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Swansea University

Healthcare Science (Nuclear Medicine)

UCAS Code: B990

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

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,B

Including one A level in Biology, Mathematics or Physics.

Access to Science: Distinction and Merit profile against the rules of combination. Please note: we do not accept Access to Healthcare or Access to Healthcare and Nursing.

Pass and either BB at A2 level (including Maths or Physics) or DD at BTEC

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

33-32

345 points.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma

DDD

UCAS Tariff

120

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About this course


Course option

3years

Full-time | 2018

Subject

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The BSc (Hons) Healthcare Science (Nuclear Medicine) degree is ideal if you enjoy basic physics, which underpins the technology used. Medical Physics Technologists work alongside doctors and other healthcare professionals. They use advanced techniques to diagnose and treat disease using isotopes and radiation in its various forms.You learn how to use radioisotopes to image organs and compartments in the human body, for example lung perfusion and ventilation studies or thyroid function tests.

Students on this course spend half their time at university and half on placements, preparing for the world of work. This course starts before normal University term time and has different leave entitlements. The degree will:
- Equip you with the skills to work in the NHS or private sector

- Provide transferable skills in team working, communication, problem-solving and analysis

The University has strong links with health boards with the nearest hospital next-door to the campus. In addition, students also have multiple opportunities to use the College of Human and Health Sciences’ state-of-the-art facilities. Our clinical practice suite allows students of nuclear medicine to learn practical skills before using them in a real life situation.

- UK and EU students are eligible to apply for an enhanced support package through the NHS Wales Bursary arrangements. Conditions for funded places apply, for further information please visit our website - www.swansea.ac.uk/undergraduate/fees-and-funding/studentloansandgrants/nhsfunding/

- EMPLOYABILITY: 100% of Healthcare Science graduates are employed in a professional or managerial job 6 months after graduating (Unistats 2017).

- AVERAGE EARNINGS: The average NHS starting salary for graduate Medical Physics Technologists is £24,000 (Band 5) Typical wage brackets go from £22,128-£41,787.

- ACCREDITATION: Accredited by the NSHCS (National School of Healthcare and Science), on behalf of Health Education England, for the purpose of eligibility for registration as a Healthcare Science Practitioner on the AHCS (Academy for Healthcare and Science) voluntary register.

Visit our employability pages to read our graduate success stories :- http://www.swansea.ac.uk/humanandhealthsciences/employability/

Modules

Year 1 Compulsory:
Professional Practice 1
Anatomy and Physiology for Healthcare Science
Pathophysiology for Healthcare Science
Basics of Mathematics and Physics for Healthcare Science
Scientific Basis of Medical Physics
Informatics and Statistics
Manual Handling 1
Violence & Aggression Passport 1

Year 2 Compulsory:
Professional Practice 2
Research Methods and Statistics
Instrumentation Signal Processing and Imaging
Healthcare Science Work Based Placement 1
Medical Imaging
Practice of Radiation Protection
Medical Equipment Lifecycle
Non-ionising Radiation and Physiological Measurements
Manual Handling 2
Violence & Aggression Passport 2

Year 3 Compulsory:
Professional Practice 3
Healthcare Science Research Project
Healthcare Science Work Based Placement 2
Clinical Indication, Pathology and Patient Care
Physics and Instrumentation
Manual Handling 3

Modules are subject to change and departments reserve the right to change the details.

Assessment methods

Within the College there are a number of tools used for assessment; these can range from unseen written exams, lab reports, essays, presentations and practical work.

Students on this course spend approximately half their time at university and half on placements, preparing for the world of work. These placements are organised by the College.

The Uni


Course location:

Singleton Park Campus

Department:

Health

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.

80%
med
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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.

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Teaching and learning

94%
Staff make the subject interesting
100%
Staff are good at explaining things
71%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
63%
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

81%
Library resources
94%
IT resources
79%
Course specific equipment and facilities
41%
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?

84%
UK students
16%
International students
38%
Male students
62%
Female students
79%
2:1 or above
3%
Drop out rate
343

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.

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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.

91%
low
Employed or in further education
46%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

34%
Health professionals
9%
Welfare professionals
6%
Teaching and educational 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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