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Health & Social Care

As a health and social care student you benefit from state-of-the-art facilities in a purpose-built, award-winning environment, which prepares you well for your work placements. We promote evidence-based practice, giving our graduates the most up-to-date knowledge, skills and evidence to deliver care. For us, the key is working directly with service users and carers to develop and deliver courses which meet today’s health and social care needs.

School of Health & Social Care facilities

The School of Health & Social Care has amazing purpose-built facilities simulating practice environments such as hospital wards, dental clinics and social care settings. See how students benefit and prepare for practice.

Courses for progressing within health or social care and/or for progressing onto a course leading to professional registration
  Course title Qualification Full-time Part-time  
Health (Assistant Practitioner) Higher Apprenticeship Yes No View course
Health, Wellbeing and Social Support FdSc Yes No View course
Social Care Cert HE Yes No View course
Courses leading to eligibility for professional registration
  Course title Qualification Full-time Part-time  
Dental Hygiene and Dental Therapy BSc (Hons) Yes No View course
Dental Nurse Practice Cert HE Yes No View course
Diagnostic Radiography BSc (Hons) Yes No View course
Midwifery BSc (Hons) Yes No View course
Nursing Studies (Adult) BSc (Hons) Yes No View course
Nursing Studies (Child) BSc (Hons) Yes No View course
Nursing Studies (Learning Disabilities) BSc (Hons) Yes No View course
Nursing Studies (Mental Health) BSc (Hons) Yes No View course
Occupational Therapy BSc (Hons) Yes No View course
Operating Department Practice Studies BSc (Hons) Yes No View course
Paramedic Practice BSc (Hons) Yes No View course
Physiotherapy BSc (Hons) Yes No View course
Social Work BA (Hons) Yes No View course
Courses relevant to qualified health and or social care professionals
  Course title Qualification Full-time Part-time  
Integrated Care Studies BSc (Hons) No Yes View course
Operating Department Practice BSc (Hons) No Yes View course
Paramedic Science (Top-up) BSc (Hons) No Yes View course
Specialist Community Public Health Nursing (Health Visiting) BSc (Hons) Yes Yes View course
Specialist Community Public Health Nursing (Occupational Health) BSc (Hons) Yes Yes View course
Specialist Community Public Health Nursing (School Nursing) BSc (Hons) Yes Yes View course
Specialist Practice in District Nursing BSc (Hons) Yes No View course

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Quality teaching

Our commitment to promoting vocational skills ensures that you will be 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 from potential employers. These close links contributed to the high-quality ratings gained in the Quality Assurance Agency's national reviews for nursing and midwifery, allied health professions and social work.

First-class facilities

Health and Social Care students 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. Teaching and research are supported by virtual learning environments. You develop practical skills in these purpose-built clinical skills laboratories as well as in practice placements.

Excellent prospects

These courses prepare you for work in the NHS or private sector, in a range of hospital and community settings. You benefit from the excellent links we have with colleagues working in health and social care throughout the region. Practical training ensures your fitness for entering this dynamic sector.

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 the focus for the majority of research activity in the School and supports two major strands of activity relating to rehabilitation science and public health. We also undertake academic consultancy and other external activities which support the modernisation of health and social care.