Healthcare Science Cardiovascular, Respiratory and Sleep Sciences BSc (Hons)

Healthcare Science Cardiovascular, Respiratory and Sleep Sciences BSc (Hons)

De Montfort University
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About the course

Please note we are not accepting applications for 2014 entry.

This course is a new pre-registration route for becoming a Cardiovascular Science OR a Respiratory and Sleep Science practitioner.

Cardiovascular science is the study of the heart and blood vessels and how they function within the body. The course is designed to develop you as a clinician to test for problems with the heart and vascular systems in patients with problems such as congenital heart defects, heart attacks, blood clots and other conditions affecting the heart and vascular system.

Respiratory and Sleep Sciences is the study of the lungs and airways and blood gases and how they influence breathing and how…

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About the course

Please note we are not accepting applications for 2014 entry.

This course is a new pre-registration route for becoming a Cardiovascular Science OR a Respiratory and Sleep Science practitioner.

Cardiovascular science is the study of the heart and blood vessels and how they function within the body. The course is designed to develop you as a clinician to test for problems with the heart and vascular systems in patients with problems such as congenital heart defects, heart attacks, blood clots and other conditions affecting the heart and vascular system.

Respiratory and Sleep Sciences is the study of the lungs and airways and blood gases and how they influence breathing and how disease states can produce disturbances in breathing and sleep patterns.

Both involve working with Physicians and Surgeons monitoring patients before and after treatments, hence you will work with patients and clinical colleagues undertaking routine and research procedures using sophisticated equipment. This course is a broad subject, with opportunities to specialise in areas of diagnostics, pediatrics and research.

Reasons why you should choose to study a degree in Healthcare Science at DMU
  • Graduates working in the NHS can expect to earn over £21,000 per annum (NHS Pay Rates 2011)
  • As an ‘applied’ course, you will develop skills directly relevant to
  • Practical work placements enable direct application of theory to practice
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Key facts

UCAS course code: B190

Duration: Three years full-time

Institution code: D26

Entry and admission criteria

2013/2014 UCAS Points A minimum of 280 points GCSEs
  • At least 5 GCSEs at grade C or above including Maths, Science and English. Plus one of the following:
A Levels
  • From a minimum of 2 A levels with a Science subject ** at grade B or above
BTEC
  • BTEC National Diploma - Science BTEC Distinction/Distinction/Merit
  • BTEC National Certificate - only in combination with other accepted qualifications. Must meet Science requirement
  • BTEC National Award only in combination with other accepted qualifications. Must meet Science requirement
  • BTEC Extended Diploma (3 A2s) - Science BTEC Distinction/Distinction/Merit
  • BTEC Diploma (2 A2s) - Science BTEC Distinction*/Distinction
  • BTEC 90 - credit Diploma only in combination with other accepted qualifications. Must meet Science requirement
  • BTEC Subsidiary Diploma (1 A2) - only in combination with other accepted qualifications. Must meet Science requirement
  • BTEC certificate (1 A1) - only in combination with other accepted qualifications. Must meet Science requirement

Access Course
Pass in Access to Science. English and Maths GCSE equivalency required, 12 level 2 credits in each subject

International Baccalaureate:
28+ points, with a minimum of 6 higher level points in a Science subject.

You must complete an occupational health check, declaration form and enhanced CRB disclosure application form, (if you are overseas you will also need to submit a criminal records certificate from your home country), before starting the course, which need to be cleared in accordance with DMU’s admission policy. Contact us for up-to-date information.

Interview required: No

International students:
Applications from international students are welcomed and encouraged. However, if English is not your first language, we require an English language level of IELTS 6.5 or equivalent.

Teaching and assessment

Teaching includes lectures, seminars,tutorial discussions, practical workshops and inter-professional learning with students from other healthcare professions. The teaching team have a diverse background, are actively involved with the professional body and liaise with many institutions and companies.

This allows for innovative teaching and awareness of the latest trends. Assessment includes essays, the production of posters and use of other media to present work,along with examinations.

Course modules

First year modules

A ‘Professional Practice’ module and clinical placements happens each year ensuring you have the underpinning knowledge to accompany the skills and attitudes required as a Healthcare Science Practitioner.

  • Professional Healthcare Science Practice 1
  • Scientific Basis of Healthcare Science
  • Structure and Function of Cells and Tissues
  • Physics for Clinical Measurement
  • Cardiovascular and Respiratory and Sleep Physiology
  • Clinical Measurement and Treatment
  • Clinical Practice 1 (10 weeks Placement)

Second year modules

  • Professional Healthcare Science Practice 2
  • Scientific Basis of Cardiovascular Physiology OR Scientific Basis of Respiratory and Sleep Science
  • Scientific Measurement
  • Clinical Practice 2 (15 weeks Placement)
  • Research Methods and Ethics

Third year modules

  • Professional Healthcare Science Practice 1
  • Scientific Basis of Healthcare Science
  • Structure and Function of Cells and Tissues
  • Physics for Clinical Measurement
  • Cardiovascular and Respiratory and Sleep Physiology
  • Clinical Measurement and Treatment
  • Clinical Practice 1 (10 weeks Placement)

Work experience and placements

Strong links with Cardiovascular, Respiratory and Sleep Science departments across the UK we will support you to meet your potential, with the aim of developing high-quality clinicians.

We work closely with clinicians to support your training and welfare. Many of our students have found employment with their placement providers upon graduation.

Graduate careers

Career opportunities are varied and posts can be found within the NHS but also in the private sector, and many of our graduates have gone onto postgraduate study in associated professions.

We also offer a range of postgraduate opportunities, as well as dedicated professional modules for Healthcare Scientists.

Fees and funding

UK/EU Full-time £9000 Part Time 2013/14 4 Year Course £5925 6 Year Course £3950 Per Module (15 Credits) £988 International
Full-time Band 1 £10,750 Band 2 £11,250

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Scholarships

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Facilities

Practical work will be undertaken at local hospital departments which house the sophisticated equipment for assessing the brain and nervous system.

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