Cardiac Physiologists work with those suspected or known to have heart disease. This degree is ideal if you enjoy human biology and are interested in health and wellbeing. You should want to work with patients in specialised healthcare environments, be comfortable with technological equipment and be good at problem-solving.
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.
Cardiac physiologists now perform some tasks that were previously the remit of doctors.
This is an exciting and rapidly developing field that requires a high level of responsibility with many opportunities for specialist role extension following graduation.
The University has strong links with health boards with the nearest hospital next-door to the campus. You will also have the opportunity to use the College of Human and Health Sciencesâ state-of-the-art facilities which offer realistic workplace experiences and learning resources including a clinical and technical skills centre and simulated clinical practice facilities.
- 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 NHS starting salary for graduate Cardiac Physiologists is Â£24,000 (Band 5). Typical career earnings go up to Â£41,787. A significant proportion of our graduates now work in Band 6 and Band 7 (specialist) roles. A Consultant Audiologist can earn Â£100,431.
- 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.
- Graduates are also eligible to join the voluntary register with the Registration Council for Clinical Physiologists and are able to enter the workplace as an independent practitioner.
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
Measurement of Resting Cardiovascular Function
Measurement of Cardiovascular Function During Provocation Testing
Manual Handling 2
Violence & Aggression Passport 2
Year 3 Compulsory:
Professional Practice 3
Healthcare Science Research Project
Healthcare Science Work Based Placement 2
Arrhythmia Diagnosis and Management
Evidence-Based Practice in Cardiology
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.
Application deadline details:
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