Aston University: Clinical Science (Neurosensory Sciences)
|Institution||Aston University View institution profile|
|Department||School of Life and Health Sciences|
**Students will have to be employed by the NHS.**
The Department of Health has introduced a new career pathway for Healthcare Scientists. Students are employed within NHS Departments and released to undertake academic study.
This includes clinical science training to provide an appropriately trained workforce to work in the NHS. This requires the education and training of practitioners in the division of neurosensory science. This division is made up of 3 pathways:
- Ophthalmic & Vision Sciences
Students undertake common learning throughout the programme but also have specialist topics in year two and three.
Part-time, blended learning. Students are employed within NHS Departments and released to undertake academic study. All teaching and learning materials are hosted online. You will attend on-campus teaching for:
First year: three weeks in term 1, three days in term 2, three days in term 3
Second year: one week in term 1, three days in term 2, three days in term 3
Final year: one week in term 1, three days in term 2, three days in term 3
Intake: Approximately 20 students per year
|Level||RQF Level 7|
Entry requirements are set by the NHS. Applicants must possess a first or upper second class honours degree or equivalent in a life Sciences based subject e.g.: Chemistry; biochemistry; pharmacy; pharmaceutical technology; chemical engineering; pharmacology; physiology; physical science subject. For applicants who obtained their degree outside the UK, the degree / qualification must be deemed to be at least of equivalent standing. Applicants whose first language is not English will be required to provide evidence of an English language qualification. English language test requirements may be waived where students’ undergraduate degree was studied in an English speaking country.
The majority of the teaching and learning material is delivered online via a virtual learning environment (known as Blackboard). You will be provided with a study guide for each module which ensures that you are aware of what material needs covering when. The first year is mostly assessed via coursework, so you are able to benchmark your abilities early on and to develop your skills in managing your own learning.
In the second and third years of the course you will undertake a research project, with an associated research methods module to develop your skills in this area.
You are on campus for short periods each term where you have the opportunity to participate in group activities, tutorials, skills laboratories and seminars.
Aston University is a stimulating and enjoyable place to study. We pride ourselves on providing a modern, supportive and multicultural environment and are committed to giving you the opportunity to achieve your full potential. You will learn in a friendly and diverse community in the centre of Birmingham, a vibrant and multicultural city in the heart of the UK.
You will be taught by both academic experts and practitioners who bring a wealth of real world experience into the classroom. There is an emphasis on learning by doing, to ensure that you gain practical experience by applying ...
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