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Clinical physiologist

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In my job I use specialist equipment to measure and monitor organ function and body systems. Results from these tests help to diagnose disease, prepare effective treatment plans and measure the effectiveness of treatment.

Top skills

An interest in science and technology and a good academic background

Excellent attention to detail

Confidence to take responsibility for decisions

Other roles that clinical physiology could lead to:


Cardiac physiologist

Clinical perfusionist


Respiratory physiologist

Sleep physiologist

What training do I need to become a clinical physiologist?

Courses in Clinical Physiology are offered at Glasgow Caledonian University, but only for those already in NHS employment.

A degree in healthcare science.