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Tours of the Faculty of Health Sciences 

The Faculty of Health Sciences (FHS), founded as The Institute of Health Care in 1992 and raised to Faculty status in August 2010, was set up specifically to develop courses in Health Care at tertiary level.

For many years, the University of Malta provided education for future doctors, dentists and pharmacists, among others. However, it is recognised that health care involves the efforts of a multidisciplinary team of caring professionals who meet, discuss and plan together the health care needs of individuals and specific client groups.

Such a multidisciplinary team includes various professional categories, such as nurses, midwives, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, radiographers, nutritionists, speech-language pathologists, medical laboratory scientists, environmental health officers, podiatrists, dieticians and health services managers.

All these professionals are responsible for the direct care of the patient or client. The Faculty of Health Sciences provides the knowledge and skills for the professional carers so that they may contribute to effective decision making and policy setting. The Faculty is also involved in continuing professional development, thereby keeping professionals abreast of recent developments in health care.

The Faculty of Health Sciences currently runs courses at the following levels: Diploma, Bachelor, Master and Doctoral.

During Discover University! Open Week 2013, tours of the Health Sciences Labs, located at Mater Dei Hospital, will be held as follows:
Monday 27, Tuesday 28, Thursday 30 and Friday 31 October from 1015hrs to 1130hrs.

The maximum number for each tour is 20 students.

The tour will include a visit to the following clinics and laboratories:
  • The Audiology Clinic and the Speech & Language Clinic at the Department of Communication Therapy are primarily a teaching and research clinics. Clients' hearing acuity is assessed and differential diagnosis is reached; this service complements the existing state service. Clinical sessions are provided by qualified audiologists of the Department of Communication Therapy.
  • At the Department of Food Studies & Environmental Health one finds the Chemistry Laboratory and the Microbiology Laboratory. The labs are intended for use by researchers and students of Food and Nutritional Sciences and will be equipped to suit. The labs will also be used for interdepartmental collaborations and in an Interreg project currently running.
  • The Preparation Room at the Department of Applied Biomedical Science is a laboratory used for DNA research related work, mainly gel electrophoresis and gel imaging.
  • The Department of Applied Biomedical Science has the following laboratories: 
    • the Micro Biology Laboratory is a post-PCR area during DNA research sample processing
    • the DNA Research Laboratory is used as a pre-PCR area during DNA research sample processing.
  • The Department of Radiography has the following laboratories:
    • the Main Laboratory is equipped with a direct digital x-ray unit and accessories, can be used for research projects 
    • the VERT Room Virtual Environment Radiotherapy Training can be used for research projects 
    • the Ultrasound Room Ultrasound unit with various probes can be used for research projects
    • the Mould Laboratory is currently being equipped and can be used for research projects.

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A Fun Run/ Walk and Relay will be held on Sunday 26 October ...
Last Updated: 10 September 2014

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