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Healthcare Science (Cardiac Physiology) (Hons), B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
University rank #801 (WUR) Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
This Healthcare Science (Cardiac Physiology) (Hons) course from University of Wolverhampton 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.
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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. 

This Healthcare Science (Cardiac Physiology) (Hons) course from University of Wolverhampton 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.

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.


  • "Registration Council for Clinical Physiologists, the (RCCP)"
  • National School of Health Care Science (NSHCS)

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    360 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

  • Year One  - The programme of study includes an introduction to the scientific basis of healthcare science including subjects such as anatomy, physiology, biochemistry, genetics, immunology and microbiology.   You will then build upon this foundation to focus initially on the theoretical aspects of both cardiac physiology and respiratory and sleep science. 
  • Year Two - You will learn about the various diseases which affect the cardiovascular and respiratory systems, consider the tests which are available to confirm their diagnosis, and develop an understanding of the treatments available to help such conditions.
  • Year Three - During your final year you will consolidate your knowledge in your chosen discipline with the introduction of the theory required for more advanced clinical procedures.  You will focus on recent developments within your specialist area and this will be complemented by your honours project as you undertake your own research. 

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General Requirements

All students being accepted onto the course will need to have been selected for a hospital placement through selection interviews which involve a formal skills-based assessment prior to admission

GCSE English and Mathematics at grade C/4+. No equivalences are accepted.


  • 120 UCAS points
  • A Levels - BBB to include Biology and at least one other Science subject
  • BTEC L3 Extended Diploma or OCR Cambridge L3 Technical Extended Diploma in Applied Science - grades DDM
  • Access to HE Diploma: 45 L3 credits of which 36 credits must be in Science based units and achieved at Distinction or above with the remainder at Merit.. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    12250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12250 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Wolverhampton

  • 550 - 900 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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