During the programme you will undertake a variety of clinical experiences predominately in the Bradford, Airedale and Craven districts, consisting of practice placements lasting between 6 and 12 weeks.
You will be allocated a Mentor on each placement who has undertaken a professionally recognised Mentorship preparation award.
You may also be allocated an associate mentor depending upon the placement.
Mentors are there to support and educate you during your practice placement, helping you to integrate the theoretical knowledge gained into effective/ appropriate practice.
They will supervise your work and assess your progress during and at the end of the placement.
We also have a Practice Education Support Team (PEST) that provides a link between practice placement areas and the University.
The team are there to offer Mentor support and guidance to ensure and enhance your learning in practice.
There is also an opportunity to undertake an elective placement at the end of Year 2 which can include experience abroad, for example Finland, Belgium and Denmark.
The purpose-built Faculty of Health Studies building represents a £10 million investment in health at Bradford.
Our state of the art facilities provide learning environments and simulation equipment that mirrors those found in the NHS.
They are designed to provide the closest possible ‘real-life’ practical experience, under the guidance and supervision of our academic team of experienced healthcare professionals, allowing students to develop their clinical skills ahead of practice placements and employment in the health sector.