The College of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences at University of Galway are delighted to offer an interactive programme for transition year students. This programme will run as a pilot for 2023, offering a taste of how healthcare teams work together to students in Galway schools. In healthcare, interprofessional teams work together to deliver safe and effective patient-centred care, despite often working in challenging environments.  

This programme is the first of its kind to bring the healthcare professions together to demonstrate all skill sets across multiple degrees- Medicine, Nursing, Midwifery, Occupational Therapy, Podiatric Medicine and Speech and Language Therapy. This means that there is something in this programme for everyone interested in a career in healthcare.

The programme will be delivered in the state-of-the-art simulation facility, built and opened in 2022 and recognised as an international centre for excellence in education.  Here we will recreate realistic clinical experiences and will give a flavour of what is on offer to students who choose to study at University of Galway, and it will also give a sense of what a career as a healthcare provider is like.   

This programme will use simulation to recreate real-life medical procedures and scenarios such as endoscopy, childbirth and medical emergencies.  There will be medical images, fake blood and body fluids and simulated body parts, needles and sharp instruments in this programme. Students will be handling sharp objects and engaging in hands-on activities.  

Students should be aware that they may find this scary or upsetting.  

The event will take place at the Clinical Science Institute. Parents are welcome to attend. Refreshments will be provided for students. Parents are encouraged to attend, and an information session with be provided. 

It will take place on Saturday 1st and 22ndApril. There will be two sessions on each day from 9.00am to 11.30am and 12.00pm to 2.30pm. Students will attend one session.  

Applications are now closed.

Examples of planned activities: 

  • Suturing and wound care 
  • Infection control and incision of abscesses 
  • Cannulation and ultrasound techniques 
  • Fractures and fracture fixation 
  • Performing an endoscopy 
  • Delivering a baby 
  • Foot care 
  • Basic CPR and rescue techniques 
  • Asthma and oxygen administration devices