The department endeavours to undertake meaningful research looking at various aspects of student health and welfare. This research is conducted by team members alone or in collaboration with students in UCC. The following are examples of recent studies undertaken.
The Journey To Becoming a Recognised Health Promoting University
We describe the exciting journey to being recognised as a HPU
Operation Transformation in UCC
We outline the sucess of Operation Transformation in UCC
Development and implemenation of an Alcohol Action plan
We describe the development of an alcohol action plan for UCC.
Health information for Students
Alcohol and Drug use in students
This study reported on the alcohol and illicit drug use amongst students attending the department in 2009. (Cahill and Byrne)
The findings were published in the Irish Medical Journal in September 2010. Full version available here
University Students and Pandemic H1N1(2009)
This study looked at the attitudes and infection control practices of University students in UCC during the H1N1 (2009) Pandemic. (McCarthy and Byrne)
This is a Poster summarising the results of a study reviewing the MMR serological immunity status of Healthcare students. (Keeley and Byrne)