School of Healthcare

About us

Welcome to the School of Healthcare at the University of Leicester 


The School of Healthcare at the University of Leicester’s vision is to:

  • produce high quality healthcare professionals through class leading and ground-breaking education and scholarship; encouraging creativity and innovation within their professional careers
  • improve the health and wellbeing of populations in the UK and worldwide through science underpinned, health services research, enterprise and engagement
  • create a supportive and innovative working environment that retains and attracts leading and inspirational academic educators and researchers

We place an emphasis on excellence in teaching and research in partnership with health and social care providers.


Our teaching teams include national and internationally respected educators who publish world class texts to support your learning.

We provide undergraduate education and training in the following programmes:

All of our courses are delivered in partnership with our students. They are focussed on providing a culturally competent, contemporary and dynamic approach to learning and education, including a diverse range of placements to enable you to apply new knowledge into practice. Inter-professional learning opportunities are provided across all our programmes, working with medical students and members of the College of Life Science’s Patient and Carer group.

The recent development of our Clinical Skills Suite in the Robert Kirkpatrick Clinical Sciences Building demonstrates our commitment to providing you with a high-quality learning environment.


Our multidisciplinary research team leads national and international research partnerships and grants with a focus on generating evidence that can be translated into policy or practice.

Current projects include:

  • CHARMER: England-wide trial in hospitals to equip geriatricians and pharmacists to stop risky and unnecessary medicines
  • AFIAH: Providing access to healthcare professional training for ex members of the Armed Forces
  • Achilles tendon injuries: National project examining Achilles tendon problems in professional Rugby Union players
  • FLUCARE: National project (Jointly led with the University of East Anglia) to encourage care home staff to access the flu vaccination
  • IMAB-Q: National project to design a culturally competent trial to introduce and evaluate a theory and evidence-based medication adherence intervention into GP practice structured medication reviews

The team

We are a diverse team of academics with expertise in healthcare and teaching/research. The School is still developing as expansion of new vocational programmes and research projects are added to its portfolio, further adding to the diversity of expertise you may encounter during your studies. We encourage inter-professional learning and research culminating in courses which offer you forward thinking curricula delivered by dedicated individuals.

We pride ourselves on getting to know you as individuals and making your time at university one that prepares you for an exciting and dynamic career within your chosen profession.

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