Our Healthcare Science degree offers four specialist routes – Blood Sciences, Cellular Sciences, Infection Sciences, Genetic Sciences. The overarching theme of the course is the cause, diagnosis and treatment of disease with an applied focus integrating theoretical knowledge and the development of practical skills. Delivered by expert teaching staff, this degree is based in our £30 million state-of-the-art Science Centre. What you’ll do: The first year provides a broad knowledge base relevant to all aspects of the biosciences, as well as introducing the concepts of disease and the role of a healthcare professional. In your second year, you’ll develop your understanding of biomedical science through specialist material in cell biology and immunology, medical microbiology, genetics, biochemistry and blood sciences and public health. Your final year will see you specialise in your chosen discipline, and will focus on clinical, diagnostic and research applications supported by a strong emphasis on your development of good scientific practice. Embedded clinical practice is an integral part of the Healthcare Science course. Throughout the duration of your course, you will spend a total of fifty weeks in a local or regional hospital laboratory.