Healthcare scientists are involved in 80% of all clinical decisions in the NHS. The diagnostic tests that you perform, analyse and interpret will ensure patients have the correct diagnosis to ensure treatment pathways are accurate and lead to improvements in their quality of life.
Working within the demanding field of Vascular Science, Healthcare Scientists support the diagnosis, monitoring, treatment, prevention, and rehabilitation of diseases of the blood vessels.
Vascular Science practitioners specifically work in a fast-paced, challenging and stimulating environment which combines the use of both traditional and innovative technologies in order to provide excellent patient care and clinical support. Enjoying interaction with people and having excellent communication skills are a vital part of the role.
Studying Vascular Science at University of Gloucestershire will give you access to leading expertise, facilities, and technology. You’ll have opportunities to gain the knowledge, skills, and clinical experiences that will nurture a rewarding career in vascular healthcare services. More importantly, once qualified, you’ll have the opportunity to work within an expanding field that positively impacts patients’ lives.
University of Gloucestershire has strong links to the NHS, hospitals and clinicians, which not only shape our curriculum but also ensure the skills you’re learning are fully relevant to the workplace. This course has specifically been developed in partnership with the professional body and national Vascular Scientist Leads.
On the course you will study a variety of healthcare science topics alongside your clinical placements. This provides you with invaluable experiences that use work-based application of the academic course content to develop your clinical skills and boost your ongoing career prospects.
The course is predominantly delivered as a distanced, blended learning programme with periodic face to face teaching being scheduled throughout the year. This model allows you the flexibility to plan your learning around your lifestyle and ensures 24/7 access to our on-line teaching materials.
There’s also a Healthcare Science Practitioner Apprenticeship (Vascular Science) BSc (Hons) available to study at University of Gloucestershire, providing a predominantly distanced, blended learning programme with periodic face-to-face teaching scheduled throughout the year.