Omans Institute of Health Sciences join GCU community at graduations

27 November 2013

Students of Oman's Institute of Health Sciences joined GCU students at a graduation ceremony. 

Eight students, studying BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy, BSc (Hons) Radiography Studies and BSc (Hons) Medical Laboratory Sciences in a unique transnational collaboration between GCU and the Institute, travelled to Glasgow to receive their awards. 

Kay Keir, programme leader, said: "We are delighted that eight of the 18 students studying with us in this, the third cohort in the collaboration, chose to join us at GCU to graduate with the School of Health and Life Sciences community. 

"We hope they will take a leading role in shaping the future of their professsion in Oman." 

The students were taught in Oman by staff of GCU and the Institute, run by Oman's Ministry of Health. The collaboration is designed to help improve health across Oman through the development of health care professionals and is contributing to the Sultanate's Omanisation policy, a drive towards replacing its international workforce with Omani nationals. 

GCU was selected by the Ministry from universities across the UK to run a five year teaching programme.