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Explore the teaching and research activities taking place within our School of Health and Care Professions

The School of Health and Care Professions offers exceptional health and social care education to meet the current and future needs of the health and social care sectors.

The population of the United Kingdom will hit 74 million by 2039 (Office for National Statistics), so it's essential to develop a larger caring workforce – of doctors, social workers, paramedics, dental nurses, mental health nurses, radiographers, biomedical scientists and pharmacists.

Our adult nursing course is the first in the UK to win accreditation from the Association of Simulated Practice in Healthcare (ASPiH) for our simulation-based education. Students will make use of the technology and techniques that allowed our 2 year old course to gain prestigious acknowledgement.


Our undergraduate and postgraduate degrees cover all major aspects of healthcare, and provide an educational platform that bridges the gap between science and application – so our students graduate with the skills required to succeed, and an understanding of how to use them.

We follow the core values of the NHS and offer professional doctorates in a range of health and social care disciplines – many of which are endorsed by Skills For Care, a national organisation for workforce development in social care.

We also offer courses that make our students eligible for registration with other professional bodies – such as the Health Care Professions – and we've received funding from the Health Education England, Newton Foundation, Medical Research Council and the largest national clinical research funder in Europe, The National Institute for Health Research.

Our teaching areas

To see all the undergraduate and postgraduate degrees we offer, visit our healthcare and social care subject area page. We also offer short courses and continuing professional development courses that cover all aspects of the health and social care.


Our undergraduate and postgraduate students use our Centre for Simulation in Health and Care (CSH&C) facility to develop their diagnostic, clinical assessment, clinical decision-making and leadership skills through practical experience and guidance.

We're also home to a realistic operating theatre with human patient simulators, a clinical skills laboratory, a digital x-ray suite, virtual environment radiotherapy training system and a dedicated ultrasound room.


Explore the research we're doing across the 3 areas of expertise within our Health and Care Professions research – including our most recent projects, funders and more.

Our research expertise

Our research centres

Much of our exceptional research takes place within the following cross-disciplinary research centres – find out more below.

We're carrying out research that promotes population health while achieving health related Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).

Our staff

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Dr Jason Oakley

  • Job Title Interim Head of School of Health and Care Professions
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Dr Jennifer Karen Roddis

  • Job Title Associate Head (Research and Innovation)
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