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Healthcare Science (Physiological Sciences) BSc (Hons)

St George's, University of London

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Course options

  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    St George's, University Of London

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    3 Years

Course summary

Healthcare science is one of the fastest-moving areas of the NHS, as well as one of the most exciting, challenging and rewarding. Healthcare scientists play a vital role in making accurate and timely diagnoses, carrying out investigations and interpreting and reporting the results. They also monitor, manage and treat patients with chronic disease. They contribute to decisions about patient treatment and are developing some of the most cutting-edge and innovative clinical and technological advancements. Our Healthcare Science BSc combines academic study with NHS placements to provide professional training in the medical and biological sciences. It focuses on physiological sciences, one of the four key areas of healthcare science (the others are clinical bioinformatics, life sciences and physical sciences.) Our clinical placement sites are NHS hospital departments, largely in London, Surrey, Sussex and Kent. Many are in teaching hospitals and tertiary centres that can offer a wide range of facilities and experiences, meaning you will be immediately ready for the workplace when you graduate. The course has two main focuses: cardiac physiology and respiratory and sleep physiology. You will experience both of these in academic and clinical settings in year 1, before making an informed decision about which to focus on. Year 3 includes designing and undertaking a comprehensive clinical research project.This is an integrated apprenticeships programme, which means that it is employer-led: employers set the standards, making sure that apprentices are trained to meet their skills needs; they fund the apprenticeship; and are responsible for employing and training the apprentice. After completing the course, you will have opportunities to carry on your studies at postgraduate level and specialise further throughout the UK in conjunction with a variety of NHS Trusts. You will be eligible for professional registration and may apply for NHS positions up to Band 5. You will also be eligible to apply for registration with the Academy of Healthcare Sciences (AHCS) and the Registration Council for Clinical Physiologists (RCCP).**Course highlights**- 50 weeks spent on clinical placements doing work-based training- High levels of patient contact and interaction throughout the course- Small cohort sizes, allowing for excellent and individualised academic support- Inter-professional learning in preparation for work within multidisciplinary clinical teams**About St George’s, University of London**As the UK’s specialist health university, we’ve been improving health for over 250 years. Our close links with healthcare providers and our shared campus with one of the UK’s largest teaching hospitals, St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, means St George’s will provide you with a unique taste of what your future working life holds.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

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£ 16,500per year

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Entry requirements

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A level : BBB

Biology or Human Biology is a required subject, plus two other subjects. General Studies and Key Skills are not accepted. Resits will be considered. 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


University information

St George's, University of London

  • University League Table


  • Campus address

    St George's, University of London, Cranmer Terrace, Wandsworth, SW17 0RE, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    9th out of 39

    30th out of 35 3

  • Entry standards

    / Max 225
    149 65%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    98 98%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.88 78%


  • Entry standards

    / Max 239
    184 76%


  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    100 100%


  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.02 80%



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