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Health Physiology / Healthcare Science
BSc (Hons)

2021/22 Full-time Undergraduate course

Award:

Bachelor of Science with Honours

Faculty:

Faculty of Life and Health Sciences

School:

School of Health Sciences

Campus:

Jordanstown campus

UCAS code:

B123
The UCAS code for Ulster University is U20

Start date:

September 2021

Relocation of School of Health Sciences

The augmented consultation to enable a fully informed and final decision on the future location of Health Sciences has re-opened and will close in early December 2020.

The University expects to reach and confirm a decision by the end of January 2021. Health Sciences will remain at Jordanstown for the 21/22 academic year to enable sufficient time for transition arrangements to the new location. Your views are important to us in this process and you can take part at https://www.ulster.ac.uk/consultations  

Overview

The BSc Hons Health Physiology programme is ideal for students who are interested in technology, health and wellbeing.

Summary

The BSc Hons Health Physiology uses advanced technologies to evaluate the cardiovascular and respiratory systems in varying states of health and disease. You will study the complex anatomy and detailed function of the human body in both health and disease. The programme provides you with the opportunity to acquire the practical skills required to undertake a range of cardiovascular and respiratory investigations used to diagnose disease. You will also develop your knowledge of a range of therapeutic intervention and long-term management and care options.

This programme also provides a route into year two BSc Hons Healthcare Science (Cardiac Physiology / Sleep & Respiratory Physiology). These programmes are designed to provide vocational education at undergraduate level for careers in healthcare science.

On successful completion of year 1 Health Physiology, students will be given the option to apply to transfer to year 2 BSc Hons Healthcare Science.

Transfer may only occur if the student is in good academic standing, and is subject to confirmation of work-based training places.

BSc Hons Health Physiology and BSc Hons Healthcare Science share common first years.


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About this course

About

BSc Hons Health Physiology encompasses study across a range of topics focused upon the relationships between human physiology, health and exercise, applied physiological measurement and technology. Graduates will have a solid foundation and understanding of the relationship between health and exercise and the extensive range of technology applied in the health diagnostics fields.

This course will appeal to you if you are interested in the physiological aspects of health and the application of technology both in the health service and other areas.

Attendance

On campus attendance required for all modules.

Start dates

  • September 2021
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    Content

    The content for each course is summarised on the relevant course page, along with an overview of the modules that make up the course.

    Each course is approved by the University and meets the expectations of:

    Attendance and Independent Study

    As part of your course induction, you will be provided with details of the organisation and management of the course, including attendance and assessment requirements - usually in the form of a timetable. For full-time courses, the precise timetable for each semester is not confirmed until close to the start date and may be subject to some change in the early weeks as all courses settle into their planned patterns. For part-time courses which require attendance on particular days and times, an expectation of the days and periods of attendance will be included in the letter of offer. A course handbook is also made available.

    Courses comprise modules for which the notional effort involved is indicated by its credit rating. Each credit point represents 10 hours of student effort. Undergraduate courses typically contain 10- or 20-credit modules (more usually 20) and postgraduate course typically 15- or 30-credit modules.

    The normal study load expectation for an undergraduate full-time course of study in the standard academic year is 120 credit points. This amounts to around 36-42 hours of expected teaching and learning per week, inclusive of attendance requirements for lectures, seminars, tutorials, practical work, fieldwork or other scheduled classes, private study, and assessment. Part-time study load is the same as full-time pro-rata, with each credit point representing 10 hours of student effort.

    Postgraduate Master’s courses typically comprise 180 credits, taken in three semesters when studied full-time. A Postgraduate Certificate (PGCert) comprises 60 credits and can usually be completed on a part-time basis in one year. A 120-credit Postgraduate Diploma (PGDip) can usually be completed on a part-time basis in two years.

    Class contact times vary by course and type of module. Typically, for a module predominantly delivered through lectures you can expect at least 3 contact hours per week (lectures/seminars/tutorials). Laboratory classes often require a greater intensity of attendance in blocks. Some modules may combine lecture and laboratory. The precise model will depend on the course you apply for and may be subject to change from year to year for quality or enhancement reasons. Prospective students will be consulted about any significant changes.

