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Healthcare Science T Level

Develop the core knowledge and skills that are needed for entry to a range of healthcare occupations.

The course content focuses on preparing you for the next steps; either working in health care or studying at degree level. The T-level programme contains core units, preparing you to be industry-ready as well as project work with an employer and a substantial work placement. This gives you the critical all-round skills that will enable you to work in the highly regarded healthcare sector in the UK today.

You will combine classroom theory, practical learning and a minimum 45-day industry placement with an employer to make sure you have real experience of the workplace.

This T-level contains core units, preparing you to be industry-ready as well as project work with an employer and a substantial work placement. This gives you the critical all-round skills that will enable you to work in the highly regarded healthcare sector in the UK today.

Aireville Campus
Study Location
2 Years
Duration
Level 3
Course Level

Entry Requirements

  • 5 GCSEs grades 4-9 – Science, Maths and English must be grade 5 or above
  • Applicants will also need to attend an interview to assess suitability for the course

What you will study

All students will develop a general understanding of health and science:

  • working within the health and science sector
  • health, safety and environmental regulations
  • managing information and data
  • principles of good scientific and clinical practice
  • core science concepts including the structure of cells, tissues and large molecules, genetics, microbiology and immunology

They will also learn about topics specific to healthcare science:

  • understanding the healthcare science sector
  • further knowledge of human anatomy and physiology, diseases and disorders, genomics and medical physics
  • providing person-centred care
  • infection prevention and control
  • good scientific practice

In addition to the core content, you will study the following specialism:

Assisting with healthcare science

    • Contribute to patient care by supporting physiological, physical and clinical engineering services to produce reliable data and images for use by healthcare professionals in diagnosis and treatment
    • Contribute to patient care by supporting the collection of a range of specimens for analysis to aid diagnosis and treatment
    • Contribute to patient care by processing and analysing service user specimens in a range of life science areas and laboratory environments to produce reliable data sets for use by healthcare professionals in diagnosis and treatment

What's Next?

Select your preferred study programme (subject). You can make 2 choices now and make a final decision in June. We will give you a conditional offer based on your predicted/actual GCSEs.

Careers

  • Healthcare Science Assistant
  • Radiography Assistant
  • Sterile Services Technician
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