The Healthcare Science course combines academic study with NHS placements to provide professional training in the medical and biological sciences. It leads to a career in clinical physiology, specialising in cardiac physiology or respiratory and sleep physiology.

Healthcare Science Student ECG

Calendar Three years, full time
cogwheel Apply through UCAS code B120, institution code S49
stamp Accreditation: Registration Council of Clinical Physiologists (RCCP) and Health Education England
stopwatch Applications are accepted via UCAS until 15 January
globe UK, EU, EEA or individuals with indefinite leave to remain in the United Kingdom may apply.

Healthcare science (HCS) is one of the fastest-moving areas of the NHS and its importance is continuing to grow. Healthcare science departments make a real difference to patients every day, they are involved in 80% of all clinical decisions in the NHS and developing some of the most cutting edge and innovative clinical and technological advancements.

A BSc in Healthcare Science combines academic study with clinical placements to provide professional training in the medical and biological sciences. It leads to a career in clinical physiology, specialising in cardiac or respiratory and sleep physiology. On completion of the course you will be eligible to apply for registration with the RCCP (Registration Council for Clinical Physiologists) or AHCS (Academy of Healthcare Science)

This is an accredited NHS Clinical Physiology Practitioner Training Programme, developed under the Department of Health 'Modernising Scientific Careers' initiative to train scientists for a patient centred role within the NHS. You will play a vital role in accurate and timely diagnosis, carrying out investigations, interpreting and reporting results

Ours is the largest course of this type and St George's is the only university in London accredited to train students in both Cardiac Physiology and Respiratory/Sleep Physiology. Our cohort sizes are small, allowing for excellent and individualised academic support.

Students have the chance to gain academic and workplace experience in both before making an informed decision about their preferred field at the end of the first year.

Graduates are eligible for professional registration, and may apply for NHS Band 5 Clinical Physiology positions.

There is also the opportunity to broaden your horizons by completing a part of your clinical training at the Escola Superior de Tecnologia da Saúde de Coimbra, in Portugal. This partnership is offered as part of the ERASMUS programme, and would allow you to take advantage of the first class facilities at this world renowned institution.

As well as the potential professional opportunities studying abroad offers, it is also an invaluable social and cultural experience for any applicants to the programme.

Highlights
  • Shared campus with one of the largest teaching hospitals in the UK
  • 50 weeks spent on placement doing clinical training
  • High levels of patient contact and interaction throughout the course
  • Clinical experience in both Cardiac Physiology and Respiratory/Sleep Physiology during the first year
  • Graduation in either Cardiac or Respiratory/Sleep physiology
  • Study abroad with the ERASMUS programme (limited spaces)
  • Specialist teaching delivered by registered Clinical Physiologists and research-active subject experts
  • Inter-professional learning in preparation for work within multidisciplinary clinical teams
  • Excellent job prospects (>90% in work or higher study within six months)
  • Starting point up to NHS Band 5, with clear training and progression
  • Graduates are eligible for professional registration

Cardiovascular, Respiratory and Sleep Sciences degree apprenticeship

A rewarding career in healthcare science; by studying for a degree while you work in a relevant role, learning new skills.

An apprenticeship is a job with training to industry standards. It involves a substantial programme of on and off the job training. An integrated apprenticeships programme, is employer-led: employers set the standards, create the demand for apprentices to meet their skills needs, fund the apprenticeship and are responsible for employing and training the apprentice. To achieve occupational competence, an independent, end point assessment will be provided.  

Highlights
  • Opportunity in both Cardiac Physiology and Respiratory/Sleep Physiology
  • Entry to a recognised occupation and is sufficiently skilled to require employment.
  • Minimum of 3 year training with 20% of the time in off the job training
  • Employment in a job with legal and contractually acceptable terms and conditions
  • Starting point up to NHS Band 5, with clear training and progression
  • Graduates are eligible for professional registration

 

Home (UK/EU) Student Fees

Academic Year UK/EU (per academic year)
Total Fee*
2019/20 £9,250

£27,750

2020/21

£9,250

£27,750

International Student Fees

Academic Year International (per academic year) Total Fee*
2019/20   £15,500   £46,500
2020/21 £16,000 £48,000

                                        

Academic Year

* Tuition fees for Home (UK/EU) students are determined by UK Government Policy. Tuition fees are charged for each year of your course. Fees for second and subsequent years are likely to increase annually in line with UK inflation as measured by the Retail Price Index (RPI-X) and subject to maximum regulated fee rates set by the UK Government.

For more information about our 2020/21 fees, please check our Fees and funding page.

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Last Updated: Monday, 19 August 2019 13:30