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g et into … Health and Social Care Professions. Bernhard Haas Associate Professor and Deputy Head of School of Health Professions, Plymouth University Tracey Proctor-Childs Associate Professor and Deputy Head of School of Nursing and Midwifery, Plymouth University.

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g et into health and social care professions
get into … Health and Social Care Professions

Bernhard Haas

Associate Professor and Deputy Head of School of Health Professions, Plymouth University

Tracey Proctor-Childs

Associate Professor and Deputy Head of School of Nursing and Midwifery, Plymouth University

fulfilling careers excellent courses
Fulfilling Careers - excellent courses
  • Vocational professions in health and social care
  • Clear career structures and career prospects
  • Popular and highly rated course at Plymouth**
  • Tuition fees paid for by the Government *
  • Bursaries available from the Government *

Find out more at: www.plymouth.ac.uk/faculties/hhs

*not for Optometry or Paramedicine

**Others courses and other universities are also available

g etting into health and social care professions
getting into … Health and Social Care Professions
  • UCAS process
  • Good GCSE profile
  • Range of A-level Tariffs or other qualifications
  • Work experience
  • Values based recruitment
  • Health and Character
    • Occupational Health clearance, incl. inoculations
    • DBS checks
b eing a health and social care student
being a … Health and Social Care student
  • Demanding but fulfilling student life
  • Placement/practice experience ON TOP of academic requirements
  • Shorter holidays, more contact hours
  • Being a Professional from day one
  • Great experiences working with patients, clients, service users and professional colleagues
the magnificent eight health care professions
The ‘Magnificent Eight’ Health & Care Professions

Social Work







OperatingDepartment Practice


Dietitiansuse the most up to date public health and scientific research on food, health, and disease, which they translate into practical guidance to enable people to make appropriate lifestyle and food choices.

Dietitians have great work prospects, and high job satisfaction!

Dietitians work in the NHS, both in hospitals and community, in industry, research, and privately.

Fees paid for plus bursary

at the cutting edge
At the cutting edge….

Unique and specialist practitioners caring for patients in operating theatres and critical care areas

  • 100% employability- national shortage
  • 60% of time is practice based
  • Fees paid for plus bursary
  • Great career prospects
  • Varied and exciting

Assessment, diagnosis, treatment and review of lower limb

  • Rewarding valued profession due to varied caseload and instant patient satisfaction
  • Fees paid for plus bursary
  • Diverse flexible employment/practice opportunities: private practice, NHS, (both!), part-time, full-time, musculoskeletal, surgical, paediatrics, condition specific specialities, research, education etc
  • Excellent employment prospects
  • Google ‘Plymouth Podiatry’ to find out more

An optometrist is a professional that takes care of

  • the visual status and monitors the health of the eyes
    • Three year degree with an academic and a practice orientation:
    • Clinical skills from Year 1
    • Placements in each year of the course
  • Designed to meet the requirements of the General Optical Council (GOC)
  • Excellent career and salary prospects and potential for flexible working

‘Occupational Therapists work with people of all ages, helping them to carry out the activities that they need or want to do in order to lead healthy and fulfilling lives’

  • Fees paid for plus bursary
  • Varied career opportunities: Hospitals, social services, independent practice, charities, community, industry, nursing homes, industry, ………….

Is Physiotherapy for me?

Are you good at human biology and think you would enjoy working closely with people of all ages?

Fees paid for plus bursary

  • What areas can I work in?
  • Musculoskeletal
  • Cardiorespiratory
  • Neurology
  • Trauma and Orthopaedics
  • Women’s Health
  • Sports
  • Paediatrics
  • Amputee rehabilitation
  • Hospitals, community, sports clubs, fitness industry, industry, private practice ….

A healthcare profession working with people to maximise their ability to move - improving health, wellbeing and quality of life

Find out more at www.csp.org.uk/careers


A different challenge every day

  • Exciting role
  • Rewarding experiences
  • Fulfilling career
  • Amazing opportunities for development
  • Good career progression

Our degree will open the door to many graduate jobs and careers, for example working with children and families in child protection, fostering and adoption, youth justice, drug and alcohol dependency, older people, people with mental health issues, and people with disabilities.

For more information contact The College of Social Work http://www.tcsw.org.uk/home

the British Association of Social Workers


the Health & Care Professions Council


bsc hons nursing adult
BSc (Hons) Nursing: Adult
  • Three year full time modular programme designed to prepare students for their future role as a registered nurse and to meet the Nursing and Midwifery Council competencies (NMC 2010).
  • The programme gives equal weighting to both academic and clinical practice and 50% of the programme will be undertaken in all areas where nursing care is delivered; this includes but is not exclusively primary, secondary and tertiary care settings.
  • A variety of teaching and assessment methods, with peer teaching and learning incorporated throughout the programme.
  • Students are supported throughout the programme by personal tutors, registered nurse mentors and Placement Development Teams
  • The BSc (Hons) Nursing programme is committed to supporting students to develop the knowledge and skills required to seek employment within a health or social care setting.
bsc hons child health nursing
BSc (Hons) Child Health Nursing
  • An exciting and varied curriculum designed to enable students to take on the complex role of advocate to children and young people
  • A wide range of interesting and challenging placements ranging from high tech, high dependency to strategic public health work
  • Renowned support from a team of highly committed lecturers and practitioners with diverse specialities
  • Excellent career prospects, opportunities within community, hospitals, schools and public health.
bsc hons nursing mental health
BSc (Hons) Nursing: (Mental Health)
        • A three year modular programme which aims to develop the Capable, Competent, Graduate Mental Health Practitioners of the future.
  • The programme gives equal weighting to both academic and clinical practice. 50% of the programme is practice focused, allowing students to learn and develop transferable skills which will enable them to deliver care across the breadth of mental health settings.
    • The programme incorporates a range of innovative and varied teaching and assessment methods. These are underpinned by both evidence based and Values-based practice – users of mental health services & carers are involved at every stage and deliver one of the modules
    • Students are supported throughout the programme by academic and clinical staff, as well as by Placement Development Teams. This collaborative partnership approach enables students to develop as reflective practitioners.
    • The programme is committed to supporting students in developing the knowledge and skills required to work in a recovery focused way, in a range of health and social care settings
bsc hons pre registration midwifery with plymouth university
BSc (Hons) Pre Registration Midwiferywith Plymouth University
  • A new curriculum with modules embedding you into the profession from the start. You will experience your first practice placement before Christmas so that you can begin to apply the theory to practice.
  • The only Pre Registration Midwifery programme in the countryto offer both a fully NMC-approved Mentorship module and the theory required for Examination of the Newborn within the curriculum – enhancing your knowledge-base and employability.
  • A varied range of teaching and assessment to help you to achieve the professional body and programme outcomes and to develop lifelong personal and professional skills.
  • A wide range of placements including varied models of maternity

care and specific non-midwifery experiences.

  • A renowned network of structured support including peers,

academics and practice staff.

Travel the journey with us from lay person to professional midwife!