The BSc (Hons) Healthcare Science (Nuclear Medicine) degree is ideal if you enjoy basic physics, which underpins the technology used. Medical Physics Technologists work alongside doctors and other healthcare professionals. They use advanced techniques to diagnose and treat disease using isotopes and radiation in its various forms.You learn how to use radioisotopes to image organs and compartments in the human body, for example lung perfusion and ventilation studies or thyroid function tests.
Students on this course spend half their time at university and half on placements, preparing for the world of work. This course starts before normal University term time and has different leave entitlements. The degree will:
- Equip you with the skills to work in the NHS or private sector
- Provide transferable skills in team working, communication, problem-solving and analysis
The University has strong links with health boards with the nearest hospital next-door to the campus. In addition, students also have multiple opportunities to use the College of Human and Health Sciences' state-of-the-art facilities. Our clinical practice suite allows students of nuclear medicine to learn practical skills before using them in a real life situation.
- UK and EU students are eligible to apply for an enhanced support package through the NHS Wales Bursary arrangements. Conditions for funded places apply, for further information please visit our website - www.swansea.ac.uk/undergraduate/fees-and-funding/studentloansandgrants/nhsfunding/
- EMPLOYABILITY: 100% of Healthcare Science graduates are employed in a professional or managerial job 6 months after graduating (Unistats 2017).
- AVERAGE EARNINGS: The average NHS starting salary for graduate Medical Physics Technologists is £24,000 (Band 5) Typical wage brackets go from £22,128-£41,787.
- ACCREDITATION: Accredited by the NSHCS (National School of Healthcare and Science), on behalf of Health Education England, for the purpose of eligibility for registration as a Healthcare Science Practitioner on the AHCS (Academy for Healthcare and Science) voluntary register.
Visit our employability pages to read our graduate success stories :- http://www.swansea.ac.uk/humanandhealthsciences/employability/
Year 1 Compulsory:
Professional Practice 1
Anatomy and Physiology for Healthcare Science
Pathophysiology for Healthcare Science
Basics of Mathematics and Physics for Healthcare Science
Scientific Basis of Medical Physics
Informatics and Statistics
Manual Handling 1
Violence & Aggression Passport 1
Year 2 Compulsory:
Professional Practice 2
Research Methods and Statistics
Instrumentation Signal Processing and Imaging
Healthcare Science Work Based Placement 1
Practice of Radiation Protection
Medical Equipment Lifecycle
Non-ionising Radiation and Physiological Measurements
Manual Handling 2
Violence & Aggression Passport 2
Year 3 Compulsory:
Professional Practice 3
Healthcare Science Research Project
Healthcare Science Work Based Placement 2
Clinical Indication, Pathology and Patient Care
Physics and Instrumentation
Manual Handling 3
Modules are subject to change and departments reserve the right to change the details.
There are a number of tools used for assessment; these can range from unseen written exams, lab reports, essays, presentations and practical work.
Students on this course spend approximately half their time at university and half on placements, preparing for the world of work. These placements are organised by the College of Human and Health Sciences.
Application deadline details:
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