Clinical Physiology - Placements

Placements information

Programs are tailored to the Modernising Scientific Careers agenda to educate the future professional clinical workforce in Clinical Physiology. Degrees incorporate work training placements within professional healthcare clinics specialising in human pathophysiology for Cardiovascular, Respiratory and Sleep Physiology which are conducted over an extended curriculum.

Students complete academic learning in Year 1 and Year 2 with rotational clinical training in local NHS trusts, practices or private healthcare providers. Students will then spend a minimum of 40 weeks full-time in a host NHS trust to complete the portfolio of competence for their chosen discipline, between Year 2 and final year. Students will return to University for the final year to complete specialist modules and a research project in their chosen discipline.

Achievement of all competencies within the portfolio of competence and 360 credits are compulsory for the award of BSc Hons Clinical Physiology. Students completing 360 credits without successful completion of the portfolio of competence will exit with a BSc Hons Physiology degree. Acceptance onto the course are subject to both occupational health checks and criminal records bureau screening (which is in line with NHS policy for access to confidential patient records/samples). Students will have an opportunity to complete the SCST Award in ECG at Year 2. 

Placements for the physiology

NHS placement providers (2019):
  • North Devon NHS Trust
  • Plymouth NHS Trust
  • Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch NHS Trust
  • Royal Cornwall Hospitals Trust
  • Royal Devon & Exeter NHS Trust
  • South Devon NHS Trust
  • Taunton and Somerset NHS Trust
  • Yeovil District NHS Trust
  • Maidstone & Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust
  • Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham NHS Trust
  • Ashford and St Peters Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
There may be an opportunity to gain additional placement providers in your area.

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