    Assessment

    Assessment methods vary and are defined explicitly in each module. Assessment can be a combination of examination and coursework but may also be only one of these methods. Assessment is designed to assess your achievement of the module’s stated learning outcomes. You can expect to receive timely feedback on all coursework assessment. The precise assessment will depend on the module and may be subject to change from year to year for quality or enhancement reasons. You will be consulted about any significant changes.

    Coursework can take many forms, for example: essay, report, seminar paper, test, presentation, dissertation, design, artefacts, portfolio, journal, group work. The precise form and combination of assessment will depend on the course you apply for and the module. Details will be made available in advance through induction, the course handbook, the module specification and the assessment timetable. The details are subject to change from year to year for quality or enhancement reasons. You will be consulted about any significant changes.

    Normally, a module will have 4 learning outcomes, and no more than 2 items of assessment. An item of assessment can comprise more than one task. The notional workload and the equivalence across types of assessment is standardised.

    Calculation of the Final Award

    The class of Honours awarded in Bachelor’s degrees is usually determined by calculation of an aggregate mark based on performance across the modules at Levels 5 and 6, (which correspond to the second and third year of full-time attendance).

    Level 6 modules contribute 70% of the aggregate mark and Level 5 contributes 30% to the calculation of the class of the award. Classification of integrated Master’s degrees with Honours include a Level 7 component. The calculation in this case is: 50% Level 7, 30% Level 6, 20% Level 5. At least half the Level 5 modules must be studied at the University for Level 5 to be included in the calculation of the class.

    All other qualifications have an overall grade determined by results in modules from the final level of study. In Master’s degrees of more than 200 credit points the final 120 points usually determine the overall grading.

Academic profile

The University employs over 1,000 suitably qualified and experienced academic staff - 59% have PhDs in their subject field and many have professional body recognition.

Courses are taught by staff who are Professors (25%), Readers, Senior Lecturers (18%) or Lecturers (57%).

We require most academic staff to be qualified to teach in higher education: 82% hold either Postgraduate Certificates in Higher Education Practice or higher. Most academic staff (81%) are accredited fellows of the Higher Education Academy (HEA) - the university sector professional body for teaching and learning. Many academic and technical staff hold other professional body designations related to their subject or scholarly practice.

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    The profiles of many academic staff can be found on the University’s departmental websites and give a detailed insight into the range of staffing and expertise. The precise staffing for a course will depend on the department(s) involved and the availability and management of staff. This is subject to change annually and is confirmed in the timetable issued at the start of the course.

    Occasionally, teaching may be supplemented by suitably qualified part-time staff (usually qualified researchers) and specialist guest lecturers. In these cases, all staff are inducted, mostly through our staff development programme ‘First Steps to Teaching’. In some cases, usually for provision in one of our out-centres, Recognised University Teachers are involved, supported by the University in suitable professional development for teaching.

    Figures correct for academic year 2019-2020.

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Modules

Here is a guide to the subjects studied on this course.

Courses are continually reviewed to take advantage of new teaching approaches and developments in research, industry and the professions. Please be aware that modules may change for your year of entry. The exact modules available and their order may vary depending on course updates, staff availability, timetabling and student demand. Please contact the course team for the most up to date module list.

In this section

Year one

Cardiovascular Physiological Science

Year: 1

This module will provide the student with an understanding of the theoretical principles and practical application of range of cardiovascular techniques. This module helps to ensure that the student can undertake a range of cardiovascular physiological measurements and work safely within a clinical area.

Respiratory and Sleep Physiological Science

Year: 1

This module introduces the student to the basic science behind the physiological assessment and diagnosis of the normal lung and simple respiratory disorders. Students will study dynamic lung volumes, respiratory air flow rates and oxygen saturation developing practical and diagnostic skills in respiratory investigation.

Anatomy and Physiology 1

Year: 1

This module will examine how biological systems are organised and controlled at the cellular and molecular level and the study of anatomy and physiology of the cardiovascular system, the blood and lymphatic systems (including the role of the renal system) and the respiratory system. The role of these systems in the maintenance of homeostatic balance in the overall function of the body is considered.

