Female student nurse looking at a book under supervision of her teacher while standing by a drug cabinet in a hospital ward. In the background is another male student nurse with a patient in a hospital bed.

Swansea University will continue to play a vital role in training the healthcare workforce of the future for the next decade.

In addition to its award-winning nursing programme and paramedic science courses, the University’s Faculty of Medicine, Health and Life Science has also been awarded important new contracts by Health Education and Improvement Wales, the body which oversees in the healthcare education, training and development.

The decision recognises the high standard of education provided by the University’s courses for:

  • adult, mental health, and child nursing;
  • physician associate studies;
  • midwifery;
  • its healthcare sciences portfolio; and,
  • paramedic science.

The University’s new contracts will now see it offer courses in learning disability nursing, dispersed learning for nursing, occupational therapy and operating department practice.

Professor Keith Lloyd, Executive Dean of the Faculty, said: “This excellent outcome reflects the high-quality learning experience we offer across our health professional courses to deliver the NHS workforce of the future.”

Deputy Head of Faculty Professor Michelle Lee added: “We are delighted to be awarded the commission for learning disability nursing, occupational therapy, and operating department practice. These new areas expand our portfolio of award-winning pre-registration programmes. We very much look forward to working with HEIW and our university health board partners.”

Swansea University Vice-Chancellor Paul Boyle said: “The experience of the pandemic has demonstrated the critical importance of our healthcare workforce here in Wales, and I am delighted that Swansea University will continue to play a key role in its development. This expansion of our training portfolio reflects our commitment to providing a high-quality learning experience for our vital healthcare workers of the future.”   

The news comes just weeks after Swansea University achieved its highest ever position in the Complete University Guide League Tables 2022.

The university has climbed three places to the 29th position in the main league table and additionally is now ranked top in the UK for Medicine.

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