Our BSc Healthcare Science in Medical Engineering will give you the expert training you need to begin a rewarding and highly skilled career working in the healthcare profession as a medical engineer. As a practitioner you’ll be undertaking a hands-on role with medical devices, working with a wide range of equipment commonly encountered in the hospital environment. For example, you may specialise in certain types of equipment such as that used in renal or radiotherapy treatment. Over three years you will learn about the medical equipment lifecycle, including acceptance testing of new equipment, introduction of equipment and devices into service, advising on the correct use of equipment, addressing patient safety issues and safely disposing of old devices. You will combine in-depth academic work with practical clinical and technological skills in a range of specialised healthcare settings. Medical engineering is an exciting and varied role where you’ll use your expertise in electronic or mechanical engineering to undertake these activities and perhaps become involved in modifying or constructing equipment as well. It is an exciting, continually developing field that requires a high level of responsibility and technical skill. As your career progresses, you will have excellent opportunities for advanced practice and further study to Masters and doctoral level. Our state-of-the-art facilities allow you to learn and practice your clinical and technical skills in our simulated clinical practice rooms. Equipped with the latest technology and equipment, each room offers a unique environment that replicates a wide range of realistic clinical settings. The rooms provide an excellent opportunity for you to put theory into practice and gain confidence and experience in clinical environments. You will spend around half of your course on clinical placements giving you greater insight into the skills you have learnt with our expert clinical teaching team. Clinical Placements will teach you how to present to patients and will embed your learning into your practise. The course is accredited by all the major regulatory bodies, and you will benefit from our strong links with the NHS and local health boards, with our nearest hospital being next to our Singleton Park campus. Many of our academic staff in Health Sciences are also practising clinicians, providing invaluable professional insight and expertise. You will also join a university that is: • TEF Gold - A Gold Rating in the Teaching Excellence and Student Outcomes Framework • 12th in the UK for Student Satisfaction – NSS 2021 • UK Top 25 University - Guardian University Guide 2022
Year 1 • Scientific Basis of Engineering • Professional Practice 1 • Anatomy and Physiology Healthcare Science • Pathophysiology for Healthcare Science • Basics of Mathematics and Physics for Healthcare Science • Informatics and Statistics Year 2 • Professional Practice 2 • Research Methods and Statistics • Healthcare Science Work Based Placement 1 (Medical Engineering) • Medical Equipment Lifecycle • Fluid Mechanics, Biomechanics and Materials • Innovation and Medical Devices • Instrumentation Signal Processing and Imaging Year 3 • Professional Practice 3 • Healthcare Science Work Based Placement 2 (Medical Engineering) • Medical Engineering in the Clinical Environment • Science and Principles supporting Medical Engineering • Healthcare Science Research Project
You will be assessed via a variety of methods throughout the three years of study. You will complete written examinations, written assignments, presentations, case-based discussions and assessments of clinical competency. In year three, you will have the chance to complete a research project. The results of this will be presented as part of your dissertation and you will be involved in a peer-assessment scientific poster presentation.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
This course is open to UK applicants only.
GCSE requirements: Minimum five grade A*-C/9-4 GCSE passes including Welsh/English language, Maths and Science. If you are offered a place you will need a satisfactory character reference,an Occupational Health Check and a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check or approved equivalent.
Additional entry requirements
Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)
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If you can commit to working in Wales for two years after graduating, you could get your tuition fees covered in full through the NHS Wales Bursary Scheme, as well as maintenance funding and a reduced rate loan from Student Finance.
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