School of Health Sciences

We're a passionate, diverse 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

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. Full details on funding options are available our course pages, which you can access below.

 

 

 

BSc

Midwifery

Train to be a Midwife, and you’ll be playing a central role in one of the most amazing journeys in any family’s life. Our degree will teach you how to provide...

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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

Adult Nursing

Join our supportive and dynamic student nursing community, and begin your journey to becoming a highly sought-after healthcare professional. You’ll study...

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MSc

Advanced Clinical Practitioner - Degree Apprenticeship (Integrated)

The health and care sectors are forever changing: adapting to new challenges – and new forms of treatment.

Reflecting UK and international benchmarks,...

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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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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

Paramedic Science

Make a real difference when it’s needed most, with a degree in Paramedic Science. You’ll learn to tackle challenging medical emergencies, where conscientious...

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MSc

Advanced Practice - Distance Learning

The Advanced Practice - Distance Learning programme allows you to complete a fully online MSc in Advanced Practice, offering flexibility in when and where you...

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Research

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  News
Letters on wooden blocks spelling out the word dementia
26 Nov 2021

De-cluttering may not help people with dementia

A clutter-free environment may not help people with dementia carry out daily tasks – according to a new UEA study.

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  News
03 Nov 2021

The Occupational Therapy student using nature to nurture wellbeing

Pottery painting, pumpkins and pigs: on Occupational Therapy Week (Monday 1 November – Sunday 7 November) UEA student Jenny Walton has helped people to discover...

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  News
A doctor sees his patient via a video call
02 Nov 2021

Patients and clinicians express concerns over phone and video consultations

Patients and clinicians alike find phone and video consultations less diagnostically accurate than in-person appointments – according to new UEA research.

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  News
A pregnant woman snaps a cigarette in half
26 Oct 2021

MiQuit launches to help expectant mums quit smoking

Our researchers have helped develop a text messaging service to help pregnant women quit smoking and improve the health of their baby.

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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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Event

Dementia Open Forum

  • Feb 24, 2022 14:00PM
  • Online
  • Lectures and seminars
  • Free

Delivered live on Zoom, Dr Backhouse will present findings from the Pro-CARE study, which examined factors associated with, and experiences of, refusals of care in advanced dementia in both family and care-home settings. Email dementia.research@uea.ac.uk to register your interest for this event. 

Event

HSC Seminar Series: Clinician driven innovation in the NHS

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

Speaker: Dr Peter Young, ICU Consultant, Queen Elizabeth Hospital Kings Lynn

Dr Peter 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

UEA Inaugural Lecture: Prof Morag Farquhar

  • Dec 7, 2021 18:30PM
  • Thomas Paine Study Centre lecture theatre, UEA, and online
  • Lecture
  • Free, no need to book

No need to book - simply come along on the night, or watch live via YouTube.

A journey into breathlessness and beyond

Prof Morag Farqhuar (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.

School of Health Sciences