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BSc (Hons) Healthcare Science (Nuclear Medicine)

Swansea University
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Course UCAS code: B990
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  • BSc (Hons), Full-time , Duration: 3 Years
Course Summary:
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/
Modules:
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 Medical Imaging 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.
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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    As per the previous question, I have been happy with both the education and 'University life' experience provided in a nice city!
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