Students offered chance to study specialised healthcare degrees for in demand professions
Middlesex University has unveiled a new portfolio of specialist healthcare science degree courses which are set to train the next generation of professionals in this rapidly expanding field.
Healthcare scientists play a vital role in today's NHS, helping to diagnose illnesses and influence treatment options. Many work behind the scenes ensuring that front line doctors have information about their patient, with others carrying out research or working directly with patients.
Middlesex is to offer study in areas including Cardiac Physiology, Audiology, Neurophysiology, Medical Engineering and Rehabilitation Engineering creating new accessible pathways for students who want to follow a career in health science.
The BSc courses will combine study using the latest technology and scientific instrumentation with practical clinical placements totalling 50 weeks in NHS departments in London or the South East. Graduates will be equipped with the knowledge, skills and practical experience of diagnostic, monitoring, analytical and interventional procedures for patients.
The courses are accredited by Medical Education England and have been developed to fulfil a specific need in the NHS for practitioners in the area. Based on the latest Department of Health curriculum, the courses will be delivered by teaching staff who are active researchers and practitioners offering the most up to date subject matter from front line clinical practice.
Middlesex has also used its relationships with local NHS trusts to ensure courses meet industry requirements and the same links will ensure students can access placements at top London healthcare organisations.
Director of Programmes Dr. Neville Hall said: “Despite the economic climate healthcare scientists remain in strong demand, simply because a shortage of this expertise means delayed test results and diagnosis of health conditions, with serious consequences.”
Our new portfolio of courses meet the demand for healthcare scientists and make this exciting profession more accessible, ultimately enhancing the patient experience by helping people recover quickly. Crucially our graduates will be ready to enter the workplace with the confidence to conduct specialist procedures immediately."
The portfolio of courses will be taught through lectures, seminars, laboratory classes, presentations, placements in clinical physiology departments, research projects and practical clinical sessions.