Information provided by our Careers & Employability Service.
Mandy, our Careers Adviser for healthcare science, says:
"Healthcare science offers increasingly sophisticated support in analytical and diagnostic procedures relating to human health and in the monitoring and treatment of physiological conditions. Cardiac physiologists work as part of a multidisciplinary team providing care to heart patients from babies to the elderly, working with GPs, in operating theatres or in critical care units. Clinical respiratory physiologists perform highly skilled tests to assess all aspects of lung function. Sleep apnoea and intermittent hypoxia are associated with vascular dysfunction and demand for services is likely to continue. Longer term career options may include research science and teaching and there are openings for all life scientists in fields such as clinical research, bio-analysis, bio-informatics and scientific communications and media. Some life science graduates go on to accelerated courses for medicine, dentistry or physiotherapy for example.
Skills of relationship building, analysis and IT are valued by many employers so there is opportunity to be found in jobs for graduates of any subject as well as careers related directly to the subject content of the course."
Skills you can develop during this course include: