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University of Southampton

Cardiac Physiology (Healthcare Science)

UCAS Code: B120

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

Entry requirements


A level

A,B,B

Including one science or social science subject. General Studies, Critical Thinking and Use of Mathematics are excluded for entry.

Access to HE Diploma

D:33,M:9

Science based Access to HE Diploma with a minimum of 33 Distinctions and 9 Merits

Cambridge International Pre-U Certificate - Principal

D3,M2,M2

including a pure science subject.

Extended Project

A

A Level students also taking the Extended Project Qualification (EPQ) will be made an alternative offer of A Level grades BBB, plus grade A in the EPQ. General Studies, Critical Thinking and Use of Mathematics are excluded for entry.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

32

Pass, with overall score of 32 points with 16 at Higher Level and a pure science subject at Higher Level. International Baccalaureate Career-related Programme (IBCP): Offers will be made on the individual Diploma Course subject(s) and the career-related study qualification. The CP core will not form part of the offer. Where there is a subject pre-requisite(s), applicants will be required to study the subject(s) at Higher Level in the Diploma course subject and/or take a specified unit in the career-related study qualification. Applicants may also be asked to achieve a specific grade in those elements. Please see the University of Southampton International Baccalaureate Career-Related Programme (IBCP) Statement for further information. Applicants are advised to contact their Faculty Admissions Office for more information.

Leaving Certificate - Higher Level (Ireland) (first awarded in 2017)

H2,H2,H2,H3,H3,H3

Including a pure science subject. Applicants must also hold Ordinary Level English and Maths at O4 or higher.

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

DDD-DDM

DDD (QCF) DDM (RQF) BTEC Diploma and BTEC Subsidiary Diploma will be considered when offered in combination with other relevant qualifications.

Offers will be based on exams being taken at the end of S6. Subjects taken and qualifications achieved in S5 will be reviewed. Careful consideration will be given to an individual’s academic achievement, taking in to account the context and circumstances of their pre-university education. Please see the University of Southampton’s Curriculum for Excellence Scotland Statement for further information. Applicants are advised to contact their Faculty Admissions Office for more information

Welsh Baccalaureate - Advanced Skills Challenge Certificate (first teaching September 2015)

B

AB from two A levels including a pure science subject and B from the Advanced Welsh Baccalaureate Skills Challenge Certificate General Studies, Critical Thinking and Use of Mathematics are excluded for entry.

UCAS Tariff

128

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About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2020

Subject

Healthcare science

Acquire the skills and expertise to detect and quantify cardiac and respiratory health problems in people of all ages and pathologies, in the rewarding field of clinical physiology. Based at University Hospital Southampton NHS Foundation Trust and Highfield Campus at the University of Southampton, this NHS Practitioner Training Programme (PTP) offers high levels of patient interaction with its supervised practice placements and state-of-the-art learning environment. Our dedicated physiology team will be teaching and supporting you from day one right through to your final year.
BSc Healthcare Science – Cardiac Physiology degree can be studied over three years full-time or four years part-time. This is the three year, full-time option.

Modules

Typical course content: Scientific Basis of Cardiovascular/Respiratory and Sleep Science; Work-Based Training 1 Healthcare Science (Cardiac Physiology and Respiratory and Sleep Physiology); An Introduction to Professional Practice; Instrumentation, Signal Processing and Imaging; Pathophysiology of Common Cardiovascular and Respiratory and Sleep; Cardiac Physiology; Respiratory and Sleep Physiology

Assessment methods

Throughout this degree course you will be assessed on your skills and knowledge. You will be expected to complete essays and written exams, along with practical exams. Your practice experience will also count significantly towards your final award.

Tuition fees

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Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£21,580
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Main Site - Highfield Campus

Department:

Health Sciences

TEF rating:

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What students say


How do students rate their degree experience?

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Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

85%
UK students
15%
International students
25%
Male students
75%
Female students
89%
2:1 or above
9%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
A*
B

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.

£22,128
high
Average annual salary
99%
high
Employed or in further education
75%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

49%
Therapy professionals
29%
Health professionals
16%
Health associate professionals
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

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