Our BSc in Respiratory and Sleep Physiology will give you the expert training you need to begin a rewarding career working with doctors and other healthcare professionals to diagnose and treat people with respiratory disease and sleep-related breathing disorders.
Studying the structure and functions of the respiratory system, together with the latest diagnostic and therapeutic techniques, you will combine in-depth academic work with practical clinical and technological skills in a range of specialised healthcare settings.
Respiratory and Sleep Physiology is an exciting field that requires a high level of responsibility, accuracy, and problem-solving ability. As a respiratory and sleep physiologist, you will work with patients of all ages and disabilities, performing a wide range of diagnostic tests and developing treatment plans.
WHY RESPIRATORY AND SLEEP PHYSIOLOGY AT SWANSEA?
Our course is accredited by the National School of Healthcare and Science, the Registration Council for Clinical Physiology, and the Association for Respiratory Technology and 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 RESPIRATORY AND SLEEP 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).
RESPIRATORY AND SLEEP 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.
Within the NHS, the starting salary for Respiratory and Sleep Physiologists is £21,478, rising to £40,157. 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 (Destinations of Leavers Survey, 2018)