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Health and Care Professions

About the Department of Health and Care Professions

Welcome to the Department of Health and Care Professions, where we proudly deliver excellent and impactful education and research in healthcare, working closely with the NHS and other local health and care providers.   

Our department comprises of the Academy of Nursing, Medical Imaging and Postgraduate programmes in Pharmacy, Advanced Clinical Practice, Independent Prescribing and MRI, as well as PhD programmes in Medical Imaging and Nursing.

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Welcome to the Department of Health and Care Professions at the University of Exeter. I'm Karen Knapp, Head of Department and I'm thrilled to lead a team dedicated to advancing healthcare education and research. Our department is committed to providing exceptional learning experiences, fostering innovation, and contributing to improving patient care. We embrace a collaborative environment where students and staff alike can thrive, grow, and make meaningful impacts in the healthcare sector.

Professor Karen Knapp

Head of Department

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5th in the UK for Nursing1

The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2024

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Medical Imaging – Top 10 in the UK for Medical Technology 2

9th in the Complete University Guide 2025

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Vibrant and active research student community supported by excellent pastoral and academic staff 

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Very strong academic, clinical and practice focus

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