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2020/21 Undergraduate Programme Catalogue

BSc (Hons) Healthcare Science (Cardiac Physiology)

Programme code:BS-HSCARD-16UCAS code:B810
Duration:36 Months Method of Attendance: Full Time
Programme manager:Lisa Ashton Contact address:L.M.Ashton@leeds.ac.uk

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Total credits: 360

Entry requirements:

Applicants should have the following:
5 subjects at GCSE Grade C (or above) to include English Language, Mathematics and a science subject
PLUS EITHER
1) 3 subjects at A level excluding General Studies (typical offer ABB), one or more subjects should be a science (for example, Physics, Biology, Chemistry or Maths)
OR
2) BTEC Extended Diploma in Science passed with Distinction/Distinction/Distinction
OR
3) Access to Higher Education Course in Science (kite-marked) with a minimum of 45 level 3 credits passed with Distinction and 15 passed with merit
4) Other qualifications commensurate with the above
English requirements for candidates for whom English is not their first language:
GCSE English Language grade C or above
IELTS: 7.0 overall with not less than 6.5 in every skill
TOEFL: 600 (paper based) with not less than 5.0 in “test of written English”
TOEFL iBT: 100 with minimum scores of 22 in listening, 24 in reading, 24 in speaking and 25 in writing
The candidate must show on application (personal statement) or during the selection process, the following:
- Evidence of recent study (normally within the last 5 years)
- Two satisfactory references (one academic)
- Satisfactory enhanced DBS disclosure and occupational health clearance
- A desire to work in the field of cardiac Physiology

Students will be invited to selection day events, which will include multiple mini-interviews, and following which formal offers will be made’

School/Unit responsible for the parenting of students and programme:

School of Medicine

Examination board through which the programme will be considered:

Classified Undergraduate Examination Board (CUEB)

Relevant QAA Subject Benchmark Groups:

Programme specification:

The programme sits within the School of Medicine. The School comprises world class researchers and highly experienced clinical and academic staff. Students benefit from being taught by a range of clinical and academic professionals within the School and will learn alongside students from other professions within the School including medicine, radiography and cardiac physiology.
The School comprises a well-established, highly innovative Service User and Carer group. Students on the programme benefit from interactions with members of this group starting at the point of admissions; members contribute to the admissions process via involvement in the Multiple Mini Interviews which are an innovative.

Students develop their clinical skills via both practical sessions which take place in dedicated Cardiac Physiology laboratories, and clinical placements within departments across the Yorkshire and Humber region. Students spend a considerable amount of time in clinical placement starting in their first year and increasing in time in their second and third years. All of our students are trained in departments by highly experienced Work Based Assessors, all of whom are required to obtain a clinical training qualification.
Due to careful negotiation of the timetable, Cardiac Physiology students are able to enjoy an extended summer break not offered by any other university.

In addition to developing knowledge and clinical competence in routine theoretical and clinical Cardiac Physiology, students also have opportunities to study specialist areas of interest within year 3 (Independent Study module and Research Project). The Year 3 student project/research dissertation provides an opportunity for students to identify their own area of interest and further develop this by undertaking a systematic review of the literature, an audit of practice or empirical research. Students are encouraged to present their findings at national conferences and submit their projects of publication in peer reviewed journal where appropriate.


Year1 - View timetable

[Learning Outcomes, Transferable (Key) Skills, Assessment]

Compulsory modules:

Candidates will be required to study the following compulsory modules:

ARCS1117 Introduction to Professional Issues for Healthcare Science
ARCS1120 Biological Basis for Healthcare Science 1
ARCS1115 Biological Basis for Healthcare Science 1
ARCS1106 Cardiovascular Science
ARCS1107 Cardiovascular, Respiratory and Sleep Science Practice
ARCS1109 Respiratory and Sleep Science

ARCS1106Cardiovascular Science20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
ARCS1107Cardio-Respiratory Practice20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
ARCS1109Respiratory and Sleep Science20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
ARCS1115Biological Basis of Healthcare 215 creditsSemester 2
ARCS1117Introduction to Professional Issues for Healthcare Scientists30 creditsSemester 1
ARCS1120Biological Basis of Healthcare 115 creditsSemester 1


Year2 - View timetable

[Learning Outcomes, Transferable (Key) Skills, Assessment]

Compulsory modules:

Candidates will be required to study the following compulsory modules:

ARCS2210 Research Methods and Evaluations
ARCS2194 Measurement and Instrumentation
ARCS2199 Principles of Non-Invasive Cardiology 1
ARCS2200 Principles of Non-invasive Cardiology 2
ARCS2204 Pathophysiology of Common Cardiovascular and Respiratory Conditions
ARCS2203 Clinical Practice 2


ARCS2194Measurement and Instrumentation20 creditsSemester 1
ARCS2199Principles of Non-Invasive Cardiology 120 creditsSemester 1
ARCS2200Principles of Non-Invasive Cardiology 220 creditsSemester 2
ARCS2203Clinical Practice 230 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
ARCS2210Research Methods and Evaluation10 creditsSemester 1


Year3 - View timetable

[Learning Outcomes, Transferable (Key) Skills, Assessment]

Compulsory modules:

Candidates will be required to study the following compulsory modules:

ARCS3270 Preparation for Practice
ARCS3255 Independent Study
ARCS3077 Research Dissertation
ARCS3264 Advanced Cardiac Principles
ARCS3265 Clinical practice 3

ARCS3077Research Project30 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
ARCS3255Independent Study10 creditsSemester 1
ARCS3264Advanced Cardiac Principles30 creditsSemester 1
ARCS3265Clinical Practice 340 creditsSemesters 1 & 2
ARCS3270Preparation for Practice10 creditsSemester 1

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