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Healthcare science

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Healthcare scientists play a vital role in the NHS, they help prevent, diagnose and treat illness using their knowledge of science and their technical skills. They use their expertise to help save lives and improve patient care in a supporting role or in direct contact with patients.

HEIW commissions multiple healthcare science programmes to meet the workforce needs of NHS and Social Care Wales including – Audiology, Clinical Physiology, Respiratory and Sleep Science, Clinical Engineering, Neurophysiology, Radiotherapy Physics and Nuclear Physics.

Most students will be eligible to have their course fees fully funded along with a non-repayable bursary providing financial support throughout university.

Course Location Duration
BSc (Hons) Healthcare Science (Cardiac Physiology) Swansea University 3 years Full time
BSc (Hons) Healthcare Science (Audiology) Swansea University 3 years Full time
HE Cert Audiology Practice (in service) Swansea University 1 year Full time
BSc (Hons) Healthcare Science (Respiratory & Sleep Science) Swansea University 3 years Full time
BSc (Hons) Healthcare Science (Nuclear Medicine) Swansea University 3 years Full time
BSc (Hons) Healthcare Science (Neurophysiology) Swansea University 3 years Full time
BSc (Hons) Healthcare Science (Clinical Engineering) Swansea University 3 years Full time
BSc (Hons) Healthcare Science – Biomedical Science (blood science/Cellular science/genetics science/infection science) Cardiff Metropolitan University 3 years Full time
MSc in Blood Sciences - Clinical Biochemistry Scientist Training Program 3 years Full time
MSc in Blood Sciences - Genomics Scientist Training Program 3 years Full time
MSc in Clinical Science - Medical Physics Scientist Training Program 3 years Full time
MSc in Clinical Engineering Scientist Training Program 3 years Full time
MSc in cellular Sciences - Reproductive Sciences - Clinical Embryology and Andrology Scientist Training Program 3 years Full time
MSc in Infection Science - Clinical Microbiology Scientist Training Program 3 years Full time
MSc in Blood Sciences - Clinical Immunology Scientist Training Program 3 years Full time
MSc in Blood Sciences - Histocompatibility & Immunogenetics Scientist Training Program 3 years Full time
MSc in Blood Sciences - Haematology and Transfusion Science Scientist Training Program 3 years Full time
MSc Clinical Science in Neurosensory Sciences - Neurophysiology Scientist Training Program 3 years Full time
MSc Clinical Science in Neurosensory Sciences - Audiology Scientist Training Program 3 years Full time
MSc Clinical Science in Neurosensory Sciences - Cardiac Physiology Scientist Training Program 3 years Full time
MSc in Genomic Counselling Scientist Training Program 3 years Full time
MSc in Cellular Sciences - Histopathology Scientist Training Program 3 years Full time
MSc in Cellular Sciences - Cytopathology Scientist Training Program 3 years Full time
Pg Cert Medical Illustration Cardiff University 2 years Full time