What it's like to be a healthcare scientist


Faculty: Health, Education, Medicine and Social Care
Course:BSc (Hons) Healthcare Science
Category: Student Ambassador

27 April 2017

Your course may remain a mystery to others but you’re the face of the future! Ten photos that sum up the experiences of healthcare science students.

1. It is very hands on

Mannequin used in university skills lab

2. You get to learn new skills that'll make your friends think you are a medical genius

ECG leads

3. You get to spend time watching amazing medical procedures I took this photo after watching cardiac resynchronisation therapy

Student wearing surgical face mask

4. PLENTY of medical procedures I even got to see someone's heart beating in their chest

Surgical gown

5. You get to spend time both in the lecture theatre and the hospital - a great balance

Written notes

6. You can study the heart...

Diagram of a heart

Image taken from Lilly, L.S.,2015. Pathophysiology of Heart Disease: A Collaborative Project of Medical Students and Faculty (6th edition)

7. ...Or the lungs

Diagram of a lung

8. You’ll get to confuse your friends with confusing medical terms like catecholaminergic polymorphic ventricular tachycardia

ECG leads

9. Plus you get to study in one of the most academically inspiring cities in the world Cambridge is a hub of academic activity

Main entrance to Anglia Ruskin University in Cambridge

10. It is tiring, but it is all worth it in the end I’m sure you can tell that by my big cheesy grin

Student in scrubs


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