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Dr Louise Collins launches new BSc Medical and Health Sciences Student Mentoring Programme
Dr Louise Collins BSc Medical and Sciences Coordinator hosted the first BSc Medical and Sciences Mentoring programme in December 2022. The event brought together first year Medical and Health Sciences students and academic staff lecturing on the programme in an innovative mentoring initiative.
The BSc Medical and Health Sciences programme focuses on human health and disease from year one and this allows the BSc Medical and Health Sciences degree programme the space and time to educate the students to a deep level in human Anatomy, Physiology, Biochemistry, Pathology and Pharmacology, and to introduce modules on Translational Medicine throughout the degree. This mentoring programme aims to support the students as they begin their Translational Medicine journey. Translational Medicine is research aimed at taking laboratory discoveries through to clinical applications and the students study translational medicine as a major theme running through the four years of the degree.
Photo: First year BSc Medical and Health Sciences students at the innovative mentoring event held recently in Western Gateway, UCC.
Academic staff of BSc Medical and Health Sciences programme; Dr Sophie Casey, Department of Physiology; Dr Roisin Kelly-Laubscher, Department of Pharmacology and Therapeutics; Dr Paul Beirne, School of Public Health, Professor Aideen Sullivan, Academic Director BSc Medical and Health Sciences, Department of Anatomy and Neuroscience, Dr Louise Collins, Course Coordinator BSc Medical and Health Sciences, Department of Anatomy and Neuroscience; Professor Ken O'Halloran, Department of Physiology, Dr Cian McCafferty, Department of Anatomy and Neuroscience, Dr Karen Matvienko-Sikar, School of Public Health chatted with students at the event.