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BSc (Hons) Healthcare Science (Respiratory and Sleep Physiology)

Swansea University
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Course UCAS code: B121
Qualification type:
  • BSc (Hons), Full-time , Duration: 3 Years
Course Summary:
Students of BSc (Hons) Healthcare Science (Respiratory and Sleep Sciences) go on to become Respiratory Physiologists. They work directly with patients suspected or known to have diseases of the respiratory system and those with sleep-related breathing disorders. Respiratory and Sleep Physiology is a branch of Medical Physics Technology. Practitioners deliver diagnostic tests of breathing and perform diagnostic sleep studies and provide treatment for patients with sleep-related breathing conditions, in hospital and at home. Respiratory Physiologists also diagnose and treat sleep-related breathing disorders in partnership with the medical team. Students need a keen interest in science and human biology along with effective communications skills to work with patients of all ages and disabilities. Students are advised to visit a hospital medical physics department to familiarise themselves with the role and daily activities of medical physics technologists before applying. 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. Medical Physics students have multiple opportunities to use the College of Human and Health Sciences’ state-of-the-art facilities. Students on this course spend half their time at university and half on placements, preparing for the world of work. These placements are organised by the College. - 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 £22,128 (Band 5) Typical wage brackets go from £22,128-£41,787. - ACCREDITATION: Accredited by the RCCP and the Association for Respiratory Technology and Physiology. 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 Introduction to Cardiovascular Science Respiratory and Sleep Physiology CVRS Patient Pathways and Work-Based Training 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 Pathophysiology of Common Cardiovascular and Respiratory Conditions Respiratory and Sleep Physiology - Diagnostic Interventions Respiratory and Sleep Physiology - Physiology Manual Handling 2 Violence & Aggression Passport 2 Year 3 Compulsory: Professional Practice 3 Healthcare Science Research Project Healthcare Science Work Based Placement 2 Respiratory and Sleep Physiology - Sleep Diagnostics and Therapy Respiratory and Sleep Physiology - Blood Gases and Respiratory Failure Respiratory and Sleep Physiology - Challenge and Exercise Testing Manual Handling 3 Modules are subject to change and departments reserve the right to change the details.
Assessment Methods:
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.
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15 January

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I loved Swansea so much – I wasn’t sure what to expect, but the place blew me away. Wind Street is the best! There are so many things to do, although my favourite was talking the walk along the coast to Mumbles, a tiny fishing village, getting a cup of tea in the local café and getting away from it all for a while. Everyone was incredible open and welcoming, the beach was stunning and host to some very good memories, the course was amazing and my tutors were so inspiring. Everyone’s been so friendly and supportive.

Swansea University Admissions Office:
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The Admissions Office, Swansea University:
Tel. 01792 295111
Email. [email protected]

Swansea University Admissions Office:
Tel. 01792 295111
Email. [email protected]

The Admissions Office, Swansea University:
Tel. 01792 295111
Email. [email protected]

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