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Healthcare Science (Cardiac Physiology)

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,C-B,B,B

including a C or above in a Science subject

Access to HE Diploma

M:45

in a relevant subject

GCSE/National 4/National 5

Grade C/4 in English and Maths

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DMM-DDM

in a science subject

UCAS Tariff

112-128

including 32 points in a Science subject

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About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2022

Subject

Healthcare science

Overview
The role of the healthcare scientist sits at the forefront of the medical profession, making a vital difference to the diagnosis and treatment of medical conditions. This course is for aspiring cardiac physiologists looking to gain an expert understanding of the heart and how it functions to provide treatment to patients with known or suspected heart disease.

Why study BSc Healthcare Science (Cardiac Physiology) at Middlesex University?
This course will provide you with the knowledge, skills and practical experience to work as a professional healthcare scientist. Cardiac physiologists carry out diagnostic, monitoring, analytical and interventional procedures for patients from new born babies to the elderly, with known or suspected heart disease. Procedures in cardiac science include: echocardiography - using ultrasound to image the heart to aid diagnosis; pacemaker implantation and follow up – taking measurements and programming pacemaker devices; and exercise stress testing - monitoring blood vessels supplying the heart; electrocardiograms (ECGs); and blood pressure measurement.

Our specialist degree will equip you with the expertise and confidence to execute specialist cardiac science procedures. Developed in response to the Department of Health's Modernising Scientific Careers programme (aimed at training expert NHS Healthcare Scientists), this course will enable you to provide the highest standard of patient-centred care.

Course highlights

You will benefit from 50 weeks on placement within NHS cardiac physiology departments - our excellent relationships with local NHS Trusts ensure you have access to placements in some of London's most prestigious healthcare institutions
Our lecturers are experts in their field: active researchers and practitioners, they teach leading research from the frontline of clinical practice
You will have access to state-of-the-art laboratory facilities in our specialist science building and gain expert understanding of the latest scientific equipment
Our course is based on the latest Department of Health curriculum and has been accredited by Health Education England.
As a student of this course you'll receive a free electronic textbook for every module.

Modules

Year 1:
Healthcare Science (30 credits) - Compulsory
Healthcare Science 2 (15 credits) - Compulsory
Introduction to Physiological Sciences 1 (15 credits) - Compulsory
Introduction to Physiological Sciences 2 (30 credits) - Compulsory
Professional Practice (30 credits) - Compulsory
Year 2:
Cardiovascular and Respiratory Conditions (30 credits) - Compulsory
Cardiovascular Science (45 credits) - Compulsory
Medical Instrumentation and Imaging (15 credits) - Compulsory
Research Methods and Professional Practice (30 credits) - Compulsory
Year 3:
Applied Cardiovascular Science Pacing and Cardiac Catherisation 2 (30 credits) - Compulsory
Applied Cardiovascular Science Provocative Electrocardiography 1 (30 credits) - Compulsory
Dissertation (30 credits) - Compulsory
Professional Practice (30 credits) - Compulsory

Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£14,000
per year
International
£14,000
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Hendon Campus

Department:

Natural Sciences

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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.

64%
med
Healthcare science

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.

Healthcare science (non-specific)

Teaching and learning

59%
Staff make the subject interesting
72%
Staff are good at explaining things
67%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
75%
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

82%
Library resources
80%
IT resources
63%
Course specific equipment and facilities
34%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

97%
UK students
3%
International students
24%
Male students
76%
Female students
94%
2:1 or above
6%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

D
D
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.

Subjects allied to medicine

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.

£23,000
high
Average annual salary
97%
low
Employed or in further education
96%
high
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

71%
Nursing and midwifery professionals
11%
Natural and social science professionals
6%
Teaching and educational professionals

What about your long term prospects?

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

Medical sciences

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

£35k

£35k

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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