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Healthcare Science degree gets top accreditation

22 August 12

The University of Bradford's Healthcare Sciences degree has been awarded triple accreditation by the Department of Health, making it a key qualification for anyone wanting a biomedical science career in the NHS.

The BSc in Healthcare Science (Life Sciences) has four routes: Genetic Sciences, Blood Sciences, Infection Sciences and Cellular Sciences, which provide a strong academic and practical background with NHS placements in every year of the course.   

With healthcare scientist accounting got about five per cent of the NHS workforce and contributing to eight out of ten diagnoses, Dr Sue Jones, Healthcare Sciences Course Tutor said they played an essential role in the NHS and were at the heart of safe and effective patient care.

“The accreditation by Medical Education England means graduates will be able to work as practitioners in NHS laboratories.  Accreditation of the course by The Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS) and Health Professions Council (HPC) approval will also allow students to apply for registration as Biomedical Scientists after completion of a portfolio of competence and graduation,” she said.  

 “The reason that this triple accreditation is so important is that it is a badge of honour for the University and means that we are at the forefront of education and training needs for scientists in the NHS.  It shows innovation, creativity and flexibility in developing our existing Biomedical Science provision to meet the new requirements of the Department of Health for workforce training.”

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