|Faculty:||Faculty of Human and Health Sciences
|Field of Study:||Nuclear Medical Technology/Technologist
Social Sciences, General
|Description:||Medical Physics Technologists work alongside doctors and other healthcare professionals. They use advanced techniques to diagnose and treat disease using isotopes and radiation in its various forms. This degree is ideal for people who enjoy basic physics, which underpins the technology used. The University is the Welsh Government’s preferred provider for Healthcare Science (Nuclear Medicine) professional pre-registration education in south west Wales. Students on this course spend half their time at university and half on placements, preparing for the world of work. All placements are organised by the College on behalf of students. Students learn how to use radioisotopes to image organs and compartments in the human body, for example lung perfusion and ventilation studies or thyroid function tests.
The degree will:
• Equip students with the skills to work in the NHS or private sector
• Provide transferable skills in team working, communication, problem-solving and analysis
In addition, Medical Physics students also have multiple opportunities to use the College of Human and Health Sciences’ state-of-the-art facilities. Our clinical practice suite allows students of nuclear medicine to learn practical skills before using them in a real life situation.