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Cardiac Physiology (Healthcare Science) (BSc)

Award
Bachelor of Science
Duration
3 years
Course Type
Full-time
Campus
University Hospital Southampton and Highfield
UCAS Course code
B120

About this course

Healthcare Science (Cardiac Physiology) is a challenging but rewarding field that focuses on the detection and assessment of heart disease in a wide range of settings. Our cardiac courses are divided equally between academic and clinical placement learning, giving you the skills to change lives through your specialist care.

You’ll study cardiovascular, respiratory and sleep physiology in your first year, then specialise in cardiac physiology in your second and third years. You’ll learn how to use specialist diagnostic equipment and interpret clinical information to make key decisions.

Based at Southampton General Hospital and Highfield campus, you'll put your learning into practice in our dedicated specialist cardiac skills lab. You’ll benefit from a high level of patient interaction and workplace training through placements in out-patient departments, wards, theatres and ITU.

On successful completion of this degree course you'll be able to apply for registration with the Academy for Healthcare Science (AHS) and the Registration Council for Clinical Physiologists (RCCP).

You may be able to study this course part-time if you're already working in a Cardiac Physiology Department (UCAS code 7D25). Please contact our admissions team for more information.

Support for students with a disability/health condition

We are fully committed to supporting students with disabilities who wish to join programmes of study which require the acquisition and practise of professional competencies.

We offer students personal, informal advice by telephone, email or face to face, and we are happy to discuss your specific needs prior to you applying. This could include how your specific needs may impact on your ability to meet the clinical competencies. This will not affect your application in any way, but may help you to select the right programme for you.

Please contact the admissions team for further details.

Accreditations

Course locations

This course is based at University Hospital Southampton and Highfield.

Awarding body

This qualification is awarded by the University of Southampton.

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Changes due to COVID-19

Although the COVID-19 situation is improving, any future restrictions could mean we might have to change the way parts of our teaching and learning take place in 2022 to 2023. This means that some of the information on this course page may be subject to change.

Find out more on our COVID advice page.

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