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Life Sciences

Life science staff play a major role in the delivery of healthcare.

Whether they are helpling couples with IVF or supporting doctors and other healthcare professionals in the diagnosis and treatment of disease, they are a crucial part of the team.

Roles in the life sciences can be divided into three areas:

  • pathology – investigating the causes of illness and how it progresses; carrying out tests on tissue, blood and other samples from patients. Pathology plays a crucial role in helping doctors choose the best type of treatment for patients, and monitoring its effectiveness
  • genetics – understanding the genetic components of illnesses
  • reproductive science – a rapidly developing field, creating life and providing other solutions to infertility