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Launch of University of Limerick’s School of Allied Health

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Launch of University of Limerick's School of Allied Health
Attending the launch of Allied Health and Living Showcase in UL recently were Dr Carmel Mullaney, Specialist in Public Health Medicine, HSE, Dr Katie Robinson, Senior Lecturer and Discipline Lead Occupational Therapy, School of Allied Health, UL, Professor Sue Franklin, Professor and Discipline Lead Speech and Language Therapy, School of Allied Health, UL, Dr Norelee Kennedy, Head of School and Senior Lecturer in Physiotherapy, School of Allied Health, UL, Ms Fiona Steed, Group Lead for Allied Health UL Hospitals and Professor Susan Coote, Associate Professor of Physiotherapy, Dept. Of Clinical Therapies, UL.

To reflect the growth of the Allied Health Professions at the University of Limerick, the School of Allied Health has been launched. Formerly known as the Department of Clinical Therapies, the School of Allied Health comprises the disciplines of Dietetics, Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy and Speech and Language Therapy. In launching the School of Allied Health, Dr Norelee Kennedy, Head of School described the new school as an exciting new chapter for health professions at UL. Staff in the School are looking forward to continuing to build on the excellent reputation firmly established by these professions at the University of Limerick.

Each discipline will have a discipline lead to guide the continued development of their profession in the coming years. Discipline leads will also serve on a newly established School Executive Committee to support the Head of School in the effective management of the school’s many activities.

The School of Allied Health offers pre-registration programmes for qualifying occupational therapists, physiotherapists and speech and language therapists. These programmes are delivered in partnership with HSE and other health and social care partners. In September 2018 a new graduate-entry masters in nutrition and dietetics will be offered in partnership with the Department of Biological Sciences and HSE partners.

Source Article: University of Limerick