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Healthcare scientists work in more than 50 specialisms which come under four areas:

  • Life Sciences
  • Physical Sciences
  • Physiological Sciences
  • Informatics – this area cuts across all of the previous three areas

In each area you will find information about the role and function of the scientists working in the different specialisms.

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  • Life Sciences

    Healthcare science staff working in Life Sciences play a major role in the delivery of healthcare and the diagnosis and treatment of disease.

  • Physical Sciences

    Healthcare Science staff working in the Physical Sciences develop methods to see what is happening in the body and devise new methods to treat diseases.

  • Physiological Sciences

    Healthcare science staff in the Physiological Sciences investigate the functioning of organ/body systems to diagnose abnormalities and find ways to restore function and/or reduce disabling consequences to the patient.

  • Informatics

    Informatics is an area of healthcare science responsible for developing and improving methods for acquiring, storing, organising and analysing biological data that supports the delivery of patient care.