Learning and assessment
Students will attend university one day per week from September.
Contact hours in classes may vary per week but non-contact time should be utilised for independent study. The timetable will be produced at least 6 months in advance and sponsoring lab will be informed.
Students may be required to attend on occasional Saturday mornings (no more than 2 per semester) for lab practicals. The University may develop a distance learning option at some point in the future. A number of self-directed components of work-based learning are carried out in the training laboratory alongside the development of the Institute’s registration training portfolio. The university has more than 15 years experience of supporting work-based study.
The University have dedicated staff with significant relevant professional experience as NHS practitioners, who organise placements and supervise the work-based learning aspects of the programmes. Other staff are researchers.
The research led teaching delivered at levels 5 and 6 is relevant and specific to the NHS and therefore we invite these external experts who are researchers within their field from local NHS hospitals to deliver some of the lectures within the final year specialist diagnostic modules.
Healthcare Science apprentices meet with their Personal Academic Tutor (PAT) on a regular basis. PATs carry out regular workplace visits to ensure completion of independent study for work-based learning throughout the course.
Module teams provide clear introductions to each module and learning objectives are presented in each session. Additional support materials are made available through the VLE. The Faculty has a central administrative team which supports the student journey.
Innovative teaching methods have been introduced in many areas in line with the University’s reputation as a technology university.
The University offer a structured framework for a work-place mentor supported by the university team.
The apprentice will spend 20% off the job training during their study.
Students learn in multi-million pound teaching laboratories, with access to research laboratories in the Institute of Cancer Therapeutics where you will learn from our world-leading cancer researchers.
Our comprehensive support services will help you to achieve your full potential – both academically and personally.
We provide all you need to make the very best of your time with us, and successfully progress through your studies and on into the world of graduate employment.
Our support services include:
- Personal tutors
- Disability services
- Counselling services
- MyBradford student support centres
- The Students’ Union
- Chaplaincy and faith advisers
- An on-campus nursery
- Halls wardens
We have well-stocked libraries and excellent IT facilities across campus. These facilities are open 24 hours a day during term time, meaning you’ll always find a place to get things done on campus.
Our Academic Skills Advice Service will work with you to develop your academic, interpersonal and transferable skills.
The programme team are all either researchers or have NHS practitioner experience (one team member combines being an active practitioner with teaching commitments) and therefore research is integral to the teaching on the programme.
Our research expertise covers a range of areas including microbiology, cancer research, skin sciences and cardiovascular disease research. You can find out more about our two main research areas below:
All students undertake a research laboratory project which constitutes one third of the academic credits at level 6. Research is carried out in the workplace, with a supervision team combining a member of clinical staff from the work place with a University member of the teaching and research team.