Our BSc in Nuclear Medicine will give you the expert training you need to begin a rewarding and highly skilled career working in the healthcare profession as a medical physics technologist/nuclear medicine technologist.
Over three years you will learn about using isotopes and various forms of radiation to diagnose and treat many diseases, including different types of cancers, heart disease, gastrointestinal, endocrine and neurological disorders.
You will combine in-depth academic work with practical clinical and technological skills in a range of specialised healthcare settings.
Nuclear Medicine is an exciting, continually developing field that requires a high level of responsibility and technical skill. As a medical physics technologist, you will be operating, maintaining, and monitoring complex, specialised equipment used in the diagnosis and treatment of patients of all ages.
As your career progresses, you will have excellent opportunities for advanced practice and further study to Masters and doctoral level.
WHY NUCLEAR MEDICINE AT SWANSEA?
Our course is accredited by the National School of Healthcare and Science.
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.
Places are also available if you are receive sponsorship from a healthcare employer and in some circumstances; we may accept self-funded places with standard tuition fees if you are able to secure your own work placement.
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 NUCLEAR MEDICINE 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.
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).
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Job prospects are excellent, with nearly 100 per cent of Healthcare Sciences students going on to work in their chosen profession within six months of graduating (Destination of Leavers in HE Study, 2018)
The NHS starting salary for Medical Physics Technologists is around £24,000, rising to £40,000. There are also many opportunities to work in research, education, management, and the private sector.