Healthcare science staff who work in the physiological sciences investigate the functioning of organ/body systems to diagnose abnormalities and find ways to restore function and/or reduce disabling consequences to the patient.
The work involves direct interaction with patients in a range of areas. Please see details of the careers areas within the physiological sciences.
In this field, healthcare science staff use specialist equipment, advanced technologies and a range of different procedures in the course of their work to evaluate the functioning of different body systems. They also direct and even provide therapeutic intervention and long-term management and care.
Students can study at two levels:
PTP: students can study either of the following 3-year healthcare Science – physiological science degrees:
Successful completion of the degrees above allow eligibility to join the voluntary register held by the Registration Council for Clinical Physiologists (RCCP) and practice as a either an audiologist, respiratory physiologist or clinical physiologist (cardiac physiology and neurophysiology).
STP: Please see details of STP opportunities.