In this field, healthcare science staff use specialist equipment, advanced technologies and a range of different procedures in the course of their work to evaluate the functioning of different body systems, and to direct and provide therapeutic intervention and long-term management and care.

Most healthcare science staff in physiological sciences work in hospital clinics and departments or as part of a surgical team. Some work in the community, visiting patients in their homes or in schools. The work involves direct interaction with patients in a range of areas.