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Healthcare Science

Core content

All students will develop a general understanding of health and science: 

  • working within the health and science sector
  • health, safety and environmental regulations
  • managing information and data
  • principles of good scientific and clinical practice
  • core science concepts including the structure of cells, tissues and large molecules, genetics, microbiology and immunology

They will also learn about topics specific to healthcare science:

  • understanding the healthcare science sector
  • further knowledge of human anatomy and physiology, diseases and disorders, genomics and medical physics
  • providing person-centred care
  • infection prevention and control
  • good scientific practice

Options to specialise

In addition to the core content, each student must choose one of the following specialisms:

  • assisting with healthcare science
  • optical care services (from September 2022)

Detailed course specification and outline

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Additional considerations for this course

DBS basic or enhanced checks and disqualified disclosure
Where required, students should complete this check before they start their industry placement.

Health check
Before starting their industry placement, students should have the relevant inoculations and
immunisations. These will be determined by the employers  they are doing their placement with.

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