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1 Jane Harrison-Williams MSc, BSc (Hons), LIBMS Specialist Biomedical Scientist Career in Healthcare Science

2 What is Healthcare Science? What do Healthcare Scientists do?

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4 What is Healthcare Science? Putting science to work for people's health What do Healthcare Scientists do? They play a vital role in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of a huge number of medical conditions, as well as in rehabilitation

5 Who are we?

6 Hospital Pharmacist Community Pharmacist Pharmacy Technician Cervical Cytoscreener Clinical Cytogeneticist Clinical Embryologist Biomedical Scientist Anatomical Pathology Technician Medical Laboratory Assistant Phlebotomist Molecular Geneticist Clinical Biochemist Haematologist Scientist in Haemostasis and Thrombosis Audiological Scientist Audiologist Cardiographer Cardiac Physiologists Cardiac Clinical Scientific Officer Gastroenterology Technician Hearing Therapist Neurophysiology Technician Operating Department Practitioner Perfusionist Respiratory Physiology Technician Clinical Engineer Medical Physicist Clinical/Medical Technologist Medical Illustrator

7 Areas of Healthcare Science Physiological Sciences – examines patients directly to look for any problems in how the body works Clinical engineering and physical sciences – work with clinical teams, making sure equipment is safe and effective Life Sciences – play a crucial role in helping to improve understanding of illnesses and their treatment

8 Physiological Sciences Part of a medical or surgical team. Direct interaction with patients Identify abnormalities Provide long term care for patients Audiological Scientist, Audiologist, Cardiographer, Cardiac Physiologists and Cardiac Clinical Scientific Officers, Gastroenterology Technician, Hearing Therapist, Neurophysiology Technician, Operating Department Practitioner, Perfusionist, Respiratory Physiology Technician

9 Clinical engineering and physical sciences Develop new techniques and technology Including ultrasound, radiation and clinical photography Artificial techniques and design Including limbs, body parts and facial reconstruction Clinical Engineer, Medical Physicist, Clinical/Medical Technologist, Medical Illustrator

10 Life Sciences Spend most of time in laboratories, or hospital wards or in the community Three areas –Pathology – clinical pathology laboratory –Genetics – specialist hospitals –Embryology – help people to conceive Anatomical Pathology Technician, Clinical Embryologist, Cervical Cytoscreener, Medical Laboratory Assistant, Phlebotomist, Biomedical Scientist, Clinical Cytogeneticist, Molecular Geneticist, Clinical Biochemist, Haematologist, Scientist in Haemostasis and Thrombosis, Clinical Microbiologist, Clinical Scientist in Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics, Clinical Immunologist

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13 Biomedical Science Clinical Biochemistry Haematology Transfusion Microbiology Immunology Histopathology Cytopathology

14 Biomedical Science Diseases –Clinical Biochemistry –Haematology –Microbiology –Immunology –Histopathology –Cytopathology

15 Grades MLA (Support worker or assistant technician) [2,3] Senior MLA (Assistant practitioner) [3,4] Trainee BMS (Trainee Practitioner) [4] BMS 1 (Practitioner) [5] Specialist BMS (Scientist Practitioner) [6] BMS 2 (Senior Practitioner) [7] BMS 3 / 4 [8a] Clinical Scientist (Advanced Practitioner) [7, 8a] Consultant (Consultant Practitioner) [8b,c, 9]

16 What should I know? Where are you now?What can I do?Who can help me? Studying for GCSEs  Explore routes into a chosen career  Are there any particular skills or experience needed that can improve my chances  Enquire about work experience or volunteering  Do I need A levels or equivalent  Consider Diploma  Subject Teachers  Careers advisors  Professional bodies  NHS careers

17 Where are you now?What can I do?Who can help me? Studying for A Levels  Consider an apprenticeship  Do I need a degree  Investigate further qualifications  Am I eligible for a bursary  Seek advice from your local Trust for current vacancies  Enquire about work experience or volunteering  Subject Teachers  Careers advisors  Professional bodies  NHS careers  UCAS  NHS students grants unit University  Enquire about work experience or volunteering  Do I need a degree  Investigate further qualifications  Careers advisors  Professional bodies  NHS careers  NHS jobs

18 Useful Websites aspxhttp://nextstep.direct.gov.uk/Pages/Home. aspx

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