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Parliamentary Debates and Questions

S5W-17457: Miles Briggs (Lothian)

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Date lodged: 22 June 2018

To ask the Scottish Government how many Scotland-domiciled students have studied (a) medicine, (b) nursing and (c) allied health professional courses in each year since 2007.

Answered by: John Swinney 17 July 2018

The number of Scottish domiciled enrolments at Scottish Higher Education Institutions studying health professional courses are included in the following table.

Scottish domiciled enrolments at Scottish Providers

         

Subject areas

2007-08

2008-09

2009-10

2010-11

2011-12

2012-13

2013-14

2014-15

2015-16

2016-17

Pre-clinical medicine

1,265

1,250

1,180

1,245

1,175

1,150

1,120

1,205

1,060

1,100

Clinical medicine

2,225

2,270

2,320

2,195

2,265

2,315

2,350

2,165

2,210

2,160

Nursing

16,695

17,555

16,760

15,595

14,775

13,620

13,610

13,260

14,015

14,655

Subjects allied to medicine (excluding Nursing)

7,785

7,995

7,995

8,045

7,750

7,405

7,785

7,965

7,925

8,115

Source: HESA student data, SG analysis.

Figures have been rounded to the nearest 5.

Enrolments cover all years of study.

Subjects are based on JACS codes and on full person equivalent.

Allied health professional courses have been classified as 'subjects allied to medicine' courses excluding nursing.

https://www.hesa.ac.uk/support/documentation/jacs/jacs3-principal