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Address: Room 01B102, Shore Road, Newtownabbey, Co. Antrim, BT37 0QB, UK
Tel: +44 28 9036 8167
Email: m.keenan1@ulster.ac.uk
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The School of Health Sciences, Ulster University

With professionally qualified staff and state of the art facilities the School of Health Sciences is the best place to study. We have a close working relationship with professional bodies and rewarding placements that put you ahead of the rest.


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The School was awarded an Athena Swan Bronze award in September 2016.


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From left to right: Ayala Shmaia, Athena SWAN Co-ordinator; Dr Mary Hannon-Fletcher, Athena Swan Champion; Adrienne McCann, PhD student representative on SAT and Sir Paul Nurse Athena SWAN Patron.


The School of Health Sciences is currently based on our Jordanstown campus, In September 2018 we will move to the Coleraine campus.


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We are one of the few Health Science Schools in the UK to offer six Allied Health Professions subjects together with Healthcare Science programmes:

BSc Hons Occupational Therapy

BSc Hons Physiotherapy

BSc Hons Podiatry

BSc Hons Speech and Language Therapy

BSc Hons Diagnostic Radiography & Imaging

BSc Hons Radiotherapy & Oncology


BSc Hons Healthcare Science (Cardiology)

BSc Hons Healthcare Science (Respiratory)

BSc Hons Health Physiology

The School of Health Sciences is one of the oldest Allied Health Professional academic schools in the United Kingdom, with a distinguished history of producing graduates who then become leaders in research, health and social care services and education.


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The School supports continuing professional development, it contributes to knowledge through world-leading multi-professional translational research, centred on the physical needs of people with chronic conditions. We then transfer this knowledge to key stakeholders in order to directly impact on healthcare policy and practice. The information that we have gathered also contributes to social and economic development through technology and knowledge transfer.

The School of Health Sciences is one of the largest of its kind in Britain and Ireland, with over 850 students, 52 academic, six technical and three administrative staff. In addition we have the support of internationally recognised visiting clinicians and professors and input from other academics within the University

Particular strengths in the School are the professional nature of our programmes and our close working relationships with our professional and statutory, regulatory bodies. The School has an excellent programme of inter-professional education at both under and post graduate level.

Our courses can be viewed here


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Teaching Provision

Colleagues in the School are professionally qualified and registered with their professional/regulatory body. They maintain their professional registration through teaching, research and scholarly activity.

The School has state of the art premises with modern practical laboratories and sophisticated equipment and instrumentation for teaching and research.  All staff members are committed to the development and implementation of new and effective methods of teaching and learning.

Student training and education is delivered by small group teaching, inter-professional workshops, lectures, hands-on training in practical laboratory and clinical settings, the use of computers for computer-aided learning, Objectively Structured Clinical Examination (OSCI), data analysis, word processing, on lines journal searches and the use of the Internet. Placements are an integral component of all programmes and they contribute to the requirements for professional registration. Placements are monitored by academic colleagues in close collaboration with practice placement colleagues.

The School has been a supporter of the AHP awards for the last 3 years and are supporting them again this year.

Ulster University School of Health Science, award for Leaders in the making: for this award we are inviting you to nominate either a colleague or member of staff who has shown qualities of leadership in their everyday work or within a special project.


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Are you interested in furthering your knowledge? Why not try one of our CPD courses this year.

For a quick overview of modules planned for this year please see the list below.

To apply for modules, please visit www.ulster.ac.uk/applyonline.

If applying for a DHSSPS commissioned place contact your Trust Manager. Do not apply online.

If interested in attendance only, contact Maria Keenan. Do not apply online.

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