University of Central Lancashire
The College is one of the largest providers of healthcare and sports education and professional development, offering flexible delivery of undergraduate and postgraduate modular-based courses and research degrees. They have approximately 6,400 students and over 310 members of staff. Their portfolio has been developed and is continuously updated collaboratively with staff from local partner provider organisations, patients, carers and the public, in response to local needs, national policy and professional statutory regulatory body education standards.
Courses are offered in adult, children and mental health nursing; counselling and psychological therapies; emergency, acute and critical care; long term conditions; community nursing specialist practitioner and non-medical prescribing; assistant and advanced practitioner courses; midwifery; operating department practice; paramedic practice; physiotherapy and sports therapy; public health; health informatics; sports management and the outdoors; sports coaching and development; nutrition and exercise science. Simulated learning experience is provided within a suite of contemporary skills laboratories.
Specialist research teams are engaged in applied health care and sports focused research, contributing to enhancement of policy and health improvement of individuals, families and public services. The research themes are: Stroke and Older People, Mental Health Nursing, Children’s Nursing, Midwifery, Maternal and Infant Nutrition and Nurture, Health and Sustainability, Allied Health, Health Implementation, Cancer Care, Professional Ethics, Football, Sport Studies, Coaching and Performance, Applied Sport and Exercise Sciences, and Nutritional Sciences and Food Safety. The College provides a range of innovation activities through bespoke training, workshops, consultancy, service evaluations, audits, contract research and international conferences.