Anatomy and Physiology 2

Year: 1

This module involves the systematic study of the functional anatomy and physiology in the human body of the nervous system, the special senses, the endocrine, reproductive and musculoskeletal systems and the gastrointestinal tract. The role of these systems in the maintenance of homeostatic balance in the overall function of the body is considered.

Scientific Basis of Healthcare Science

Year: 1

This module provides the student with the theoretical and practical understanding of equipment used in the diagnosis and monitoring of normal and diseased states. The module introduces Medical Physics and Clinical Engineering, Clinical Bioinformatics and Health Informatics and Epidemiology and Public Health.

Knowledge and Skills for Personal & Professional Development

Year: 1

This module provides opportunities to learn in an interprofessional context. Students will acquire skills for both academic and practice based learning. It will provide them with an opportunity to acquire knowledge and skills on issues relating to professional practice and personal development within a supportive environment.

Year two

Knowledge and Skills for Professional and Personal Development 2

Year: 2

This module supports students personal and professional development by increasing their knowledge of the healthcare and their awareness of how their personal behaviours can impact on care delivery.

The module also supports students to develop personal skills and strategies to enhance opportunities to match career aspirations

Instrumentation, Signal Processing and Imaging

Year: 2

This gives the student theoretical and practical understanding of equipment used in the diagnosis and monitoring of normal and diseased states. The student will be able to describe and converse at the appropriate level with both clinical staff and patients on the application of the equipment. They will also be aware of the governing legislation and safety of application of these technologies.

Pathophysiology

Year: 2

In order to practise effectively in a healthcare environment, practitioners require an understanding of key pathophysiological concepts of common cardiovascular and respiratory conditions. This module will examine the commonality of physiological responses at the organ and cellular level that give rise to diverse pathologies within the cardiovascular and respiratory systems. This will facilitate an understanding of the underpinning physiological processes that are involved in the manifestation of common disease states. This module introduces and develops key concepts in relation to common cardiovascular and respiratory conditions. It provides the student with the necessary underpinning knowledge in pathophysiology for effective practice as a healthcare science practitioner.

Electrocardiographic Interpretation

Year: 2

This module will develop the necessary theoretical and practical skills required to perform, analyse, interpret, diagnose and evaluate electrocardiographical findings. It further develops theoretical and practical competence of electrocardiography.

Pharmacology

Year: 2

This module will help the student to develop an understanding of modern concepts of drug action and the pharmacology, clinical uses and limitations of drug therapy. The student will also learn to critically evaluate available information and current research on the efficacy and limitations of drugs.

Sleep Assessment

Year: 2

This module examines the process of sleep in the normal individual and the changes seen in a range of sleep disorders. The student will study a selection of subjective and objective sleep assessment investigations used to identify simple pathologies. This will facilitate the recognition of normal sleep and a range of sleep disorders.

Research Methods

Year: 2

The module provides a foundation of knowledge and skills for using research evidence to inform practice and for designing and conducting research and clinical audit post-registration. The focus is on research design and qualitative and quantitative methods appropriate for healthcare research. A series of lectures and seminars provide theoretical knowledge and practical experience of research activities including data analysis.

Year three

Research Project

Year: 3

In this module students will develop research skills by undertaking a research study on a topic related to practice. Each student, supported by a supervisor, will have an opportunity to undertake one of the following types of research project (i) a systematic critical review to inform practice; (ii) a research protocol involving the design of a research study to produce evidence to inform practice or (iii) research report involving the collection and/or analysis of data to produce evidence to inform practice.

Knowledge and Skills for Professional and Personal Development 3

Year: 3

This module supports student personal and professional development by facilitating preparation for recruitment and selection procedures, enhancing knowledge of health policy and skills for continuing professional development and lifelong learning.

Introduction to Clinical Practice of Ultrasound Imaging in Cardiac Disease

Year: 3

The aims of this module are to develop the theoretical knowledge and practical skills
required to perform cardiac ultrasound, analyse data obtained and interpret indices for a
range of cardiac conditions.

Health Physiology Work Based Experience

Year: 3

This module facilitates and encourages the student to examine aspects of professional development and entrepreneurial skills in an area of employment of interest to themselves. The module will support the student to develop a strong employability profile.

