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 £5000 and £8,000 a year to help fund their studies from September 2020. Could a career as a health professional be for you? Scroll down to explore our course options.

 

 

MSc

Advanced Professional Practice

The health and care sectors are forever adapting to new challenges and new forms of treatment. Reflecting UK and international benchmarks, our Advanced...

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MSc

Occupational Therapy

The central theory of occupational therapy is that all humans are occupational by nature. By which we mean that we all engage in meaningful activities and, as...

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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

Mental Health Nursing - Preregistration

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

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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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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Research

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  News
Female footballer heading football
25 Nov 2020

Could female footballers face greater dementia risk?

Female footballers heading the ball could be putting themselves at even greater risk of dementia than male players according to experts at the University of East...

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  News
Senior carer walking outside with his partner
11 Nov 2020

£2 million project to support UK dementia carers

Researchers at the University of East Anglia and Norfolk and Suffolk NHS Foundation Trust (NSFT) are launching a new project to improve the lives of dementia...

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  News
Digging for drinking water in a dry riverbed
04 Nov 2020

The dangers of collecting drinking water

Collecting drinking water in low and middle income countries can cause serious injury, particularly for women, according to new research from the University of...

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  News
Volunteer in mask and gloves handing food to homeowner at their door
03 Nov 2020

Voluntary action and Covid-19 – what we can learn and how we can recover

Experts from the UEA Institute for Volunteering Research are part of a major project into the role of voluntary action in the Covid-19 pandemic.

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  News
Trail runner, view of training shoes, landscape and bright sun
20 Oct 2020

UEA launches new institute for healthier living and ageing

From physical activity and nutrition to stopping smoking, sleep and socialisation, a new research centre has been set up by the University of East Anglia to...

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  News
Woman at her desk holding the nape of her neck
24 Sep 2020

Lockdown impact: worsening symptoms for people with bone, joint and muscle pain

People with bone, joint and muscle pain saw their symptoms worsen during lockdown – according to new research from the University of East Anglia.

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  News
Wheelchair user on ramp
12 Aug 2020

Leaving no-one behind - making sure disabled customers and visitors are included

As businesses and venues prepare to welcome back visitors a group of experts have produced guidance to ensure no-one is left behind.

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  News
Alex Hunter wearing ppe and scrubs at London Nightingale Hospital
06 May 2020

‘I hope I’ve made a difference in the national effort to fight this’

As the Nightingale Hospital at London’s Excel Centre is placed on standby, a student from the University of East Anglia (UEA) has shared their experience of...

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Event

HSC Seminar Series: Decolonising Covid

  • Dec 1, 2020 13:00PM
  • Online

Covid-19 has been found to be particularly risky for those from Black and Asian communities. Whilst some of this additional risk might be genetically based, there is a strong suspicion that much of it is due to our society's racial bias. In this talk, Dr Katherine Deane from UEA's School of Health Sciences will examine some of the structural racial biases within the healthcare system that negatively impact on the care of BAME Covid patients, and some ideas on how to challenge them.

To receive a link to this online event, please email HSC.news@uea.ac.uk

Event

UEA London Lectures Autumn 2020 - Prof Debi Bhattacharya

  • Nov 19, 2020 18:30PM
  • Online
  • Health
  • Free

Finding the right tools for the job: supporting patients in taking their medicines as prescribed

Event

Virtual Postgraduate Open Event

  • Nov 23, 2020 09:00AM
  • Online
  • Open Day
  • Free
Event

HSC Seminar: ClimateUEA Hijack - Prof Roger Few (DEV)

  • Nov 17, 2020 12:30PM
  • Online
  • Health
  • Free

Social dimensions of disaster impact: tracing the parallels between extreme climatic events and the pandemic crisis


 

Event

UEA London Lectures Autumn 2020 - Prof Carl Philpott

  • Nov 10, 2020 18:30PM
  • Online
  • Health
  • Free

COVID-19 losing your sense of smell

Event

Dementia Open Forum - A different and tidier kitchen - Julieta Camino

  • Dec 3, 2020 14:00PM
  • Online
  • Health
  • Free

Bi-monthly presentations by UEA dementia researchers.

Event

Norwich Institute of Healthy Ageing Launch

  • Nov 26, 2020 18:00PM
  • Online
  • Launch
  • Free

With UEA ViceChancellor Prof David Richardson and Prof Anne-Marie Minihane

Event

Norwich Institute of Healthy Ageing Launch

  • Nov 26, 2020 18:00PM
  • Online
  • Launch
  • Free

 Online launch event hosted by UEA Vice Chancellor Prof David Richardson and Institute Director Prof Anne-Marie Minihane.