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“It’s good for the department, good for the professionals working in the department, and essential for continuing recruitment. They are certainly contributing from a very early stage, and once they are up and running, they’re really worth their weight in gold.”

Every year, the Brighton and Sussex University Hospital (BSUH) Pathology Department recruits placement students from the University of Brighton’s accredited Biomedical programme.

Lindsay Dixon, Chief Biomedical Scientist at BSUH explains that only University of Brighton students are hired in the pathology department due to the Biomedical Science degrees being accredited by the Health and Care Professions Council.

Lindsay Dixon, Chief Biomedical Scientist discusses placement students in the pathology department.

In order for students from other universities to apply for training with the NHS as a biomedical scientist, they would need to get their degree accredited from the professional body, which could mean additional modules at their own expense.

The content for this case study was created by University of Brighton students Alison Carlyle (Marketing Social Marketing MSc), and Eden Brackenbury (Digital Media Development BSc).

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Glen Marsh • 5 September 2020


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