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Anglia Ruskin University

Healthcare Science (Physiological Sciences)

UCAS Code: B902

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

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About this course


Course option

3years

Full-time | 2018

Subject

Others in subjects allied to medicine

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. Youll learn how to record and analyse a range of investigations and diagnostic tests. In year two, youll 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.

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.

79%
med
Others in subjects allied to medicine

How do students rate their degree experience?

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Others in subjects allied to medicine

Teaching and learning

80%
Staff make the subject interesting
89%
Staff are good at explaining things
93%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
91%
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

95%
Library resources
98%
IT resources
93%
Course specific equipment and facilities
73%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

93%
UK students
7%
International students
32%
Male students
68%
Female students
59%
2:1 or above
11%
Drop out rate

After graduation


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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
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Average annual salary
96%
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Employed or in further education
71%
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Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

73%
Health associate professionals
6%
Caring personal services
3%
Nursing and midwifery professionals
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

This subject covers a group of related subjects, like audiology, speech therapy and degrees associated with language development. Speech therapy dominates and most graduates in this group go into jobs as speech therapists. About a fifth had studied audiology - there are not many audiology graduates each year in the UK, and they usually go on to jobs as — you guessed it — audiologists (mostly in hospitals but increasingly on the high street). Speech science or therapy graduates often go straight into speech therapy jobs when they graduate, although you don’t absolutely have to be a speech therapist if you take the course. There's a demand for graduates from all these courses and prospects are good.

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