The Life Science specialisms can be divided into three areas:
- Pathology – Healthcare science staff in pathology investigate the causes of illness and how it progresses; carry out tests on tissue, blood and other samples from patients. They play a crucial role in the diagnosis of illness, help doctors choose the best type of treatment for patients, and monitor its effectiveness.
- Genetics – Healthcare science staff in this field play an important role in understanding the genetic components of illnesses.
- Reproductive science – Healthcare science staff are key in creating life and providing other solutions to infertility.