Medical Biology - Inspired by JVT? Get Into Medical Biology
04 Feb 22
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Categories: Clinical and Biomedical Sciences, Undergradute
Going to the doctors and giving a sample is a common task, you wait a couple of weeks, and you get your results back. On the face of it, the doctor is the only person involved, what most patients don’t realise is that the true heroes are the biomedical scientists in the background.
Your sample is sent to the relevant department ready for testing in order to diagnose any of your illnesses. As a Clinical and Biomedical Sciences student, you can get an insight into multiple departments, but here are summaries of what day-to-day life looks like in some of the most common laboratories.
This department focuses on the blood samples which come through the labs, but with a more in-depth focus on diagnosing blood-related illnesses. These can be as severe as sickle-cell or leukemia, through to deep-vein thrombosis.
If you work in this department, you’ll not only need to be able to diagnose but also treat blood disorders regularly.
This department studies all living things, but we don’t mean you’ll find a frog in this department, we’re talking about the smallest living creatures. You’ll be studying bacteria, archaea, fungi, algae, and more, also known as microbes.
Possibly one of the most famed departments in biomedical sciences, as these are the people who create cures for diseases such as smallpox and discover medicines such as penicillin. Microbiology is also vital to keeping water and food healthy for our population.