Over 70 second year pupils from six secondary schools across Fife attended a recent event at Victoria Hospital aimed at giving them an insight into the work of AHPs and the career opportunities on offer.
Staff from Dietetics, Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy, Podiatry, Prosthetics and Orthotics, Radiography and Speech & Language Therapy, along with Paramedics from the Scottish Ambulance Service and staff from Art and Music Therapy were on hand to explain more about their roles and to provide a flavour of life as an Allied Health Professional.
Pupils were introduced to each profession, learning more about their work, before selecting three health professionals to spend further time with.
Fun, practical elements were included in the day, giving pupils ‘hands on’ experience with both equipment and assessments.
Margaret Braid, AHP Practice Education Lead, said: “We’re delighted to have welcomed so many pupils from around Fife and hope that they found the event both interesting and informative.
“The Allied Health Professions encompass many areas and a variety of different roles – each making a real difference to the lives of patients.
“We know that second year pupils will be starting to think about choosing their subjects and many may not have heard of the Allied Health Professions. We hope that having this opportunity to explore roles further may inspire some to consider a career in healthcare, becoming our Allied Health Professionals of the future.”