healthcare science

healthcare science

A broad, generic term for a field of healthcare which, as defined in the NHS, encompasses the 40-plus areas of applied science that support diagnosis and treatment.

Divisions, healthcare science
• Life sciences—pathology related groups (e.g., histopathology, microbiology, immunology).
• Physical sciences—hospital physics, medical photography.
• Physiological sciences—pulmonary function, audiology, cardiology.
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I FIRST applied to Cardiff Met in the hope of gaining a place on the BSc Healthcare Science programme.
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Her many years of experience in the NHS and Social Enterprise have provided her with the opportunity to deal with varying issues relating to different professions, including nursing, health visiting, speech and language therapy and healthcare science. She has also been involved with defending and negotiating members' rights, providing training and developing standards, procedures, policies and legal issues.
Derek Middleton, consultant clinical scientist at the Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospital, won the Excellence in Research Award at the recent 2012 Healthcare Science Awards.
Howl and Jones are affiliated with the Research Institute in Healthcare Science at the University of Wolverhampton, UK.
As well as careers in nursing, midwifery and healthcare science, there will be opportunities for managers, IT and finance specialists, caterers, plumbers, electricians and joiners.
Overall, nursing and midwifery were the most popular careers asked about, followed by allied health professions and healthcare science.

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