Full-time undergraduate (3 years)
Intermediate award: DipHE
This course opens up the world of healthcare science. You’ll learn how to use specialist equipment to diagnose and treat problems relating to patients’ circulatory or respiratory systems, as well as problems which can cause difficulties sleeping. On graduation, you could work in a hospital or in the community.
We’ll prepare you to work in either cardiovascular or respiratory disciplines as well as with patients who have difficulties with sleep.
You’ll learn how to record and analyse a range of investigations and diagnostic tests.
You’ll spend around a third of the course on clinical placements, doing work-based learning. This involves ten weeks in Year 1, 15 weeks in Year 2 and 25 weeks in Year 3. To help you prepare for clinical practice, you’ll use Anglia Ruskin’s own excellent equipment, during which you will do some tests on your fellow students (such as spirometry or having blood pressure recorded).
Throughout the course, you’ll have the support of our friendly, helpful tutors. You’ll also go on trips to further your understanding – this may include museums and hospital departments.
Healthcare science practitioners work in a variety of hospital clinics and departments, and increasingly within the community. They investigate the functioning of organs and body systems in order to diagnose abnormalities. They also find ways to restore function and reduce disabling consequences to the patient.
We use a wide range of assessment methods to help you and your tutors measure your progress on the course. Besides exams, these include laboratory reports, presentations, essays, a portfolio, patchwork texts (short pieces of writing, or ‘patches’, built up week by week), a research proposal and a major project.
Alongside your core modules you will pick a number of optional modules. Please note that modules are subject to change and availability.
The Faculty of Medical Science, opened in 2014, is founded on the strong international reputation of our flagship Postgraduate Medical Institute. Based on our riverside campus in Chelmsford and Young Street campus in Cambridge, we deliver innovative and clinically relevant teaching and research across two departments:
Thanks to our close relationships with the major clinical-care providers in the east of England, there are significant opportunities for collaboration and student placements across a variety of clinical sites.
We offer exciting opportunities for research and education in the allied health professions. We also translate science and epidemiology into health education and primary care, and deliver taught Master’s programmes to qualified medics. We have a flourishing community of PhD and MD(Res) students across all of our research fields.
Our advanced learning facilities include state-of-the-art clinical skills laboratories and simulation suites, which mirror real-life clinical situations. We also have a fantastic, modern library and a wide range of science labs and ICT suites.
Part-payment of travel to placements
£25 is provided towards travel, further costs will need to be covered by the student
You can pay your fees in the following ways.
Most English undergraduates take out a tuition fee loan with Student Finance England. The fees are then paid directly to us. The amount you repay each month is linked to your salary and repayments start in April after you graduate.
If you choose not to take out a loan you can pay your fees directly to us. There are two ways to do this: either pay in full, or through a three- or six-month instalment plan starting at registration.
We offer most new undergraduate students funding to support their studies and university life. There’s also finance available for specific groups of students.
Grants and scholarships are available for:
Our published entry requirements are a guide only and our decision will be based on your overall suitability for the course as well as whether you meet the minimum entry requirements. Other equivalent qualifications may be accepted for entry to this course, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
We don't accept AS level qualifications on their own for entry to our undergraduate degree courses. However for some degree courses a small number of tariff points from AS levels are accepted as long as they're combined with tariff points from A levels or other equivalent level 3 qualifications in other subjects.
Entry requirements are for September 2016 entry. Entry requirements for other intakes may differ.
The availability of work experience placements in the UK health service is limited, and therefore we can’t accept applications from international students. However, you may be able to apply if you can show us Indefinite Leave to Remain in the UK and if you have already lived here for three years or more (for reasons other than education).
We accept a range of international qualifications.
If English is not your first language, you'll need to make sure you meet our English language requirements for undergraduate courses.
If you don't meet our English language requirements, we offer a range of courses which could help you achieve the level required for entry onto a degree course.
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