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Healthcare Science (Physiological Sciences) BSc (Hons)

St George's, University of London

Key Information

Course duration: 3 Years

Mode of study: Full time

Qualification: Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

Subject Ranking

Ranked 15th for Anatomy & Physiology (View subject table)

  • Entry Standards
    Entry Standards

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    144
  • Graduate Prospects
    Graduate Prospects

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    98.0 / 100.0
  • Student Satisfaction
    Student Satisfaction

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    3.81 / 5.00

Applying

UCAS Course Code: B120

15 January

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Entry Requirements

Qualification Detailed advice
GCE A-level: BBB Biology or Human Biology is a required subject, plus two other subjects. General Studies and Key Skills are not accepted. AS Levels are not considered for this course. A2 resits will be considered, however, you may be required to achieve higher grades. Modular resits will also be considered, however, you may be required to achieve higher grades. Adjusted criteria: If you attend a non-selective state school or college in England, you may be eligible to receive an adjusted A-Level offer two grades lower than the standard. You must meet all other academic and non-academic entry requirements
SQA Higher: BBB Three at Advanced Higher Level at BBB including Biology or Human Biology

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Fees

Home students: £9,250 per year
EU students: £9,250 per year
Overseas students: £15,500 per year

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The Course

Summary

The Healthcare Science course combines academic study with NHS placements to provide professional training in the medical and biological sciences. This is now one of the most exciting, challenging and rewarding areas of the health system. Healthcare Scientists contribute to 80% of decisions about patient treatment. There are four areas of healthcare science - Clinical Bioinformatics, Life Sciences, Physical Sciences and Biomedical Engineering and finally, Physiological Sciences. The St George's, University of London course specialises in Physiological Sciences. It leads to a career in clinical physiology, specialising in cardiac physiology or respiratory and sleep physiology. After completing the course, you will be able to register with the Academy of Healthcare Sciences and the Registration Council for Clinical Physiologists.**Cardiac Physiology**If you train as a practitioner specialising in cardiac physiology then you will assist in the diagnosis and treatment of cardiac disease. Cardiac Physiology Practitioners perform a wide range of diagnostic techniques, including on-going patient monitoring, exercise stress tests, cardio-pulmonary exercise tests, echocardiograms and electrocardiograms (ECGs). They also play a vital role in the treatment of patients, for example catheterisation, pacemaker implantation and follow-up.**Respiratory and Sleep Physiology**If you train as a practitioner specialising in respiratory and sleep physiology, then you will undertake a wide range of diagnostic procedures, including spirometry, gas exchange, cardio-pulmonary exercise testing, blood gas analysis, allergy testing and sleep studies. Patients may be referred to you for many reasons, including low oxygen levels, abnormal chest X-rays, breathing difficulties, sleep disorders, or suspected respiratory diseases such as emphysema, COPD, cystic fibrosis and asthma.Clinical Physiologists also participate in clinical audit and / or research, helping to drive the advances in knowledge, techniques and technologies that make Clinical Physiology a continually challenging, motivating and rewarding career. Opportunities for postgraduate study and further specialisation exist throughout the UK in conjunction with a variety of NHS Trusts.**Unique aspects of this course**This is the largest course of this type and St George's is the only university in London accredited to train students in both Cardiac Physiology and Respiratory/Sleep Physiology. Students have the chance to gain academic and workplace experience in both before making an informed decision about their preferred field at the end of the first year.There is also the opportunity to broaden your horizons by completing a part of your clinical training at the Escola Superior de Tecnologia da Saúde de Coimbra, in Portugal. This partnership is offered as part of the ERASMUS programme, and would allow you to take advantage of the first class facilities at this world renowned institution. As well as the potential professional opportunities studying abroad offers, it is also an invaluable social and cultural experience for any applicants to the program.

Start Dates

  • September 2019 at Main Site

St George's, University of London

University League Table Ranking: 52nd

St George's, University of London is the UK's only university dedicated to medicine, science and healthcare teaching and research.

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Postal Address

Paramedic Science
St George's, University of London
University Of London
Cranmer Terrace
London
SW17 0RE
ENGLAND

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