Welcome to the UCS School of Science, Technology and Health. Our science and technology courses cover contemporary knowledge and current issues and are being expanded to include a degree in Bioscience and Masters degrees in the Science of Healthy Ageing and Regenerative Medicine. We pride ourselves in our aim to produce graduates who understand both science and how it is commercialised for use in society. The emphasis is always on the employability of our graduating students.
We are a key provider of professional healthcare courses across the East of England and work closely with employers, the NHS, local government and other not-for-profit organisations, key stakeholders and industrial partners as well as the Suffolk County Welfare Group. In addition to Health related pre-registration courses at Honours and Foundation degree level we also provide both Masters degrees and CPD courses.
Our Head of School, Professor Brendon Noble, Is an expert in bone diseases, stem cells and regenerative medicine. Members of academic staff undertake research and consultancy in a number of fields including cell therapy manufacture, medical devices, exercise and ageing, drug discovery, nursing practice, public health and virtual environments and non-invasive imaging.
The school has raised some £1.97m research funding in the last year.
The School has a great interest in the support of enterprise, and to this end, is developing commercialisation projects and a directory of experts.
Divisions within the School
Science and Technology
The Division of Health
Head of Division – Anne Johnston
This Division offers Masters degrees, Honours degrees and Higher Education Diplomas in a range of health related courses. The Division has a team of enthusiastic academics who work hard to ensure that the right students study the right course for their development. Students graduating from the Division are highly satisfied with their experience. Clinical skills are taught both in practice and within a state-of-the-art facility in the James Hehir Building.
This Division is proud of its reputation as a provider of trained diagnostic and therapeutic radiographers for the NHS in the East of England and beyond. These students access placements in major hospitals across East Anglia and receive high quality support whilst developing their levels of professional competence. The Division also trains Operating Department Practitioners (ODP) for the NHS and has excellent partnerships with Ipswich, West Suffolk and Nuffield Hospitals who support these students practice experience.
The Division of Science and Technology
Head of Division - Professor Mohamed Abdel-Maguid
Exciting new courses in the biosciences are underpinned by international status research and the presence of experts in the field of regenerative medicine. UCS scientists are working in collaboration with Geron Corporation, a biotechnology company from California, to produce new cell therapies. Our health and sports scientists are working with the sports community, clinical experts and other stakeholders in order to address issues of public health, healthy ageing and sports performance.
Brand new science laboratories, sports/clinical physiology laboratory and a Biotechnology Research Unit have been provided in the James Hehir Building. Both of these will be used by students on undergraduate and postgraduate courses. In addition, specialist scientific/physiology equipment is available for use with tuition and assistance.