The School of Community Health and Midwifery celebrates a wide range of programmes that have been developed to meet the current health agendas in Health and Social Care, Midwifery, Sexual Health, Family and Community Health, Public Health, Counselling and Psychological Therapies, and Homeopathy.
We aim to develop students to be solution focussed and well equipped to enable, stimulate and promote health and wellbeing within their communities and beyond. It is our goal to work in partnership with our students so that they are able to achieve their full potential and in doing so facilitate them to make a difference within the communities in which they serve.
Students can experience real-world environments in our clinical skills laboratories, which include a Midwifery room with high tech simulated manikins, birthing hospital beds and a neonatal resuscitaire. The specialist rooms also include a simulated flat reflecting a home environment and consultation rooms with desks, examination couches and small equipment to carry out a patient assessment. Here students can develop their skills in a safe environment, practicing again and again until they feel confident to try them out, under supervision, in practice.
98% of our students went on to employment or further education last year, according to the Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) survey.
Students have the opportunity for international travel and work experience, including volunteering experience in countries such as Zambia and Amsterdam.
Our courses offer students the opportunity to study from foundation level through to postgraduate. We offer a rich, stimulating and supportive learning environment that is underpinned through dynamic, high-quality education, research and knowledge transfer. All our courses are designed in collaboration with partners in response to national policy, local requirements and scientific discovery.
Teaching and learning strategies include formal lectures, seminars, group activities and project work and private independent study. Work-based learning is integral to the course aims, enabling the use and evaluation of skills and knowledge in practice.
Courses are approved and monitored by nine nationally recognised professional statutory regulatory bodies which enable students to meet national standards for education and training and allow them to be eligible to register on completion of their course.