Undergraduate Allied Health Courses

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Dream of making a difference in healthcare but undecided how? Discover your perfect role, from physiotherapy to podiatry. 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). We are the largest higher education provider in Counselling, Psycotherapy and Occupational Therapy courses in the UK (source: HESA, CAH3)

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Physiotherapy

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 we scored 95% in overall score in the Complete University Guide 2025 rankings for Physiotherapy.

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Podiatry

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, and the only one affiliated to the NHS Learning Fund. 

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What did they say?

Hear it straight from our students

I chose this course because the lecturers go out of their way to help you. It's great that you can complete it in just three years, which means I can start my career sooner.

Ibrahim - Prosthetics and Orthotics Student 

What we do is really cool. We're specialists of the lower limbs, helping people do what they need to do. I chose Salford because it's the friendliest and most enthusiastic course I've been on. It's exactly what I was looking for.

Carly - Podiatry Student