Southampton General Hospital / General Hospital - Main entrance

Cardiac Physiology

Cardiac physiologists work autonomously and as part of a mulit-disciplinary team in acute settings. Their actions and interpretations inform critical healthcare decisions and impact on life and death situations.

Work at the very forefront of technological advances aiding the diagnosis and treatment of cardiac conditions. Our BSc Healthcare Science is accredited by the National School of Healthcare Science and the Registration Council for Clinical Physiologists, and is a route to professional registration.

You’ll be based at our main Highfield Campus and a state-of-the-art cardiorespiratory lab at University Hospital Southampton, one of the country’s leading acute hospitals, where you’ll learn to detect and quantify cardiac and respiratory problems in people of all ages and pathologies.

Medicine and Health Sciences at Southampton

Southampton General Hospital is the Trust’s largest location, and is a major centre for our teaching and research at the University of Southampton.

Medicine at Southampton is a thriving and ambitious multidisciplinary faculty: a national leader in medical education, with an outstanding reputation for combined expertise in research and teaching.

We have trained thousands of doctors and scientists since our foundation in the early 1960s and have led cutting-edge research in areas as diverse as cancer, osteoporosis, asthma and nutrition. We lead innovative learning and discovery across the lifecourse, from before birth to the elderly, by investing in multidisciplinary research teams, creative educational programmes and initiating external partnerships and collaborations.

Teaching in Medicine also takes place on Highfield campus in the Life Sciences Building. 

Health Sciences research
Research in Health Sciences takes place at Southampton General Hospital, where we have earned a reputation for excellence. In addition, the Healthcare Science degree, with its high level of patient interaction, is fittingly delivered on this site.

Medicine courses at Southampton

Although most courses in Medicine are taught in the new Life Sciences Building at Highfield, some teaching takes place at the Southampton General Hospital.

Additionally, 2nd and 3rd year themed attachments arelocated at the University Hospital site.

Medicine - taught courses

In Medicine, we offer opportunities for postgraduate masters level (HE7) study. We have strong links with the NHS, both in teaching hospitals and the local community. Our postgraduate programmes are based mainly at Southampton General Hospital.

Southampton is ranked in the top 75 universities in the world - one of only 15 UK universities to make the top in the 2011 World University Rankings, published in the Times Higher Education Supplement. Sustained investment in development across the University ensures that all our students continue to enjoy the world class facilities and learning resources which make Southampton one of the best learning environments in the UK.

Our reputation is founded on the outstanding achievements of our academic staff. We offer a high level of support, both at Southampton General Hospital and at the University's main campus.

Medicine - research

Medicine at Southampton is one of the UK’s leading centres for biomedical research and offers a range of postgraduate opportunities in both basic and clinical science.

Our postgraduate programmes are delivered in the multidisciplinary academic units, ranging from Cancer Sciences, Human Genetics, Infection and Inflammation, to the study of the Developmental Origins of Health and Disease and epidemiology.

Our research encompasses the full spectrum from fundamental discovery science to clinical innovation and we have a particularly strong reputation for translating new discoveries into a clinical setting.

We offer five PhD/MRes programmes in MRes in Stem Cells, Development and Regenerative Medicine, Doctor of Medicine, Integrated PhD in Biomedical Science (Cell Biology and Immunology of Cancer), Integrated PhD in Biomedical Science (Immunity and Infection), and PhDs.

Health Sciences - research

At Health Sciences everything we do is powered by our world-class research*.

Our themes include cancer, palliative and end of life care, active living technologies, healthcare workforce, self-management and complex conditions, ageing and dementia, continence and skin health.

Aimed at nurses, midwives, physiotherapists, occupational therapists, podiatrists, health scientists, psychologists and social scientists, our PhD research doctorates will help you develop the skills for high-level healthcare research. You’ll be supported by two expert academics with experience in your area of study.

PhD with Integrated Clinical Practice (Clinical Academic PhD)
Our Clinical Doctoral Research Fellowship Scheme is for early career nurses, midwives and allied health professionals, aspiring to become clinical academic leaders. You will be embedded in a leading research group at the University’s main campus or at our purpose-built clinical academic facility based at University Hospital Southampton. Your PhD research is agreed by you, the University and the relevant Trust and will address a key research priority for both organisations.

*Our research environment and research impact were both rated world leading (4*) in the latest Research Excellence Framework 2014

Postgraduate taught courses