Biomedical Science Specialisms

Are you interested in a career in Biomedical Science? Do you want to know more about the various Biomedical Science specialisms? Are you thinking about applying for a placement?

If you missed the webinar series of Specialisms in Biomedical Science that took place from February to March 2023, hosted by IBMS Council member Tahmina Hussain, you can still catch up here.


Haematology & Blood Transfusion

Presented by Aimee Pinnington, Senior Lecturer in Biomedical Science, Staffordshire University.

This session provides an overview of Haematology & Transfusion tests, 'a day in the life' to show what its like to work in the department, a discussion of career routes and case studies, and tips for preparing an application for this specialism.

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Cellular Pathology

Presented by Claire Megarity, Senior Biomedical Scientist, Belfast Health & Social Care Trust.

This session includes an overview of cellular pathology and what it means to work in the sub-specialisms of histopathology & cytology, an introduction to what is expected of a biomedical scientist in cellular pathology, case studies and tips for how to apply for positions in this specialism.

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Clinical Immunology & Immunogenetics

Presented by Chelsie Coombes, Specialist Biomedical Scientist, North Bristol NHS Trust.

This session briefly covers some disorders of the immune system and the technology we use to detect them. An aspect of solid organ transplantation is also covered, as well as the testing involved in the renal transplantation pathway.

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Presented by Phillipa Burns, Prinicipal Clinical Scientist in Medical Microbiology, SHYPS Network.

This session includes an overview of microbiology, an introduction to the type of tests carried out in the field, case studies, and tips on how to prepare for a career in microbiology.

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