Postgraduate study

Health & Social Care

The School of Health & Social Care has been rated excellent in all aspects of learning, teaching, research and innovation over many years. It has also been commended for its well-established relationships with health and social care services.

School of Health & Social care postgraduate study

Find out how studying health and social care at postgraduate level can boost your career opportunities and what Teesside University has to offer.

Courses

Courses
  Course title Qualification Full-time Part-time  
Advanced Clinical Practice MSc No Yes View course
Advanced Clinical Practice (Management of Long-term Health Conditions) MSc No Yes View course
Advanced Clinical Practice (Neuromusculoskeletal Therapy) MSc No Yes View course
Advanced Practitioner* MSc No Yes View course
Advancing Human Factors in Health and Social Care PgCert No Yes View course
Advancing Quality Improvement in Health and Social Care PgCert No Yes View course
Advancing Quality, Safety and Governance in Health and Social Care MA No Yes View course
Autism Practice PgDip/MSc No Yes View course
Clinical Psychology (DClinPsy) Doctorate Yes No View course
Clinical Research MRes Yes Yes View course
Clinical Research and Evidence-based Medicine PgCert No Yes View course
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy MSc No Yes View course
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy PgDip No Yes View course
Diagnostic Radiography (Pre-registration) PgDip/MSc Yes No View course
Evidence-based Medicine PgDip/MSc No Yes View course
Evidence-based Medicine (Anaesthesia, Perioperative Medicine and Pain) PgDip/MSc No Yes View course
Evidence-based Orthopaedics PgDip No Yes View course
Evidence-based Practice MSc Yes Yes View course
Forensic Radiography PgCert/MSc No Yes View course
General and Oncoplastic Breast Surgery* MCh No Yes View course
Health and Social Care Professional Practice Doctorate No Yes View course
Health and Social Care Sciences (Generic pathway) MSc Yes Yes View course
Leadership in Health and Social Care PgCert No Yes View course
Low Intensity Assessment and Intervention Skills for Psychological Wellbeing Practice PgCert No Yes View course
Master of Public Health * MPH Yes Yes View course
Medical Ultrasound MSc No Yes View course
Medical Ultrasound PgCert No Yes View course
Medical Ultrasound PgDip No Yes View course
Midwifery Studies (Pre-registration) PgDip Yes No View course
Neuromusculoskeletal Therapy PgCert No Yes View course
Occupational Therapy (Pre-registration) PgDip/MSc Yes No View course
Orthopaedics MCh No Yes View course
Physiotherapy (Pre-registration) MSc Yes No View course
Public Health (DrPH)* Doctor of Yes Yes View course
Social Work MA Yes No View course
Specialist Community Public Health Nursing (Health Visiting) MSc Yes Yes View course
Specialist Community Public Health Nursing (Health Visiting) PgDip Yes Yes View course
Specialist Community Public Health Nursing (Occupational Health Nursing) PgDip Yes Yes View course
Specialist Community Public Health Nursing (School Nursing) MSc Yes Yes View course
Specialist Community Public Health Nursing (School Nursing) PgDip Yes Yes View course
Specialist Practice in District Nursing PgDip/MSc Yes No View course
Specialist Practice in District Nursing Professional Graduate Certificate Yes No View course
Surgical Gastroenterology and Minimally Invasive Surgery MCh No Yes View course
The Management of Long-term Health Conditions PgCert No Yes View course
Transformational Leadership in Health and Social Care MSc No Yes View course

* Subject to University approval

Quality teaching

Our commitment to promoting vocational skills ensures that you are well prepared for work in both the NHS and social services. An outstanding feature of our courses is the successful collaboration with NHS primary care trusts and social services, giving you hands-on, practical experience and skills which are in great demand by potential employers.

First-class facilities

You benefit from state-of-the-art resources in a purpose-built, award-winning facility. The Centuria building provides an excellent study environment with large lecture theatres and extensive seminar rooms, spacious teaching accommodation and open-access information technology laboratories.

