Health Professions

Welcome to Health Professions

You'll get the knowledge and skills you’ll need to make your mark as a health professional. Working with colleagues across disciplines, you’ll build your confidence before going into practice with our partners across a variety of settings in the health and social care sector.

"The tutors are great – you feel they would do anything to help. They’re always there for you. All of them have worked in the field so they understand the challenges of the role and help you grow emotionally as well as professionally."

Petra, BSc(Hons) Radiotherapy and Oncology

Health Professions courses

Find out more about our courses below. All information is correct as of 19 November 2020. 

BSc(Hons) Diagnostic Radiotherapy

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Accredited by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC), this practical degree incorporates evidence-based learning, simulations, and half the time spent on clinical work placements. You’ll gain specialist knowledge in radiation science, technology, anatomy, physiology and pathology. You’ll apply this knowledge as you learn to operate highly specialised imaging equipment and the Shaderware virtual reality x-ray software.

BSc(Hons) Optometry

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This course will give you the in-depth academic and practical grounding you need as a trainee optometrist. With a balanced mix of theory and placements in each year of the course, you’ll cover all the key areas you need to work in this field, including anatomy, physiology, optics, lenses, dispensing, clinical practice, regulation, ocular pathology and patient contact.

Hone your clinical skills from year one, gaining extensive experience in our brand new £3.3 million optometry training suite and working with patients in our onsite clinic.

BSc(Hons) Paramedic Science

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On this course, you’ll prepare for the future of paramedic practice, developing the skills needed to confidently assess and treat patients, and administer emergency treatment and life-saving procedures in challenging conditions as your patients’ first point of contact with a healthcare professional.

Learn from a team of highly supportive academics who are all paramedics and come from a wide range of backgrounds, representing our growing scope of practice.

BSc(Hons) Radiotherapy and Oncology

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This course has a strong practical focus with around half of your time spent gaining clinical practice experience. To prepare, you’ll learn scientific theory and develop your skills using equipment such as Virtual Linear Accelerator (VERT), and training with our Eclipse radiotherapy planning system. Supported by experienced academic and clinical staff, you’ll become confident in communicating with patients of all ages and backgrounds, as well as working as part of a multidisciplinary team.

FD Health Professions

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This course is year zero of selected degree courses in the Allied Health Professions and Nursing and Midwifery departments at UWE Bristol. You’ll study areas of human biology, psychology, sociology and research to gain a solid grounding in science and healthcare-related topics.

You’ll also develop the knowledge, skills and confidence you need to take the next step in your education and career. Most of the teaching takes place at the City of Bristol College, with some sessions taught at our Glenside Campus.

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Degree Apprenticeships

Hear from our Head of Apprenticeships, Simon Flenley-Pond, about what to expect when studying a degree apprenticeship at UWE Bristol.

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Health Professions Degree Apprenticeships

Find out more about the Degree Apprenticeships related to Health Professions that we offer below.

Healthcare Science Practitioner (Clinical Engineering) 

You'll graduate with a BSc(Hons) Healthcare Science (Clinical Engineering).

You'll graduate with a BSc(Hons) Healthcare Science (Clinical Engineering).

Combining theoretical and practical approaches, the Healthcare Science Practitioner (Clinical Engineering) Degree Apprenticeship gives the next generation of healthcare scientists the opportunity to ‘learn and earn’ while undertaking their Practitioner Training Programme, all with secured funding.

Healthcare Science Practitioner (Medical Physics Technology)

You'll graduate with a BSc(Hons) in Healthcare Science (Medical Physics Technology).

You'll graduate with a BSc(Hons) in Healthcare Science (Medical Physics Technology).

This degree apprenticeship is aimed at healthcare workers who wish to develop in the field of medical physics and specialise.

Healthcare Science Practitioner (Physiological Sciences) Degree Apprenticeship

You'll graduate with a BSc(Hons) in Healthcare Science (Physiological Sciences).

You'll graduate with a BSc(Hons) in Healthcare Science (Physiological Sciences).

A professionally accredited three-year programme that provides a broad knowledge base in healthcare sciences, with options to specialise in cardiac, respiratory and sleep, or neurophysiology – according to specific practice needs, and personal strengths and preferences.

Nursing Associate Degree Apprenticeship

You'll graduate with a Nursing Associate foundation degree (Level 5) .

You'll graduate with a Nursing Associate foundation degree (Level 5) .

The Nursing Associate Degree Apprenticeship provides the knowledge and skill base needed to support registered nurses in a range of care settings.

Nursing Degree Apprenticeship

You'll graduate with a BSc(Hons) Nursing (Adult), BSc(Hons) Nursing (Children and Young People), BSc(Hons) Nursing (Learning Disabilities) or...

You'll graduate with a BSc(Hons) Nursing (Adult), BSc(Hons) Nursing (Children and Young People), BSc(Hons) Nursing (Learning Disabilities) or BSc(Hons) Nursing (Mental Health).

This degree apprenticeships has being designed for healthcare professionals such as healthcare assistants, trainee nursing associates or assistant practitioners wishing to progress into professional nursing.

Occupational Therapy Degree Apprenticeship

You'll graduate with a BSc(Hons) Applied Occupational Therapy (Level 6).

You'll graduate with a BSc(Hons) Applied Occupational Therapy (Level 6).

It’s a unique opportunity for healthcare, occupational therapy and social care assistants or equivalent who aspire to become occupational therapists. Apprentices will be able to build on their current basic knowledge of occupational science and occupational therapy, both during their studies and in their workplace.

Paramedic Practice Degree Apprenticeship

You'll graduate with a BSc(Hons) Paramedic Practice (Level 6).

You'll graduate with a BSc(Hons) Paramedic Practice (Level 6).

The Paramedic Practice Degree Apprenticeship enables you to train and become eligible to be a registered paramedic. Over three years, you will gain the skills and experience needed to become a paramedic, while in employment with your organisation.