Teaching Collaboration with the University of Ulster

One of the great advantages of being validated by the University of Ulster is its strong health faculty and the opportunities for us to engage in collaborative interdisciplinary learning.  At the end of July, clinic interns and pre-clinic students took advantage of this by attending our first summer school at the University’s new medical school on the McGee campus in Londonderry.  Part of a new campus dedicated to the life sciences, this was the perfect location to engage with practitioners and students from across healthcare.

The format involved presentations from a wide range of different health care disciplines, followed by interaction with students currently learning on those programmes and case-based discussions on the best way to deal with individual patient presentations. This was a rich and invigorating programme that has helped our future practitioners gain valuable broader insight into the breadth of patient care.