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.

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for our Paramedic Science courses (Complete University Guide 2022).

"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

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BSc(Hons) Diagnostic Radiography

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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.

Health Professions - Foundation Programme

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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

If you’re already working for the NHS, our Healthcare Science Practitioner Degree Apprenticeships enable you to join the next generation of healthcare scientists. Specialise in Physiological Sciences, Medical Physics Technology or Clinical Engineering to progress your career in your chosen field.

Find out more about the degree apprenticeships on offer