Applying Respiratory & Sleep Physiology to Practice I (Muscle Function Assessment and BGA)

Year: 3

This module is optional

This module introduces the student to areas of advanced respiratory investigation in respiratory muscle function testing, capillary/arterial blood sampling and analysis and sleep studies. The module complements and builds upon previous techniques addressed to provide an integrative and holistic interpretation of investigations in the light of patient history, presenting symptoms and full set of investigative results from other tests performed in the care and diagnostic pathway.

Applying Respiratory & Sleep Physiology to Practice II (Challenge Test & Paediatric Investigations)

Year: 3

This module is optional

This module continues student development of knowledge and practical skills in advanced respiratory investigations including challenge tests, field exercise and paediatric investigations. Emphasis for this final year specialist respiratory and sleep science theme remains on fostering the necessary skills to integrate previous diagnostic and therapeutic learning with new to ensure the best patient focused care.

Applying Cardiac Physiology to Practice I (Invasive Pressure M'ment & Cardiac Interventions)

Year: 3

This module is optional

This research informed, evidence based module provides the underpinning theoretical and practical skills required to begin to perform, analyse, interpret and diagnose a range of invasive cardiac investigations. Investigations included in the module are cardiac catheterisation, percutaneous coronary interventions, haemodynamics and implantable cardiac device management. It provides healthcare scientists an opportunity to develop specialist knowledge in cardiac care pathways and cardiac service development.

Applying Cardiac Physiology to Practice II (Provocation Testing in Cardiology)

Year: 3

This module is optional

This research informed, evidence based module provides the underpinning theoretical and practical skills required to begin to perform, analyse, interpret and diagnose a range of provocation investigations within cardiology. Investigations included in the module are exercise stress testing, head up tilt table testing and Valsalva manoeuvres. It provides healthcare scientists an opportunity to develop specialist knowledge in cardiac care pathways and cardiac service development.

Neuroscience

Year: 3

This module is optional

This module will support students to develop the necessary theoretical and practical skills required to support further training and a career in neurophysiology.

Standard entry conditions

We recognise a range of qualifications for admission to our courses. In addition to the specific entry conditions for this course you must also meet the University’s General Entrance Requirements.

A level

The A Level requirement for this course grades BBC to include a grade B from one of the following: Maths, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, CCEA Single Award Life & Health Sciences (first taught September 2016), Double Award Applied Science, Double Award Life & Health Sciences or Double Award Health & Social Care. Applicants can satisfy the requirement for the A level grade C (or equivalent) by substituting a combination of alternative qualifications recognised by the University.

Applied General Qualifications

Overall BTEC Level 3 QCF Extended Diploma with profile DDD in a relevant science based BTEC. Applicants must also meet the GCSE science requirements for the course.

OR

BTEC Level 3 RQF National Extended Diploma with profile DMM. Applicants must also meet the GCSE science requirements for the course.

You may also meet the course entry requirements with combinations of different qualifications to the same standard (provided subject requirements are met). Examples of combinations include:

A levels with BTEC Level 3 QCF Subsidiary Diploma or BTEC RQF National Extended Certificate

A level with BTEC Level 3 QCF Diploma or BTEC Level 3 RQF National Diploma.

For further information on the entry requirements for this course please contact the administrator as listed in Contact details.

Irish Leaving Certificate

112 UCAS tariff points to include a minimum of four subjects at Higher level and one subject at Ordinary level. Higher Level subjects must include Maths, English and least two H3s from Physics, Chemistry or Biology.

Scottish Highers

The Scottish Highers requirement for this course is grades BBCCC to include two subjects, one of which must be a grade B, from the following maths, physics, chemistry, biology, double award health and social care, double award life and health sciences, double award applied science.

Scottish Advanced Highers

The Scottish Advanced Highers requirement for this course is grades CCD including at least one subject grade C from the following maths, physics, chemistry, biology, double award health and social care, double award life and health sciences, double award applied science.

Access to Higher Education (HE)

Overall Access profile pass with an overall mark of 63%, including two modules at level 3 from the following: mathematics, physics, biology or chemistry. NICATS maths (25 credits) or maths 1 & 2 or GCSE grade C Maths.

