Full-time undergraduate (3 years)
Intermediate award: DipHE
Please note: this course is currently recruiting for September 2019 entry. It's open to UK and EU applicants only, as the availability of work placements in the UK health service is limited.
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This course, accredited by the National School of Healthcare Science as part of Health Education England, opens up the world of healthcare science (physiological sciences). 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 use specialist equipment to diagnose and treat problems.
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.
Cardiac and Respiratory 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 as part of the patients care pathway.
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.
In year one you’re required to complete all of the core modules. In year two, you’ll decide to specialise and choose between either Cardiovascular Science or Respiratory/Sleep Science as your career pathway.
The Faculty of Medical Science, opened in 2014. Based on our riverside campus in Chelmsford and Young Street campus in Cambridge, we deliver innovative and clinically relevant teaching and research across three 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.
For more information about tuition fees, including the UK Government's commitment to EU students, please see our UK/EU funding pages
DBS check - £44. Travel to placements.
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.
Most new undergraduate students can apply for government funding to support their studies and university life. This includes Tuition Fee Loans and Maintenance Loans. There are additional grants available for specific groups of students, such as those with disabilities or dependants.
We also offer a fantastic range of ARU scholarships, which provide extra financial support while you’re at university. Find out more about eligibility and how to apply.
From September 2018, EU students starting an undergraduate degree with us can access an £800 bursary.
Meanwhile, our £400 Books Plus scheme helps with the costs of study. There's no need to apply for this: if you're eligible you can simply collect a Books Plus card when you start your course.
Important additional notes
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.
This course is open to UK and EU applicants only, as the availability of work placements in the UK health service is limited.
Visit our Interview Information page for advice on what to do if you're invited to attend an interview.
You must have a satisfactory occupational health clearance in order to be allowed out on placement. Heales Medical will undertake the vaccinations on behalf of ARU. However, if this is undertaken by a third party (your own GP), ARU is unable to reimburse the cost.
If you can produce acceptable evidence of already having the vaccinations you won’t need to have them again. However if you have not previously had the vaccinations you can expect to have the following.
You’ll be contacted by Heales Medical after you have firmly accepted your offer (minimum of six months before your course starts) who’ll first ask you to complete a medical questionnaire and arrange a meeting with the nurse.
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