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.
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 (subject to approval.Find out more about Physiotherapy
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.Find out more about Occupational Therapy
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.Find out more about Paramedic Science and Out of Hospital Care
Gain a solid grounding in Public Health and gain theoretical and practical knowledge that you'll be able to put into practice. Study a range of modules that underpin the core values of Health Studies, such as Community Perspectives on Health, Fundamentals of Social Sciences, Introduction to Epidemiology, and Contemporary Issues in Health. Graduate with the practical experience to set you apart in a competitive jobs market, evidenced by the work-based placement you undertake.Find out more about Public Health
This is a four-year version of our popular BSc (Hons) Public Health course, with an integrated foundation year. Gain a solid grounding in Public Health and gain theoretical and practical knowledge that you'll be able to put into practice. Graduate with the practical experience to set you apart in a competitive jobs market, evidenced by the work-based placement you undertake.Find out more about
Study health and safety regulation and legislation, communication, management tools, risk assessment, control and mitigation for a range of workplace hazards. Undertake a major piece of independent work. Examine related issues such as the impact of societal factors on health in the workplace, and the wider public health agenda.Find out more about Health, Safety and Wellbeing
Study health and safety regulation and legislation, communication, management tools, risk assessment, control and mitigation for a range of workplace hazards. Examine related issues such as the impact of societal factors on health in the workplace, and the wider public health agenda. Using our Virtual Learning Environment you can study flexibly and while in employment. Our academic staff will guide you through the course and provide the support you need, no matter where you are based.Find out more about Health, Safety and Wellbeing
Study for either a PgD or MSc, on a full-time or part-time basis. This course brings together both Environmental Management and Health and Safety and is accredited with The Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH). Enhance your career prospects by undertaking job-relevant postgraduate training. Develop a research project and negotiate a topic that reflects your personal interests and career aspirations as well as our supervisory expertise.Find out more about Environment, Health and Safety
Apply your skills in the workplace on an eight-week placement. Learn from academic staff with wide practical experience as well as active research interests in specialisms such as behavioural safety, air pollution, contaminated land and life cycle assessment. Develop your skills on this comprehensive course accredited by The Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) - the leading professional body for people working in the field of Health and Safety.Find out more about Environment, Health and Safety
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.Find out more about Public Health
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.Find out more about
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.
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.