A week of events for Year 9 – 13 and college students
1 – 3pm each day
You and your students are invited to learn more about careers in Healthcare Science, and the contributions these staff have made during the pandemic.
This year’s Healthcare Science Week will be celebrated with virtual events each afternoon hosted by the Cumbria and North East Healthcare Science Council. The rest of the North West have been invited to.
- Hear from scientists who work in a variety of roles and settings
- Learn about the different training routes into these careers
- Virtual tours and a look at the equipment scientists use
- Opportunity to have your questions answered
Monday 14th March (afternoon) 1pm – 3pm
The crucial contribution of healthcare scientists to the NHS during the COVID-19 pandemic
Keeping people alive: Role of respiratory physiologists and innovation in the pandemic
Keeping the NHS safe: Role of clinical engineers in providing safe environments and PPE
Developing new tests: Lateral flows and PCRs
Vaccine Research: role of research scientists in developing COVID-19 vaccines
Role of healthcare science in supporting international effort in managing the pandemic in developing countries using emerging technologies and remote solutions
Tuesday 15th March – Friday 18th March (afternoons) 1pm – 3pm
There are over 50 specialisms in Healthcare Science, and Healthcare science staff are involved in 80% of clinical decisions in the NHS!
From working in laboratories, to directly with patients, or using computer science to support patient care – our scientists play a vital role in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of a huge number of medical conditions using their knowledge of science and their technical skills.
If you would like to attend these online events, please register and select the sessions here: Register to attend
Staff can register on behalf of a group, or students may register solo if accessing the sessions outside of the classroom setting.