Middlesex University

Healthcare Science (Cardiac Physiology) Middlesex University Degree level: Undergraduate


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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.

Course details


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

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 code B702
Institution code M80
Campus name Hendon Campus
Campus code H

This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further 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

Test Grade Additional details
IELTS (Academic) 7.0 With a minimum of 6.5 in Writing and 6.0 in each other component
PTE Academic 58.0 With at least 51 in all components
TOEFL (iBT) 87.0 With at least 21 in listening & writing, 22 in speaking and 23 in reading

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £9,250 Year 1
EU £9,250 Year 1
International £12,000 Year 1
England £9,250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9,250 Year 1
Scotland £9,250 Year 1
Wales £9,250 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.

Provider information

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Middlesex University
Hendon Campus
The Burroughs

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020 8411 5555

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