Healthcare Science (Respiratory and Sleep Science) is a full–time three-year course. Students attend 45 weeks per year. The course starts in September, before the usual University term times.
Also, students have different leave entitlements.
The degree is modular and comprises academic study mainly at our Singleton Park campus 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 on this course spend half their time at university and half on placements, preparing for the world of work. These placements are organised by the College. Students do not need to be employed by the hospital department or organise their own placements. This on-the-job experience means the course will have taught you to do the job.
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.
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. Consideration is given to the residential and travel requirements of students when allocating placements.
Assessment: If you study Healthcare Science (Respiratory and Sleep Science) you will be assessed in a number of ways, including by exam, assignments and on practical work.