Taught course

Clinical Physiology (Cardiology)

Institution
Middlesex University · School of Health and Education
Qualifications
MSc

Entry requirements

We welcome applications from graduates with a good honours degree, or equivalent qualification, in a health or science based subject. Applicants must normally be a clinical physiologyst but those from other healthcare professions (e.g. registered nurse, clinical exercise physiologist, physiotherapist and medical practitioners) are also welcomed. We also consider candidates with other relevant qualifications and individuals with a minimum of three years' work experience in clinical physiology. Those without formal qualifications need to demonstrate relevant work experience and the ability to study at postgraduate level.

Months of entry

October

Course content

Cardiac physiologists are responsible for recording and analysing physiological data to diagnose and treat known or suspected cardiac disease. Clinical physiologists must combine highly specialist knowledge, skills and analytical problem solving with patient care and support to provide high quality modern healthcare.

Our MSc Clinical Physiology (Cardiology) degree will provide you with a comprehensive grounding in the fundamental principles and recent advances in the field alongside mechanisms underpinning the major pathological processes. Our students build their knowledge of modern technologies used in diagnostics and research to solve complex problems related to disease investigation required to progress their own research.

We welcome applications from graduates with a good honours degree, or equivalent qualification, in a health or science based subject. Applicants must normally be a clinical physiologyst but those from other healthcare professions (e.g. registered nurse, clinical exercise physiologist, physiotherapist and medical practitioners) are also welcomed.

We also consider candidates with other relevant qualifications and individuals with a minimum of three years' work experience in clinical physiology. Those without formal qualifications need to demonstrate relevant work experience and the ability to study at postgraduate level.

You will develop practical skills to carry out experimental research and the critical evaluation and analysis skills required for literature reviews; assessing essential facts, concepts, principles and theories; legal requirements for human experiments and ethical issues relating to research with human subjects and human tissue relevant to your reearch.

  • Skills Lab - we provide students with a designated skills lab for multi-disciplinary clinical physiology run by practitioners. We have ECG machines, EMG (nerve and msucle testing), EEG, audiology (brain-stem potentials), stress and fitness testing all based in our bespoke science centre. The lab will be used as part of the taught sessions but students will be able to use it for independent study and research with the support of specialist technicians.
  • Unique module on 'leadership and management' - provides students with these essential skills that sit alongside clinical requirements which make the difference to career progression from cardiac physiologist to chief cardiac physiologist. You will be able to understand and apply the principles of leadership and management, health and safety, quality control, research and statistical methods in your professional life.
  • Cutting edge research - the research that is conducted at Middlesex impacts on how diagnostics are implemented in practice. What we teach will guide students into research directions which in the short term will have an impact on the way data is interpreted and diagnostics are implemented.

Qualification and course duration

MSc

part time
24 months
full time
12 months

Course contact details

Name
Middlesex Enquiries
Email
enquiries@mdx.ac.uk