Q&A With Healthcare Lecturer Iain Morrison

It is the start of Online Open Week! With Monday 23rd November focussing on education and childcare, care, health and wellbeing, humanities and social science, we spoke to Health and Care Lecturer Iain Morrison to find out more about Healthcare at Shetland College UHI.

Iain, can you please tell us a bit about Healthcare at Shetland College UHI?

I lecture on several Healthcare courses, such as Access to Nursing, Higher Human Biology, and part of the HNC Social Services.

Our Healthcare courses are primarily about care work; aimed at those who might be considering a career in Nursing or Social Work.

What types of people apply for Healthcare courses?

We have a wide range of learners; from school leavers who want to learn how to be a care practitioner to mature students who are looking to reskill. We sometimes have students who have not had a positive educational experience, and we look to nurture our students to build their confidence and achieve their potential. 

Where can a Healthcare course at Shetland College UHI take people?

I would say that studying Healthcare at Shetland College is just the start. Studying Healthcare at Shetland College UHI is a good stepping-stone to either employment as – for example – a Healthcare Support Worker, or further study at university. Many students go on to study Nursing on mainland Scotland, through Open University or with the UHI.

Find out more about our Healthcare courses here or book a one-to-one chat with one of our Healthcare team.