BCU Allied & Public Health paramedics attending to a woman.
BCU Allied & Public Health ODP students with a patient.
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BCU Allied & Public Health student with red hair looking through a microscope.
BCU Allied & Public Health VERT students wearing goggles.
BCU Allied & Public Health ODP student in mask and gown.

Your route into the health professions

A range of courses: We offer courses in radiography, radiotherapy, health and social care, ODP, rehabilitation work, paramedic science and more - all offering excellent potential for career development.

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Why study with us?

Here are our top 10 reasons to choose the School of Health Sciences at Birmingham City University. 

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98% graduates employed

Over 98 per cent of graduates employed

The latest DLHE survey (2015/16) showed that 98.7 per cent of ALL our students were in work or completing further study six months after graduation.

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Fantastic facilities

State-of-the-art facilities

We’re investing £41 million in an extension to our existing £30 million campus in Edgbaston to provide state-of-the-art learning facilities for all Health, Education and Life Science courses.

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Placement experience

Getting you ready for employment

You’ll get hands on experience of the profession or industry you’re training for through placements and/or sandwich year options, ensuring you’re ready for employment when you graduate.

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Accredited courses

Accredited by professional bodies

Many of our courses are accredited by professional bodies, such as the HCPC (Health and Care Professions Council) and SENR (the Sport and Exercise Nutrition Register).

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Earn while you learn

OpportUNIty

Our student employment agency, OpportUNIty – Student Jobs on Campus, allows you to apply for paid roles with us at the University, and gain valuable experience for your CV and future employment.

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International opportunities

Opportunities to travel abroad

You’ll have opportunities to travel abroad and observe practise in other countries, like our Diagnostic Radiography students who have been to Canada and Paramedic Science students who arranged their own placement in Australia.

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Prestigious partners

Warwickshire County Cricket Club

Our Sport and Exercise students will work with cricketers from Warwickshire County Cricket Club and receive teaching from Sport Director Ashley Giles and Conditioning Coach Chris Armstrong as part of a new Official Partnership.

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Work with Service Users

Forum for Accessing Community Experience (FACE)

We ensure you have a holistic approach to your practice through FACE, which allowed service users and carers to share their experiences, knowledge and ideas with you.

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Get £150 free credit

Get £150 free credit for books and learning materials

To welcome new undergraduate students in 2018 we’re giving away at least £150 of free credit to ‘spend’ on books and other learning material. Plus, you don’t have to pay it back!

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Learn from the experts

Learn from the experts

Our staff come from the services and industries about which they teach, maintaining their links to ensure you get the most up-to-date learning during your course. Some even go to the length of doing shifts in their profession to stay hands on!

Facilities

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Sports Therapy Clinic

Sports Therapy Clinic

You will get the chance to assess and treat university staff and students in the sports therapy clinic, which is replete with state-of-the-art technology.

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Biomedical Sciences Labs

Biomedical Sciences Labs

Our major expansion, includes newly built laboratories and equipment that will give you a leading edge when seeking employment.

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Mock Operating Theatre

Mock Operating Theatre

Our mock operating theatre lets our Operating Department Practice students practise their skills in a realistic environment.

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SPACE

SPACE

Skills Practice and Care Enhancement – SPACE – is a room resourced with equipment and a technician, and is dedicated to you practising your clinical skills in a supportive environment.

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Radiography skills suite

Radiography skills suite 

Where better for our Diagnostic Radiography students to get to grips with the technology used in their profession before they go on placement than in our very own X-Ray room? You can view the X-Rays you take on our dedicated Picture Archiving and Communication Systems (PACS) suite. 

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The 4D classroom

The 4D classroom

If you’re a Paramedic Science student you’re likely to encounter the 4D classroom with ‘cut out’ ambulance, which allows various scenes to be played out on screen and smells to be piped into the room give a very realistic feel to your practice scenarios!

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SLT’s ‘mirror room’

SLT’s ‘mirror room’

How do you observe how someone communicates with others without them knowing they’re watching? Well you use the ‘mirror room’ dedicated to Speech and Language Therapy which allows observation of both students and service users to assess their communication.

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VERT

VERT

Our Virtual Environment for Radiotherapy Training (VERT) and advanced computer planning facilities allow you to effectively use live simulations to bring the practical realities of the radiotherapy profession directly to your studies.

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Biomedical Engineering Labs

Biomedical Engineering Laboratory 

Access to our cutting-edge virtual technologies and one of the UK's largest specialist health education libraries.

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Library facilities

Library facilities

Our Mary Seacole library is one of the UK's largest specialist health education libraries with an extensive of range of information and reference materials set out in a relaxing environment. You also have access to the University’s library in The Curzon Building at the City Centre Campus.

Spotlight on…Biomedical Engineering

Biomedical Engineering lies at the interface where engineering meets medicine and biology.

From creating 3D organs or artificial limbs, through to the titanium plate used to repair Malala Yousafzai’s skull following her injuries inflicted by a Taliban gunman, your innovation can do more than just meet the needs of service users - it has the potential to save and transform lives.

BEng/MEng Biomedical Engineering 

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