NO TUITION FEES: UK and EU students are eligible to apply for an enhanced support package for health related courses offered through the NHS Wales Bursary arrangements.
EMPLOYABILITY: 100% of Healthcare Science graduates are employed in a professional or managerial job 6 months after graduating (Unistats 2016).
AVERAGE EARNINGS: Graduate starting salary of £24k on average (Unistats 2016)
ENTRY REQUIREMENTS: Minimum BBB at A2 level including maths or physics. GCSE profiles need to include a minimum of 5 A-C passes including Welsh/English Language, Mathematics and a Physical Science or Double Award Science.
ACCREDITATION: Accredited by the NSHCS (National School of Healthcare and Science), on behalf of Health Education England, for the purpose of eligibility for registration as a Healthcare Science Practitioner on the AHCS (Academy for Healthcare and Science) voluntary register.
Why take this course?
- 50% of time at University, 50% in practice placements
- 100% of Healthcare Science graduates are employed in a professional or managerial job 6 months after graduating (Unistats 2016)
- Graduate starting salary of £24k on average (Unistats 2016)
- We are ranked 22nd in the UK for health professions in the Guardian Good University Guide 2017
- Our state- of-the- art facilities and clinical practice suite allow students to gain confidence and experience before moving on to their work placements.
- Small student cohorts allow for a personal learning experience
- Many academic staff are also professional healthcare scientists and still work in practice
- Strong links with health boards with the nearest hospital next-door to the campus
- There is varied access to further study in health or social care at postgraduate level upon completion
- Our academics have many research interests. Here is more information about College of Human and Health Sciences research.
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Medical Physics Technologists work alongside doctors and other healthcare professionals. They use advanced techniques to diagnose and treat disease using isotopes and radiation in its various forms. This Nuclear Medicine degree is ideal for people who enjoy basic physics, which underpins the technology used.
The University is the Welsh Government's preferred provider for Healthcare Science (Nuclear Medicine) professional pre-registration education in south west Wales.
Students on this course spend half their time at university and half on placements, preparing for the world of work. All placements are organised by the College on behalf of students.
Students learn how to use radioisotopes to image organs and compartments in the human body, for example lung perfusion and ventilation studies or thyroid function tests.
The Nuclear Medicine degree will: