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Healthcare: Management, Policy and Research

Our BSc Healthcare: Management, Policy and Research is a pioneering multidisciplinary degree led by internationally renowned healthcare researchers.

Our BSc Healthcare: Management, Policy and Research is a pioneering multidisciplinary degree led by internationally renowned healthcare researchers. Our BSc Healthcare: Management, Policy and Research is a pioneering multidisciplinary degree led by internationally renowned healthcare researchers. The BSc Healthcare: Management, Policy and Research has been developed in response to a need for highly skilled leaders in healthcare management, policy development and research. You will receive supervised paid placement throughout year three in a research or healthcare organisation, preparing you for future employment. Teaching will take place in Building 45, close to the Nightingale Building.

Midwifery

Our values-based curriculum will give you a profound understanding of the pregnancy and childbirth experience, while practical experience lies at the heart of the course.

Our values-based curriculum will give you a profound understanding of the pregnancy and childbirth experience, while practical experience lies at the heart of the course. Our BSc Midwifery aims to produce lead professionals working in all aspects of maternity care. Guided by mentors, you will experience a range of hospital and community settings which will provide you with the skills required to practise confidently in all. Course locations include Princess Anne Hospital for some of your teaching and practical placements and Nightingale Building for your Midwifery laboratories. During your third year, you will care for a small caseload of women under the supervision of a midwife. Following graduation, you will be entitled to apply to register to practise with the Nursing and Midwifery Council, the body that regulates midwifery in the UK.

Nursing

Our values-based ethos focuses on care and compassion while the integration of theory and practice lie at the heart of the programme.

Our BN degrees in adult, children's and mental health nursing produce highly skilled professionals with specialist scientific knowledge and a sensitive understanding of each group's unique needs. Our dual field BN degrees in adult/child and adult/mental health are rich, challenging and innovative programmes, providing you with the skills required to pursue a career in a hospital or community setting. Our PGDip.-level graduate programmes are designed for existing graduates aiming to become child, mental health or adult nurses.

Nursing laboratories take place in the Nightingale Building. Other course elements, including placements, will take place across different locations.

Occupational Therapy

Our BSc Occupational Therapy programmes are accredited by the College of Occupational Therapists. On graduation, our students are entitled to apply for registration as occupational therapists with the Health and Care Professions Council.

Our BSc Occupational Therapy enables students to develop an understanding of the central role of occupation in relation to health and wellbeing through modules in which occupation and occupational science are clearly integrated.

Modules include the foundation sciences and professional practice themes, delivered using formal lectures, practical sessions, seminars, workshops and independent study. Teaching takes place in Building 45, near the Nightingale Building. You will complete at least 1,000 hours on practice placement.

Physiotherapy

Our programmes are accredited by the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy and our graduates are entitled to apply for registration as a physiotherapist with the Health and Care Professions Council.

Our physiotherapy programmes involve a combination of academic study and clinical placements designed to integrate theory with supervised clinical practice. Learning opportunities are varied, depending on the nature of the module, and include seminars, project work in groups and self-directed study. You will be assessed on your academic work and your clinical placements using a variety of methods, including written exams, essays, oral presentations, practical exams and development of a research protocol.

Clinical placements occur in blocks throughout the programme, whilst most teaching will take place in Building 45, close to the Nightingale Building. You will also be given the opportunity to learn and work with other healthcare students, developing an understanding of the roles of different professionals in a team-based service. We have been recognised nationally for our development of inter-professional learning.

Podiatry

Our programme is accredited by the Society of Chiropodists and Podiatrists and our graduates are entitled to apply for registration as a podiatrist with the Health and Care Professions Council.

Our BSc Podiatry is a values-based programme fostering empathy and compassion for clients. Findings of our cutting-edge research projects will give you the best-informed foundation for your career. The unique programme combines campus-based study (usually three days a week) with blocks of clinical placement.

National and international placements take place in a variety of settings, in the NHS, private and commercial sectors. The five placement blocks, comprising a minimum of four weeks, take place throughout the programme. This experience will set you up for a career in any of these sectors. Course teaching will take place in Building 45, close to the Nightingale Building. You will gain qualifications in local anaesthesia and prescription-only medicines, as well as carrying out nail surgery. The programme is delivered by staff with an international reputation, reflecting their research interests.

Health Sciences at Southampton

Health Sciences research and teaching at Southampton takes place across several locations, including the newly built Nightingale Building, Building 45, and at the Princess Anne Hospital and University Hospital Southampton.

Clinical research plays a pivotal role in Health Sciences. Our academics have an excellent reputation for collaborating across the University of Southampton, with other universities, the NHS and charities to uncover new scientific facts.

From day one, we encourage our students to evaluate procedures, challenge practice and analyse results, helping them work proactively and with greater initiative and preparing them for clinical leadership.

Skills of emotional intelligence, empathy and compassion are fundamental for both students and staff. As a result, members of our community foster a profound appreciation for the human condition. We also work closely with the private sector to develop equipment and techniques for the future. All these things add up to a truly progressive ethos, which is why governmental bodies from around the world come to us for advice on healthcare policy.

Health Sciences - taught courses

At Health Sciences we give you exactly what you need to achieve progression in your career. That is why so many of our past students are now senior practitioners in major healthcare organisations.

All our postgraduate courses are designed to match the requirements of employers and professional bodies. As a result: a masters degree, research degree, or doctorate from us represents your passport to more senior clinical roles.

We also give you the flexibility you need to work and study at the same time, which means no gap in your CV. You can even choose which elements of which courses you want to study to top up your skills, fitting your individual career path precisely.

Health Sciences - research

On all measures of academic excellence the Health Sciences at Southampton has received rankings that place it among the leading centres in Britain in terms of research output and expertise.

It has continued to receive high scores in the research assessment exercises, delivers high quality publications in health sciences and also has a successful record of raising research funding and grants from funding organisations.

Within Health Sciences we generally have well over 100 full and part-time postgraduate research students

Postgraduate taught courses

Postgraduate PhD courses