Our 'Head Start' webinar series is a programme of taster lectures, webinars and virtual open days, designed to give you a flavour of the various subjects you will be studying with us. Delivered by lecturers who will be teaching on your degree, this programme is your chance to see what it's like to be a current student.

You can catch up on all our webinar sessions below. 

Sleep physiology

SLEEP DETECTIVES

The session will explore our scientific understanding of the importance of normal sleep, and how we can investigate sleep problems in a clinical setting.

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Webinar

01/02/2022

18:00 - 19:00 GMT

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pharmacy

MEDICAL CANNABIS

We'll discuss the evidence behind the medical use of cannabis, the risks associated with this, and the facts and myths related to cannabis in the Pharmaceutical field.

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Pharmacy Webinar

02/02/2022

18:00 - 19:00 GMT

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Audiology

APPETITE FOR AUDIOLOGY?

This webinar will explore the scientific assessment methods involved in hearing and balance, with Swansea Univeresity academic Helen Slade.

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Webinar

03/02/2022

18:00 - 19:00 GMT

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Lab

COVID-19 AND HEALTH INEQUALITIES

Join Dr Jodie Croxall for this taster session on Population Health.

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Population Health Webinar

07/02/2022

18:00 - 19:00 GMT

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health and social

Vaccine hesitancy and antivaccination in the time of Covid19 and before

Join Dr Jan Lewis to look at vaccine hesitancy and anti-vaccination in relation to Covid19 and earlier examples such as the Mumps, Measles and Rubella vaccine. We will unpack these ideas and arguments and consider their origins, leading us to think more about where we get our information.

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Webinar

08/02/2022

18:00 - 19:00 GMT

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Genetics

EPIGENETICS, GENE REGULATION AND DISEASE

This webinar looks at the field of epigenetics, created by scientists who have started to look beyond genetic code. Dr Aled Roberts will showcase the importance of epigenetics as a mechanism to human development and how it is changing our understanding of various diseases.

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Genetics Webinar

09/02/2022

18:00 - 19:00 GMT

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Psychology

DIAGNOSING MENTAL HEALTH CONDITIONS

This session will provide an insight into a key diagnostic tool that psychologists use to diagnose mental health conditions. A brief overview of the history of mental health diagnosis will be discussed before examples of diagnostic criteria for specific mental health conditions will be provided.

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Psychology Webinar

10/02/2022

18:00 - 19:00 GMT

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Taster Lectures and Information Sessions

Ambassador Q&A

Watch our Q&A for Undergraduate Student Ambassadors held on 06/12/2021.

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LIFE AS A BIOMEDICAL SCIENTIST REPEAT

Learn more about the launch of our new Postgraduate Taught Masters programme 14.09.2021

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LIFE AS A BIOMEDICAL SCIENTIST

Learn more about the launch of our new Postgraduate Taught Masters programme

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INTRO TO HEALTH INFORMATICS

Dr Judy Jenkins Intro Lecture on ‘Health Informatics' held on 14/06/2021.

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YOUR LIBRARY: HOW WE SUPPORT UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS

Learn more about our library services and support

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GHRELIN, DEMENTIA AND NEURODEGENERATIVE DISEASE

Dr Alwena Morgan's Taster Lecture held on 19.05.2021.

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WHY EVERYONE NEEDS HEALTH ECONOMICS IN THEIR LIFE

Watch our Health Economics Taster Lecture held on 20/05/2021

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CELL CULTURE

Dr Kate Chapman's Taster Lecture on ‘Cell Culture' + student Q&A with Romessa held on 18/05/2021

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THE WEIRD AND WONDERFUL WORLD OF CLINICAL DECISIONS

Watch Dr Ana De Silva's live lecture held on 04/05/2021.

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NUCLEAR PHARMACY:WHEN THE DRUG IS AS DANGEROUS AS THE DISEASE

Watch Professor Andrew Morris' live lecture held on 27/04/2021.

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WHERE MY BSC HAS TAKEN ME: OUT OF THE DESERT AND INTO THE SEA

Watch our live session which took place on 26/04/21

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EXPLORING THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN CANNABIS USE AND SLEEP

Watch our live session with Dr Ceri Bradshaw which took place on 23/04/21

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THE HEART - LIVE ANATOMY SESSION

Live Anatomy Session with Dr Marcela Bezdickova and Dr Sam Webster which took place on 21/04/21

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BLOOD TESTS FOR CANCER

Watch Professor Gareth Jenkins' lecture on blood tests for cancer held on 20/04/21

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COUNTERFEIT DRUGS

Join Dr Amira Guirguis for her Counterfeit Drugs lecture originally held on 30/03/2021.

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EMPLOYING GENETICS AND GENOMICS IN HEALTHCARE

Join Dr Wendy Francis for her Genetics and Genomics lecture originally held on 24/03/2021.

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ANTIMICROBIAL RESISTANCE TASTER LECTURE

Join Dr Angharad Davies for a taster lecture on antimicrobial resistance recorded on 23/03/2021.

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CONFLICT AS A GLOBAL HEALTH PROBLEM

Watch Dr Jodie Croxall and Dr Louise Cleobury's Global Health lecture originally held on 22/03/2021.

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DNA DAMAGE AND CANCER

Watch Dr George Johnson's talk on DNA damage and Cancer held on 12/03/2021.

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‘NEUROSCIENCE OF REVISING’ WITH PROFESSOR PHIL NEWTON

Watch Professor Phil Newton's webinar about the Neuroscience of learning held on 09/03/2021.

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CELLS, IMMUNITY AND COVID-19

Watch Professor Cathy Thornton's lecture on Cells, immunity and COVID-19 held on 02/03/2021.

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CELL CULTURE

Dr Aidan Seeley's Taster Lecture on ‘Cell Culture' held on 23/02/2021.

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Research and Innovation Webinars

AUTOBIOGRAPHICAL RESEARCH: THE SELF AS A FORM OF INQUIRY

Dr Dean Whybrow's Taster Lecture held on 24/05/2021.

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PATROLs: DEVELOPING ADVANCED IN VITRO MODELS

Watch the PATROLs team's lecture held on 26/05/2021.

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POPULATION DATA SCIENCE RESEARCH

Watch Dr Ashley Akbari's lecture on Population Data Science Research held on 19/04/2021.

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POSTGRADUATE RESEARCH STUDY

Watch our Postgraduate Research Directors' information seminar held on 06/05/2021.

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International Student Webinars

HEALTH COURSES AT SWANSEA - NIGERIA AND GHANA STUDENT GUIDE

Join our information session for international applicants

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BSC ADULT NURSING - INTERNATIONAL STUDENT GUIDE

Join our information session for international applicants

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HEALTH COURSES - SAUDI ARABIA STUDENT GUIDE

Learn more about our health study options as a Saudi Arabian student

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Student Webinar Preparing for your Application and a Career in Medicine, Health

Join this webinar with Swansea Employability Academy and our student recruitment managers to get tip

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