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School of Paramedical, Perioperative and Advanced Practice

About the school

We support undergraduate and postgraduate students across a range of key healthcare subjects including paramedicine, physiotherapy, operating department practice, advanced practice, specialist community nursing, non-medical prescribing and endoscopy.

You'll be taught by staff who are experts in their field, ensuring you receive the best possible learning experience.

Head of school

Zach North

Zach North


Research in the School of Paramedical, Perioperative and Advanced Practice

The department is a very clinically focused one with strong practitioners and enthusiastic staff who want to actively develop into researchers. Our team includes Early Career Researchers, creating opportunities to engage in and develop new research.

Our research strengths extend across the fields of pre-hospital care, pharmacology, critical care, advanced practice and physiotherapy.

Recent successes from the department include real-time major trauma extraction scenarios to enhance engagement; incivility in the pre-hospital environment; exploring improvement in recruitment and support for widening participation; and realist synthesis of community pharmacy in COVID-19. In addition, several members of the team have been successful in securing grants with more active grant applications underway.

Research strengths

Pre-hospital Care

Our research in the field of pre-hospital care includes exploring ways to improve training for student paramedics.

Student paramedic perceptions of a non-ambulance practice learning experience

Our community

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Paramedic Science on-demand

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Clinical Placements

Clinical placements from year one give our students the skills, experience and support to become confident and compassionate health practitioners.

Our people

The school is a vibrant community of extremely talented staff and students, who collaborate to craft some incredibly creative work.

staff members in the School of Paramedical, Perioperative and Advanced Practice, arranged alphabetically by last name
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Outstanding facilities

Boasting a simulated operating theatre, hospital ward and intensive care unit, our new £28-million Health Campus is a phenomenal resource for our students. You’ll train in a real-life setting from the start – giving you the skills and confidence to easily transition into a clinical setting.


1. (Perioperative Care) UK domicile full-time first degree leavers; Higher Education Graduate Outcomes statistics, for the academic year 2020/21, published by the Higher Education Statistics Agency June 2023.