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Delivery Partner:
NHS Scotland

Curriculum Links:
Maths, Numeracy and Finance, Computing, English and Literacy, Technology and Engineering, Science

Suitable Audience:
P6, P7, S1, S2, S3, S4, S5, S6

Start/End Dates:
14th March 2023

Timetable Availability:
Tuesday 14th March: 9:45 & 11:45

Number of Sessions:

9:45: overview of Biomedical Scientist roles within the Scottish National Blood Transfusion Service.

11:45: Overview of the roles within Sleep Medicine in the NHS.

Session Duration:
40 minutes

Repetition Frequency:
Not repeated

Max Capacity:

This course will provide an overview of the Healthcare Science and focus on two specific areas: Biomedical Science and Sleep physiology. We will have talks from healthcare scientists working within the field of Biomedical Science from the Scottish National Blood Transfusion Service and from NHS Lothian Sleep Medicine. These 2*40minute interactive sessions will provide the opportunity to hear about these areas and ask our Scientists questions about a career within healthcare science.

DYW Context:
Healthcare science is the fourth largest professional group within the NHS with a workforce in Scotland that is approximately 7000 strong. They are involved in 80% of diagnostic decisions throughout the patient journey and are at the heart of improving healthcare and advancing scientific development through technology and innovation. Healthcare scientists work in one of these 4 areas: bioinformatics and data science; physical sciences and biomedical engineering; life sciences and physiological sciences.

This course provides an opportunity to hear from people involved in two of these areas and ask our Scientists questions about a career within healthcare science.

Additional Requirements:
Webcam; device access for Menti (optional)

Other Info:

Science; NHS; Healthcare; Healthcare Science; Careers; Biomedical Science; Sleep Physiology

British Science Week 2023

In addition to the above offer as part of British Science Week, we also have the below offers which run from 13th to 17th March.

Monday 13th – Nature-based jobs and skills (Naturescot)

Wednesday 15th – Forensics (STEM Ambassadors)

Thursday 16th – Technology & Communications (STEM Ambassadors)

Friday 17th – Bridges (STEM Ambassadors)

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