Welcome to The Department of Nursing, Health and Professional Practice. We are the largest provider of health professionals in Cumbria and North Lancashire, with an expert team of lecturers committed to providing you with the best grounding for your career in health.

Nursing and Midwifery

All of our nursing and midwifery courses are accredited by the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC).The courses have been designed to uphold professional standards of education, training, conduct and performance so that nurses can deliver high quality healthcare throughout their careers. 

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Paramedic Practice

Broaden your knowledge and skills with a course in Paramedic Practice. Designed in collaboration with Local Ambulance Services to meet the educational needs of paramedics and those working in emergency care settings, our range of undergraduate, postgraduate and short courses could improve your career prospects.

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Counselling and Psychotherapy

Our Counselling and Psychotherapy courses offer professional training on how to work with, and understand a wide range of client issues. All of our courses have a 'Person Centred' core but also provide the opportunity to learn about, and critically evaluate other approaches such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and other systemic ways of working.

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Values Based Recruitment

Values Based Recruitment (VBR) is an approach which attracts and selects students, trainees or employees on the basis that their individual values and behaviours align with the values of the NHS Constitution. VBR provides a standardised method of ensuring HE Institutions recruit the best people to give patients the best care possible.

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Research is an integral part of what we do at the University of Cumbria. Our staff individually, in groups and at centres, contribute to leading research at regional, national and international levels.

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Working with Individuals on the Autism Spectrum

There are around 700,000 people in the UK living with autism - that's more than 1 in 1001. If you include their families, autism touches the lives of 2.8 million people every day*. Our courses will help improve your understanding of autism and those on the spectrum, developing your skills to enable proper consideration of their needs.

*The National Autistic Society
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