Whether you are a medical professional, a non-medical NHS employee, or a student preparing for a future in the health sector, UHSM Academy can support you to reach your learning goals and develop your career.
As a major teaching hospital, education and training are at the heart of everything we do at UHSM. The Academy embraces all the education and training activities we deliver under one umbrella. The result is a centre of excellence offering health-related learning opportunities to our staff, undergraduate and postgraduate medical students, in addition to health professionals regionally, nationally and internationally.
The programmes and facilities we offer are broad-ranging, catering for the diverse learning requirements of our staff, students, and the wider health community. We are an inspirational, leading organisation in the UK, drawing together every aspect of health education – from specialised consultant training to leadership courses to basic fire safety awareness sessions. This makes UHSM Academy a one-stop-shop for nationally recognised, health sector training courses. Our state-of-the art training facilities are also a popular choice for external organisations to hire.
Designed to enhance your learning and development, our specialist programmes offer a wide range of practical work-based skills. This includes a comprehensive learning and organisational development programme for UHSM employees, and the SAGE & THYME programme, the UK’s most widely taught communication skills training package for NHS staff. Our vision extends globally. The Academy has strong links with health related training institutions in Northern Uganda, such as Gulu University Faculty of Medicine and its associated hospital, the Regional Referral Hospital. For further information please see the Global health page below.
Part of our richness and vitality comes from the growing range of additional services that come under our remit. As well as training a substantial number of doctors and nurses, we also provide placements in physiotherapy, occupational therapy, nutritional dietetics, and speech and language therapy.
Find out more about our programmes:
- Learning and organisational development
- Global health – Gulu Manchester Link
- Hosted placement development networks
- Postgraduate medical education
- Practice education facilitators
- Non medical undergraduate students
- Primary and secondary care engagement
- SAGE & THYME training
- Undergraduate medical education
Innovation in the way we deliver learning sets us apart. Our state-of-the-art Education and Research Centre includes lecture theatres, seminar rooms, clinical skills labs, and a mock ward. In addition, our Simulation Centre is a convenient and cost-effective training vehicle for health professionals to hone their skills in an interactive, realistic environment.
- Education and research centre
- Medical illustration
- Simulation and human factors centre
- Academy library