The aim of this module is to provide a capstone experience to students¿ learning, through participating in their own enquiry-based research project, with guidance from an academic supervisor. The project may be laboratory or non-laboratory based, but it will always involve a research question that is drawn from the literature, and focused on a topic relevant to the life sciences. It will ask a research question and involve the critical analysis of research findings. Students will refine their oral and written communication skills to a graduate level through an oral presentation and dissertation on their research findings and conclusions.
This module is for students with an interest in teaching, science communication, and medicine. Students will complete an enquiry-based research project, based within the field of pedagogy or science communication, with guidance from an academic supervisor. Projects may be completed in collaboration with local schools/colleges, community groups, science outreach programmes (e.g. Oriel Science), in clinical/patient settings, or within Higher Education. Students will engage with workshops and digital resources to introduce various themes surrounding pedagogy and science communication to prepare them for their research project. Students will be required to critically analyse their research findings and produce a teaching or outreach activity/resource. Students will refine their oral and written communication skills to graduate level through an oral presentation and dissertation.
Scientific Basis of Engineering
This module will provide a foundation from which the student will build their knowledge, skills, experience and attitudes throughout their programme of study and transfer these skills to employment in healthcare science. The aim of the module is to enable the student to gain an understanding and working knowledge of essential electrical and electronic theory, as well as essential engineering mechanics, applied to Clinical Engineering.
The aim of the work-based placements within the module is to provide the student with a broad appreciation of the range of work undertaken within healthcare science. Students will begin the process of the development of the skills and attitudes relevant to the HCSP, building on learning in the academic environment, including practical sessions, clinical skills sessions, reflection on development, etc. Additionally, it should help students learn in the context of practice and real-life experience and have a motivational element as they work towards a career in the NHS.
Scientific Basis of Medical Physics
This is an introductory module for students following programmes in Medical Physics Technology. The module provides mixed learning opportunities combining university learning with practice based placement learning.
Informatics and Statistics
This is an introductory model to the use of informatics and statistics, with content designed to meet the needs of students studying medical physics technology and rehabilitation engineering.
Instrumentation Signal Processing and Imaging
This is a module for students following Healthcare Science programmes that details the theory and application of physiological measurement and imaging in healthcare.
This is an introductory module for students following medical physics technology programmes into imaging techniques and their applications to healthcare.
Practice of Radiation Protection
This is an introductory module for students following medical physics technology programmes into radiation protection.
Medical Equipment Lifecycle
An introductory module for students following medical physics technology and rehabilitation engineering in equipment lifecycle management.
Non-ionising Radiation and Physiological Measurements
This is an introductory module for students following medical physics technology programmes into non-ionising radiation and detector systems.
Healthcare Science Work Based Placement 1 (Radiation Physics)
This module provides an opportunity to explore professional practice within a healthcare science discipline and to gain the professional skills and competences required for practice at level 5.
Professional Practice 3
This is a module that builds upon SHC150 Professional Practice 1 and SHC230 Professional Practice 2 from years 1 and 2 to provide the student with an in depth understanding of leadership and quality improvement in healthcare science.
Clinical Indication, Pathology and Patient Care
A module designed to provide the medical physics technology student with the knowledge to support practice.
Physics and Instrumentation
This module provides students with the knowledge base to underpin the practice of nuclear medicine with emphasis on imaging and radionuclide assay.
Radiobiology and Clinical Radiotherapy Physics
This module will provide the student with the underpinning knowledge to support radiotherapy practice.
Practice of Radiotherapy Physics
This module provides the student with the underpinning knowledge required to critically select and use radiotherapy equipment in patient treatment.
Framework of Radiation Governance and Risk Management
The module follows on from modules in years one and two of the programme. The module is designed to equip the student with a high level body of knowledge that will enable them to function as a professional practitioner in the field of Radiation Physics following graduation, by providing the student with an understanding of the main sources of ionising and non-ionising radiation encountered in the clinical environment, the legislative and organizational framework surrounding their use and the principles of risk assessment and risk management.
The subject matter will focus on principles of radiation protection, sources of radiation, dosimetry and risk assessment.
Practice of Radiation Physics
The module aims to consolidate and further develop the knowledge and skills gained in years 1 and 2 of the programme to the high level that will equip students with the knowledge and skills required to function as professional practitioners in the field of radiation physics following graduation, by equipping the student with an understanding of the performance testing of a wide range of equipment, measurement of patient doses, dose optimization and audit of radiation departments.
The subject matter will focus on performance testing, dose measurement and optimization and audit of radiation departments.