The course focuses on the study of body function, particularly how cell, tissue and organ function is integrated in specific systems such as the nervous, respiratory and cardiovascular systems in health and disease. You will develop specialist knowledge and have the option to personalise your learning to suit your interests with our range of optional modules.
- Opportunities to undertake an integrated course which incorporates 50 weeks of clinical placement over three years. You will have the opportunity to move onto BSc (Hons) Healthcare Sciences: Physiological/Life
- You will be taught by academic staff who are engaged in international research in a range of disciplines, as well as scientists working in the NHS
- The University has over 100 years of expertise in teaching science
- ‚Hands on’ approach to learning in our state of the art interactive learning facility ‚The Living Lab’ and modern biological science laboratories
Depending on the availability of suitable placements, and your choice of options, you can work towards one of three possible degree titles: BSc (Hons) Physiological Sciences, BSc (Hons) Healthcare Science (Cardiac Physiology), BSc (Hons) Healthcare Science (Audiology).
Teaching methods include lectures, practical work, seminars and other forms of group work. Assessment is by continuous assessment of coursework and by examinations, in a ratio of roughly 40:60.
NHS salaries for staff working in healthcare science range from around £21,000 to around £80,000 per year. At entry level, the work involves obtaining diagnostic data from patients and working as part of a multidisciplinary team that also includes doctors, nurses and radiographers.
BSc (Hons) Physiological Sciences
Employment prospects are very good for Sunderland graduates in subjects allied to medicine.
Potential employers include the NHS, medical research institutions, clinical laboratories, drug companies, molecular biology companies and other organisations where a strong science background is an advantage.
BSc (Hons) Healthcare Science (Cardiac Physiology/Audiology)
If you choose this degree you will be well-prepared to apply for roles as a healthcare science practitioner within the NHS, with a specialism in cardiac physiology or audiology.
Our course provides significant amounts of work-based learning, with unpaid placements amounting to 10 weeks in year 1, 15 weeks in year 2 and 25 weeks in year 3.