Allied Health Courses

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Do you know you want to work in healthcare, but not quite sure in what capacity? With healthcare roles ranging from physiotherapists to prosthetists and orthotists, there's lots of choice out there to fit your skills and experience. You could work on the front line on a ward or in a private practice and still make a difference to people's lives.

We are one of the one of the largest providers of allied health professional education programmes in the UK, known for our track record of collaborating with a wide range of industry partners across health and social care to produce highly skilled graduates with real work experience. We are proud to offer courses in Diagnostic Radiography, Occupational Therapy, Physiotherapy, Podiatry and Prosthetics and Orthotics.

During your studies, you'll complete placements, meet other specialists and get a taste for what the role is really like.

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Diagnostic Radiography

Accredited by the Society and College of Radiographers, this course will equip you with the skills to be a highly professional radiographer. Radiography combines science, technology and patient care to provide a vital role in patient diagnosis and treatment. Radiographers use a range of different imaging techniques and sophisticated technology to produce high quality images to aid diagnosis for injury or disease as part of the multi-professional healthcare team. The career structure provides opportunities for radiographers to specialise into many areas including ultrasound, CT/MRI scanning, image reporting, teaching and management.

We are proud to be in the top 10 for Radiography in the Sunday Times Good University Guide League Table 2022.

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Occupational Therapy

As an occupational therapist, you'll work with people from a wide range of backgrounds and cultures and across all age groups, helping them to live with with a variety of physical and psychological problems. You'll work with your clients to consider how their physical health, mental health and social environment affect their ability to carry out daily living activities such as personal care, domestic tasks, socialising, leisure and work.

This course is approved by the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and the Royal College of Occupational Therapists (RCOT).

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Physiotherapy seeks to optimise human movement and function by using physical approaches to promote, maintain and restore physical, psychological and social wellbeing.

This degree, accredited by the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy, equips you with the knowledge and skills required by physiotherapists to provide evidence-based health care. Our physiotherapy graduates have excellent problem-solving skills, they are technically proficient, professionally aware and as such, move seamlessly into graduate practice - in short, they are very employable. The course benefits from dedicated and innovative teaching staff operating from purpose-built, state-of-the-art technical and learning facilities. Upon graduation, you are eligible to become a member of the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy and apply to be placed on the Health and Care Professions Council’s (HCPC) Register of Physiotherapists.

The NHS Constitution is at the heart of our recruitment and selection process for students applying to become health care professionals.

We're proud to say that in the Complete University Guide 2022 rankings our Physiotherapy course ranked 1st in the North West (joint 3rd nationally) for student satisfaction and joint 1st for graduate prospects (100%).

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Podiatry is the assessment, diagnosis and treatment of foot and lower limb disorders, many of which are caused by general health disorders. You will use comprehensive assessment and diagnostic skills to develop patient care pathways for conditions which impact on people's quality of life. 

You'll learn from academics internationally renowned for their clinical expertise and research profile. You'll have the opportunity to take exciting placements in NHS clinics, as well as learning hands-on in our state-of-the-art, purpose-built clinical research facilities.

When you first arrive, you will learn the basic practical skills and knowledge to enable you to treat patients safely. You will also acquire the reflective, critical thinking, reasoning and problem-solving skills that are essential to professional practice.

You will start your clinical practice within six weeks of starting the course within our own in-house clinic. Your practice will develop throughout your time with us, one day per week in NHS clinics and then during longer periods of work placements in your final year.

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Prosthetics and Orthotics

Prosthetists provide artificial limbs and gait analysis to people who have part or all of a limb missing. Orthotists provide braces and splints to support,correct, or aid the function of people with various conditions of the neuro, muscular and skeletal systems. On this course you will learn how to assess and treat people requiring prosthetic and orthotic care. The strong practical elements of this course will be taught in conjunction with relevant theory and background information.

We are one of the only two universities in the UK offering this course.

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Why an allied health course at Salford?


You'll be taught by qualified health professionals with real-world experience working in their field


You'll learn in purpose-built facilities, including our very own Podiatry clinic, realistic simulation suites and our new centre for medical imaging


You'll have the opportunity to work with real patients as part of your course


Graduates are employed in a range of health and social care settings such as prisons, litigation services, the NHS and in private practice


Our courses are accredited and formally endorsed by their respective professional body, making you industry ready when you graduate


Our courses are well-established and we have a strong reputation, recognised by professionals working across the industry.

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