At St George's we offer a broad range of learning environments which include traditional lecture-tutorials, interactive workshops, laboratory and practical activities, student-led seminars and web-based delivery. The modules which make up a course of study are assessed using a variety of different methods, enabling you to demonstrate your capabilities in a range of ways.

Healthcare student on placement.

Teaching and learning methods

Teaching methods include lectures, seminars, tutorials, case-based learning, data interpretation exercises, group work, computer-aided learning, clinical skills training in simulated environments and clinical placements. In year one you will also have anatomy tutorials in our dissecting room, and time spent working with students on other healthcare-related courses (including medical, biomedical, physiotherapy, diagnostic and therapeutic radiography) to lay the foundation for future practice as part of a clinical multidisciplinary team.

You will spend 50 weeks on Clinical Training modules. Our clinical placement sites are NHS hospital departments, most of which are in London, Surrey, Sussex and Kent. Many are in teaching hospitals and tertiary centres that can offer a wide range of facilities and experiences. Clinical training is delivered by highly qualified, practising Clinical Physiologists with experience in training, supervising and mentoring students. During these modules you will build a portfolio of clinical and professional skills and competencies, to the standard expected by professional organisations, as well as carrying out a substantial clinical audit/research project.

Assessment methods

This course uses a range of assessment techniques that are chosen to match the competencies being learned and tested within each module. These include written exam papers, academic coursework (essays, posters, presentations, reflective writing), the final year project dissertation, clinical assessments that take place during placements and a portfolio of clinical work.

We use some formative assessments early in the course to help you to develop your skills, and provide interactive learning resources to help you judge your own understanding of some of the more difficult material. The Clinical Training modules are pass-fail only, but marks for the others accumulate to give your final degree classification.


Student's studying Healthcare Science spend a large amount of time on placement. Below is a list of hospitals students were placed in the 2017/18 academic year*:

Cardiac Placements
East Surrey (Redhill)
Kingston Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Lewisham and Greenwich NHS Trust
Queen Elizabeth Hospital (Woolwich)
St Bartholomew's Hospital - Barts Health NHS Trust
Chelsea and Westminster Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust
Royal Surrey County Hospital (Guildford)
Cardiac and Respiratory Placements
Royal Brompton & Harefield NHS Foundation Trust
Guy's and St Thomas's NHS Foundation Trust
Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust
King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
St George’s University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Respiratory Placements
North Middlesex University Hospital
Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust
Whipp’s Cross University Hospital

*This list is subject to change and should be used as a guide of where students may be able to go.




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