Healthcare Science (Cardiac Physiology) is a full–time three-year degree. Students attend 42 weeks per year. The course starts in September, before the usual University term times.
Also, students have different leave entitlements.
The degree comprises academic study at the University and hands-on clinical placements at hospitals across Wales, organised by the College.
Over the three years, total direct contact time at University will be about 850 hours. This will include lectures, tutorials, seminars, group work, laboratory and clinical simulation work.
Students will attend 61 weeks of placement before graduating. While on placement the student is expected to work 9am until 5pm, Monday to Friday, with a half-day to study each week. This totals about 2,200 hours over the three years.
The College has the support of many healthcare providers and is able to offer a wide range of clinical experiences to students across a wide geographical area.
Students will be expected to travel to different clinical environments and live in nearby accommodation.
When not on work placements, students will be taught at Swansea University’s main campus.
ASSESSMENT: If you study to become a Cardiac Physiologist, you will be assessed in a number of ways, including by exam, assignments and on practical work.