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Outstanding Results for Health Studies Students 11 November 2005

    The Department of Health and Social Security is very pleased to announce that results ratified on Friday 4th November for its courses in both the Diploma in Health Studies and the BSc in Health Studies are excellent. The results were ratified by the Board of Examiners in line with the standards and regulations required of the Department by Manchester Metropolitan University.

    14 students graduated with BSc (Hons) in Health Studies of which 4 were successful in obtaining 1st class awards. This is a very high proportion of 28% as compared with the national average 1st class awards from students studying part time of only 9%. A further 4 obtained Upper Second Class degrees, 5 Lower Second Class and one Third Class.

    At Diploma level results were also good with one student achieving a Distinction.

    Steve Rodan, MHK, Minister for Health and Social Security said, “I am delighted by these results. Having the ability to complete degrees and training on-Island ensures that the health and social care needs of the Island’s residents are in safe and highly qualified hands. I wish all of the graduates the best of luck and success in the future.”

    David Killip, DHSS Chief Executive said, “It is with great pride that I congratulate all of the graduates for their wonderful achievements. I hope that they will all decide to carry on their hard work and continue their careers within the DHSS.”

    This is an outstanding achievement on the part both of the students themselves and the Health and Social Care Teaching Team in the Department. Participants on the Diploma and degree come from a variety of professional backgrounds and courses are open to anyone working in the health and social care field with the required academic pre-requisites.

    Whilst the main contributor to this level of academic success is the hard work and dedication of the students, it must be said that the students have also benefited from having a very accessible teaching team and relatively small classes.

    If anyone is interested in completing academic programmes of study with the DHSS Health and Social Care they should contact John Struthers at DHSS Education and Training Centre at Keyll Darree, Braddan. Tel. 642931

    11th November 2005

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