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About the School

The University of Central Lancashire’s School of Health has a mission to provide a rich, stimulating and supportive environment for students and staff to develop their full potential and to stimulate health and wellbeing within communities through dynamic, high-quality education, research and knowledge transfer.

The School of Health aims to:

  • Facilitate access to health, wellbeing and social care education through widening participation
  • Provide potential employers with skilled and knowledgeable graduates and professionals who are solution-focused and able to contribute to the reduction of health inequalities and improvement of health outcomes for individuals, groups and communities
  • Develop positive, collaborative relationships with all stakeholders and promote multi-professional team working
  • Undertake research and knowledge transfer activities in health, wellbeing and social care and underpin all learning with research-informed teaching.

Acute, Operative and Critical Care

Children, Family and Community Health

Continuing and Long Term Care

The School has over 190 academic staff and over 40 administrative and support staff whose expertise is drawn upon for the delivery of a large portfolio of commissioned coursed. We have service level agreements with a range of acute, primary care and mental health service provider organisations across the North West of England. The School works collaboratively with local FE colleges, statutory and independent healthcare providers, voluntary sector and charitable organisations.

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 (Masters by Research, MPhil and PhD) and credit recognition for approximately 5000 students. 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.

Counselling and Psychological Therapies

Emergency and Unscheduled Care

Health, Social Care and Health Informatics

The School of Health offers courses in: nursing; midwifery; operating department practice; paramedic practice; counselling and psychological therapies; public health; complementary therapies. Courses are located in nine divisions within the School, which are linked to Department of Health priorities.

The Subject areas are:

  • Acute, Operative and Critical Care
  • Children, Family and Community Health
  • Continuing and Long Term Care
  • Counselling and Psychological Therapies
  • Emergency and Unscheduled Care

  • Health, Social Care and Health Informatics
  • Mental Health
  • Midwifery, Neonatal and Sexual Health
  • Pre-registration Nursing

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. In 2010, the outcome of the Nursing and Midwifery Council’s annual monitoring awarded two ‘outstanding’ and three ‘good’ levels of achievement, with acknowledgement of effective practice for service user and carer involvement in course development, delivery and assessment, academic staff development and collaborative working with partner service providers.

Mental Health

Midwifery, Neonatal and Sexual Health

Pre-registration Nursing