Clinical Scientific Computing

Clinical Scientific Computing (formerly known as Bioinformatics Physical Science) involves making sure that clinical IT systems and medical devices are safely commissioned and comply with information standards.


Healthcare science staff working in this field are primarily involved in:

  • creating computer-related interfaces to control specialist medical equipment
  • commissioning (and approving) computer-related interfaces for clinical use
  • ensuring that the equipment and computer-related interfaces are continually fit for purpose
  • constructing software, either to model biological processes, investigations and treatments or to investigate and manipulate data produced by medical devices

More on Clinical Scientific Computing

In this video from the University of York, they talk to Jack, a Principal Bioinformatician for the NHS, who talks about his career and experience on the NHS Scientist Training Programme.


Last updated on 15th February 2024