Secrets in the Blood - Diagnosing Disease

Masterclass: Secrets in the Blood - Diagnosing Disease

29 June 2021 12:00 -


Secrets in the Blood - Diagnosing Disease
  • Secrets in the Blood - Diagnosing Disease
  • About our Masterclass series
  • About our Virtual Outreach
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Secrets in the Blood - Diagnosing Disease

Blood tests are an important part of the diagnostic process, with Drs requesting them for a variety of reasons. From GPs making sure a patient is healthy prior to receiving a prescription, to critical care practitioners trying to locate the cause of an acute illness. But why are they so commonly used, what are they looking for and who undertakes this analysis?

In this masterclass we’ll shine a light on one of the roles of a biomedical scientists, a vital but often hidden hero of medicine. They run hundreds of thousands of tests every day across the country, and yet patients that benefit from their expertise rarely know how important their contributions are. This session will look at one of the many essential roles they undertake – blood analysis!

We will look at how biomedical scientists use their knowledge of blood, and the cells in blood, to diagnose an illness. After reviewing some biology and related science, we’ll explore what the biomedical scientists look for when they observe blood cells and what else they can measure. Finally, we’ll try and make some diagnoses!

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Our Virtual Masterclasses

We're delivering our Masterclasses virtually at the moment, to continue allowing you access to our amazing sessions delivered by expert academics. Throughout the sessions we will aim to meet individual needs, allow space for reflection and include time for conversations to share experiences and knowledge within the 'virtual' room.

Our virtual Masterclasses are approximately an hour long, but may run longer if we have a lot of questions.

If you are a teacher or tutor and would like for your whole class to get involved, drop us an email at outreach@cumbria.ac.uk and we'll see how we can help you. Bespoke events may be possible for schools and colleges, at times that suit you, dependent on academic availability.

 

Why Attend a Masterclass?

Our masterclasses are designed to give future students like you a flavour of what it is really like to study at university and hand you all that's needed to successfully step into a degree to kick-start your career.

At our masterclasses, you'll:

  • Take part in real research
  • Gain an excellent example to give your personal statement the edge
  • Enrich your current studies and explore beyond the boundaries of your current knowledge
  • Sample a subject that ignites your interest and make sure it’s the correct course for you
  • Get a unique chance to push your passion further
  • Receive a reduced offer on application to related courses at UoC

Spaces are limited, so if you’re considering a future working in pathology or biomedical sciences, book now.

Our Virtual Outreach

During the unprecedented times of social distancing, our team remain on hand to support you. Over the coming weeks, we are ensuring there is something for everyone, whether you’re a future student, teacher or adviser. We’ve got you.

All our virtual outreach activities on offer have been developed to inform and motivate participants, and link to the Gatsby Benchmarks for Good Career Guidance. This report was redefined and published in January 2018. Laying out eight benchmarks, the report outlined good practice within careers guidance and an expectation that all secondary schools have a careers plan.

Our online Masterclasses meet benchmarks 4 & 7 (Linking curriculum learning to careers & Encounters with further and higher education).

To see what else we're offering online, head on over to www.cumbria.ac.uk/webinars for the rest of our virtual outreach delivery.

If you are a teacher or tutor and would like for your whole class to get involved, drop us an email at outreach@cumbria.ac.uk and we'll see how we can help you. Bespoke events may be possible for schools and colleges, at times that suit you, dependent on academic availability.

Masterclass award

Attendees at these masterclasses will receive a reduction of up to 16 points on offers for future applications to related University of Cumbria courses. Click below for full Terms and Conditions.

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