What is Healthcare Science?

Healthcare Science describes the branch of NHS staff that use technology and science to help patients through prevention, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation relating to a large number of clinical conditions.

NHS Scotland's Healthcare Science workforce spans approximately forty specialties which can be broadly categorised within the following four divisions:

  • Data Science
  • Life Sciences
  • Physical Sciences and Biomedical Engineering
  • Physiological Sciences

Healthcare Science disciplines

Last updated: November 10, 2023