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Anglia Ruskin University

Healthcare Science (Physiological Sciences)

UCAS Code: B902

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

Entry requirements


96 UCAS Tariff points from a minimum of 2 A Levels (or equivalent), including a pass in a Science subject (Biology preferred).

GCSE/National 4/National 5

5 GCSEs at grade C, or grade 4, or above, including English, Maths and Science

UCAS Tariff

96

UCAS Tariff points from a minimum of 2 A Levels (or equivalent), including a pass in a Science subject (Biology preferred).

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About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2021

Subject

Physiology

This course, accredited by the National School of Healthcare Science as part of Health Education England, opens up the world of physiological sciences to work in either cardiovascular or respiratory disciplines as well as with patients who have difficulties with sleep.

Healthcare Science Practitioners (clinical physiologists) work in a variety of hospital clinics and departments. They investigate the functioning of organs and body systems in order to diagnose abnormalities. You’ll learn how to record and analyse a range of investigations and diagnostic tests.
In year two, you’ll decide to specialise and choose between either Cardiovascular Science or Respiratory/Sleep Science as your career pathway.

Over the three years of the course, you'll be offered a placement in one of the East of England Hospital Trusts Departments, totaling 50 weeks during the course. This involves 10 weeks in Year 1, 15 weeks in Year 2 and 25 weeks in Year 3. For more details please visit www.anglia.ac.uk/FMSplacements.

Explore cardiac and respiratory physiology with our online taster. Find out what it is like to be a university student and how hospital placements work. For more info visit: anglia.ac.uk/HCSonline

This course is open to UK and EU applicants only, as the availability of work placements in the UK health service is limited.

Modules

Year one, core modules

Professional Practice for Healthcare 1
Analysis and Presentation of Information and Data
Anatomy and Physiology for Healthcare
Principles of Anatomy and Physiology for Healthcare
Introduction to Cardiovascular Physiology
Introduction to Respiratory and Sleep Physiology
Work Place Learning for Healthcare Science

Year two, core modules

Professional Practice for Healthcare 2
Health, Illness and Presentation of Disease
Statistical Analysis for Healthcare Science
Work Place Learning for Healthcare Science 2

Year two, optional modules

Ambulatory Blood Pressure and Exercise Stress Testing (Cardiovascular Science)
Clinical Electrocardiography (Cardiovascular Science)
Pulmonary Function in Health and Disease (Respiratory and Sleep Science)

Year three, core modules

Professional Practice for Healthcare 3
Work Place Learning for Healthcare Science 3
Major Project

Year three, optional modules

Cardiac Pressure Measurements, Monitoring and Clinical Investigations (Cardiovascular Science)
Diagnosis and Management of Cardiac Diseases (Cardiovascular Science)
Principles and Practice of Cardiac Pacing (Cardiovascular Science)
Maintenance and Evaluation of Blood Gas Status (Respiratory and Sleep Science)
Applied Clinical Respiratory Physiology (Respiratory and Sleep Science)
Challenging the Respiratory System (Respiratory and Sleep Science)

Assessment methods

We use a wide range of assessment methods to help you and your tutors measure your progress on the course. Besides exams, these include laboratory reports, presentations, essays, a portfolio, patchwork texts (short pieces of writing, or 'patches', built up week by week), a research proposal and a major project.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Cambridge Campus

Department:

Medicine and Healthcare Science

TEF rating:
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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

69%
low
Physiology

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Physiology

Teaching and learning

60%
Staff make the subject interesting
68%
Staff are good at explaining things
72%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
84%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

96%
Library resources
96%
IT resources
84%
Course specific equipment and facilities
24%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

100%
UK students
0%
International students
10%
Male students
90%
Female students
97%
2:1 or above
7%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
E
C

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Physiology

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£22,000
med
Average annual salary
99%
med
Employed or in further education
95%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

78%
Nursing and midwifery professionals
10%
Health associate professionals
6%
Health professionals

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Physiology

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£21k

£21k

£36k

£36k

£32k

£32k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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