Swansea University

251–300 th
World University Rankings 2019
101-125 th
European Teaching Rankings 2018
Singleton Park, Swansea, SA2 8PP, United Kingdom

Healthcare Science (Neurophysiology)

Neurophysiology is a branch of healthcare science that investigates nervous system function with the aim of diagnosis and monitoring of neurological disorders including epilepsy, strokes, dementia, nerve and muscle dysfunction and multiple sclerosis. You will learn how to undertake specialist procedures in neurophysiology, including: EEG (electroencephalography) - recording the electrical activity of the brain; evoked potentials – measuring brain responses to specific stimuli; and assist in EMG (Electromyography) NCS (Nerve Conduction Studies) - assessing nerve and muscle function. We have a large number of clinical practice rooms, creating an authentic clinical environment. Equipped with the latest technology and equipment, each room offers a unique environment that replicates a wide range of realistic clinical settings. The rooms provide an excellent opportunity for you to put textbook theory into practice and gain confidence and experience in clinical environments. UK and EU students are eligible to apply for an enhanced support package through the NHS Wales Bursary scheme. *to receive funding, students will have to commit to working in Wales for 2 years following the completion of the course. **Key features -** - Small student cohorts allow for a personal learning experience - 50% of time at University, 50% in practice placements - Clinical practice suite allows students to gain confidence and experience before moving onto their work placements. - Many subject-specific academic staff are also clinically active and still work in practice. - Strong links with health boards with the nearest hospital next-door to the campus. - 100% of Healthcare Science graduates are employed in a professional or managerial job 6 months after graduating (Unistats 2017). - There are excellent opportunities for career progression in Healthcare Science to Clinical Scientist and Higher Specialist Scientist by masters and doctoral training respectively. Ultimately it is possible to progress to the role of Consultant Healthcare Scientist. All of our Healthcare Science degrees are accredited by Health Education England through the National School of Healthcare Science accreditation process. This course starts before normal University term time and has different leave entitlements.

  • Qualification
    Bachelor of Science (Hons)/BSc (Hons)
  • Study mode
    Full-time
  • Duration
    3 years
  • Start date
    2018-09-01
  • Location
    Singleton Park Campus,Swansea
  • Qualification
    Bachelor of Science (Hons)/BSc (Hons)
  • Study mode
    Full-time
  • Duration
    3 years
  • Start date
    2019-09-01
  • Location
    Singleton Park Campus,Swansea