GCSE

GCSE Profile to include English Language and Mathematics at grade C/4. Plus GCSE Physics grade C/4 or GCSE Double Award Science grade BB/66. Essential/Key Skills in Application of Number is not regarded as an acceptable alternative to GCSE Mathematics.

English Language Requirements

English language requirements for international applicants
The minimum requirement for this course is Academic IELTS 6.0 with no band score less than 5.5. Trinity ISE: Pass at level III also meets this requirement for Tier 4 visa purposes.

Ulster recognises a number of other English language tests and comparable IELTS equivalent scores.

Additional Entry Requirements

Applicants should note that, as they will be engaged in 'regulated activity' involving children or vulnerable adults as part of their course, there is a compulsory, legal requirement to obtain an Enhanced Disclosure from AccessNI. The cost for this is payable by the applicant and is currently £33. More information on Enhanced Disclosures may be accessed by www.accessni.gov.uk (http://www.accessni.gov.uk).

You will also be requried to demonstrate good health prior to commencing the course. You will therefore complete a health declaration form which will be screened by Occupational Health who will confirm your medical fitness to undertake the course. Following the screening, you may be requried to undertake a vaccination programme. You will be liable for the cost of both the health screening and vaccinations. Costs will be confirmed.

HND (science related) entry requirement:

Pass HND with overall Merit to include 45 distinctions in level 5 credits/units.

HNC (science related) entry requirement:

Pass HNC with overall to include 75 distinctions in level 4/5 credits/units.

Ulster Foundation Degree

Pass in Foundation Degree in a science related area with an overall mark of 50% in level 5 modules. Applicants will be considered for year one entry only.

Exemptions and transferability

This programme also provides a route into year two BSc Hons Healthcare Science (Cardiac Physiology) or BSc Hons Healthcare Science (Respiratory and Sleep Physiology). On successful completion of year one BSc Hons Health Physiology, students will be given the option to apply to transfer to Healthcare Science (interviews will be used for a limited number of places). The Health Physiology and Healthcare Science programmes share common first years.

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Undergraduate

Each programme will have slightly different requirements, both in terms of overall points and certain subjects, so please check the relevant subject in the undergraduate on-line prospectus.

Normally Ulster University welcomes applications from students with:

Generally, for undergraduate courses for international applicants we require equivalent to A-Level CCC, for these courses the entry requirements will be one of the following:

Qualification

  • Qualification High School diploma with overall GPA 3.0 and 1000 out of 1600 in SAT (Post March 2016)
  • High School Diploma with overall GPA 3.0 and grades 3,3,3 in 3 AP subjects
  • High School Diploma with overall GPA 3.0 and 580 in 3 subject specific SAT tests
  • High School Diploma with overall GPA 3.0 and 26 in ACT
  • Associate Degree with GPA 3.0

Please note that some courses will have subject specific entry requirements, please check the relevant course entry requirements in the undergraduate on-line prospectus. If there is a subject specific requirement you will be required to get 580 in the Subject Specific SAT or Grade 3 in the Subject Specific AP test.

Some courses may also have additional entry criteria, such as a Skype interview, submission of a satisfactory portfolio, criminal record check or health check, please check the relevant course entry requirements in the undergraduate on-line prospectus.

For courses that require GCSE Mathematics Grade C, you will be required to successfully complete Grade 12 in High School Diploma Mathematics.

Some courses have higher entry requirements, please see list below;


BSc Hons Optometry

(A-level ABB to include 2 science subjects from Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics or equivalent)

Qualification

To include one of the following:

  • High School Diploma with overall GPA 3.0 and grades 5,4,4 in 3 AP subjects to include 2 science subjects
  • High School Diploma with overall GPA 3.0 and 1200 out of 1600 in SAT and 650 in 2 subject specific SAT, to include 2 science subjects
  • High School Diploma with overall GPA 3.0 and 28 in ACT and 2 AP subjects grades 4,4, to include 2 science subjects
  • Associate Degree with GPA 3.2 in an appropriate science subject

    In addition to both of the following:
  • Successful completion of Grade 12 High school Diploma English and Mathematics
  • A satisfactory criminal record check and health screening

MPharm Pharmacy

(A-Level BBB to include Chemistry and 1 science from Mathematics, Physics or Biology or equivalent)

