Healthcare Science

Do you ever wonder why the body behaves how it does? Why illnesses occur and how they can be treated? Do genetics contribute to the illness or can they help prevent it?

As a health care scientist, you’ll work on measuring what is happening to the human body, find new treatments and diagnosis. Your contribution could help find a cure for various illness and/or help improve quality of life. There are main areas that you can go into to:

1) Physical sciences and biomedical engineering

In this role, you would measure what is happening to the body and find ways to diagnose and treat it using specialist equipment. Specialist equipment could include ultrasound, radioactivity, radiation, magnetic resonance, electromagnetism and optical imaging.

2) Physiological sciences

You’ll be using advanced technologies understand the body functions and diagnose abnormalities.

3) Life sciences

You’ll be helping couple’s wo create life through IVF or supporting other professionals to diagnose and treat diseases. Life science staff play a major role in the delivery of healthcare.

4) Clinical bioinformatics

You’ll be analysing the data of the results to help develop and improve patient care.

Whichever role you take in health care science you will be part of the fast-moving areas in the NHS. Health care scientists are involved in more than 80% of clinical decisions and they are responsible for helping to make a difference to people’s lives.

Aims Skills Development can help you to get into Healthcare Science.

We work in partnership with the NHS to deliver our apprenticeships. Whilst completing an apprenticeship you can earn whilst you learn exciting news skills. Trainee scientists often start on Band 6, starting at £26,302.

Our Healthcare Science Apprenticeships

Healthcare Science Assistants (Level 2 apprentice)

During this apprenticeship, you will learner how to perform low risk procedures safely in one of the 4 main areas. You will need to be able to work under direct and non-direct supervisions and complete the following components:

  • Healthcare science level 2 diploma
  • Functional skills Maths and English (level 1)
  • End point assessment (external observation, professional discussion and test)

You can expect to be on Band 2 (15,000+)

Healthcare Science Associates (Level 4 apprentice)

During this apprenticeship, you will receive minimal supervision so you will need to be able to work independently. You will be supporting the work of Healthcare scientist professionals and clinical scientists. The apprenticeship will include the following components:

  • Level 4 Diploma in Healthcare Science
  • Functional skills Maths and English (level 2)
  • End point assessment (external observation, professional discussion and test)

You can expect to be on Band 6, starting at £26,302

What to expect

  • You will be working in hospital laboratory, clinics and/or operating theatres.
  • You’ll be working as part of a team with other professionals including pathologists, biomedical scientists and/or GPs
  • During your training, there may be the opportunity for you to gain experience in different hospitals and laboratories

Funding

Funding is subject to eligibility – please contact us to find out more.

Have you been living in the UK / EU for the last 3 years? Contact us to know more about self-funded programs.