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Healthcare Science Week

The week-long event from 11 to 15 March 2024 aims to raise awareness of the vital work of the healthcare science workforce and promote a wide range of careers.

Celebrate Healthcare Science Week 2024 with us!

It's Healthcare Science Week 2024! We're celebrating the exceptional work of healthcare scientists who are dedicated to improving the lives of patients, advancing medical research, and shaping the future of healthcare.

There are over 50 areas of scientific and clinical expertise grouped into these categories:

  • Bioinformatics and data science
  • Life sciences
  • Physical sciences and clinical engineering
  • Physiological sciences

The healthcare science workforce includes support workers, healthcare science practitioners, clinical scientists, and consultant healthcare scientists. They all work hard to ensure accurate, safe, and innovative healthcare solutions used in the diagnosis and treatment of medical conditions and rehabilitative care.

During Healthcare Science Week, we want to ignite curiosity, encourage exploration, and empower the next generation of healthcare scientists.

View some of our healthcare science careers.

Healthcare Science Week 2024 schedule

Check out some of the activities happening across Scotland!

Monday, 11 March 2024

Online university careers webinar with healthcare science colleagues from NHS Lothian. This event is open to university students only.

Tuesday, 12 March 2024

Glasgow Science Centre Curious About: Features live talks from STEM professionals and resources to support learning. It is a free online science resource including digital content suitable for young people aged 6-13 (P2 - S2). Today's live 'Meet the Biomedical Scientist' session is at 2 pm.

Watch a recording of the live session - Claire Cameron: A day in the life of a biomedical scientist.

Wednesday, 13 March 2024

My World of Work career videos, including sleep physiology, respiratory physiology, and medical physics from our colleagues in NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde and NHS Tayside.

School ‘Classroom Clash’ game developed and supported by Skills Development Scotland to promote healthcare science. The 'Super Samples' game is going live online!

Thursday, 14 March 2024

Dundee Science Centre STEM activities with NHS healthcare science colleagues from NHS Tayside.

Glasgow Science Centre - public event from 10 am until 3 pm with STEM activities in the main hall arena. Supported by healthcare science volunteers from the Scottish National Blood Transfusion Service and NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde.

Scottish Government Chief Scientific Officer Awards - The winners for the 2024 Chief Scientific Officer Awards will be announced at a virtual event on Thursday, 14 March, from 1 pm to 2:30 pm. Help us celebrate the fantastic achievements of our workforce! 

#DYWLive school classroom sessions. These online sessions are suitable for P6-S6. Learners discover how to become a cardiac physiologist at 9:45am and hear from a sleep physiologist at 1:45 pm.

Friday, 15 March 2024

Social media takeover by NHS Education for Scotland and NHSScotland Careers.

Saturday 16th March 2024

Aberdeen Science Centre Public event from 10 am until 3 pm. There will be STEM activities in the main hall arena supported by healthcare science colleagues from NHS Grampian.

A career for you in healthcare science

Ready to discover some of the healthcare science careers you can choose in the NHS? Check out our new career guide!



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