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Care of the older person

The health and wellbeing of older people is occupying an increasingly prominent place on the policy and political agenda, as we experience an ageing population.

Northumbria’s Departments of Healthcare and Public Health & Wellbeing have extensive expertise in the theory and practice of both primary healthcare and care of the elderly.  Our academic staff are experienced practitioners, researchers and educators, which is reinforced through long-standing engagement with policy-makers, professional bodies, practitioners and health and social care providers at local, regional, national and international levels.

Our professional training and education in this area is underpinned by internationally recognised research relating to care of the elderly from a Nursing Practice, Public Health and Health Interventions perspective.  Examples are research into: 

  • The use of exercise to prevent falls in visually impaired older people;
  • Healthy ageing research and mental health promotion; 
  • Supporting people to age-in-place
  • The effect of nutrition on the brain and cardiovascular function
  • The psychobiology of stress and developing stress reduction interventions.

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Higher and Degree Apprenticeships

At Northumbria University, our higher and degree apprenticeships are more than a learning programme; they are a partnership. We work with organisations to create courses that meet the demands of businesses.



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