Health Showcase: public session
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In partnership with Next Steps South West, the University of Plymouth is hosting the Health Showcase on Thursday 18 October 2018 to mark 70 years of the NHS in England.

From social work to psychology and medicine to midwifery, interactive displays will demonstrate how staff, students, researchers, partners and professionals are collaborating to make an impact on everyday lives.

Navigate through our range of exhibitors from the fields of Medicine, Dentistry, Biomedical Science, Nursing, Midwifery, Psychology, Social Work and Allied Health Professions (Dietetics, Occupational Therapy, Optometry, Paramedic Practitioner, Physiotherapy, Podiatry, and Sport Therapy and Rehabilitation).

This event is open to all staff, students and members of the public who wish to find out more about the health professions and the related research conducted across the South West. This event is suitable for adults of all ages and families with children over five years of age. 

There is no need to book to attend this event: simply turn up and have fun.

For teachers wishing to attend this event with a group of school/college students, please visit our Schools and Colleges event page.

Contact Lindsey Cooper for further information, email: tel: +44 (0)1752 587984).

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Today's events

Meet our researchers and discover how research is making a difference

Discover neuroscience and how normal brain function compares to a diseased brain. Delve into antibiotic resistance – one of the biggest threats to human health globally, learn how robots can help people in care homes and discover the insole system with sensors to analyse gait and how it benefits people with diabetes at risk of foot ulcers.

Find out more about our research through the Institute of Translational and Stratified Medicine (ITSMed) and Institute of Health and Community.

<p>Professor Mat Upton</p>
Antibiotic resistant infections are one of the leading threats to human health and modern medicine: Professor Mat Upton
<p>Dr Edgar Kramer</p>
Professor Edgar Kramer talks about his research into Parkinson's – neurodegenerative disease: Clinical neuroscience research
Dr Claudia Barros, Lecturer in Neuroscience
Doctor Claudia Barros: Neural Stem Cell Research

Study with us

From optometry and restorative dentistry to medicine and midwifery, we offer the largest range of healthcare programmes in the South West, some of which benefit from 100 per cent graduate employment.

High quality teaching

University of Plymouth Peninsula Medical School (PMS) has made the top two in the UK for medical student experience as an organisation offering primary medical qualifications – with 98% of students ‘satisfied overall’ with the quality of the course.

The University of Plymouth’s Peninsula Dental School has come joint top of a key UK survey that asks students to rate their institution based on teaching quality.

100% of students on the BDS (Hons) Bachelor of Dental Surgery course said that they were ‘satisfied overall with the quality of the course’ in the 2018 National Student Survey (NSS) – putting it joint first out of 16 dental schools in the UK.

Committed to widening participation

We're committed to widening participation and to prove it we've launched a medical degree with a foundation year, helping people from disadvantaged backgrounds become doctors. The programme is designed as a route into medicine for students who might not otherwise access higher education.

NHS70 at the University of Plymouth

To mark 70 years of the NHS, we are celebrating the everyday heroes – our staff, students and alumni – who work, study and research in health and medicine professions.

We're a proud partner in the University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust, and have long had strong links with Derriford Hospital, at teaching, consultant and patient level. We're looking to the future of health and medicine by reflecting on, and celebrating, the medical and technological advancements and the real-world experiences of those at the forefront of patient care. 

Celebrate NHS70 with us, and join the conversation online with #NHS70.

If you like this event, our Plymouth Research Festival 2019 (21-25 January) may also be of interest

How can research shape our world? 

This week long showcase explores Plymouth's rich and varied research culture and the exceptional work of university academics, working in collaborations and affecting change across the world.

Economic | Environmental | Social | Cultural | Medical

Making an impact - from local to global.

Event photography and video
Please be aware that some of the University of Plymouth's public events may be attended by University photographers and videographers, for capturing content to be used in University online and offline marketing and promotional materials, for example webpages, brochures or leaflets. If for whatever reason, you or a member of your group, do not wish to be photographed, please make yourself known to staff working at the event on arrival or to the photographer.