Healthcare Science (Cardiac Physiology)

Middlesex University

Degree level: Undergraduate
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Course summary

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Overview Why study healthcare science (cardiac physiology) with us Cardiac physiology skills are in high demand, and our specialist healthcare course gives you the expertise, skills and practical experience to enter the field of healthcare science. Covering everything from diagnostics and monitoring to analytical and intervention procedures, you’ll gain an expert understanding of the heart, how it functions, and how to provide treatment to patients of all ages. Through a mix of lab work and industry placements, you’ll also develop your expertise in echocardiography, pacemaker implantation, exercise stress testing, electrocardiograms (ECGs) and blood pressure measurement. This course is accredited by the National School of Healthcare Science. Get hands-on experience with us We’ve developed our course to meet the demands of the Department of Health's Modernising Scientific Careers programme. This means you’ll develop the specific skills that are in short supply – and high demand – within the field. You’ll develop your practical skills and gain valuable industry experience by spending 50 weeks in a work experience placement within NHS cardiac physiology departments. You’ll use our state-of-the-art laboratories to put your skills into practice and develop the confidence to use the latest scientific equipment. Our graduates have gone on to become cardiac physiologists employed by the NHS and in private organisations, including Harley Street clinic, Huddersfield NHS, Kingston Hospital and Royal Brompton among many others. We’ll give you the support you need to succeed During your course, you’ll get personalised support from your Personal Tutor, Student Learning Assistant, and Graduate Academic Assistant. Their first-hand experience in your subject area means they understand how to best support you.

Course details


Year 1 Biological Basis of Healthcare (30 credits) - Compulsory Social Aspects of Healthcare (15 credits) - Compulsory Clinical Technology and Mathematics (15 credits) - Compulsory Cardiovascular and Respiratory System (15 credits) - Compulsory Cardiovascular, Respiratory and Sleep Science (30 credits) - Compulsory Professional Practice (15 credits) - Compulsory Year 2 Cardiovascular and Respiratory Conditions (30 credits) - Compulsory Cardiovascular Science (45 credits) - Compulsory Medical Instrumentation and Imaging (15 credits) - Compulsory Research Methods and Professional Practice (30 credits) - Compulsory Year 3 Pacing and Cardiac Catheterisation (45 credits) - Compulsory Provocative Electrocardiography (15 credits) - Compulsory Dissertation (30 credits) - Compulsory Professional Practice (30 credits) - Compulsory

How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course codeB702
Institution code M80
Campus nameHendon Campus
Campus codeH

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

Qualifications To find out more about the qualifications we accept from your country please visit: Visas and immigration You will not need a visa to study in the UK if you are a citizen of the European Union, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway or Switzerland. If you are a national of any other country you may need a visa to study in the UK. Please see our visas and immigration page for further information.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff 112 points
A level Including 32 points or above in a Science subject
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) In a Science based subject.
Access to HE Diploma M: 45 credits Access pass with 45 credits at Level 3 (45 merit or higher) in a Science subject; to include 15 level 3 credits at merit in Biology or Chemistry, and an additional 15 level 3 credits at merit in another Science subject. We do not accept the Access to HE Diploma in Health & Social Care as a science subject.
GCSE/National 4/National 5 GCSE grade C or above in English and Maths or grade 4 if awarded after August 2017

Visit our general entry requirements page, by clicking on the link below, to see how these points can be achieved from our acceptable level 3 qualifications and the combinations which are welcomed by Middlesex University, including GCSE requirements.

Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

Health checks


English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)7With a minimum of 6.5 in Writing and 6.0 in each other component
TOEFL (iBT)87With at least 21 in listening & writing, 22 in speaking and 23 in reading
PTE Academic58With at least 51 in all components

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
International £12000 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Healthcare Science (Cardiac Physiology) at Middlesex University - UCAS