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The School of Health Sciences has extensive links with NHS Trusts and with many international partners. The school provides high quality inter-professional education and cross-disciplinary practice, informed by extensive health research. The full and rounded education that our graduates receive mean that they are highly sought after and equipped with professional and transferable skills to enable them to be confident and successful throughout their chosen career.

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Public Engagement in Health and Social Care Education conference

The School of Health Sciences came into being in January 2014, after the university's School of Nursing and Midwifery and School of Health Professions merged. On these webpages you will find details of our physiotherapy, podiatry and occupational therapy courses, while the nursing, midwifery and paramedic divisions can be found at

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Public Engagement in Health and Social Care Education conference

Public Engagement in Health and Social Care Education conference – 23 July 2014

This conference aims to bring together a range of diverse perspectives to explore the best way/s of bringing the lived experience and insights of recipients of health and social care services to influence on health and social education.


The Clinical Research Centre for Health Professions is a vibrant research environment for staff and students.


Physiotherapists use exercise and manual techniques in working with a wide range of people who have illness or injury.


Podiatrists work with people to save limbs, increase mobility and improve foot health.

Occupational therapy

Occupational therapists work with people of all ages who, for a variety of reasons, are not able to do the things (or the occupations) in life that they want, or need to do.