Biomedical Science is a biology and chemistry related discipline used mostly in healthcare laboratories to identify, research, monitor and treat diseases.
As one of the broadest areas of modern science, it is constantly advancing and underpins much of modern medicine focusing on the complexity of the human body, how cells, organs and systems function as well as investigating how disease and medicine affect them.
If you have ever had a urine, blood, tissue or other sample taken by a doctor or nurse, most likely it will have been diagnosed by a biomedical scientist.
At the heart of healthcare
More than once during your lifetime you will rely on the services of biomedical scientists who analyse over 1 billion samples every year.
According to UK government figures, biomedical scientists are central to the healthcare industry, attributing to the health and wellbeing of the nation - from the cradle to the grave.
Despite making up just 5% of the NHS workforce, 70% of all diagnoses are attributed to the work of biomedical scientists.