School of Health Professions

Are you ready to make a life-changing impact on the patients in your care?

 We offer a unique inter-disciplinary learning environment. You can benefit from excellent skills and research laboratories, research-informed teaching, stimulating practice placements and teaching delivered by professionally registered academic staff.
  • Three-year courses that lead to registration as a healthcare professional
  • Masters-level programmes
  • Conversion programmes
  • Degree apprenticeships
<p>Student paramedic training</p>

The skills you need to be an allied health professional

We recently worked with Your Future Career on the 2020 Careers in Science and Healthcare campaign. A printed publication is enclosed within every copy of The New Scientist newspaper and the content is also available online. The campaign featured exclusive content about the importance of the science and healthcare industries from key thought leaders and industry voices – including Professor Sara Demain, Head of School of Health Professions.

Read more at Your Future Career

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Plymouth Institute of Health and Care Research

The Plymouth Institute of Health and Care Research (PIHR) is a thriving community that conducts adventurous world-leading research with the explicit purpose of improving the health and care of the populations we serve. 
Our work is grounded in the needs of the people of the South West and other rural, coastal, and deprived communities worldwide, but PIHR’s research has national and international reach and impact. 
Find out more about the work of PIHR
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Placements and groups

Find out more about our groups or access placement information.

<p>Professional groups within The School of Health Professions<br></p>

Service User and Carer Groups
The School has two active groups comprised of service users, carers and representatives from academic programmes within the school.

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Plymouth Online Practice Placement Information (POPPI)
Whether you are a student or placement provider, POPPI provides a wealth of useful placement information.

<p>Schwartz Rounds<br></p>

Schwartz Rounds
A forum for staff and students from all health and social care professions to discuss the emotional care aspects of their work and training.


  • Head of School of Health Professions
    Associate Professor of Podiatry
  • Deputy Head of School
    Lecturer in Occupational Therapy (Education)
  • Associate Head of School (Research)
    Professor of Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation
  • Associate Head of School (Internationalisation)
    Lecturer in Physiotherapy (Education)
  • Associate Head of School (Practice Learning)
    Lecturer in Physiotherapy
  • Associate Head of School (Teaching and Learning)
    Lecturer in Evidence Based Practice
  • Associate Head of School (Postgraduate Study)
    Lecturer in Clinical Research
  • Associate Head of School (Marketing and Recruitment)
    Lecturer in Occupational Therapy (Education)
  • Associate Head of School (Student Experience and Inclusivity)
    Lecturer in Physiotherapy
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