The clinical placement consists of 10 weeks of observational work experience in selected disciplines in the first year, followed by discipline specific placements for 18 weeks in Year 2 and 22 weeks in Year 3.
In Year 1 you will develop core scientific knowledge relevant to healthcare science: human physiology, cell biology, biomolecules and microbiololgy. You will also begin to gain specialist knowledge of your chosen discipline. Clinical placements will introduce you to the workplace and begin your clinical skills training. In the first year this takes the form of observational work experience.
An introduction to biological molecules, cells and their sub-cellular components, and the characteristics and importance of microorganisms.
This unit covers the generic skills essential for healthcare science students, particularly in relation to the capture, analysis and interpretation of biological information, principles of physics and professional practice for healthcare science.
This unit covers the application of science across the neurosciences or cardiac, vascular, respiratory and sleep science and safe working within the clinical healthcare setting.
This unit introduces you to the principles of human physiology at the organ system level with appropriate links to anatomy, cell biology, biochemistry and metabolism, pathology, pharmacology and therapeutics.
In Year 2 your clinical training is specialised in your chosen discipline.You will extend your scientific knowledge base to include the processes of disease and some applications of physics and instrumentation used in healthcare science techniques. All students will also develop research skills in preparation for your final year project whilst continuing to build upon knowledge in your chosen specialism.
This unit concerns the concepts of health and disease and examines various causes and mechanisms of disease processes in the human.
This unit aims to ensure the student understands principles of physiological/psychophysical measurement techniques used in the Physiological Sciences and gains the skills and attitudes for a Healthcare Science Practitioner role.
The unit aims to ensure the student understands the science of either Cardiac Physiology or Respiratory and Sleep Physiology or Neurophysiology.
The unit aims to ensure the student understanding of further aspects of the science of either Cardiac Physiology or Respiratory and Sleep Physiology or Neurophysiology, building on the learning in Specialist Studies in Physiological Sciences 1.
Year 3 covers the remaining specialist material for your chosen discipline and continues your clinical training in that specialism. In addition you will complete your project.
Your study includes work-based learning (25 weeks) in your chosen specialist area: Cardiac Physiology, Respiratory and Sleep Physiology, or Neurophysiology.
This unit aims to ensure the student understands the breadth of the application of science to the practice of either Cardiac Physiology or Respiratory and Sleep Physiology or Neurophysiology.
This unit extends learning in ASSTP1 to include further application of science in the practice of either Cardiac Physiology or Respiratory and Sleep Physiology or Neurophysiology, building on learning in Applying Specialist Studies to Practice 1.
The overall aim of this unit is to ensure that the student has underpinning knowledge and gains the accompanying skills and attitudes to undertake the role of a Healthcare Science Practitioner within the NHS.
This unit allows all final year students to plan and undertake either a laboratory-based research project or a library-based dissertation in an area of their own interest. For BSc (Hons) Healthcare Science students this unit allows all final year students to plan and undertake either a laboratory-based research project or a clinic-based research project in an area of their own interest.
Each programme of study that we offer undergoes an annual review to ensure an up-to-date curriculum supported by the latest online learning technology. In addition, we undertake a major review of the programme, normally at 6-yearly intervals, but this can take place at a more frequent interval where required. Applicants should note that the programme currently provided may be subject to change as a result of the review process. We only make changes where we consider it necessary to do so or where we feel that certain changes are in the best interests of students and to enhance the quality of provision. Occasionally, we have to make changes for reasons outside our control. Where there are changes which may materially affect the current programme content and/or structure, offer holders will be informed.
Assessment is by coursework including reports, essays, case studies, posters, presentations and problem-based activities; and by examinations including multiple choice questions, short answers and essays.
10 credits equates to 100 hours of study, which is a combination of lectures, seminars and practical sessions, and independent study. A 3 year degree qualification typically comprises 360 credits (120 credits per year). The exact composition of your study time and assessments for the course will vary according to your option choices and style of learning, but it could be:
The programme is accredited by Health Education England and the Registration Council for Clinical Physiologists. Upon successful completion of the programme you will be eligible to apply to the voluntary registers held by the Academy for Health Care Scien
Your studies are supported by a team of committed and enthusiastic teachers and researchers, experts in their chosen field. We also work with external professionals, many of whom are Manchester Met alumni, to enhance your learning and appreciation of the wider subject. Details of departmental staff can be found at: http://www.shs.mmu.ac.uk/our-staff/
Biomedical and healthcare science graduates may go on to a range of subject specific careers in the biological, pharmaceutical, clinical, medical, public health and other associated sectors.
Graduates from this programme may also go on to specific careers in biomedical science or clinical physiology.
Recent graduates have gone on to secure employment in laboratory/research work, the pharmaceutical industries, education and medical communications.
For those who wish to continue their studies, we offer a range of postgraduate programmes across the breadth of biological and healthcare sciences.
In 2014, over 94% of our graduates went directly into work or further study within 6 months of graduation
DHLE survey 2014, for all respondents available for employment or further study and whose destinations are known
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