School of Health Sciences

We are a passionate and vibrant community of staff and students with a shared desire to improve lives in an ever-changing health environment.

Our School provides a stimulating and supportive learning environment for undergraduate and postgraduate education and continuing professional development. Our expertise in teaching spans nursing, midwifery, physiotherapy, speech and language therapy, occupational therapy, operating department practice and paramedic science.

Our innovative teaching is complemented by close relationships with clinical partners and practice partners. Students also benefit from our immersive classroom, Movement Lab, Skills laboratories, Anatomy Suite and the Norwich Electronic Assistive Technology Centre.

Our courses are informed by our world-class research which is focused on addressing the global health challenges of the 21st century. 

Nursing, midwifery and many allied health professional students are to receive between £5,000 and £8,000 a year to help fund their studies from September 2020.

Further details on funding options are available within our courses, accessible by scrolling down.

 

 

 

MSc

Mental Health Nursing - Preregistration (February Start)

Studying Mental Health Nursing at UEA prepares you for a career that can be as varied or specialist as you choose. Working with people of every age, from...

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BSc

Adult Nursing

Adult nursing is a fantastic career choice if you are committed, compassionate and keen to support and work in partnership with adults of all ages. It can be as...

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MSc

Occupational Therapy (February Start)

The central theory of occupational therapy is that all humans are occupational beings. By which we mean that we all engage in meaningful activities to live a...

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BSc

Midwifery

Is there anything more amazing than the miracle of life? The first heartbeat. The first gasp for air. The first cry. The physically and emotionally exhausting...

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BSc

Paramedic Science

Study for a degree in Paramedic Science and take your first steps towards a career where you can make a real difference when it’s needed most. Not for the...

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BSc

Physiotherapy

Choose to study physiotherapy and you could have an incredibly positive impact on people’s lives, helping them overcome physical setbacks and get back on their...

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Research

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Dr Lisa Taylor
05 Aug 2021

Pandemic-adapted placement learning model helps Associate Professor land highest teaching award

Dr Lisa Taylor, from UEA's School of Health Sciences, has reached the pinnacle of the Higher Education teaching profession, having been awarded a National...

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  News
28 Jun 2021

How Men’s Sheds help mental health

Researchers at the University of East Anglia are launching a new project to see how ‘Men’s Sheds’ can improve mental health and loneliness.

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  News
24 Jun 2021

Improving research-led practice in adult social care

Researchers at the University of East Anglia are part of a £1 million project to build research capacity in adult social care services across Hertfordshire and...

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  News
18 Jun 2021

How care homes are coping with Covid-19 infection control

Researchers at the University of East Anglia are launching a new project to investigate how people who live, visit and work in care homes have coped with...

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  News
19 Mar 2021

World Water Day spotlight on UEA’s water security research centre

From adapting to climate change and tackling water scarcity to the burden of carrying water faced by millions of people, and particularly women, around the world...

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  News
24 Feb 2021

How rehabilitation could help people with Covid-19 recover

Progressive exercise and early mobilisation are among the elements of rehabilitation programmes that may improve recovery for people who are hospitalised with...

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  News
Caring hands
16 Feb 2021

A Centenary of Caring digital exhibition to explore the impact of the pandemic on mental health

The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on public mental health and on health and social care staff working in the community is explored in a new digital exhibition...

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  News
28 Jan 2021

How AI and ‘puff technology’ could help understanding of smoking behaviour

Researchers at the University of East Anglia are using new ‘puff technology’ to see how people who smoke and vape use e-cigarettes.

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Event

UEA at Norwich Science Festival - Football and the brain

  • Oct 27, 2021 18:30PM
  • Stage Two, Theatre Royal, Norwich
  • Seminar
  • Free - booking essential

Norwich City legend Jeremy Goss and former Crystal Palace Captain Freya Holdaway join UEA researchers Michael Grey and Ellen Boucher for a panel discussion on the short- and long-term benefits and risks associated with ‘the beautiful game’

Event

UEA Inaugural Lecture: Prof Morag Farquhar

  • Dec 7, 2021 18:30PM
  • Thomas Paine Study Centre lecture theatre, UEA and online
  • Lecture
  • Free

 A JOURNEY INTO BREATHLESSNESS AND BEYOND
PROF MORAG FARQUHAR
SCHOOL OF HEALTH SCIENCES
Breathing is fundamental to life yet “you never really think much about breathing. Until it's all you ever think about” (Tim Winton, Breathe). Living with breathlessness is frightening and isolating – both for those experiencing it directly (the patients) but also those family members and friends who support them (their informal carers). In this lecture, Prof Farquhar will share how the development and evaluation interventions is improving care and support for people living with breathlessness (both the patients and their informal carers) and chronic progressive conditions more generally.
Join us in person or online to hear about cutting-edge research from UEA’s newest professors, covering topics affecting all areas of living today. These free public lectures are open to all and there is a chance to ask questions and meet the speaker at a free drinks reception after the talk.

Event

Exploring mental health in the time of COVID-19

  • Nov 2, 2021 18:30PM
  • Online
  • Seminar
  • Free - booking essential

Exploring mental health in the time of COVID-19: Do the medical and health humanities have a role to play? Free online seminar hosted by UEA's Health and Social Care Partners. Email enquiries to: ueahscp@uea.ac.uk

Event

HSC Seminar Series: Clinician driven innovation in the NHS

  • Dec 15, 2021 13:00PM
  • Online
  • Seminar
  • Free

Dr Peter Young, ICU Consultant, Queen Elizabeth Hospital Kings Lynn. Dr Young is a full time critical care clinician and full time innovator, on a mission to promote patient safety and to minimise serious adverse and never events across the world using engineered solutions. The HSC Seminar Series is online and open to all. Register by emailing HSC.News@uea.ac.uk

Event

Dementia Open Forum:Can online acceptance and commitment therapy help?

  • Sep 24, 2021 14:00PM
  • Online
  • Seminar
  • Free

Dementia Open Forum: Can web-based Acceptance and Commitment Therapy support family carers of people with dementia?

Findings and experiences from our iACT4CARERS feasibility trial.

Speaker: Dr Naoko Kishita, Associate Professor in Dementia and Complexity in Later Life, UEA