Turn your interests in human biology and health and wellbeing into a rewarding and valued career with our degree course in Cardiac Physiology.
You will gain the scientific, clinical, and technical knowledge needed to provide specialised care to people living with or suspected of having cardiac disease.
Studying the anatomy and physiology of the heart, together with the latest diagnostic and therapeutic techniques, you will combine in-depth academic work with practical clinical skills in a range of specialised healthcare settings.
Cardiac Physiology is an exciting and rapidly developing field that requires a high level of responsibility and problem-solving ability. As a cardiac physiologist, you will be expected to carry out some work that used to be in the remit of doctors and there are many opportunities for specialist role extension as your career progresses.
WHY CARDIAC PHYSIOLOGY AT SWANSEA?
Our course is accredited by the National School of Healthcare and Science, the Society for Cardiological Science and Technology, and the Registration Council for Clinical Physiology.
Many of our academic staff are also practising healthcare scientists, providing an unrivalled combination of scientific rigour and professional expertise.
If you can commit to working in Wales for two years after graduating, you could get your tuition fees covered in full through the NHS Wales Bursary Scheme, as well as maintenance funding of up to £4,491 and a reduced rate loan from Student Finance.
In addition to the Swansea University Open Days we have a Health Careers Open Day where you can find out more about our courses in Aberystwyth on May 1st 2019 – Register
YOUR CARDIAC PHYSIOLOGY EXPERIENCE
Our excellent facilities in the College of Human and Health Sciences include a realistic clinical suite so you can put your theoretical knowledge into practice in an environment that reflects as closely as possible the actual conditions that you will experience when you go on placement.
You will also benefit from a real life patient setting in our award winning Health and Wellbeing Academy, an on-site clinic that provides health and wellbeing services for the local community in collaboration with the NHS.
Half your course will be taught at our Singleton Park campus on the edge of the beautiful Gower Peninsula and the other half will take place in healthcare settings. We have very strong links with healthcare providers and Welsh health boards, opening up a wide range of clinical placement opportunities for you.
You will be joining a university that is in the UK top 5 for overall student satisfaction (NSS 2018) and the UK top 10 for graduate prospects (DLHE 2018).
CARDIAC PHYSIOLOGY CAREERS
On graduation, you will be eligible to join the voluntary register with the Registration Council for Clinical Physiologists and enter the workplace as an independent practitioner.
The NHS starting salary for Cardiac Physiologists is £24,000, rising to £40,157 with the potential to earn more when you complete an additional doctoral qualification. There are also excellent prospects to work in research, education, management, Her Majesty’s Forces, governmental departments and the private sector.
Job prospects are excellent, with nearly 100% of Healthcare Sciences students going on to work in their chosen profession within six months of graduating (Destination of Leavers Survey 2018)