Nurses, midwives, audiologists, speech and language therapists…
Working in partnership with the NHS, DMU trains hundreds of people to enter different specialisms in the health professions every year.
Our extensive contacts with the NHS means that students benefit from the most up-to-date ideas and techniques.
Lecturers have excellent personal links with the NHS and their knowledge is essential to help students prepare for careers in the health sector, either in the NHS, the UK’s biggest employer, or in private healthcare providers.
Research carried out between DMU and the NHS is shaping the future of health care. For example, a skin cancer detection tool to help identify the disease in its early stages is being developed in collaboration with the University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust's Dermatology Department.
The university's Health Policy Research Unit (HPRU) is dedicated to exploring issues within the field of health policy. This is work that is of direct benefit to the NHS and covers subject areas as diverse as issues affecting the health of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans (LGBT) people, the experiences of people suffering from sickle cell and thalassaemia, and the reasons women travel abroad for fertility treatment.
The Faculty of Business and Law also provides management training for NHS employees, equipping people with the skills and knowledge to move up the career ladder into more senior positions.