About the Department of Adult Nursing and Paramedic Science Faculty of Education & Health

The Department of Adult Nursing & Paramedic Science has a large team of experienced staff, including lecturer practitioners working with local NHS organisations. We have expertise in clinical and academic subjects, teaching and research, with a strong record of delivering high quality courses and programmes.

We provide education related to health services and work closely with local NHS and independent sector partners to ensure our programmes reflect current service provision and needs. We focus on providing a positive and valuable student experience and look forward to meeting you should you decide to study with us.

What we do

Our pre- registration programmes lead to initial registration as an adult nurse or paramedic. We also offer continuing professional and educational development for healthcare staff, including pre-hospital care, community/primary care, district nursing, accident/emergency, peri-operative and intensive care areas.

Where appropriate our programmes are approved by either the Nursing & Midwifery Council (NMC) or Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC). Our Assistant Health and Social Care Practitioner foundation degree is a work-based learning programme run in partnership with local NHS trusts. As an associate student you can access one of our 'stand-alone' Associate Programme courses, including Mentor Preparation and Practice Placement Educator Preparation (PPED).

We also offer a range of clinically focused study days including intravenous cannulation and phlebotomy, ear irrigation, record keeping, wound care, and anaphylaxis updates.


The department works with the faculty research centres exploring contemporary issues in health and healthcare. Current areas of research interest within the department include: long term conditions, healthy ageing, pain, dementia, stroke and diabetes.