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Healthcare Science Virtual Work Experience : Paths in Rewarding Healthcare

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Job sector

Healthcare & Medicine
Students aged 13-18 and that live in the North East and North Cumbria area are welcome to apply
Certificate of completion
Over 7 hours worth of content

The health and social care sector is one of the most rewarding career routes you can take. With over 350 roles to choose from, it can be tricky to know where to put your skills and passion. For those with a passion for science and an inquisitive mind, a career in healthcare science can be a fantastic option. But, what exactly is healthcare science? Fortunately, we’re here to help!

In partnership with North East and North Cumbria Integrated Care Board, Springpod has created a virtual work experience opportunity to make your first steps into healthcare so much easier. By giving you access to leading experts and industry professionals in the region, you’ll have the opportunity to take part in a unique and immersive virtual work experience that’ll give you all the information you’ll need to make your next steps in a career in the varied area of healthcare science, whilst having the knowledge about what careers in the North East can offer you.

What's included
This programme will cover many of the diverse pathways within the four distinct areas of healthcare science, and the different specialisms available. By giving you an insight into the core aspects, areas, and responsibilities within these professions, you’ll get a closer look at how healthcare science professionals use their varied skillset as part of the scientific backbone of diagnosis, treatment, and recovery. Along the way, you’ll have the chance to take part in activities that’ll put you in the hot seat and test your knowledge on some great quizzes.

Introduction to Healthcare Science

Healthcare science is an area of healthcare that underpins much of the work that goes into diagnosing and treating individuals; with over 50 different specialisms, there’s a huge amount of opportunities to make a difference. But, what if you don’t really know much about healthcare science, or where to start? This module will give you a foundation by shedding light on the purpose of healthcare science along with an overview of the diverse specialisms.

Life Sciences
Physiological Sciences
Physical Sciences & Biomechanical Engineering
Getting Career Ready

Available dates

On demand
Eligibility criteria


North Yorkshire, Northumberland, Tyne and Wear, Cumbria, Durham

Hear from our student community

Aqsa Saleemi, Year 12 Student

Thank you for all your time and effort. The program was by far the best experience I’ve had virtually compared to other virtual experiences I’ve done. I liked the layout and the interactive activities, and I learnt a lot I didn’t know. I would definitely recommend this program to others; it was a great experience I would love to do it all again.

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