BSc (Hons) Healthcare Science (Medical Physics Technology)

Accredited by the National School for Healthcare Science

UCAS

Course code F390

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Course code F390

Key course details

Location Lancaster
Duration Full-time, 3 Years
Start date September 2020
Entry Requirements Programme Specification

Want to see yourself involved in the cutting edge research and development of new medicines, treatments and equipment?

Our course – run under the Department of Health’s framework of the Modernising Scientific Careers programme and accredited by the National School for Healthcare Science – will prepare you for an exciting career in fields such as cancer care, radiotherapy or nuclear medicine.

Why Choose University of Cumbria

We’ve designed this relevant and modern course to give you a broad understanding of physical, biological, psychological and social sciences principles, but importantly, the flexibility to specialise in either radiotherapy physics, radiation physics or nuclear medicine.

  • Our learn-by-doing focus means you'll often put your academic knowledge to the test with practical sessions in our brand new laboratories - crucial skills for your future as a scientist.
  • Accredited by the National School for Healthcare Science
  • On completion of the course you are eligible to register with the Academy for Healthcare Science as a Healthcare Science Practitioner
  • Study an innovative programme alongside students from medical imaging courses providing a good social and professional environment in which to learn
  • We have close links with leading employers from the NHS and the Private Sector, enhancing your employment prospects
  • The programme is taught with input from professionals based in leading clinical centres such as the Christie Hospital or the Rosemere Cancer Care Centre
  • Extensive placements in hospital medical physics departments
  • Our graduates have a reputation for clinical excellence
  • Taught by academic staff involved in research, which will strengthen your learning continually expanding field of healthcare science
  • Tutors have experience working as clinical practitioners and so bring their first-hand knowledge to the classroom

Healthcare scientists make a real difference every day in the management of patients with a variety of conditions.  Their role is to use cutting-edge technology arising from the most amazing clinical and technological advancements.

Our course will ensure that you develop the essential knowledge, skills and experience required of a newly-qualified radiotherapy practitioner, radiation physics practitioner or nuclear medicine practitioner, to stand out from the crowd and kick-start your career in healthcare science.

Graduate destination

This qualification can lead to a career as a dosimetrist within a radiotherapy department or a technologist working within nuclear medicine or PET/CT scanning. There is also a pathway for practitioners who wish to work in Radiation Protection and who wish to work with technology associated with diagnostic imaging.

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