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Healthcare Science

During the 2-year programme, students will develop the core knowledge and skills that are needed for entry to a range of healthcare occupations.

Summary

Level 3 qualification

2-year course

Includes 9 weeks minimum working with an employer on an industry placement

What you can do with this T Level

This course is suitable for anyone interested in a career in health or science. Students can progress into roles such as:

Speak to your careers adviser to find out more.

Students can also use this T Level to progress to a related higher-level apprenticeship or course of study at a higher level.

What you’ll learn on this course

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, each student must choose one of the following specialisms:

  • assisting with healthcare science
  • (from September 2022) optical care services

What you'll need before you start

T Levels are one of your options after you’ve finished GCSEs.

Entry requirements for each course are set by the individual school or college.

Check with your local T Level school or college to find out the entry requirements for the Healthcare Science T Level.

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