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2023/24 Undergraduate Programme Catalogue

BSc (Hons) Healthcare Science (Cardiac Physiology) (For students entering from September 2023 onwards)

Programme code:BSHSCARD16-RUCAS code:B810
Duration:36 Months Method of Attendance: Full Time
Programme manager:Lisa Ashton Contact

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
1) 3 subjects at A level excluding General Studies (typical offer BBB), one or more subjects should be a science (for example, Physics, Biology, Chemistry or Maths) [to be confirmed for 2024 entry]
2) BTEC Extended Diploma in Science passed with Distinction/Distinction/Distinction
3) Access to Higher Education Course in Science (kite-marked) with a minimum of 45 level 3 credits passed with Distinction (30 level 3 credits with distinction (a minimum of 15 in science) and 15 level 3 credits with merit [to be confirmed for 2024 entry]
4) Foundation Year; foundation years offered at the University of Leeds requiring a minimum of 60% overall, and no less than 55% in each subject. Accepted routes at the University of Leeds are;
Interdisciplinary science foundation year (UK students only)
International foundation year (international students only) Other qualifications commensurate with the above

5) 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

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 information on this page is accurate for students entering the programme from September 2023. For students who entered the programme before September 2023, you can find the details of your programme: BSc (Hons) Healthcare Science (Cardiac Physiology)

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:

ARCS1106Cardiovascular Science20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
ARCS1107Cardio-Respiratory Practice20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
ARCS1109Respiratory and Sleep Science20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
ARCS1121Professional Practice for Healthcare20 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)
ARCS1127ECG Interpretation20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
ARCS1150Introduction to Biological Principles of Healthcare20 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)

Year2 - View timetable

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

Diploma of Higher Education in Cardio-Respiratory Science:
Successful completion of 120 level 1 credits and 120 level 2 credits. Students may be awarded a pass, merit or distinction as per University Ordinances. This award does not entitle recipients to register  as a Cardiac Physiologist

Compulsory modules:

Candidates will be required to study the following compulsory modules:

ARCS2202Pathophysiology of Common Cardiovascular and Respiratory Conditions20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
ARCS2210Research Methods and Evaluation10 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
ARCS2229Functional Cardiac Testing20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
ARCS2230Cardiac Catheterisation20 creditsSemester 2 (Jan to Jun)
ARCS2232Clinical Practice 240 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)

Year3 - View timetable

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

Compulsory modules:

Candidates will be required to study the following compulsory modules:

ARCS3213Research Project40 creditsNot running until 202526
ARCS3215Advanced Cardiac Principles40 creditsSemester 1 (Sep to Jan)
ARCS3216Clinical Practice 340 creditsSemesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun)

Last updated: 26/04/2023 16:11:58


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