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The University of Wolverhampton

BSc (Hons) Healthcare Science (Cardiac Physiology)

Why choose this course?

This course combines and integrates both academic and work-based training in order to provide participants with the practical skills and underpinning knowledge to fulfil the role as a Healthcare Science Practitioner in Cardiac Physiology. Knowledge of the normal structure and function of the human body will be developed so that the student can appreciate the clinical abnormalities that occur as a result of disease. Students will consider the diagnostic tests used within the profession and be able to understand how test results are used to plan subsequent treatment. The course will provide the student with a wider appreciation of a number of specialisms in physiological sciences through broad experiential components in cardiovascular science in order to develop a more holistic view of the areas contributing to high-quality care. Students will develop competency in a range of techniques outlined in the Healthcare Science Practitioner Training Manual for Cardiac Physiology through integrated work-based placements in local hospitals. The encouragement of good professional practice will be paramount at all stages of work-based training and students will be encouraged to develop research skills which can be used to improve practice in their chosen specialism. The programme aims to include patient participation in its design, delivery and assessment of students in order to produce a Healthcare Science Practitioner that is focused on patient-centred care. Successful completion of the course will enable graduates to gain employment within a hospital to undertake physiological measurements in cardiac physiology physiology with patients as part of their patient care pathway.

Students do not start directly onto this course. They join BSc (Hons) Healthcare Science (Physiological Sciences) and transfer onto this route for Year 2

What happens on the course?

Level 4

  • Study and Professional Skills
  • Human Structure and Function
  • Introduction to the Practice of Cardiovascular Respiratory and Sleep Science
  • Microbes and Immunity
  • Molecular Basis of Life
  • Introduction to Cardiovascular Respiratory and Sleep Science II

Level 5

  • Year Long Modules
  • Work-based Placement and Partners
  • Research Methods and Professional Practice
  • Applications of Cardiac Physiology I
  • Clinical Instrumentation
  • Applications of Cardiac Physiology II
  • Pathophysiology

Level 6

  • Work-based Placement
  • Honours Research Project
  • Cardiac Physiology in Practice
  • Recent Developments in Cardiac Physiology

Students do not start directly onto this course. They join BSc (Hons) Healthcare Science (Physiological Sciences) and transfer onto this route for Year 2

What skills will you gain?

For the award of an honours degree, you, the student, will be able to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of the anatomical structure and development of the human body and an understanding of the integrated function and control of the component parts of the major systems, enabling an appreciation of normal human function to be shown.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of cell structure and function at the molecular level, enabling an appreciation of the interplay of complex molecular events that help to maintain cell homeostasis.
  • Demonstrate a knowledge and understanding of disease processes to enable appreciation of the use of pharmacological and interventional treatments against them.
  • Show competence in the physiological practical techniques employed within physiological sciences, specifically respiratory and sleep physiology, and be able to explain the rationale for the investigation and treatment of disease, modification of the investigations, and interpret test results so that the student is able to effectively contribute to the patient care pathway.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the basic principles of physics and signal processing and be able to apply these to the recording, storage and analysis of information in the concept of physiological sciences.
  • Be aware of the requirements for good professional practice in physiological sciences, including safe and ethical working practices, the importance of good communication in a therapeutic relationship and how research can be used to advance evidence based practice in their chosen specialism.

Who accredits this course?

Accreditation for this course is requested from Health Education England and Registration Council for Clinical Physiology

Entry requirements

2018 Entry

  • GCSE English and Mathematics at grade C or above or equivalent


  • A Level minimum of BBB to include Biology and at least one other Science subject
  • Post-16 qualifications should include at least one science subject at A level, preferably Biology
  • Access to HE Diploma gaining 60 credits in total with at least 45 credits achieved at level 3, of which 36 credits must be in science based units at level 3: at least 36 of these credits must be achieved at Distinction or above with the remainder at merit..
  • BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Applied Science grade DDM
  • If you've got other qualifications or relevant experience, please contact The Gateway for further advice before applying.
  • International student language requirements and application guidance can be found at
  • Successful completion of the foundation year of our BSc (Hons) Science and Engineering with Foundation Year guarantees entry on to this course
  • Successful completion of the International Foundation Year in Science and Engineering guarantees entry on to this course

Other Requirements

Those successful in application and interview will subsequently be required to meet a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Check and medical requirements

Those who do not meet the entry requirements may be offered an alternative course.

Course fees and finance

2018/9 Home/EU International
Full time £9,250 £11,700

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