Health Professions

The role of a health care professional is both rewarding and hands-on. Choosing a career in health allows you to make positive changes in people’s lives.

We are one of the largest and foremost providers of health and welfare education in the UK, committed to excellence in learning, teaching and research.

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My journey here has been a lifelong learning experience where I have had the great opportunity to be taught by the best experts in their fields. 
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Danielle Ellis
MSc Personality Disorder Practice Development
United Kingdom

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Why choose us?

  • You’ll have the opportunity for international travel, to places such as Zambia and Amsterdam.

  • Our courses are approved by professional bodies such as the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and the North West Ambulance Service (NWAS).

  • Simulated learning experience is provided for health students within contemporary skills laboratories including an operating theatre, a full-size ambulance, and a community flat and counselling and consultation rooms.

  • Our Health Studies courses are ranked 1st in the UK for graduate prospects (on track), (Complete University Guide 2024).
  • Our Paramedical Services courses are ranked 1st in the North West for student satisfaction (Complete University Guide 2024).

  • Our Health Studies courses are ranked 6th in the UK for academic support (National Student Survey, 2023) (compared with unis in the Guardian University Guide)
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What can I do after a health professions degree?

Many of our courses lead to professional registration or a career within the NHS, private hospitals, social services and children’s services. If you’d like to progress to a postgraduate or top-up course, we have lots of options available.

Future health profession careers:

  • Paramedic
  • Social Worker
  • Sexual Health Practitioner
  • Youth Worker
  • Counsellor
  • Operating Department Practitioner

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Meet the team

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Barry McRory
Lecturer in Health and Social Care (Part Time)
School of Nursing and Midwifery

I am a professionally qualified psychiatric nurse with more than twenty years of experience in nursing and nurse education. I work as a part-time lecturer in Health and Social Care at the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan). I predominantly work on the Health and Social Care…

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Donna Finer
MSc Sexual Health Studies Course Leader and Senior Lecturer
School of Nursing and Midwifery

Donna obtained her MSc in Sexual Health in 2020 whilst working as a lecturer on the BSc Sexual Health course, she is also a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy. Donna also achieved her PGDip in Youth and Community Studies at MMU in 2004, Donna has worked continuously with vuln…