27 March 2019

Image of Foundation students’ health campaigns help spread key messages

Foundation students at the College have been promoting health care issues to their A Level and BTEC counterparts as they prepare to start a variety of undergraduate degrees at the University of Liverpool in September.

The Foundation to Health and Veterinary Studies, also known as Year 0, is a pre-university course run in conjunction with Liverpool Uni for mature students looking for access to degree courses but their experience or qualifications are vocational rather than traditional A Levels or BTECs.

As part of their course, they organise and evaluate their own health promotions on topics of their choosing, analysing the success of their campaigns and the power of the messages that they deliver.

The students chose a range of health issues to highlight, including cancer awareness and mental health, and there was a special guest to promote the sexual health messages!

Head of Year 0, Ashley Vallance, explained: “The students carried out another fantastic health promotion campaign. They have all chosen different aspect of health to promote including sexual health advice and oral health care.

“The foundation course provides students with a body of skills to prepare them for their undergraduate programmes in allied health professions. This year, students are going on to study physiotherapy, orthoptics, nursing, occupational therapy, radiology and diagnostic radiography. The campaigns provided students with an opportunity to develop and evaluate their health stands and develop their presentation skills.”

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