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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.

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  • Audiology

    Audiology is a branch of science that studies hearing, balance, and related disorders.

  • Cardiac Science

    Cardiac Science involves analysing known and suspected heart disease.

  • Critical Care Science

    Critical Care Science is about caring for patients who are critically ill.

  • Gastrointestinal Physiology

    Gastrointestinal Physiology is the branch of human physiology that addresses the physical function of the gastrointestinal tract.

  • Neurophysiology

    Neurophysiology is concerned with the investigation of function in the central and peripheral nervous system. 

  • Ophthalmic and Vision Science

    Ophthalmic and vision science is the study of disorders of vision, plus diseases of the eye and the visual pathway.

  • Respiratory Physiology

    Respiratory Physiology is concerned with the delivery of diagnostic tests of breathing and treatment of patients with lung disorders, such as asthma and cystic fibrosis.

  • Sleep Physiology

    Sleep Physiology is concerned with the assessment and monitoring of patients with poor sleep quality.

  • Urodynamic Science

    Urodynamic Science is the investigation of urinary-related difficulties.

  • Vascular Science

    Vascular Science relates to how blood flows in the body.