Swansea University

301–400 th
Arts & humanities Rankings 2018
251–300 th
World University Rankings 2018
Singleton Park, Swansea, SA2 8PP, United Kingdom

Healthcare Science (Radiation Physics)

The aim of the BSc (Hons) Healthcare Science (Radiation Physics) programme is to provide you with a high level of knowledge and the practical skills that will enable them to function as a professional practitioner in the field of Radiation Physics. The course will provide an understanding of the main sources of ionising and non-ionising radiation encountered in the clinical environment, the legislative and organisational framework surrounding their use and the principles of risk assessment, risk management and radiation protection. You will gain understanding of the performance testing of a wide range of equipment, measurement of patient doses, dose optimisation and audit of radiation departments. 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. This course starts before normal University term time and has different leave entitlements. The University has strong links with health boards with the nearest hospital next-door to the campus. Medical Physics students have multiple opportunities to use the College of Human and Health Sciences’ state-of-the-art facilities. • Swansea University is the only Welsh University to offer a BSc (Hons) Healthcare Science (Radiation Physics) degree, with very few universities UK-wide offering the course. • UK and EU students are eligible to apply for an enhanced support package through the NHS Wales Bursary arrangements. Conditions for funded places apply, for further information please visit our website - www.swansea.ac.uk/undergraduate/fees-and-funding/studentloansandgrants/nhsfunding/ • EMPLOYABILITY: 100% of Healthcare Science graduates are employed in a professional or managerial job 6 months after graduating (Unistats 2016). • AVERAGE EARNINGS: The average NHS starting salary for graduate Medical Physics Technologists is £22,128 (Band 5) Typical wage brackets go from £22,128-£41,787. • ACCREDITATION: Accredited by the NSHCS (National School of Healthcare and Science), on behalf of Health Education England, for the purpose of eligibility for registration as a Healthcare Science Practitioner on the AHCS (Academy for Healthcare and Science) voluntary register, IPEM (Institute of Physics and Engineering in Medicine) and RCT (the Register of Clinical Technologists). Visit our employability pages to read our graduate success stories :- http://www.swansea.ac.uk/humanandhealthsciences/employability/

  • Qualification
    Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)
  • Study mode
  • Duration
    3 years
  • Start date
  • Location
    Singleton Park Campus,Swansea