Overview The role of the healthcare scientist sits at the forefront of the medical profession, making a vital difference to the diagnosis and treatment of medical conditions. This course is for aspiring cardiac physiologists looking to gain an expert understanding of the heart and how it functions to provide treatment to patients with known or suspected heart disease. Why study BSc Healthcare Science (Cardiac Physiology) at Middlesex University? This course will provide you with the knowledge, skills and practical experience to work as a professional healthcare scientist. Cardiac physiologists carry out diagnostic, monitoring, analytical and interventional procedures for patients from new born babies to the elderly, with known or suspected heart disease. Procedures in cardiac science include: echocardiography - using ultrasound to image the heart to aid diagnosis; pacemaker implantation and follow up – taking measurements and programming pacemaker devices; and exercise stress testing - monitoring blood vessels supplying the heart; electrocardiograms (ECGs); and blood pressure measurement. Our specialist degree will equip you with the expertise and confidence to execute specialist cardiac science procedures. Developed in response to the Department of Health's Modernising Scientific Careers programme (aimed at training expert NHS Healthcare Scientists), this course will enable you to provide the highest standard of patient-centred care. Course highlights You will benefit from 50 weeks on placement within NHS cardiac physiology departments - our excellent relationships with local NHS Trusts ensure you have access to placements in some of London's most prestigious healthcare institutions Our lecturers are experts in their field: active researchers and practitioners, they teach leading research from the frontline of clinical practice You will have access to state-of-the-art laboratory facilities in our specialist science building and gain expert understanding of the latest scientific equipment Our course is based on the latest Department of Health curriculum and has been accredited by Health Education England. As a student of this course you'll receive a free electronic textbook for every module.
Year 1: Healthcare Science (30 credits) - Compulsory Healthcare Science 2 (15 credits) - Compulsory Introduction to Physiological Sciences 1 (15 credits) - Compulsory Introduction to Physiological Sciences 2 (30 credits) - Compulsory Professional Practice (30 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: Applied Cardiovascular Science Pacing and Cardiac Catherisation 2 (30 credits) - Compulsory Applied Cardiovascular Science Provocative Electrocardiography 1 (30 credits) - Compulsory Dissertation (30 credits) - Compulsory Professional Practice (30 credits) - Compulsory
How to apply
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
- Year 2
- Year 3
We have a personalised admissions approach in which we make fair, but aspirational offers to our applicants. We feel it’s important that you continue to aim high and achieve great results. If you don’t quite make the grades you hoped to, we’ll look at more than your qualifications when making our final decision. We’ll take into consideration any barriers you may have faced in your learning, especially with potential disruption due to the coronavirus, your achievements in other areas and your personal statement. At Middlesex, we’ll always aim to be as flexible as possible. We pride ourselves on how we recognise potential in our applicants, and support them to succeed in the future.
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Additional entry requirements
Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)
English language requirements
|IELTS (Academic)||7||With a minimum of 6.5 in Writing and 6.0 in each other component|
|TOEFL (iBT)||87||With at least 21 in listening & writing, 22 in speaking and 23 in reading|
|PTE Academic||58||With at least 51 in all components|
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£9250||Year 1|