Healthcare Science (Neurophysiology) (BSc (Hons))

Swansea University the United Kingdom

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The award
BSc (Hons)

How long you will study
3 years

Domestic course fees
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How you will study
full-time

Course starts
September

International course fees
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About Healthcare Science (Neurophysiology) at Swansea University

Course Overview

NO TUITION FEES - UK and EU students are eligible to apply for an enhanced support package through the NHS Wales Bursary arrangements.

ACCREDITATION - Accredited by the National School of Healthcare Science as part of Health Education England.

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 with at least one being maths, biology, physics or chemistry. Plus a minimum of five GCSEs at A-C grade including; Welsh/English Language, Mathematics, and a Physical Science or Double Award Science.

Key features

Why take this course?

  • Small student cohorts allow for a personal learning experience
  • 50% of time at University, 50% in practice placements
  • Clinical practice suite allows students to gain confidence and experience before moving onto their work placements.
  • Many subject-specific academic staff are also clinically active and still work in practice.
  • Strong links with health boards with the nearest hospital next-door to the campus.
  • 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).
  • There are excellent opportunities for career progression in Healthcare Science to Clinical Scientist and Higher Specialist  Scientist by masters and doctoral training respectively. Ultimately it is possible to progress to the role of Consultant Healthcare Scientist.
  • Students have the opportunity to work towards the Swansea Employability Award to gain work experience and develop skills that employers are looking for.

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Course description

Swansea University is the sole provider of Healthcare Science (Neurophysiology) in Wales.

Neurophysiology is a branch of healthcare science that investigates nervous system function with the aim of diagnosis and monitoring neurological disorders including epilepsy, strokes, dementia, nerve and muscle dysfunction and multiple sclerosis.

Our healthcare science neurophysiology degree has been developed to give you the knowledge, skills and practical experience to work as a Healthcare Science Practitioner in Neurophysiology.

You will develop the understanding and confidence to undertake specialist procedures in neurophysiology, including: EEG (electroencephalography) - recording the electrical activity of the brain; evoked potentials - measuring brain responses to specific stimuli; and EMG (Electromyography) and NCS (Nerve Conduction Studies) - assessing nerve and muscle function.

Practitioners work side by side with other members of the healthcare team to deliver effective and cost efficient healthcare.  

Our lecturers are registered healthcare science practitioners and academic staff who are at the forefront of their discipline and continually keep up to date with the key research, knowledge and practice in their field.  

You will have access to the College of Human and Health Sciences' state-of-the-art facilities which offer realistic workplace experiences, including a clinical and technical skills centre and simulated clinical practice facilities. 

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The BSc (Hons) Neurophysiology degree is currently undergoing accreditation, further information will be available shortly. 

Study options for this course

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  • The awardBSc (Hons)How you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study3 years
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Notes about fees for this course

This will be a Welsh Government commissioned programme - fees will be paid by WEDS. There is no opportunity for international students to enrol on the programme.

Annual tuition fees for entry in the academic year 2017/18 are as follows:

UK/EU International BSc (Hons) Full-time N/A N/A

Fees for full time Undergraduate UK/EU students may be increased in subsequent years of study by an inflationary amount determined by Welsh Government.

Fees for full time Undergraduate International students will increase by 3% for each subsequent year of study.

You can find further information on fees and how to pay on our tuition fees page.

You may be eligible for funding to help support your study. To find out about scholarships, bursaries and other funding opportunities that are available please visit the University's scholarships and bursaries page.

Current students: You can find further information of your fee costs on our tuition fees page.

Entry requirements

Minimum BBB at A2 level with at least one being maths, biology, physics or chemistry. Plus a minimum of five GCSEs at A-C grade including; Welsh/English Language, Mathematics, and a Physical Science or Double Award Science.

Any offer of a place will also require:

A Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check, or approved equivalent.

An Occupational Health check.

Compliance with vaccination policy.

Applicants should also familiarise themselves with the NHS Wales Values and Standards of Behaviour.

Don't meet the entry requirements?

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