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BSc (Hons) Healthcare Science (Cardiac Physiology)

Swansea University
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Course UCAS code: B1B8
Qualification type:
  • BSc (Hons), Full-time , Duration: 3 Years
Course Summary:
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 Sciences’ 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 £24,000 (Band 5). Typical career earnings go up to £41,787. A significant proportion of our graduates now work in Band 6 and Band 7 (specialist) roles. A Consultant Audiologist can earn £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/
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 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 Cardiac Catheterisation 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.
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.
Application deadline details:

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:
Tel. 01792 295111
Email. [email protected]

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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