Individual subjects have dedicated laboratories with up-to-date specialist equipment. These laboratories simulate particular practice environments including community and home settings and have computerised mannequins which simulate patients. In addition there are interactive rooms with linked video feedback equipment where you practise interviewing and assessing clients.

Research

The School's expertise - so valuable to the career prospects of our students - is underpinned by our extensive research activities. The Health and Social Care Institute is renowned for applied research in rehabilitation science, public health issues and physical activity. We also undertake academic consultancy and other external activities which support the modernisation of health and social care.

We offer full-time or part-time research degree opportunities at master of philosophy (MPhil) and doctor of philosophy (PhD) level in a wide range of subject areas.

The Health and Social Care Institute (HSCI) is one of five research institutes which were established in 2008 to enhance the quality, profile and reputation of research at Teesside University.

Current high-quality research in HSCI focuses on two key strands:

  • public health
  • rehabilitation science.

Public health
The applied research and innovation in public health focuses on the translation and application of research evidence into practice and policy, and is pursued, in part, through our collaboration in Fuse, the UKCRC-funded Public Health Centre of Excellence. This major consortium comprises public health researchers from the five universities in the North East of England and is also a key player in the national School for Public Health Research. Fuse's strength is in examining knowledge exchange aspects of public health, and this is one of our areas of excellence at Teesside.

Particular interests of researchers in the Teesside group focus around children's and young people's health, oral public health, public health aspects of end-of-life care, measurement of physical activity and development of physical activity interventions, obesity issues and public health aspects of chronobiology.

The public health strand brings together researchers with experience in sociology, psychology, nursing, public health, health informatics, statistics and research design, and exercise science.

Specific areas of interest in which we would invite application for study include:

  • health and social care evaluation
  • public health workforce development
  • physical activity (intervention, development and measurement)
  • obesity interventions, evaluation, policy analysis
  • public health approaches to end-of-life and palliative care
  • oral public health and fluoride studies
  • young people's mental health and well-being
  • knowledge exchange in public health
  • children's and young people's health and well-being
  • alcohol misuse, particularly within criminal justice settings
  • public health aspects of chronobiology (blood pressure control, sleep apnoea, shift work and health).

Rehabilitation science
The applied research and innovation in rehabilitation sciences is focused on the themes of disabling and painful conditions, the development and application of technology, and measurement of physical activity.

We are the North East England Hub for the National Physiotherapy Research Network.

The researchers in this strand bring together a range of high-quality expertise from disciplines that include physiotherapy, nursing, psychology, exercise physiology, movement analysis and biomechanics, statistics and research design, and systematic reviewing.

Specific areas of interest in which we would invite application for study include:

  • rehabilitation
  • development and application of technology in rehabilitation
  • musculoskeletal rehabilitation
  • neurological rehabilitation
  • pain management
  • rehabilitation aspects of chronobiology (sleep in spinal cord injured)
  • exercise physiology
  • recovery after stroke
  • management and treatment of scoliosis
  • management and treatment of frozen shoulder
  • nursing.

HSCI has a strong emphasis on the translation of evidence into policy and practice. Our ethos is inclusive, informal and multidisciplinary. Our priority is to undertake research that has the potential to advance health and social work practice and contribute to health improvement nationally and internationally.

Factfile

  • We are a recognised centre of excellence in Healthcare Professional Education – CETL4HealthNE
  • Our research has led to significant impact outside academia, with 100% of our impact submission rated as outstanding or very considerable (REF 2014)
  • Our high-quality courses in nursing and midwifery, allied health professions, social work and clinical psychology have been nationally recognised by the Quality Assurance Agency, Department of Health, Health and Care Professions Council and College of Social Work
  • 68% of our research with allied health professions, dentistry, nursing and pharmacy is recognised as world-leading and internationally excellent (REF 2014)