School of Biomedical, Nutritional and Sport Sciences

Jack McIntyre

Jack McIntyre

BSc in Physiological Sciences, graduated June 2017, Upper Second Class Honours Degree

Current Position: MSc in Clinical Science (Cardiac), part of the NHS Scientist Training Programme

I'm currently a final year student undertaking the Scientist Training Programme with the NHS. Part of the programme involves part-time postgraduate study at Newcastle for a Clinical Science MSc in Cardiac Science.

I have been fortunate to study in Newcastle as I undertook my undergraduate degree at the university too, giving me every excuse to visit and continue developing the skills I first learnt back in 2014. Their excellent facilities and support allowed me to build on these skills, further my career and thrive in the healthcare environment.

Teaching at the university involved lectures, seminars and practical sessions with some of the countries leading professionals in their field. Studying the broad area of Cardiology eventually led me to specialise in Cardiac Rhythm Management, encompassing complex pacemaker and defibrillator implantation and troubleshooting to provide the best possible outcomes for patient care.

Despite being a part-time course, it allowed me to absorb the learning material provided and then apply it to everyday practice. This included clinical skills to interact with different patients every day to the complex science and research that shapes the guidance used around the world for diagnostic and interventional cardiology. 

This will be my sixth year studying at Newcastle university and I would thoroughly recommend it to anyone for both its excellent teaching and the vast experiences the city itself has to offer. 

Jack McIntyre May 2020
Jack McIntyre