Public and Allied Health

Take advantage of the facilities in the new Living Lab, including a mock ward, patient diagnostic suite, OSCE suite, dispensing pharmacy and patient home setting. Undertake a range of practice placements to gain real-life experience which will increase your employability. Gain a nationally and internationally-recognised qualification.

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Courses we offer

Equip yourself with the skills and knowledge to work at an advanced level in line with current health legislation and policy. Change lives by learning how to reduce the causes of ill-health and improving people’s health and wellbeing. Select specific modules within our various programmes to suit your own interests. Take a look below to find the right course for you.

Undergraduate courses

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Full-time

BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy

Physiotherapy is recognised as a healthcare profession where human movement and function are viewed as central components of individual health, wellbeing and quality of life. With our new BSc (Hons) Physiotherapy course, you will have access to excellent links with local NHS Hospital Trusts and other placement providers where you will complete a minimum of 1000 hours’ practice placement. On successful completion of the course you will be eligible to apply for registration with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) Register for Physiotherapists.

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Full-time

BSc (Hons) Occupational Therapy

Occupational Therapy is a health and social care profession that empowers people to facilitate recovery and overcome barriers preventing them from doing the activities (or occupations) that matter to them. The course content reflects current practice and has been collaboratively designed with service users, local health and social care providers and academics, with support and guidance from national bodies such as the professional body, the Royal College of Occupational Therapists, and the regulatory body the Health and Care Professions Council.

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Full-time

BSc (Hons) Paramedic Science and Out of Hospital Care

This degree fulfils the requirements to become a paramedic with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). This new programme will not only give you the professional knowledge and clinical assessment skills you need to become a confident, autonomous paramedic working within the emergency environment, but also provide the advanced skills required to work in out of hospital care.

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Customised Awards Scheme
Full-time/Part-time

Customised Awards Scheme

Pick and choose the modules you want to study to build a tailor-made course. Available at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels, this course allows you to gain a qualification that closely matches your particular needs.

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Postgraduate courses

MSc Public Health
Full-time/Part-time

MSc Public Health

Are you committed to the goal of improving people’s health? Undertake specialist training for you to make a real difference. Cover three key domains, including health improvement, improving services and health protection. Analyse global and national policy, and its practical implications in an environment that encourages interdisciplinary learning.

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Part-time

PGCE Health Professions

Health Professions education involves the design of learning which meet the needs of a diverse range of learners with different needs and learning preferences. This PGCE Health Professions course is aimed at academic staff and can lead to roles in higher education institutions or clinical teaching roles in the public and private sector. On completion of the course, you'll have developed your skills and knowledge as a teaching professional and will be able to offer student-centred teaching and learning experiences.

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Part-time

Master of Education (Health Professions)

This Master of Education (Health Professions Education) course enables you to study a wide range of topics relevant to educating tomorrow’s health professionals. The course provides initial teacher preparation for staff new to education, with modules covering both teaching, learning, assessment and curriculum design. On completion of this course, you can expect to find employment at higher education institutions, or clinical teaching roles within the public and private sector (subject to meeting the role specification requirements).

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Full-time/Part-time

MPhil Master of Philosophy

Take your education to the next level. Choose the areas you want to study, and which questions you want to research. Take the initiative while we support you with advice, guidance and facilities.

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Medicine
Full-time/Part-time

PhD Doctor of Philosophy

Refine your own agenda and do what you find interesting every day. Develop mastery of research methods that are appropriate to your chosen field. Discover things that no-one else has ever discovered.

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Part-time

DProf Professional Doctorate

Study for a doctoral qualification based on your professional role. Reflect on contemporary issues in the workplace.

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Part-time

PhD by Existing Published or Creative Work

Take the fastest route to a PhD. Convert your previous research outputs into a qualification which will increase your employability and open up new opportunities. Progress your academic career and add credibility in applications for research funding.

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Part-time

Higher Doctorate

Take your academic career to the highest level. Make a very significant and sustained contribution to your subject. Gain an elite qualification that will mark you out as an outstanding contributor to your field.

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Customised Awards Scheme
Full-time/Part-time

Customised Awards Scheme

Pick and choose the modules you want to study to build a tailor-made course. Available at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels, this course allows you to gain a qualification that closely matches your particular needs.

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Thrive in world-class facilities

Benefit from the University’s purpose-built research and teaching facilities at the Sciences Complex, which has benefited from a multimillion pound investment over the last five years. With the Living Lab you have a chance to experience scenarios in simulated environments while an adjacent task trainer room which can be used flexibly and can aid with the development of clinical and non-technical skills.

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Career options

You will undertake a range of professional practice and work-based placements throughout the North East to gain real-life experience and apply your learning to real-life situations, which will enhance your employability. The contacts made during placements can also be valuable when seeking employment in the sector. 

Potential roles include physiotherapist, occupational therapist, paramedic in a variety of settings, working within local authorities and non-statutory sectors.

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