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Innovation and service development in healthcare

Northumbria University has one of the UK higher education sector’s most advanced skills environments for teaching and learning, placing the University at the forefront of innovation and service development in nursing and healthcare.

Teaching and training are informed by the latest research and its close partnerships with healthcare authorities and professional bodies. 

Some examples of our expertise in this area are:

  • Nurse Simulation Education: Practical bespoke courses in simulation training using high-tech mannequins have been delivered for government-sponsored groups of health professionals and nurse educators from several countries including Thailand, Norway, Sweden and Taiwan.
  • Training for healthcare staff on communication skills for difficult situations, e.g. in care of cancer patients
  • Managing Human Factors in Patient Safety
  • Short courses on Leading Improvements in Healthcare Delivery
    • Research to inform development and uptake of healthcare services: e.g. factors influencing the public’s uptake of cancer screening.
    • Transforming health services by examining mechanisms to involve older people in policy development
    • Telehealth and Telecare: e.g. technological and organisational innovations to allow older people with chronic diseases such as dementia to live independently and have a better quality of life.

Higher and Degree Apprenticeships

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.



CPD and Short Courses

Our Continual Professional Development (CPD) courses are designed to open up exciting new possibilities for individuals and organisations. By increasing skills and knowledge and introducing new ways of thinking and working we create impact in performance at all levels.

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