/Showreel.html Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Health & Life Sciences at the Special Olympics In July 2009 a group of Audiology students, lecturers and professors from DMU (School of Allied Health Sciences) and Manchester University, volunteered to be part of the ‘Healthy Athletes’ programme at the Special Olympics held in Leicester. Volunteers were based in the athletes’ village and offered an opportunity for the athletes to have their hearing, eyesight, teeth and feet checked. Athletes competed in events ranging from swimming and athletics to football and kayaking. Professor Gerald Armstrong-Bednall (Audiology Division, School of Allied Health Sciences) provided audiology support at the Special Olympics. The aim for the audiology volunteers was to screen as many athletes as possible using a range of objective and subjective diagnostic tests. Medical staff from Leicester Royal Infirmary also volunteered, offering a much valued wax removal service, and, if required, medical advice. For 5 days 1025 athletes were screened, with 250 identifyed with permanent deafness and 75 who required further investigation by an ear nose and throat specialist. Contact: email@example.com
Health & Life Sciences Student Placement Unit
Work with us to provide the employees you want for your future Health & Life Sciences is committed to preparing its students for the world of work and in turn, providing the workforce economy with educated, practical, relevant, employable graduates. Our strength in combining teaching and research excellence with practical applications ensures our professional courses remain relevant to the needs of the private, public and voluntary sectors. There is no better way for students to acquire relevant skills than through work-based learning. Placements are designed for students to develop subject-related and professional competencies, plus a range of transferable skills and an insight into work culture. Placements are an ideal opportunity for students to gain work experience, as well as being able to apply the theories that they have learnt into real life practical situations. The Faculty provides placements opportunities for the following: Mandatory • Audiology BSc (Hons) • Midwifery BSc (Hons) • Nursing BSc (Hons), DipHE • Pharmacy MPharm with Honours • Social Work BA (Hons) • Speech and Language Therapy BSc (Hons) • Youth and Community Development BA (Hons) and MA • Working with Young People and Young People’s Services, FD Mandatory placements are a vital element of the course, meeting the requirements of the accrediting governing bodies, and specific learning outcomes to demonstrate practical application. Placement duration varies dependant on the course from a few hours, to days or weeks. Voluntary • Biomedical Science BSc (Hons) • Forensic Science BSc (Hons) • Pharmaceutical and Cosmetic Science BSc (Hons) • Medical Sciences BMedSci (Hons) • Intercultural Business Communication MSc (one module) Voluntary one year sandwich placements are open to all students in their second year of studying. Placements are provided within public, private and voluntary sectors at a local, regional and national level. The Faculty works with organisations which include: Leicestershire County Council, Leicestershire City Council, Age Concern, University Hospitals Leicester, Primary Care Trusts, Unilever, Pfizer, GlaxoSmithKline and Barnardo’s. Recruiting placement students is quick, simple, inexpensive and supported by the Faculty Placement Unit, to ensure a professional service is provided to both placement providers and students. If you have any questions and wish to find out more about offering a placement please contact: The Placement Unit Health & Life Sciences, De Montfort University, The Gateway, Leicester, LE1 9BH T: (0116) 257 7286/7716 E: firstname.lastname@example.org W: dmu.ac.uk/hls/placements
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The update bulletin of the Faculty of Health & Life Sciences at De Montfort University, Leicester, UK. (Issue 1 - July 2010)