We are a large provider of multi-professional healthcare education, training and development, offering a range of taught undergraduate and postgraduate modular-based courses, research degrees and credit recognition. The School develops its portfolio collaboratively with partners in response to national policy and local requirements and needs, providing professional courses, short courses and continuing professional development. The focus is on students developing evidence-based knowledge, skills and person-centred values in preparation for employment.
Students on our Health Science courses can make use of our critical care clinical skills laboratories, therapy clinic and movement analysis laboratory. Here they can develop their skills in a safe environment, practicing again and again until they feel confident to try them out, under supervision, in practice.
Over 98% of our students went on to employment or further education last year, according to the Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) survey.
We’re one of only two providers in the North West to offer Operating Department Practice as a degree course.
We promote student centred learning. That means that we encourage students to become independent learners through a variety of strategies including lectures, group discussions, workshops, seminars and the use of the University’s skills laboratories and therapy clinic. Students will also have the opportunity to undertake work placements to enhance their experience and help to develop new skills. These skills will be recorded in a Skills Log which can be a useful record of development upon seeking employment.
The School of Health Sciences offers courses in: Physiotherapy, Sports Therapy, Paramedic Practice, Operating Department Practice, Health Informatics, and Acute and Emergency Care.