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Allied Health and Paramedic Science

Excellent facilities

Dedicated labs for simulated experience

Work placements

Gain real-world experience in your chosen field

Accredited courses

Gain professionally recognised qualifications

Our diverse range of undergraduate and postgraduate allied health courses cover different specialisms within the health industry, including the ability to train as a paramedic or an operating department practitioner.   

Take care of your future with our range of undergraduate and postgraduate allied health courses, and leave with a professional qualification - you'll be supported in our clinical skills labs with the best possible learning facilities, in our dedicated learning centres, in Stoke-on-Trent, Shrewsbury and Stafford. 

You'll be supported throughout your training. Personal tutors who will be with you for the duration of the course, field/course leads for your chosen subject area and mentors in clinical practice, along with student guidance advisors and study skills support.  

You'll gain experience in your specialist field that may include a variety of settings including hospital and community, within our partner trusts and independent providers. 

For Paramedic Science students, half of your study will be practice based and you'll be mentored by an experienced paramedic, normally within West Midlands Ambulance Service NHS Trust. For the other half, you'll be taught by experienced paramedic lecturers and key educators at the University. 


Work experience and careers

Whatever you choose to study at Staffordshire University you will have the opportunity of practice learning placements, where you’ll gain experience and connections to give you an edge in your future career. 

Whatever your chosen course, you will have the opportunity to work in a professional environment. We aim to give you a clear edge over the competition when you have completed your course, and the work experience you’ll gain will be vital to your future employment. 

You will receive support in your chosen area, as well as guidance through assessment. All theoretical studies will be backed up in live work experience-based practicals that relate to your field, whether in a professional environment, or using the state-of-the-art industry-standard facilities housed within the University.

Placements on offer in non-NHS settings are generally with charity, private or voluntary organisations, such as hospices and nursing homes.

Placement Opportunities:

Our NHS settings include:

  • University Hospitals of North Midlands (UHNM)

  • Royal Wolverhampton NHS Trust

  • Shrewsbury and Telford Hospitals NHS Trust

  • South Staffordshire and Shropshire Mental Health Foundation NHS Trust

  • Shropshire Community Health NHS Trust

  • Mid Cheshire Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust Leighton Hospital

Our students

Lindsay Franklin
Health and Social Care BA Hons

The lecturers are amazing and so supportive. If you’re struggling with a subject, they support you through it all. I always thought that when you go to University, you’re on your own – you get given the work and that’s it but it’s not like that. The lecturers are there to guide you and give you as much support as they can.

Katie Hill
Graduate Paramedic

I made some amazing friends during my time here; not to mention the encouragement and positive vibes given by the staff and my mentors on placement. They’ve helped me achieve my lifelong ambition of being a paramedic.

Our staff

Angela Woolliscroft
Angela WoolliscroftSenior Lecturer

I qualified as a Registered Nurse through Staffordshire University in 2000. I worked for 15 years as a Theatre Scrub Practitioner and Clinical Standards Facilitator in the Operating Theatres at an acute NHS Trust in the West Midlands, taking an …

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Our graduates

Darren Neeld Paramedic Science, 2015

Former Royal Air Force combat medic Darren joined the emergency services frontline when he became a paramedic, he’s one of the stars of BBC series Ambulance.

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Richard Lewis Master of Public Health, 2015

Richard is currently programme manager for Public Health Wales after holding various roles in the Welsh Government.

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