It’s Healthcare Science week, an annual celebration of the Healthcare Science workforce in the NHS.
The week aims to raise awareness of the different career paths available and encourages more people to join one of the many Healthcare Science professions.
A great week for us to launch our new Anatomy Teaching Software that will support students and teachers and help to inspire the next generation of healthcare scientists.
The term ‘Healthcare Science’ covers a wide range of roles across more than 50 different specialisms from therapeutic services to clinical scientists and diagnostic services.
There are over 50,000 Healthcare Scientists working across the NHS and public health.
Take a look at the different roles available:
Healthcare science staff play a crucial role in preventing, diagnosing and treating medical conditions. In fact their work is so important it affects the majority of patient pathways and informs more than 80 per cent of clinical decisions.
For students leaving school this year, there is now a T-Level in Healthcare Science, offered by colleges up and down the country. The two year course allows students to develop a general understanding of health and science to prepare them for further study or for entry straight into the Healthcare Science workforce.
The course includes core science concepts including human anatomy and physiology and the structure of cells and tissues.
Our new Anatomy software, Bio Atlas is the ideal tool for teaching and learning these core concepts.
Bio Atlas is an online library of fully interactive 3D virtual models to explore the human body. The immersive content allows you to explore 12 anatomical systems and 9 regions.
The topographic anatomy models allow you to study anatomical systems in depth, while the physiology 3D models display the functions of the human body, from the heart cycle, to pulmonary ventilation and muscle fibre contraction.
You can explore cell biology and understand how molecules are transported through the cell membrane. The Histology slides can be used to view and analyse glands, organs and tissues.
With Bio Atlas, all your students can access the content both in college and at home so they can learn whenever and wherever they have internet access.
Each model comes with descriptions and labels to aid understanding.
Students can add labels and notes to the models which can be saved to assess each students’ understanding of the concepts.
You can even track your students’ usage with the data dashboard.