Welcome to the Discipline pages for Health Related Studies. This discipline area within the HEA covers a broad range of professions, disciplines and subject areas from Pharmacy and professions covered by the Health Professions Council to Public Health and Health informatics - incorporating a wide variety of other subjects and disciplines. The Health Sciences cluster is comprised of five Discipline areas - the other four being Medicine and Dentistry, Veterinary Medicine, Social Work and Social Policy and Nursing and Midwifery.
The aim of the health cluster and the Health Related Studies discipline area is to support colleagues within Higher Education in relation to teaching and learning, pursuing excellence, utilising research to engage in research informed teaching with regard to delivery as well as content and to enhance the student experience.
There are multiple ways in which support is provided including:
- Events, workshops, seminars, webinars and podcasts - encouraging dissemination of projects, opportunity for networking and sharing of good practice.
- Direct contact from discipline leads: Institutions, departments and teams are encouraged to contact the discipline lead for information about offering support - this may be arranged via virtual or face-to-face meetings as appropriate.
- Funding - including UK travel grants, teaching development grants and some limited support for small scale projects which contribute to current cluster themes.
- Change Academy - working with teams to effect change in the workplace.
- The Health and Social Care cluster currently provides a monthly update bulletin and a peer reviewed online journal published twice a year. Further information and guidelines for authors are available here.
Health and Social Care cluster repository - links to resources, reports from projects and teaching tools.
Special Interest Groups
Encouraging and enhancing service user engagement is important area for the discipline. There are links to our special interest group, resources and relevant events. If you would like to submit resources to be shared with colleagues please contact the Discipline Lead for further details - there are opportunities to share links to resources via our monthly bulletin or via our resource pages.
Further information is available on the website or contact the Discipline Lead, Dr Dawne Gurbutt.
Key Project Areas:
There are a range of resources which have been put together which may be useful for colleagues in the preparation and delivery of teaching and learning in the following areas:
Patient and Public Involvement and Service User Engagement
- Patient and Public Involvement and Service User Engagement
- The Lived Experience Network
- Patient and Public Involvement in Health and Social Care Education
- PPI Partner Initiatives
- PPI related HEA commissioned workshops
- International Work
- UK case studies
Links to Professional Bodies:
- Health & Care Professions Council (HCPC)
The Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC), formerly the Health Professions Council (HPC), changed its name on the 01 August 2012. To find out more visit http://www.hpc-uk.org/aboutus/namechange/
- The Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH)
Links to Partners
- CAIPE is the UK based Centre for the Advancement of Interprofessional Education. It is an independent 'think tank' comprising of individual and corporate members working with organisations in the UK and overseas to improve collaborative practice and thereby the quality of care by professions learning and working together.
- We are pleased to provide a link to the National Association of Educators in Practice! The main purpose of the Association is to support people in roles that span education and practice in health and social care, and to promote the importance of such roles. The HEA works closely with NAEP at a number of levels including publications. Bookings now open for the NAEP 2014 conference.
- The English National Healthy Universities Network was established in 2006 and aims to offer a facilitative environment for the development of a whole university approach to health and wellbeing. In addition to virtual networking, Network meetings with themed workshops are held twice a year. See the Healthy Universities website for more information.