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Healthcare Science Apprenticeships

A new trailblazer Apprenticeship route has been introduced in Healthcare Science and the best bit? You could be part of it!

Are you passionate about science, technology and helping others? A career in healthcare science could offer a wide range of opportunities to you.

What do Healthcare Scientists do?

In simple terms healthcare scientists make a real difference to patients lives every day through providing treatments and diagnostic services within the NHS. Did you know that healthcare scientists are involved in 80% of all clinical decisions? You’ll be helping to develop and advance both clinical and technology.

With rapid advances in science and technology making this now one of the most exciting, challenging and rewarding areas of the NHS. So are you ready to lead the changes in healthcare science for the future?

Why choose the NHS?

Well, what we want to know is why wouldn’t you? The NHS is dedicated to saving lives and this means investing in people like YOU! No matter where you start your journey within the NHS, you’ll be given every chance to progress within the organisation.

The Four Areas of Healthcare Science

Today’s scientific advances really do form the basis of tomorrow’s treatments, providing safer and more effective ways to diagnose and manage medical conditions. Now let’s delve into the four areas of healthcare science:

Life Sciences – When working in life sciences you’ll be crucial to helping understand illnesses and their diagnosis. You could be focusing on any of the following areas: blood science, infection science, cellular science, genetics.

Physiological Sciences – This sector of healthcare science will involve you looking at how the body is working and identifying abnormalities. Your focuses will be on either of the following: CCVRS (critical care, cardiac, vascular, respiratory and sleep sciences) or neuro sensory sciences.

Informatics – You’ll be responsible for developing and improving methods of data collation, how it is acquired, analysed and stored. Your focus will be on: genomics, health informatics, physical sciences.

Physical Sciences and Biomedical Engineering – It’ll be your responsibility to develop new techniques and technology to measure what is happening in the body and to diagnose and treat disease. You may the following to explore and record the working of the body: ultrasound, radiation, magnetic resonance and clinical photography.

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