Why study at the GCU School of Health and Life Sciences?

GCU’s School of Health and Life Sciences is a dynamic combination of biomedical sciences, nursing, physiotherapy, podiatry and vision sciences, offering flexible programmes with industry-focused training.

  • Access cutting-edge facilities such as the GCU Vision Centre for optometry and orthoptics, the Interprofessional Simulation Centre for nursing and health, and the Biological and Biomedical Sciences Analysis laboratory for DNA sequencing.
  • GCU focuses its research on diabetes, medical imaging and pharmacological bioscience.
  • Optometry graduates will become qualified optometrists after they complete The College of Optometrists’ Scheme for Registration and a year of clinical practice.
  • Biomedical Science with a placement is the only programme in Glasgow that is accredited by the Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS) and approved by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).
  • BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy is HCPC accredited and provides students with 1,000 hours of supervised placement work experience.
3rd in the UK for Optometry and Orthoptics (The Complete University Guide 2020)

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