Qualification

To include one of the following:

  • Qualification High School Diploma with overall GPA 3.0 and grades 4,4,4 in 3 AP subjects to include Chemistry and one other science
  • High School Diploma with overall GPA 3.0 and 1200 out of 1600 in SAT and 630 in 2 subject specific SAT to include Chemistry and one other science
  • High School Diploma with overall GPA 3.0 and 28 in ACT and 2 AP subjects Grades 4,4 to include Chemistry and 1 other science
  • Associate Degree with GPA 3.2 in an appropriate science subject

    In addition to both of the following:
  • Successful completion of Grade 12 High school Diploma English and Mathematics
  • A satisfactory criminal record check and health screening

BSc Hons Nursing (Adult) and BSc Hons Nursing (Mental Health)

(A-Level BBC or equivalent)

Qualification

To include one of the following:

  • High School Diploma with overall GPA 3.0 and grades 4,4,3 in 3 AP subjects
  • High School Diploma with overall GPA 3.0 and 1150 out of 1600 in SAT (Post March 2016)
  • High School Diploma with overall GPA 3.0 and 600 in 3 Subject Specific SAT tests
  • High School Diploma with overall GPA 3.0 and 28 in ACT
  • Associate Degree with GPA 3.1

    In addition to all of the following:
  • Successful completion of Grade 12 High school Diploma English and Mathematics
  • A satisfactory Skype interview
  • A satisfactory criminal record check and health screening

Financial Information

In addition to the scholarships and bursaries open to all international students, US students may apply for Federal and Private US loans

English Language

Qualification
Level 12 English Lang in HSD

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Careers & opportunities

Career options

This degree course is designed especially to prepare graduates for the myriad of career opportunities that include education, health promotion, pharmaceutical, sports and medical device company sales/marketing. You may also elect to undertake further study for a PhD and opportunities exist for post graduate research studies at Ulster and elsewhere.

Work placement / study abroad

You will undertake work placement in the final year of the programme. This will provide you with an opportunity to develop specific skills that will enhance your employability and support your career aspirations.

Apply

Applications for full time undergraduate courses are made through UCAS

Start dates

  • September 2021

Fees and funding

Fees (per year)

Important notice - fees information

Fees illustrated are based on 20/21 entry and are subject to an annual increase.

Correct at the time of publishing. Terms and conditions apply.

Additional mandatory costs are highlighted where they are known in advance. There are other costs associated with university study.

To find out more about fees related to this course please visit:

Northern Ireland & EU: £4,530.00

England, Scotland, Wales and the Islands: £9,250.00  Discounts available

International Fees

International: £14,910.00

Additional mandatory costs

Additional Costs - AccessNI check, Health Screening, Uniforms.

Placement Expenses - students may incur expenses during periods of placement. Some placements may be oustside Northern Ireland and will incur additional costs.

Uniforms - as part of your course, you will be requried to purchase a uniform during the first week of semester. 2017/18 costs were approx £100.

Tuition fees and costs associated with accommodation, travel (including car parking charges), and normal living are a part of university life.

Where a course has additional mandatory expenses we make every effort to highlight them. These may include residential visits, field trips, materials (e.g. art, design, engineering) inoculations, security checks, computer equipment, uniforms, professional memberships etc.

We aim to provide students with the learning materials needed to support their studies. Our libraries are a valuable resource with an extensive collection of books and journals as well as first-class facilities and IT equipment. Computer suites and free wifi is also available on each of the campuses.

There will be some additional costs to being a student which cannot be itemised and these will be different for each student. You may choose to purchase your own textbooks and course materials or prefer your own computer and software. Printing and binding may also be required. There are additional fees for graduation ceremonies, examination resits and library fines. Additional costs vary from course to course.

Students choosing a period of paid work placement or study abroad as part of their course should be aware that there may be additional travel and living costs as well as tuition fees.

Please contact the course team for more information.

Contact

Admissions contact regarding application process:

Karen McCarroll

T: +44 (0)28 9036 8983

E: kl.mccarroll@ulster.ac.uk

Course director regarding course content:

Jacqui Crawford

T: +44 (0)28 9036 6810

E: j.crawford@ulster.ac.uk

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